A Consideration of Creation

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A CONSIDERATION OF CREATION

Jennifer Wood
Old Testament Orientation I
Dr. G. Robert Graf
January 16, 2013

A CONSIDERATION OF CREATION

After reading any persuasive article, one must decide to accept or reject the facts put forth for consideration. In “What are the Various Views of Creation?”, Mark Driscoll outlines six distinct views to be examined. This writer most closely identifies with Driscoll’s second view, Young-earth Creationism. This is due, to the writer’s belief that the periods of time described in Genesis 1 and 2 are all equally measurable as twenty-four hour days. A fact that is reiterated in Exodus: “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day” (Exodus 20:11). One should notice that “heaven” and “earth” are both described in each biblical account. This seems to solidify the entirety of God’s creation and dispel the assertion made by Driscoll’s Historic Creationism that the earth existed for an undefined period of time before God prepared it for habitation. Driscoll does, however, point to the existence of evening and morning on the days preceding the creation of the sun, moon, and stars as evidence contrary to this writer’s view; a fact which was not considered prior to reading the article. This should not be seen as a dissuasive argument, but one that calls for a more in depth look at the terms. Just as Driscoll points out that the Hebrew word yom has been merely translated into the term day, so too have the words morning and evening been changed to a more easily recognized vernacular. It stands to reason then, that the latter terms could simply refer to a change in phase or state of matter (for example hot to cold or asleep to awake). This writer contends that morning and evening, as used by the author of Genesis, were not assigned to specified hours of a day until God ordained the linkage on the fourth day; just as mankind did not rule over the fish and birds prior...
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