RickD wrote:You have been told again and again, that OEC/PCs do take the bible literally. We do believe it happened the way the bible says. We just interpret the original text differently. Yom has different literal meanings, which has been pointed out to you numerous times before. Yet you keep saying that your YEC interpretation is the only valid interpretation.
I have responded to this post before but after thinking about it I have come to the conclusion that my answer was inadequate.
I couldn't agree more.
Yom has different meanings but only one of those meanings is literal. It is literally the time during which the earth rotates once on its axis. The other meanings use it in a figurative sense.
Wrong. Yom has multiple literal meanings. http://sententias.org/2013/11/21/the-meaning-of-the-word-yom-day-in-hebrew/
Old earth creations believe the creation account speaks of literal days; old earth creationists think the days weren't literal days.
Yes, you are correct. Some OECs, Progressive creationists for example, do believe the text speaks of the literal meaning of yom as a long period of time. And, some OECs, certain Theistic Evolutionists for example, believe yom is used figuratively.
Each day consisted of an evening and a morning and has a period of light and one of darkness.
Or, each day bracketed by an evening and morning, simply shows a beginning and ending of that yom.
We don't believe our interpretation of the only valid one; we believe God's interpretation is the only valid one.
That's a crock of crap and you know it. You are saying that your interpretation is
That's typical from certain dogmatic YECs. In their eyes, their interpretation is equal to scripture. No matter how you want to spin it, your interpretation of yom is nothing more than your interpretation.