Katrina - posted on 09/19/2012 ( 48 moms have responded )
I have been attending a new church since the end of January (due to a move) and one of my new friends, I have just found out, is a long-day Creationist (ie, God created everything...but it still took millions of years). This took me by surprise as she is the first person I have met who I KNOW has that view. (I take literal view of Genesis and because it's not generally a normal conversation topic, it is not something I have really thought about)
Her reasoning was that Gen 1 is an allegory and that God took as long as He needed to create everything.
That last part I agree with...but that instead of millions of years, God only took 6 days to create. Quite honestly, I believe that if God had wanted to, He could have created everything in the same instant that He said "Let there be light".
I am very firm in my belief of Creation and faith in Jesus Christ and so I suppose I'm just curious as to what other people believe re: Creation and their reasonings behind their belief?
One thing I am also wondering, is if one believes in long-day Creation, doesn't it then put the rest of the Bible into confusion/"not necessarily black-and-white"? Even Jesus says that Adam was around from "the beginning of the creation"...not billions of years after creation was started...
Thanks in advance...and please realise I am after honest opinion NOT a debate. :)