We have a serious debate in our Bible study at the moment. I am using a lot of material from John MacArthur, as well as other accepted Bible teachers. Also, I don't need convincing as I believe what the Bible tells me, but I have some "scientists" in the group, which oppose most theories offered regarding a pure six 24-hour days creation.
AnswerYour "scientists" lack faith! The question to ask is "Could God have created the universe in six 24-hour days? Could God have created it in six minutes? Or six seconds? Of course! God doesn't need time for anything, but He used the time period of six 24-hour days and a day of rest to establish a pattern for man:"
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy." [Exodus 20:9-11]
Also, look at Jesus when He fed the 5,000 men plus their families (Most
likely 25,000+ people), who were very hungry, and they ate until they were satisfied:
"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish,
but how far will they go among so many?" [John 6:9]
"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they
answered. "Bring them here to me," he said. And he
directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the
two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then
he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls
of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was
about five thousand men, besides women and children." [Matthew 14:17-21]
Now, take approximately 25,000 people who ate until they were full.
The two "small" fish and five "small" barley loaves were
most likely the little boy's lunch. They would have been five little
cracker sized barley biscuits, and the two small fish most likely the size of little sardines that
were pickled and could be spread on the crackers for the
Now, what would it take to "fill up" 25,000+ people? Let's say on the average 10 crackers and 4 fish per person...................
25,000 x 10 little barley loaves = 250,000 barley cakes
25,000 x 4 little fish = 100,000 little fish
Now, Jesus started with two fish and five loaves, so where did the other
249,995 small barley loaves, and the 99,998 small fish come from?
Jesus created them on the spot! And it did not take six
days to create them or thousands of years to "evolve"
The Creator can create at will, so the six 24-days was
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