PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN COMMUNIQUÉ
(Official communication to the public)
Last week we learned that Genesis 1:1 speaks of God as being eternal, without a beginning and the creator of all things including mankind. Because we are created and bear his image we are accountable to him for our actions.
Genesis 1 also tells us God created in six days and on the seventh day he rested. How long was a day? A normal 24-hour day, hundreds of years, or ages? The word day in Hebrew (yom) can mean several things; a part of the day, a 24-hour day or a period of time. But how do we know how it is used in Genesis 1? By context and grammar.
Scripture says there was evening and morning, the first day. To me that sounds like our time period, 24 hours. However, many today will reject that because the authority of science trumps that of God’s word and says earth is millions of years old therefore, the bible is wrong. This is ‘proven’ by various dating methods, which by the way contradict each other. Also the assumption layers of sediment requires thousands of years to deposit an inch or so of soil and sand. This is not so, as discovered by the layers quickly deposited by Mt. St. Helens eruption.
In Hebrew the use of “evening and morning” refers to 24-hour and day used with a number refers to a 24-hour day. So God was shouting that he created the world, life and outer space in six literal 24-hour days. Since that is true where did the idea of millions of years come from? The father of lies!
Since God created in six 24-hour days and not by long periods of time involving death, struggle, disease and blood shed, you are not a product of blind random chance or evolution. You have a purpose, a future, a reason for being and you are loved by the God who created and died for you. Will you trust his word over the fallible words of man?
By The Way:
Sunday 19, 9:00 AM Morning Worship. Rev. Abe McNally
Tuesday 21, Circles
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