As I have said many times before, if you want to take the message of Genesis, chapters 1-3, to be a literal description of the events of creation, you certainly have every right to do that. But you do not have the right to so distort, manipulate and misrepresent all the scientific information, data and evidence which God has made available to us and then to ridicule those of us who have chosen not to do so; especially when there is a perfectly good explanation of how both the six 24-hour days and 14 billion years can both be simultaneously true.
To the contrary, we all have the God given right to do as we please with the testimony of scientists, and the word of God. As is obvious from this thread. Which source of information is of a higher rank and authority than the other, God's word or the observations of fallen humanity including those who deny God
concerning His creation? Is the testimony of our Lord and Savior, His prophets, and apostles the truth of God, or the observations of fallen humanity in what they term "science"? We know what the word itself says and proclaims.2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
God is not a liar. He did not lack the ability to explain to humanity deep time scenarios of progressive evolution which He employed to bring about what is. Nor was or is humanity to mentally deficient to comprehend such simple concepts. Such a notion is beyond silly.
God did not tell humanity that He created the world in six day because they couldn't handle the truth, as many "Christian scientists" of today proclaim. This as though they are now the ones who can handle the truth, and therefore obviously the new proponents and originators of the truth humanity simply couldn't handle until they revealed it. Nor did God force a day of worship upon His chosen in this world, backing up a made up story given to them because they just couldn't handle the truth like "scientists" today can. Even punishing them several times for not observing this fake sabbath representing something that never happened as God described it through His chosen prophets. No, this is not the case.
The case is just as God's word has recorded it, and the "scientists" are just some of those being and practicing exactly what God's word determined for them in these times as prophesied in that word.Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
What do evolutionists claim but that all things have continued as they are for countless millions of years, slowly changing into what now is over billions of years. What do they deny but the creation of the world
by the word of God, and that the things which are seen, were not made of things which do appear. To the contrary, they declare that one thing came from another from another and on and on. That humanity itself is the result of one creeping thing unto another unto four footed beasts unto another unto humanity. What are they willingly ignorant of but that the previous world created by the word of God was destroyed by water as evidenced in mass graveyards the world over. Denying all such testimony from the word of God given to humanity by inspiration of God, profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect. Discarding all of this for their own determinations regarding what they can observe and then deduce from what is. Are they not the proud, heady, high minded, boasters, described in the above scriptures who thinking themselves wise became fools believing in the visions of their own vain imaginations over the sure word of God?
How do these "Christian scientists" think they can determine the truth according to the evidence, when according to scripture which they claim to believe, humanity is not even privy to gobs of evidence necessary to deduce truth. According to the word of God there are dimensions right around, underneath, and on top of us filled with living beings we cannot even see, comprehend, or detect. What else do these dimensions contain or consist of that we are completely oblivious to, which most obviously would and does greatly impede our ability to observe and deduce "scientific" truth or theory by? We no doubt cannot even begin to imagine the extent of disadvantage due to lack of information, "scientists" of this box of reality we exist within, are subject to because of the same. They constantly make revisions to their theories based upon increased information even now within this box, just imagine what changes would have to be made concerning dimensions of existence we no absolutely nothing about all around us.
Of course, these "Christian scientists" may just deny these biblical truths as well. Choosing to limit their understanding to the present visible world, which God's word has descried as a passing vapor or puff of smoke. So be it.