Comment on Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism by Shirley Johnson.
WOW – where to start? First, ditto to Pastor Randy Brehms’ and Brian Howlands’ comments above.
And kudos to the Michigan conference for the stand they have taken.
Maybe we do need a pope to interpret for us?? If “regular” people cannot read the Bible and understand that when it says the evening and the morning were one day and really means it, then we have no basis for keeping the Seventh-day Sabbath, because who knows how long that really is anyway? So what exactly is a Seventh-day Adventist?
Extra-Biblical???? I am not the one putting a different meaning on what the Bible says. It says 7 – day/night days, and that is what I believe.
And if creation is not seven literal, historical, consecutive, contiguous 24 hour days, then how should we understand Noah’s 40 days and 40 nights, and what does that do to all the time prophecies in the Bible, and how do we really know how old anyone in the Bible was if a day could be millions of years? If perhaps the Biblical account of creation could be called ambiguous (which I don’t believe it does, not for one nanosecond, or million years (whichever is less??!!)), I think Ellen White ( as Adventists we DO believe her, right?) makes it quite plain as well.
As for me, call me a “fundamentalist tea-party extremist”, but I choose to believe what the Bible says, and I don’t need a university degree to try and make it say something else. What ever happened to faith like a child???
Believing in human reason above divine revelation? I think it’s called the end days.
God help us all.