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"Herbert Spencer was a non-Christian scientist who died a century ago. His greatest achievement was that he determined that everything that exists fits into five categories-time, force, action, space, matter. Genesis 1:1 revealed those categories millennia ago, "In the beginning,"that's time, "God," that's force, "created," that's action, "the heavens," that's space, "the earth," that's matter......"
Noah's Ark: Was it a tight squeeze?
While the Bible tells us that the length of Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits, its width 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits, we must first ask, “How long is a cubit?” The answer, however, is not certain because ancient people groups assigned different lengths to the term “cubit” (Hebrew word [ammah]), the primary unit of measure in the Old Testament.
In large-scale construction projects, ancient civilizations typically used the long cubit (about 19.8–20.6 in [52 cm]). The Bible offers some input in 2 Chronicles 3:3, which reveals that Solomon used an older (long) cubit in construction of the temple.
Wait!! ...Was "dino" on the ark too?
Didn't they ride on dinosaurs in the bible...Oh wait! that was the Flinstones?
Are dinosaurs mentioned in the bible? yes and no. There is no word "dinosaur" in the bible but then again the name, dinosaur wasn't created till the 1800's. In the book of Job 40:15 it refers to a great creature, "a behemoth" a tanniyn in the Hebrew language, sometimes referred as a sea monster or a serpent but commonly translated as a dragon. Is the creature in this passage a dinosaur more specifically a sauropod? we can't say for sure but what we can say is that it's a very large reptile.
So how could the dinosaurs even fit on the ark especially a sauropod?
Some were as small as chickens, and others were even smaller. Of course, some dinosaurs were very large, weighing in at an estimated 80 tons and standing 40 feet high! The average size of a dinosaur, however, was probably about that of a small horse. Noah could have easily taken baby dinosaurs. The bible said, Noah took two of every kind NOT species, so all he needed were two dinosaurs.
Does God exist? Yes....Well what else would He be doing if not existing?
1 Timothy 6:16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
There are many arguments for the existence of God but we are not going to cover all of them, just a few
The ontological argument The most popular form of the ontological argument uses the concept of God to prove God’s existence. It begins with the definition of God as “a being than which no greater can be conceived.” It is then argued that to exist is greater than to not exist, and therefore the greatest conceivable being must exist. If God did not exist, then God would not be the greatest conceivable being, and that would contradict the very definition of God.
The teleological argument The teleological argument states that since the universe displays such an amazing design, there must have been a divine Designer. For example, if the Earth were significantly closer or farther away from the sun, it would not be capable of supporting much of the life it currently does. If the elements in our atmosphere were even a few percentage points different, nearly every living thing on earth would die. The odds of a single protein molecule forming by chance is 1 in 10243 (that is a 1 followed by 243 zeros). A single cell is comprised of millions of protein molecules.
The cosmological argument Every effect must have a cause. This universe and everything in it is an effect. There must be something that caused everything to come into existence. Ultimately, there must be something “un-caused” in order to cause everything else to come into existence. That “un-caused” cause is God.
The moral argument Every culture throughout history has had some form of law. Everyone has a sense of right and wrong. Murder, lying, stealing, and immorality are almost universally rejected. Where did this sense of right and wrong come from if not from a holy God?
What about the so called "gap theory" and I am not talking about the jeans. Does day really mean a day (24 hours)?
A careful examination of the Hebrew word for “day” and the context in which it appears in Genesis will lead to the conclusion that “day” means a literal, 24-hour period of time. The Hebrew word yom translated into the English “day” can mean more than one thing. It can refer to the 24-hour period of time that it takes for the earth to rotate on its axis (e.g., “there are 24 hours in a day”). It can refer to the period of daylight between dawn and dusk (e.g., “it gets pretty hot during the day but it cools down a bit at night”). And it can refer to an unspecified period of time (e.g., “back in my grandfather's day...”). It is used to refer to a 24-hour period in Genesis 7:11. It is used to refer to the period of daylight between dawn and dusk in Genesis 1:16. And it is used to refer to an unspecified period of time in Genesis 2:4. So, what does it mean in Genesis 1:5-2:2 when it's used in conjunction with ordinal numbers (i.e., the first day, the second day, the third day, the fourth day, the fifth day, the sixth day, and the seventh day)? Are these 24-hour periods or something else? Could yom as it is used here mean an unspecified period of time?
Billions or thousands? I wish we were talking about my bank account but alas......the age of the earth
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