If Evolution is unbiblical, then so are 24-hour days

Consider the following argument:

  1. The Theory of Evolution is a natural process
  2. If God used it, then He kicked it off and left it alone
  3. Life forms were created at random (according to Evolution), meaning the accidents survived to reproduce, and hence God was not involved in their actual creation
  4. Genesis records the intentional creation of life, meaning He was involved in their creation
  5. Given this contradiction, as Christians, we must reject Evolution, and accept the Bible, that God creation life, and did it on purpose.  God is no slave to natural processes.

I see this argument frequently.  My Christian brethren who use it also believe in 24-hour creation days. To them, I suggest they consider the following argument:

  1. The rotation of the earth every 24-hours is a natural process
  2. If God used it, then He kicked it off and left it alone
  3. Because evening and morning came and went during Creation (specifically days 4 to 6), we know God created everything from a specific place on Earth, because remaining stationary was required for God to intentionally experience evening and morning in 24-hour cycles.
  4. Genesis records that God physically hovered over His creation, physically saw His creation (declaring it to be good), and physically experienced evenings and mornings.  But then, He would have only seen what He created in His immediate proximity, or He didn’t create throughout the world, or His vision wasn’t physical, or His position wasn’t physical.
  5. Given this contradiction, as Christians, we must reject 24-hour creation days, and accept the Bible, that God’s vantage point allowed Him to experience consecutive evenings that were not 24 hours apart.  God is no slave to natural processes.

I realize the logic isn’t identical, but I couched it in the same form so that a Young Earth creationist who sees it and starts picking it apart in his head might understand better how I react to the Evolution argument above.

  • If you think the anti-24-hours argument unnecessarily limits God to make its case, so does the anti-Evolution argument.
  • If you think the anti-24-hours argument unnecessarily makes God subservient to a natural process, so does the anti-Evolution argument.
  • If you think the 2anti-4-hours argument fails to account for other scriptures, so does the anti-Evolution argument.

The main responses I get to the anti-Evolution argument are that God did something supernatural to create the world, and I believe He did.  However, I am told that the entire thing was supernatural, and that just isn’t required.  After all, was the entire 24-hour day supernatural?  Of course not, but why couldn’t it have been?  It’s a natural process God subjected Himself to… and if He subjected Himself to one process, then why not another?

But then, I do not believe He subjected Himself to either process.  He physically experienced the entire world, intentionally, such that evenings were more than 24-hours apart **for Him** (similar to how an American flying internationally can experience consecutive evenings in other than 24-hour increments, and fed Evolution with inputs, and pruned its outputs.  In my opinion, He used both processes, being subservient to neither.

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