Original Creation Of Earth Essay

1106 words - 5 pages

Original Creation of the Earth (The Big Bang vs. Six-Day Creation)

TANITKA C. SMITH

PHSC210_A24_201240

Debora Ladner

December 3, 2012

INTRODUCTION
The Big-Bang Theory, accepted widely by atheists and many scientists, simply says this: between 10 and 20 billion years ago a “bang” or explosion occurred from a single point in nothingness and with the scattering of googles of atoms, the earth came into being. An eruption of sorts occurred, haphazardly distributing the smallest particles of matter that miraculously adjoined themselves to create living, breathing organisms and every other object on the earth. Every word of the Bible is true. Every day, creation ...view middle of the document...

Therefore; this interprets all evidence in light of a traditional and literal understanding of Scripture specifically that in the space of 6 literal days, the whole known universe was spoken into existence, the earth was created, and all life forms, including humans, were created on earth within the last 10,000 years.
OLD EARTH
The account of the six days of creation in Genesis tends to be a controversial subject among Christians. There are various theories to reconcile the biblical account of creation with the secular account of creation. Creation is the belief that the account of the origin of the universe and of life given in the Bible in Genesis chapters one and two is literally true and accurate in every way. The theory of evolution as an explanation for origins is rejected as incompatible with both the Bible and the scientific evidence. The Biblical account is assumed in its plain, literal sense,a day is of 24 hours duration. For that reason, all scientific data relating to origins is to be interpreted within this Biblical basis. In order to reconcile these contradictions with secular science, Christians have proposed several theories. One is the gap theory, which claims there are billions of years between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth” and not before long after that Darwinian evolution takes place. Of course this still requires ignoring the various contradictions with secular science described in the six days of creation. Another is the day-age theory. This is the belief that each of the six days of creation could signify more than an actual day, as we know according to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, time is relative. A day to God could mean a thousand years to us. (2 Peter 3:8) Again, this does nothing to explain the contradictions between God’s Word and the word of secular science.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Time is a most difficult issue in the creation/evolution debate. It is also an issue on which not all Bible-believing Christians as well as active creationists agreed. Believe it or not, both evolution and creation are inferences based on circumstantial evidence. In other words, neither is actually a scientific theory. A scientific theory is our effort to observe, comprehend, and explain processes and events that are taking place repetitively in the present within our observation. Such a theory must be...

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