Speaking of 24 hour periods I once asked one of the prominent creationists on the internet to explain this verse to me about the 4th day of creation....moda0306 wrote: Circular Logic. Begging the question. Assuming your conclusion. Whatever you wish to call it.
I can only take so much of it in any 24 hour period.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
So what I wanted to know was how were the previous 3 days of creation timed to make sure God got it all done within a literal 24 hour period. Shouldn't it actually say "In the Beginning God created a watch to time himself"?
His response was classic and I wish I had saved it.
Basically he explained to me that the Hebrew word "yom" ALWAYS means a literal 24 hour time period and so it can be no other way.
In other words, what he was saying, as far as I can tell, is that this is the box we have to think in whether it makes any sense or not. There is no possibility of escape from this box that we God has created.
I felt kind of sorry for him as I do everyone else who has to think like this including the Moslem fundamentalists.