Day-Age Theory

Topics: Creationism, Evolution, Theistic evolution Pages: 2 (682 words) Published: May 23, 2013
We, too, find ourselves involved in a spiritual battle—a battle over the accuracy of God’s Word in regard to its teaching on origins. Why is this particular battle of such importance? There are a number of reasons, but primarily what makes victory so urgent is best summarized in this one thought: give a man a false, warped view of his origin, and he likewise will possess a false, warped view of his destiny. Matters of origin and destiny are inextricably linked. Many Christians believe that we are in the last days. The Bible speaks of a time when the Lord will come back. At first, there will be a seven year period known as the tribulation, and after that, there will be a 1000 year period where Jesus will rule the Earth. Many Christians believe that we are getting close to the final days. Why Believe the Day-Age Theory?

There are at least two reasons why the Day-Age Theory has been advocated. First, some in religious circles have accepted as factual most, or all, of organic evolution, and in so doing have adopted the concept known as theistic evolution—the idea that evolution did occur but was guided and controlled by God. Theistic evolutionists therefore must find a way to accommodate the Genesis record to the evolutionary scenario, a critical part of which is an ancient Universe and/or Earth. Without vast amounts of time, evolution is impossible. Thus, the Day-Age Theory often is employed to insert geologic time into the biblical text so that evolution may be accepted as true. John Klotz addressed this point in Genes, Genesis, and Evolution: “It is hardly conceivable that anyone would question the interpretation of these as ordinary days were it not for the fact that people are attempting to reconcile Genesis and evolution” 7 Day Theory

God spent 6 days creating the world... if 1000 years is like a day to the Lord, are we approaching the millennium? This is what the 7 day theory believes. Every 1000 years, something big seems to happen in Christian history....
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