New International Version (NIV)
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” 4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
God was not limited to a solar day.
So the creative days were time periods in which things were accomplished.
The key is to see that Geensis was written in about 1000BC and thus is pre-science. then people thought the earth was flat, stars little shiny things stuck on a dome etc.
The Bible does not care about science . in 350 Basil of caeserea in Cappadocia said it did not matter whether the earth was flat cylindrical or spherical and it does not, but we need to accept it for what it is.
And then in 155o Calvin said in his commentary on Genesis "Let he who would study astronomy and other recondite arts go elsewhere".
Or to put it over simply The bible teaches us the WHO of creation and science the HOW
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
22 It is the Lord who sits above the circle of the earth. And compared to him, people are like grasshoppers.He rolled open the skies like a piece of cloth.
He stretched out the skies like a tent to sit under.
7 God stretched the northern sky over empty space. He hung the earth on nothing.
Also note that both Job and Isaiah are poetical and thus not literal scientific accounts
It is a misunderstanding of what scripture is.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
7All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place from which the rivers come, to there and from there they return again.
Common English Bible (CEB)
8 The one who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; who summons the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth—.........
Both of these scriptures talk about the cycles of waters on the earth. This also was not understood at that time. But is accurate with scientific study today.
It is true that the events Josh 10:13, no one knows exactly how that was done.God could, as Creator, if he wished, stop the motions of the whole solar system. Or, he could stop the motion of only the earth so that sun and moon appeared to remain in the same position as viewed from the earth. On the other hand, it is possible that the sun, moon and earth all continued on in their regular movements, but that the light from sun and moon ceaselessly shone by some form of refraction that we do not now understand. As creator and designer of the universe and its laws this would be possible by God. There are many things that the scientists know about but can not explain today. Like gravity, we all accept it, even the scientists do not understand how all of that works. We have built anti gravity, machines by using magnetism So no one can say this was impossible for God to do.
Yes I know everybody claims to knows things correctly from the scriptures, but with the divisions, among, Christians religions they all can't be correct. But that in itself does not mean the scriptures are wrong or not meant to be understood.
10 Just as the rain and the snow come down from the sky and don’t return there without watering the earth, making it conceive and yield plants and providing seed to the sower and food to the eater, 11 so is my word that comes from my mouth; it does not return to me empty. Instead, it does what I want, and accomplishes what I intend.
12 Yes, you will go out with celebration, and you will be brought back in peace. Even the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you; all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 In place of the thorn the cypress will grow; in place of the nettle the myrtle will grow. This will attest to the LORD’s stature, an enduring reminder that won’t be removed.
This verse is figurative when talking about the trees clapping hands. What it means is that God promised a paradise earth, and these scriptures are telling us that this without fail will happen.
When that does happen even the 'trees with clap their hands' in delight. it is also a change to the vegetation. Instead of thorns and stinging nettles there will be, beautiful trees.
So those who are serious about the bible realize that important thing is to read it, and let it change you, instead of you trying to change it.
"Also note that both Job and Isaiah are poetical and thus not literal scientific accounts
It is a misunderstanding of what scripture is."
Though some of the bible is written in a poetical way, does not diminish, the information included in those scriptures. Because God says that all scriptures is inspired of God and beneficial... We do not have the authority to say which parts are accurate or of value and which aren't. That really is a misuse of the scriptures we were given.
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