Comment on Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism by Ron Perez.
@Shane Hilde: So Shane â€“ By our own definition – Are you rejecting the plain written truth by Moses under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to write that in six (literal) days the Lord made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters and rest on the Seventh day? The same (literal) days of which we get the fundamental belief that Sabbath begins at sundown on the preparation day and ends at sundown on Sabbath and the first day of the week begins, ie., the evening and the morning were the first day, etc. ? If we don’t believe that the Lord created the world in six literal days and rested the Sabbath Day of which he also created:
Then we can explain away Sabbath keeping which has been attacked by Satan to change times and laws, because how do we know which day is the Sabbath, or can any day be the Sabbath day or I can make the Sabbath any day I want to make it.
Then we are serving a god that is not of order (notice I did not capitalize god), but a god that is a god of disorder and a liar.
Then we have no grounds to worship God as the creator, because His own Word is unreliable, which has been a ploy of the Devil against God from the beginning in heaven and on earth, as the Liar and the father of it.
Then we have no grounds to call people that are walking in darkness, keeping the false day of worship, Sunday, to come out of her (false church) my people, to worship God, the Creator, who made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters of the first of the three angels message, on His Holy Day as a end time message to an end time people who will receive the mark of the beast if they do not come out.
Then we cease to exist as a church of bible prophecy that calls a rebellious world to obedience to the Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier, and Glorifier and our message will be no different than the plethora of Protestant churches that litters the landscape of our broke society and world.
Then the Sabbath ceases to be a sign between God and his people, because there is no biblical basis in which it is identified and time of which it is to be kept and so we are all lost, no one is keeping the day holy as memorial to the God who sanctifies us.
Then the understanding of the literal day and prophetic days in the book of Daniel and Revelation becomes obscured and again attacks another fundamental belief of the Sanctuary and the investigative Judgment. If creation days are not literal days then the 2300 days are measureable days and better yet cannot mean literal years, so there is not a correct understanding of the Ministry of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, the bitter disappointment of Rev 10 and the SDA church of prophecy breaks down. Again another attack of the Devil, who goes to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keeps the commandments and have the testimony of Jesus, or the Spirit of Prophecy.
Then Daniels prophecy of the 70wks= 490 years for Israel, the 69 wks=483yrs to anoint Jesus, the middle of the week = 3Â½ years of Jesus ministry and be cut off, His death, was not measureable time, so are we to conclude that Jesus was not the Messiah of bible prophecy and the Israel was not cut off in 34AD and the Gospel did not go to the Gentiles?
What I am saying that a fundamental understanding of a literal day has vast complication and implications upon our faith as Seventh-Day Adventist. We would have to cease calling ourselves Seventh-Day Adventist, because the 7th day, as any other day of the creation is believed to not be properly identified. Again ultimately, that is a poly of the Devil to get us to believe the lie.
I would encourage you and anyone else who is critical of the fundamental teachings of the SDA church that are sound biblical teachings to read EGW â€“ Early Writings on the Firm Platform â€“ chapter 62, pages 259 and 260, where she quotes an angel of the Lord.
“I saw a company who stood well guarded and firm, giving no countenance to those who would unsettle the established faith of the body. God looked upon them with approbation. I was shown three stepsâ€” the first, second, and third angels’ messages. Said my accompanying angel, “Woe to him who shall move a block or stir a pin of these messages. The true understanding of these messages is of vital importance.  The destiny of souls hangs upon the manner in which they are received.” I was again brought down through these messages, and saw how dearly the people of God had purchased their experience. It had been obtained through much suffering and severe conflict. God had led them along step by step, until He had placed them upon a solid, immovable platform. I saw individuals approach the platform and examine the foundation. Some with rejoicing immediately stepped upon it. Others commenced to find fault with the foundation. They wished improvements made, and then the platform would be more perfect, and the people much happier. Some stepped off the platform to examine it and declared it to be laid wrong. But I saw that nearly all stood firm upon the platform and exhorted those who had stepped off to cease their complaints; for God was the Master Builder, and they were fighting against Him. They recounted the wonderful work of God, which had led them to the firm platform, and in union raised their eyes to heaven and with a loud voice glorified God. This affected some of those who had complained and left the platform, and they with humble look again stepped upon it.”
I pray you and all those who have stepped off will hear the exhortation and will step back on.
God Bless â€“
Ron Perez Also Commented
Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism
Shane, one slight change the lord did make heaven and earth, but I misquoted that he did it in six days, it was creation here on earth that was six days that did not included heaven. Sorry for the bleep.