Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Opus 2023-275: The Six Nano-Seconds of Creation

Why do some people think that God needed 24 hours to complete His creation work for the day.  Isn’t that limiting God a bit.  After all, it says,

(Gen 1:3 KJV)  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
(Gen 1:4 KJV)  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
(Gen 1:5 KJV)  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
I don’t see any time-lapse photography here.  I see a proclamation and a fulfillment.  I suggest that Moses would have used “nano-second” if he had been familiar with the term.  Don’t be a person of weak faith.

Millions or billions of years would seem more appropriate here, not because God could not do it in an instant but because He probably enjoyed considering the goodness of what He had created.  How long can you look at a beautiful painting or a glorious sunrise?  Isn’t that part of the imagio dei?  Do cats enjoy the Mona Lisa?

Of course it is possible that, since God exists outside of time, He was able to spend what would seem to us to be billions of years enjoying the big bang and it would have appeared instantaneous.

There is so much room for imagination in pursuit of truth.

homo unius libri

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