Day/Age Theory of Creation

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In this section we will examine another attempt to harmonize the Evolution theory with the Creation story in the Bible.

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Day/Age Theory of Creation

  1. 1. 6 Genesis Foundation Book of the Bible Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Review Eternal God Exists
  3. 3. Review – Day 1 1.  God creates basic elements
  4. 4. Review – Day 1 1.  God creates basic elements 2.  God creates angels
  5. 5. Job 38:4-7 4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, 5 Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? 6 On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
  6. 6. Hebrews 1:14 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
  7. 7. Review – Day 1 1.  God creates basic elements 2.  God creates angels 3.  Matter energized into form & motion
  8. 8. GAP Theory Gen. 1:1 GAP Gen. 1:2
  9. 9. Day/Age Theory Each “Day” represents “Ages”
  10. 10. Problems… 1.  Order in geological tables.
  11. 11. Problems… 1.  Order in geological tables. 2.  Death (Sin) before Adam.
  12. 12. Problems… 1.  Order in geological tables. 2.  Death (Sin) before Adam. 3.  YOM = 24Hr. Day
  13. 13. Gen. 1:3-4 3 Then God said, Let there be light ; 4 God saw that and there was light.  the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
  14. 14. Gen. 1:5 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
  15. 15. Creation Process for Light 1.  The “elements” for light created.
  16. 16. Creation Process for Light 1.  The “elements” for light created. 2.  The True nature of God is revealed (reflecting the creation process for light).
  17. 17. Creation Process for Light 1.  The “elements” for light created. 2.  The True nature of God is revealed (reflecting the creation process for light). 3.  The Day/Night cycle is established.
  18. 18. God did not abolish darkness (this will come when the new heavens and earth created). He has merely separated it from light, or day.
  19. 19. Summary – Day #1 1.  God creates basic matter.
  20. 20. Summary – Day #1 1.  God creates basic matter. 2.  God creates and judges angels.
  21. 21. Summary – Day #1 1.  God creates basic matter. 2.  God creates and judges angels. 3.  God energizes matter.
  22. 22. Summary – Day #1 1.  God creates basic matter. 2.  God creates and judges angels. 3.  God energizes matter. 4.  God creates the basis for light
  23. 23. Summary – Day #1 1.  God creates basic matter. 2.  God creates and judges angels. 3.  God energizes matter. 4.  God creates the basis for light 5.  God sets the Day/Night cycle into motion
  24. 24. Remember: We are called to believe God’s account of creation, not man’s (evolution).
  25. 25. Hebrews 11:3 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

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