ya, if god created the world in 7 day's. how long did it take to create the universe. I don't think the bible say's anything about that.
The Genesis account of creation describes both the earth and the "firmament" or heavens, which is what the ancient Israelites believed was the universe.
The big thing people forget when reading the creation account in Genesis is that the ancients did not think of the universe as we do, as a vast expanse of space filled with planets, stars, and other celestial bodies. They thought the earth was flat and surrounded by water on all sides, with the "heavens" being a sort of ceiling that separated this expanse of water from the earth and sky. Stars, sun, moon, etc. were thought to be part of the heavens.
This is why Genesis spends so much time talking about "separating of the waters". The ancients literally believed that there was this enormous, formless body of water that had to be parted in order to make the dry earth and sky. As for the "lights of the firmament", I.e. the stars, sun, and moon, you must again remember that the ancients believed all of these objects were moving, sometimes around the earth, and that their existence was closely tied to the earth. This is why the author of Genesis believes the sun and moon were created to govern day and night.
When Genesis speaks of the gates opening and releasing floodwaters in Noah's time, this is not figurative speech. They really did believe that God had opened a gaping hole in the heavens, or "ceiling" and that water came pouring in from all around the earth.
It's mythology. Interesting to study, but mythology still with absolutely no support from science. Why the creation account continues to be viewed as a valid theory of the origin of the universe is beyond me.
The Bible-writer Peter wrote:
"However, let this one fact not be escaping your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with God as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 2 Peter 3:8
So one day to God amounts to one thousand human years. So how many creative "days' were there actually for our planet? According to the Biblical text, at least six-thousand years...
Also, use your reasoning abilities to figure this one out: God declared to Adam and Eve that they would die "within the day" of their eating of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad. So to test this theory of one day equaling one thousand human years to God:
What is the age of the longest-lived human on record?
According to Biblical text, the longest-lived human was Methuselah: who lived to be 969 years old. So no human has lived to be one day old, according to God's time-table! Even Adam died younger than Methuselah...
Thus, no human has lived to see 1000 years or--one day.
The Biblical text does make reference to days associated with the "heavenly bodies" or planets in our galaxy, but it does not detail whether or not this included the creation of other galaxies, considering that other galaxies are still being formed, based on pictures from Hubble. The heavenly bodies such as the moon and sun are given 1 creative day (Genesis account) so this would amount to one thousand years for their creation, but no day limit is given for the entire universe because the universe contains many galaxies, our Milk-Way being only one them...
it didn't create the earth in 7 days or 6 days or any period of time.
the reason I say it is because it was never said anywhere that it was a male, and I don't get why people call it a male, if what places male under that category is exterior sexual organs.
why would god need that if it creates things just by simply saying let there be [insert anything here] and *poof* it's there
and if anyone really want to argue about it I only have one thing to say.
when you can tell me why you disapprove of everyone else's god [no matter what religion you are] than you will know why I disapprove of yours
I think that the universe existed, before God created life on planet Earth. That would account for the age... that the scientist speak of, if they are correct.
It seems to me that the planet was covered with water, and was very dark. God divided the waters, bringing forth the earth, that was under the water. He placed the sun, moon and stars in place, where they stay, until this very day.
He brought forth the creation of every living creature, and then, he created man, to have dominion over them, man was created in Gods image.
Every universe known is made up of stars - it appears it was the third day:
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: >> he made the stars also. <<
Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
The original Hebrew wasn't "day", but a similar word meaning "period of time". Therefore, the "days" Genesis speaks of could mean any length of time. It could have been 7 weeks, hours, years, or even 7 periods of 4,000,000 years. We will never know for sure until we get to heaven, but we can be positive that the world was made in 7 periods of an unknown length of time.
actually its in 6 days the 7th day he rested but anyways the bible has a lot of things missing from it. They take some things out because I was watching a documentary and they connected the Torah and the Bible together ...and more things started to make sins. So you might wanna research that.
1 question. If a day is defined by the Earth making 1 full rotation on its axis, then how did your God create Earth in 7 days BEFORE Earth existed?
well what if 'days' was figurative???
what if it meant years??
millions of years??? not litterally 24 hr periods???
he created the "heavans and earth" the heavans are the sky and "universe" back then.
you get what im saying?
I think the universe is part of the creation story. And it took 6 days, not 7, according to the story