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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. evangelist6589

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    What do you believe in? Do you believe in a old earth? If so how do you explain the plants that require pollination by insects which did no exist until day 6 of creation. How could the plants have survived for such long ages if a day is not a literal 24-hour period of time? When God says a day in Genesis why does it have a different meaning than a day said in the rest of the Old Testament?
     
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    The Earth is old, because it is older than me, and I am old.
     
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    That's funny lol
     
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    Well that's an easy question... God used pollinating angels.

    Rob
     
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    I definitely believe in a young earth.
     
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    So do I. But I am trying to debate Old Earth types.
     
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    Do you believe in a old earth? Do you have any facts for this theory of yours?
     
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    Can you disprove it
     
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    I can. Read Genesis.
     
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    I support the view that the earth, and creation, appear to be very, very old...hundreds of millions of years old.
     
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    I agree with preachinjesus that the earth has an appearance of age. I also believe that the earth is not as old as it appears and that while we don't know exactly how old the earth is, I do not believe for one second it is as old as scientists tell us.
     
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    The speed of light is subject to entropy. The speed of light has significantly declined since creation.
    It could be conjectured that the speed of electrons have also slowed. Thus it "appears" old, but that is misleading.

    For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
    whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him,
    and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist
    [are held together]. Col 1:16-17
     
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    Why does day mean something different in Genesis?
     
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    Was jonah in the fish for three thousand years?
     
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    You are trying to debate with someone that agrees with you. She is arguing for a young earth position.
     
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    Again they agree with you.
     
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    When did "day" come into the discussion?
     
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    When he decided that he wanted to debate with people that actually agree with his position.
     
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    I plead ignorance:

    From Wiki:

    en·tro·py
    /ˈentrəpē/ [​IMG]
    noun
    1. a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.
    2. lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.synonyms:deterioration, degeneration, crumbling, decline, degradation; More deterioration, degeneration, crumbling, decline, degradation, decomposition, breaking down, collapse, disorder, chaos
    3. (in information theory) a logarithmic measure of the rate of transfer of information in a particular message or language.
     
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    Silly me
    I'm going back to "Chilling out" in the game forum.
     
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