God made the world in 7 days Genisis etc. The earth roughly 6,000 years old?
Here's what I absolutely love about this one. God creates the world (or entire universe, depending on one's interpretation) in 7 days....... but at that point a "day" didn't exist yet as a measurement of time because the earth didn't exist yet. So God, the creator of the entire universe, decided to build our planet based on an as yet nonexistent unit of measurement.
Christians believe that there is only one God, the Divine Trinity, the Infinite First Cause who created all that exists, including space, time and matter.
First of all, Genesis 1 is obviously not a detailed scientific textbook and the sacred writers (guided by God the Principal Author) did not intend to teach us about the essential scientific nature of things in the visible universe. However, Genesis, at face value, does though tell us something about the historical sense of mankind and our Origin.
The question of whether the word "yom" for "day" could be interpreted as a 24 hour day or a longer period of time is still left open. As for me, I'm content with the literal understanding on the interpretation of Genesis which I believe is the Word of God Himself through the Holy Spirit. I say this becasue if the days of Creation are really "geologic ages" of millions of years then the Gospel message is undermined at its foundation because it puts death, disease, work and suffering, before the Fall of Adam and Eve.
Genesis seems to say that God created the universe, the earth, the sun, moon, and stars, plants, and animals, and the first two people within 6 ordinary 24 hour days. The word for day in Genesis 1 which is qualified by a number, the phrase, "evening and morning", and for day one the words, "light and darkness", obvioously means an ordinary 24 hour day. I just can't see how anyone who is honest can get the idea of millions of years from that.
Now, let's discuss time....
the very manner and order in which the sacred writer of Genesis 1 relates the Creation serves to bring out the order and mutual relation of things created. God has already created light on the first day, but this light was not the light of the sun. It was on the fourth day that God made the sun, to be the giver of light to the earth. God made light first, becasue without light and without warmth, which is connected with it, there could be no growth, no life, no order in nature.
God made the atmosphere on the 2nd day which divided the waters, becasue neither plants nor animals, nor mankind can live without air. Sound also is impossible without air, so that without it there could have been neither speech or hearing.
On the third day, God made the earth to be dry, and plants to grow on it. But plants to live and thrive require something besides light and air. therefore God had already on the second day caused part of the water to remain in the air to supply the plants with moisture from above most probably by dew.
the fourth day the bodies of light were created and the 5th, the inhabitants of the air and water, the birds and fishes. The sixth day, the inhabitants of dry land, the animals and the first two humans, Adam and Eve.
So time began with the Creation. ONce nothing existed but the Eternal God alone. God is not subject to the changes of time, for with God who is outside of time, always existed of and by Himself.
The sacred writer divides the whole work of Creation as we now see it before our eyes, into 6 days followed by the Sabbath or day of rest in order to impress upon us that man should follow the example of God and work 6 days and rest in God on the 7th. He consequently apportions a work to each day, and by "day", he means what we mean, namely a space of time consisting of 12 hours of work and twelve hours of rest. God Himself doesn't work in time, but He can be llkened to a man who works six days and finishes all his work in one week. Again, as to the real space of time which the formation of the world required, and about which geologists inquire, the sacred writer's narrative says nothing at all.