If each of the seven days of Creation were an epoch — an Age –Â then maybe we are living in the 7th Day, the Day our Creator(s) rested?Â No newÂ life formsÂ are being created during our era (“And on the seventh day He rested”) unlike the previous 6 ‘days’ when everything was created and evolved via millions of years. God is now perfecting his-and-her creation by resting, letting evolutionÂ proceed,Â and like the Great ScientistÂ she/he isÂ — observing.
**I wonder what new age will begin after this 7th Day evolution testing / perfection era is over.Â Esoteric Christianity teaches since theÂ Greek BibleÂ shows JesusÂ resurrected aka awakenedÂ on the 8th day,Â this caused the earliestÂ Christians to worship on Sunday instead of the 7th Day Sabbath of the Jews.Â Sunday was not chosen because it was the first day, but because it is the day AFTER the 7th Day, the New Age “Eighth Day”. It was the day of awakening, of enlightenment, of evolution of consciousness.
The cool theory about earth’s inhabitants currently living in Creation Week’s “Seventh Day” isÂ explained byÂ astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross in his new book, Navigating Genesis.
Fox Newsâ€™ Lauren Green spoke to Ross about his search to bridge the gap between science and religion, beginning with finding the true age of Earth.
Ross saysÂ … there were three different definitions for the word â€œdayâ€ in Genesis one and two when describing day and night, as well as days and years.
â€œI realized that this word â€˜dayâ€™ must have multiple, literal definitions…” …Those include part of daylight hours, all of the daylight hours, a 24-hour period, and a long, but finite, time period.
While there might be several interpretations in English, Ross says in biblical Hebrew, the language of Moses, â€œyomâ€ is the only way to describe long periods of time.
â€œSo I see no contradiction between the time scale and astrophysics and what I see there in the Bible,â€ Ross said.
â€œNo problem with the Earth being 4.5 billion years old and the universe 13.8 billion â€“ itâ€™s consistent with Biblical texts that tell us the mountains and hills are ancient and aged-old,â€ Ross said. â€œItâ€™s making it quite clear that we do live on a very old Earth.â€
Ross, who founded Reasons to Believe, suggests that the worldâ€™s inhabitants are still living through the seventh day described in the Bible.
â€œWe are living in that time period when God is not creating new life forms for example which we have reasons to believe is an opportunity to test creation, [and] evolution models,â€ Ross said. â€œWe can do real-time evolution experiments in biology to see if we see a difference between what is going on in the human era and what [existed] previous to the human era.â€
Watch the full interview with Dr. Hugh Ross above.
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The author Dr. Hugh Ross is also an ordained minister
This kind of “esoteric” aka “inner”Â and hidden interpretation ofÂ the BibleÂ gives ourÂ alternative clergy rich material to teach in their churches and synagogues. (Find out how you can become an ordained minister or rabbi and teach this stuff, too).