What is your perspective on who came first in the world? They say
microscopic creatures, then came the trilobites, next the dinosaurs, then came
mammals or man. When the bible was written, they said God created animals,
then humans. Then he rested after the seventh day. When we study Earth Science,
we learned about the different eras at over 4.6 billion years ago, but I thought
they were created within a seven day period. Please EXPLAIN what you think!!!!
I don't think the Bible says HOW God created man, the earth and the
animals, just that he did. I don't see any reason not to think he may have used
evolution as a tool. Seven days? Well, it was several before there was a sun,
so those first "days" might be just a metaphor for time, and could have been millions
of years long. Same for when Joshua made the sun stand still: that day could have
lasted a million years. So I don't see a real conflict. Galileo said: The Bible
tells us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go." I agree.
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