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daley
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The Contender
DNehlsen
Con (against)

The Days of Creation in Genesis 1 were not Literal 24-hr days like we have today.

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Started: 8/13/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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daley

Pro

The person accepting this debate must be a Christian who believes the creation days were six literal 24-hr days.

If he poses his argument here in round 1, he or she won't be allowed to post an argument in the final round (round 5). He may choose to use round 1 for acceptance only in which case he or she would get to post an argument in round 5.
DNehlsen

Con

I accept the debate topic. As stated by the rules, my acceptance implies that I am a Young Earth Creationist who believes in a literal 6-day, 24 hours per day, creation by Jehovah, the personal theistic God revealed to us in Scripture.
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Posted by EastwardTraveler 11 months ago
EastwardTraveler
Not only can you make a good back and forth argument on the meaning and usage of the Hebrew word "yom", one can also make reference of Bible verses that say a day is like a thousand years and visa versa. But most intriguing to this argument is the Hebrew writing style and the context that it was written in its day. All I have to say is if you follow literal translation as you basis for a six day creation event, all you have to do is read the rest of the account and run into some literal translation problems that most gloss over. This should be an interesting debate.
Posted by Purushadasa 11 months ago
Purushadasa
You are correct, Daley.

(The Hebrew word "yom" simply means "time-period," not "24-hour day.")

You should allow non-Christians to participate as well, because some non-Christians also hold the erroneous view against which you are arguing.

Best wishes! =)
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