Updated: Sep 2
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If you already believe in Biblical Cosmology (flat, enclosed, stationary, and localized), then you probably already believe that the earth is young as well. I know for me I was a young-earth creationist long before I discovered flat earth. The two obliviously fall under Biblical cosmology but young earth is a bit more accepted in mainstream Christianity, say you’re a flat earther, and watch how many friends and family members shun you. With that being said, young earth could be used as a gateway for people to learn the truth about reality (Biblical Cosmology). Unlike flat earth where you can find scriptures that support the model throughout the Bible, the evidence for a young earth is really only in Genesis.
The Days of Creation
“ ...and there came to be evening and there came to be morning, one day.” (Genesis 1:5)
“...and there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the second day.” (Genesis 1:8)
“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the third day.” (Genesis 1:13)
“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the fourth day.” (Genesis 1:19)
“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the fifth day.” (Genesis 1:23)
“...And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31)
We see that after each portion of creation is complete, whether that be the forming of the earth and firmament or creating the sun and moon, it always finishes with “and there was evening and there was morning, the (blank) day.” Now some people might say, “Yeah but a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day to the Lord.” They are quoting from scripture but take it out of context, let’s look at that verse in the full context of what Peter was talking about.
Peter’s Usage of Simile
“knowing this first: that mockers shall come in the last days with mocking, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all continues as from the beginning of creation.” For they choose to have this hidden from them: that the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by the Word of Elohim, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. And the present heavens and the earth are treasured up by the same Word, being kept for fire, to a day of judgment and destruction of wicked men. But, beloved ones, let not this one matter be hidden from you: that with יהוה one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. יהוה is not slow in regard to the promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward us, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:3-9)
First off, Peter was not talking about creation, he is talking about how people will mock those who say the Messiah is coming. Peter then goes on to tell us that the reason Yeshua is taking so long to return is that he wants everyone to come to repentance.
Since we’re talking about repentance and sin, let me take this moment to show you what the Bible’s definition of sin is.
“Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (1 John 3:4) Torah is often translated as law.
To repent is to turn away from sin, therefore repentance is to turn to Torah, to walk in the ways of our Elohim. Anyway, back to Biblical Cosmology, notice that Peter says, “is as” and not “is” or “is a”. It’s a simile! The definition of a simile is, “a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.” Peter used a simile to illustrate the patience and long-suffering of our Adonai, he is not saying a day is a thousand years to Him but that it is like that. Elohim exists outside of time, he created everything and as far as we know, time did not start until creation began, and He was here before.
The Setting Apart of the Sabbath
Now let’s look at the beginning of Genesis 2 to see the seventh day being made holy and in effect becoming the Sabbath.
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array. And in the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.” (Genesis 2:1-3)
If creation took place over trillions of years, did Elohim make the next trillion years a Sabbath? Of course not, that doesn’t make any sense. Now I’ve heard the argument put forth, that can’t be the Sabbath, for the Torah was not given till Moses. But the Bible indicates something else.
“Of all the clean beasts take with you seven pairs, a male and his female; and of the beasts that are unclean two, a male and his female.” (Genesis 7:2)
Here we see that Noah had some idea of what clean and unclean animals are, which is detailed in the Torah (YHWH’s instructions).
“because Aḇraham obeyed My voice and guarded My Charge: My commands, My laws, and My Torot.” (Genesis 26:5)
Torot is the plural form of Torah, i.e. teachings or instructions. Genesis 26 tells us flat out that Abraham obeyed the commandments and His laws (Torah or Torot for plural). In Exodus, we get a clear answer for if what happened in Genesis 2:1-3 was the Sabbath being set forth.
“For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.” (Exodus 20:11)
There you have it, the event of Genesis 2:1-3 was indeed the setting of the Sabbath, not only that but we get even more conformation that creation was done in 6 days.
No Evidence to Support the Gap Theory
There is this idea floating around called the “Gap Theory” it states that there is a long period of time in-between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Let’s have a look for ourselves and see if we find any indications of a “gap”.
“In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. And the earth came to be formless and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim was moving on the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2)
I did not see any evidence to support the “Gap Theory”, but I know where it comes from. It comes from believers wanting what the world says and what the Bible says to coexist. “Science,” says the earth took trillions of years to form, the Bible says it took one day. They do not mesh, stop trying to conform the Bible and conform yourself to the Bible. People might say, “what about carbon dating?” Its accuracy has been in question for years and above that, I don’t trust mainstream science that pushes for a godless universe. They have been proven liars time and time again, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, continue to believe pathological liars and you have issues.
We must understand that there is good and there is evil, and Satan is doing all he can to fool the world into believing neither he nor YHWH exists. Do your own research! Don’t take my word for it, search out these matters for yourself. I pray the Rauch Hakodesh guides you into all truth.
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