Nothing is worse than Christians who place time limits on God by insisting the earth is only 6000 years old when the Bible does not specify the exact age of the earth or creation. This thinking comes from people who insist they can do God’s thinking for Him.
Christian who limit God are as bad as anti-God/anti-creationists who insist nothing creates anything and that’s science.
The latest creation versus science debate brought out two men who think they know more than God.
Creationist Ken Ham, who limits God and His creation of the earth to only 6000 years, and Global Warming/Climate Change junk scientist Bill Nye who limits mankind to monkeys and swamp matter. Both men need understand they will never be smarter than God and neither will decipher God’s mysteries because they are not God. But isn’t that the problem with all of us: We think we know the answers to everything God never told us.
Understanding the Bible means spending our entire lives studying the Bible and still never fully knowing the answers to everything we are reading.
When reading the Bible we need to understand Moses and the Apostles did not speak or write in English: Moses wrote in Hebrew and the Apostles wrote in ancient Greek. Jesus spoke ancient Aramaic. The Western World translated the scrolls into English and European languages where Hebrew and Greek have completely different meanings.
As to the 6000 years: DNA testing traces humans 6000 years to two parents. Adam and Eve’s ages would be recorded after they left the garden, after the fall, not inside the garden. We will never find the Garden to test the actual age of man since God barred man for the garden. The Bible doesn’t say how long Adam and Eve lived in the garden before the fall.
But this is the problem with Christians who limit God by placing our minds inside of God’s infinite all-knowing mind we cannot know because, “For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God (1 2:11 Corinthians),” and “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? (Romans 11:34)?”
Understanding God is impossible. We will never fully comprehend Him, because we will never be God: “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out (Romans 11:33)!”
Genesis tells us God created the heavens and earth in six days and on the seventh day He rested. How long is that to God? God said one day for us is like a thousand for Him. Was the creation 6000 years and the rest 1000? If so, that is 7000 added to the 6000 since Adam and eve fell. That would make the earth 15,000 years old. But nowhere in Genesis does it say a day for God ads up to 24 hours our time, but scholars have been debating this question for centuries. Some insist seven creation days are 24 hour days, while others believe creation days are time periods.
The Bible says God formed and shaped the physical earth, creating every type of plant, vegetation: “And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (Gen. 1:12).” How long did all of this grow before God gave the earth light for day and moon and star light for night? How long before he created sea and earth creatures? How long was this day? We are not told the hourly time span of God’s days.
Maybe we should stop making up God’s mind for Him, unless we think God is as little as us.
We humans are not gods, though we think we are, and we do not know the mind of God even though we constantly assume we do by placing time limits on God: “Do you listen in on God’s council? Do you have a monopoly on wisdom? (Job 15:8),” and “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29:29).”
Trying to do God’s thinking for Him is pretty cheeky, even for Christians who know better than to one-up God.
We humans have a terrible habit of placing time limits on God. When we do this we are shaping God’s destiny for Him, as the Gap Theorists do when they insist a catastrophic event happened (Lucifer’s rebellion and war with Michael the Arc Angel throwing him and a third of heaven out) and God had to start over. That says God cannot control his own destiny, He’s too weak, He’s like us and if at first He does not succeed, He must try, try again.
Again, we are trying to control God with our limited power. Oh boy we of little faith!
There is the argument that if it rained 40 days and 40 nights and Jesus was in the grave three days before He rose from the dead, then 6000 years is the exact time for the earth’s age. But the flood occurred after the garden’s infinite perfection where Adam and Eve lived under perfection and eternal life on earth. The flood happened in our limited time span.
Jesus’ burial was also in our limited earthly time span or Christ would not have had to come to die and resurrect so we could have eternal life in heaven after we die of our limited life here on earth. If Christ was in an unlimited burial, He might still be in the grave and we probably have destroyed everything by now.
We view God’s creation and God from our limited mindset, but God is bigger than us and everything He does is more powerful and His time is limitless. If it wasn’t, the earth would have rotted away by now like old cloths in a closet.
Creation is not our time span, it is God’s.
If we conservative Republicans truly want to restore America we can do that by refusing to go along with the GOP Machine and never again vote for the most electable loser. It’s time we conservatives run the GOP out of the Republican Party and start thinking for ourselves.
Does the GOP like us conservatives? No, it hates us, trashes us, destroys conservative leaders, the U.S. and state Chambers of Commerce are out for our blood with the help of the GOP, so why do we conservatives keep voting for their losers when their losers are helping the Democrats win?
We conservatives have voted for every, single one of the GOP’s “most electable” losers and in turn we elected Democrats to the House, Senate and White House because we Republicans actually believe that if we get the Republican in office, any Republican, as long as it’s a Republican, we will be able to work with that Republican to restore things.
Oh yes, we have proved voting Republican to keep the power works fabulously! We’ve had decades of Republicans fighting to give Democrats the tax and spend hikes they need to collapse the economy. And we really think that will change this year, or in 2016 if we vote for another progressive Republican loser?
Why don’t we just vote Democrat and admit voting RINO is helping Democrats win?
