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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

A day is a rotation of the Earth on it's axis. God made the universe in 6 days.How did he know what a day was?

Before Earth existed?

Update:

A God day would be one rotation of God on his axis. Does he move that slow?

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    The universe is approx 11 billion years old (or something like that)

    The earth is approx 500 million years old

    This means the earth was created until over 10 billion years after the the creation of the universe.

    Back when the old testament was written, they believed that earth was flat and the center of the universe. It's just simply wrong. The bible is wrong on the first page. I'm sure it gets better after that. Or maybe not

  • 1 decade ago

    Exactly.

    The problem is that the word for day can mean an indeterminate period of time, such as, "Today is the _day_ of man." The Jewish concept of day is from sundown to sundown and does not involve "morning." So the words use for morning and evening can also be interpreted as a "beginning" (for morning) and an "ending" (for evening).

    It would have been better if the translators would have used, "six creative periods" rather than "six days". It makes more sense. Of course, then one must ask, are the verses describing a physical creation or are they dealing with a spiritual creation. In the next chapter, we find that God created everything in one "day" and that it had yet to rain upon the earth. Now that's a contradiction that most 'explain away' by saying these are separate accounts of the creation.

    But suppose they aren't? Suppose that these are describing the same creation -- one that is spiritual and not one that was physical?

    Something to think about. TDs expected, of course.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Day"

    * First: A day is not a rotation of the earth on it axis. It is the time period required for the Earth to complete that rotation.

    * Second: The word "day" does not allways mean the period of time required by the Earth (or other planet) to complete a rotation on it's axis.

    * For a given planet, there are three types of day defined in astronomy:

    *** stellar day - an entire rotation of a planet with respect to the distant stars

    *** sidereal day - a single rotation of a planet with respect to the vernal equinox

    *** mean solar day - average time of a single rotation of a planet with respect to the sun as the central star.

    Even out of astronomy there are other definitions for the word "day". In general, a day is a unit of temporal measurement for a literal day or epoch of time. Examples:

    * Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, or The Day of the Lord - is the final and eternal judgment by God of every nation. It is not necessarily a 86,400 SI seconds time period.

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    Even if the creation days were 24 hours time periods, God knows the future before creating the Earth He knew how much time this planet would need to complete a rotation on it's axis.

  • Moi
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. Why? Because God made it to do so. The earth does not need the sun to tell it how fast to spin.

  • 1 decade ago

    To God, a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day. Meaning, in a nutshell, He is not limited by any time constraints. This is why I believe that the universe wasn't actually created in 6 earth-days.

  • DaveD
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Really? That is the only definition of "day"??? Wow. The things you learn. Are you aware that the Day of the Dinosaurs was 140 million years and it was 65 million years before the Day of Man? George Washington's day was the later part of the 18th Century.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    God made time so He can define time. He took six days because He wanted to not because He had to. He made time for us not for Himself. He is called the Ancient of Days which means He was before time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Take a math class and come back for the right calculation. Mass is an observer of time and speed.

  • 1 decade ago

    Look in a dictionary for some other meanings of the word day, I bet you have used the word 'day' yourself or at least heard it used in those other contexts

    And the bible does not say that he created the universe in 6 days

  • 1 decade ago

    How would he not know what a day is, since he created it..?

    Instead of trying to find fault with God,

    why not make an effort to get to know God..?

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