The World And The Word By Eugene Merrill, Mark Rooker And Michael Grisanti

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Theologist and scientists have relentlessly contemplated the idea of creation; how exactly was the earth created? Creationism and evolution have become progressively more controversial within the Christian body. In The World And The Word by Eugene Merrill, Mark Rooker and Michael Grisanti explains the three major positions on the creation of the universe: the theistic evolution, in which absolute evolution and natural selection occur, old-earth creationism, involving divine intervention and evolution, and young-earth creationism, consisting of six solar days (180). “Merriam-Webster Online defines “creationism” as: “a doctrine or theory holding that matter, the various forms of life, and the world were created by God out of nothing and…show more content…
Proponents of this view regard the text of Gen 1:1-2:3 as a narrative text and so they interpret it literally . . .. They regard days of the creation week as solar days, around 24 hours in length. The fact that the word “days” is preceded by an ordinal number and is accompanied by the phrase “evening and morning” supports this interpretation. During this creative week, God brought into existence the entire universe, including the earth and all forms of plant, animal, and human life that inhabited it (181). Thus, the idea of theistic evolution and old-earth creationism is not supported, and the use of the word ‘days’ should be interpreted literally. EVIDENCE OF YOUNG-EARTH CREATIONISM. Theistic evolution and old-earth Creationism is supported by scientific discoveries, and then focuses on using the Bible as historical evidence. Many believe that scientific information proves that the earth is billions of years old, and that the days in Genesis should not be interpreted as literal twenty-four hour days. Scientific evidence of fossils and evolution are merely humanistic estimations of time. Evolutionists and old-earth creationism seek to justify the days of creation in Genesis through 2 Peter 3:8; “…with the Lord one day is like a thousand years . . ..” (NASB). This passage is misleading to the length of days needed for creation; God’s day is not stated as a thousand years. The context of this

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