Republicans were told Bob Dole would defeat Bill Clinton. We voted for Dole and we helped reelect Bill Clinton. How sweet of us Republicans to help America’s favorite serial molester hold on to the Lincoln Bedroom and his accommodating interns for another four years.
We Republicans were told to elect John McCain in 2000, we chose George W. Bush instead, and though he protected the nation and his tax-cuts worked (so did Americans), Bush gave us TARP, enormous bail-outs to bailed out problem-makers, incurred more debt while not vetoing pork, wider open borders, No Child Left Behind to wreck education further by growing government education in order to kiss Ted Kennedy’s criminal butt, the NSA and Patriot Act, tolerance toward Islam in America, and more.
What’s done is done, but we conservative Republicans need to learn our lessons and stop repeating the crime just to keep the party in power when the GOP is aiding Democrats.
In 2008 we were told John McCain was the man because, after all, it was his turn, he’s waited years to be president. I had no idea anyone deserved to be president, I thought it was a duty one was called to, you know, to serve the country one is to protect. Not when it comes to progressive Republicans who have a waiting list for those who deserve to be president and ruin our lives with bigger government.
John McCain was not the man until he put the best man on his ticket as his running mate—Governor Sarah Palin. Palin was the best thing that happened to our party since William F. Buckley fought hard to get Reagan into the primary and on the presidential ticket. Palin was so good for the GOP (she put “the corrupt bastards” Republicans in prison, fought for limited government federal, state and local, as well as cutting regulations and abolishing the IRS) that the GOP and McCain threw Palin under Obama’s campaign bus and helped elect Obama as Secretary General of the United States.
In 2012 Republicans were told vote Mitt Romney because “he’s the most electable candidate,” he will win the election! Yeah, For Obama!
Those of us who said, “no he won’t, he is a progressive Democrat who will not fight Obama, he guided Obama in ObamaCare via RomneyCare,” were trashed for our wanting an authentic conservative. We conservatives were told we had to stop going for the purity vote (we still are), we needed to move to the middle in order to restore the GOP and regain the House and Senate, and if we elected Romney we would be able to work with him. We conservative Republican voters caved and we helped reelect Obama.
There were millions of Americans who refused to vote (or voted for Ron Paul even though he always campaigned for the presidency of Iran while blaming America for Islam’s violence against us and the world) because they knew Romney would never be a good president, but someone who worked with Democrats rather than fighting them as Reagan did, even if Democrats spent $3 dollars for every dollar Reagan cut. These voters are blamed for Obama’s reelection. We are all to blame for Obama’s reelection because we did not go with the conservative choices, we went for the most electable loser.
Before Governor Christie’s bridge scandal, Republicans demanded if it’s Christie, vote for him so we can keep the GOP in power and gain the White House. As long as we have a Republican in the White House, we Republicans have someone to work with.
Yeah, just like all the other electable losers you can’t work with because they are too busy working for the Democrats.
Our voting to keep the Republican Party in power is not helping the country, it’s not taking down the Democrat’s purposeful destruction of America, our cave-in votes are helping leaders who have turned Washington D. C. into America’s Parliament with a House of Lords that stays in power for life. And we are funding them!
If we conservative Republicans truly care about this country, if we want to restore the Constitutional Republic, we will stop acting like peasants in a dictatorship who do what they are told and we will start telling the government what to do by electing the most authentic conservatives to every Republican post.
We have choices but we have terrible habits: We listen to party control that gives us no choice. Who the hell died and made the GOP God? When did the United States Constitution become “We The Government” instead of “We the People?”
We’ve allowed the government to rewrite our Constitution, destroy our liberties and this nation that is on the verge of 100% socialism.
We allowed the GOP to destroy candidates we really wanted; because the GOP said it knows what’s best for us. The GOP is doing what’s best for the GOP: Electing Democrats because the GOP Machine is not Republican but progressive Democrats in cheap elephant skin. And we voters gave these frauds the power by electing and reelecting them just so we could keep the party in power.
Now America’s not the world super power! But at least Boehner and Reid are in power! And we have a black-skinned Marxist president, awe gee, how sweet.
What about America? What about the future? What about the Constitution? What about our liberties we gave up for no security so we can be spied on and taxed into bankruptcy?
We have choices but we haven’t been exercising our free will, we’ve been acting like downstairs servants to upstairs lords. We need to stop behaving like serfs and start acting like Americans and then we’ll see things turn around and watch America change back into America.
We have a choice: Liberty or tyranny. Fire the GOP, stop electing losers and vote to win America back.
Stop Hyphenating Your American Nationality! You’re Either American-American or You’re Loyal To a Foreign Nation
I despise the hyphenated American title. It says you are not American; you’re the place your ancestors got the hell out of so they could get away from tyrants who stole their human rights and liberty.
C’mon, a lot of you pull that dishonorable hyphenated nonsense every time some brainwashed ignorant asks you what your nationality is: You reply by saying you’re Irish or Italian or German or French or something else other than what you are—American.
