Robert Gerald Barnett
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Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!
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The topic is the meaning of yom in reference to the creation week.Bob and I were discussing this topic. His view is "we simply don't have the answers with the information provided in Genesis or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lou Hamby Aug 26.

 

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Lou Hamby replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Dear Robert--you were right, Sometimes we just go on and type things and don't realize how they come across.  we are good.  LIke I said you got some very informed responses to go with.  Cheers and blessings!!! "
Aug 26
Robert Gerald Barnett replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Thank you for all your replies. I plan to compile then and give them to the guy I'd been discussing with (it's been a while since work's been crazy and now I'm on leave, don't see him much). When he replies, I'll share…"
Aug 25
Aaron Lewis replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Hi Robert, I find there Is no problem with the meaning of יוֹם (transliterated yom), when we use the definition God gave us in Genesis 1:5. Hebrew reads from right to left so the last word on the left is אחד the word for the Ordinal…"
Aug 24
Ken Hansen replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"May I chip in a nickel's worth, here? First of all, it is readily apparent (to me, anyway) that the writer intended to convey the idea of a day being a sunrise / sunset / sunrise interval "... the evening and the morning was the nth…"
Aug 21
Robert Driskell replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Hi Robert (good name, by the way), When I read the Genesis account of creation, specifically the portion that contains the words "day" and "days", I find that a simple reading (one that does not attempt to impose an evolutionary…"
Aug 21
Lou Hamby replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Robert you totally mistook what I said!.  I apologize if you were insulted by that, You asked the questions and you got two answers wether you liked them or not. My intention was not at all the way you see that, so no I was not belittling you,…"
Aug 20
Robert Gerald Barnett replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
""Educate yourself before you go out and try to defend these things." Um, thanks? Please note that I will never hold you in such regard. I didn't HAVE to post anything on here. I made my profile on this site years ago, and relative to…"
Aug 20
Lou Hamby replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Thanks Floyd excellent point! "
Aug 20
Floyd replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Robert, the fact that the Bible doesn't mention everything that exists is not a good reason to reject it. Your friend have not mentioned everything that exists in his argument, because he says “we simply don't have the answers with…"
Aug 20
Lou Hamby replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Robert your an ambassador for Christ and HIs Word, you start with what you know.  BUt the Spirit of GOD should surely give you a red flag in this situation? I don't know about knowing everything, but this for me was a no brainer, and so…"
Aug 19
Robert Gerald Barnett replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"I think he is trying to prove that we can't know, and I'm trying to prove that while we can't know everything, we can know some things for certain, and the creation week is on that list. What do you do with a case such as this where…"
Aug 19
Lou Hamby replied to Robert Gerald Barnett's discussion 'Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!'
"Context often determines how it is used, I am not Biblical scholar, but yom can refer to a longer time as I understand it, but in context such as in Genesis the day is a 24 hour period.  This is like the word erets for land.  It has many…"
Aug 19
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Yom...a discussion with a coworker, need help!

The topic is the meaning of yom in reference to the creation week.Bob and I were discussing this topic. His view is "we simply don't have the answers with the information provided in Genesis or anywhere else in the Bible." "...according to the Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, the Hebrew word (yom) is translated as simply as day in Gen 1:5. But it's very general, in fact the same word is used in 1 Sam 11:11 to describe "the heat of the day" (obviously not one, single…See More
Aug 18
Robert Gerald Barnett replied to Robert Byers's discussion 'How the bible can explain "mysteries" in secular history.'
"Need a Christian historian. Everything I read on stuff like this just confuses me."
Aug 18
Robert Gerald Barnett replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion 'Labels - Are We Doing Ourselves a Disservice Calling Ourselves 'Creationists'?'
"You are likely correct that if we removed the age issue, there'd be a lot more agreement between OE and YE viewpoints. It wouldn't remove all the major issues, however. For example, progessive creationism holds to the day-age theory (each…"
Aug 18
Robert Gerald Barnett replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion 'Labels - Are We Doing Ourselves a Disservice Calling Ourselves 'Creationists'?'
"I see a few options. 1) Treat all of Christianity, every view of the Bible, the same. That means that the relative I have who believes the entire thing is symbolic and not to be taken "too seriously", is just as correct as a guy who calls…"
Aug 17

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