Nationality is not ancestry, it is exactly what it is—the land you are born and raised in. Is that America; then say it, unless you hate being American that much that you prefer being a European. In that case, why haven’t you left this nation your ancestors fled to? And please don’t tell me you hyphenate your American nationality because you are proud of your heritage. The land your ancestors left is not your heritage; it’s the heritage of the people who live in those countries. If you are American America is your heritage.
What’s next; calling our American selves North American so we can unionize ourselves with the Canadians or Mexico? Good grief! Why don’t we just lay down and hand ourselves over to the world and say, “C’mon in, we don’t want America any more, we want to be one world with no identity to make us unique or independent.”
I have always been offended by people who say their nationality is their ancestor’s birth land, or has the nerve to refer to me as a European. Really? Kiss my all American rear end! Why; because hyphenating me says I’m not American, it says I’m a European! Excuse me, but I was born on U.S. soil, so do me a favor and don’t make me European!
No, I never have hyphenated myself and that’s the truth. I hate the thought of being those bleep holes my ancestors fled.
So why do we Americans call ourselves hyphenated-Americans; because we have been taught by progressives, who hate America and our American nationality, to be utterly ashamed of being American.
By the late 1800s immigrant last names defined nationality: Oh, you have an Irish or Italian, German or French last name; well then, you’re a hyphenated-American. Some immigrants did do that; they were progressives from communist/Marxist countries like Russia, the Soviet Union, Italy and Germany, but many immigrants were proud Americans who worked hard to assimilate to everything American, including language.
Progressives have been fine-tuning our American brains with a dirty brainwashing since the late 1800s and the influx of millions of European immigrants entered America and anti-American communist progressives like Upton Sinclair preyed on immigrants by making them believe they were hated by America and not wanted here.
Yes, there were bigots who did not like European immigrants, mostly in the Democrat Party, where progressives thrive on bigotry to gain control over others. But not all of America hated European immigrants or immigrants never would have risen up from the poverty they left behind to work their way up to middle and upper class through American jobs that earned them money to create their own American businesses that built this country during the so-called Gilded Age through the Roaring Twenties the progressives despise because it created mass wealth throughout America.
Progressives have always hated this fact along with everything else about America.
Hyphenating ancestry was the way to make children of immigrants hold on to their parent’s birth lands and bring those cultures and languages into America to get rid of American nationalism that helped win the American Revolution and secure our independence from Europe.
We Americans are told it’s a matter of pride for our ancestry that we hyphenate ourselves. Bull poop it is! It’s about getting rid of our Americanism.
Example: Ancestry.com now sells the line of bull that when you look up your ancestry they will help you discover your ethnicity. In other words, Ancestry.com will help you find out if that white European blood has some color in it to push out that vile white ancestry to make you less white European.Then you can feel less guilty and more self-righteous.
If you are black or Asian in race, that is not your nationality, that’s your race. You are still American.
I’m proud of my ancestors, but them only, not the despotic monarch-controlled princedoms and dukedoms they fled as fast as their legs could carry them off that rotten, European cesspool of pagans and pricks.
If my ancestors stayed in Europe, they all would have died young and my family on both sides would not exist. Europe had a way of doing that to those not born to aristocracy and monarchy. Even those descended from aristocracy did not make it unless they were the sons who inherited, and even then, if the money was gone, that meant the land went for taxes to keep the monarchy living lavishly. In that case it was America or bust.
Europe held no hope for making money or owning land monarchs and priests confiscated when husbands died and left poor widows who couldn’t pay death taxes. Europe held no hope for religious freedom, you couldn’t get educated unless you were aristocracy, and marriage was for women was not about love but protection so women didn’t wind up in a poor house or married off by one’s family for money.
That is the culture and heritage my ancestors fled. And they hated it.
My ancestors became fully fledged Americans who held no loyalty to Europe, so why would I ever hold loyalty and pride for Europe. I’m not proud of my European tree branch, Europe’s not my heritage, I’m not even from Europe; Europe means nothing to me. I don’t want to live there or be part of that culture. America is my heritage and culture and English is my language.
Americans have been taught to hold pride for their ancestor’s birth land—you know, the one they fled and never dragged their kids back to what they fled —not America and this great heritage and culture of liberty and freedom to all.
Why do so many of you say you are proud to be Irish, proud to be Italian, proud to be Polish, French, Scottish, German, Austrian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican or South American—if you fled to here legally to be an American—Hungarian, etc., because you are proud of your ancestors and the stories of their coming to America. That’s the thing to be proud of. But if those countries are what you consider your real heritage and you’re proud of that not the heritage you were born to, or immigrated and became a citizen to, then I suggest you leave America and go back to where your ancestors or your parents fled in order to get the hell out of a place they were not allowed to rise up to anything. And don’t let America’s open-border doors hit you in the ass on the way out!
It’s time we Americans take back our true identity and nationality: American.
I’m American, so don’t even try hyphenating me, it starts a loud argument every time with me explaining why nationality has nothing to do with ancestry. And no one ever wins the argument with me and never will.
I am a red, white and blue, flag-waving, proud born and bred all American girl!
Call me that with a European country tagged to it and I’ll treat you to my well-spoken and colorful second language—profanity!