The reason some believers believe that God took millions and billions of years is because they believe God cannot count that high when God can count to infinity. So I’m going to demonstrate why these people are wrong and God could have expressed the high numbers but did not because that much time did not pass.
The place most Old Earth Creationist think millions and billions passed is between Genesis verses 1 and 2. So what I’m going to do is list those verses and put the one verse in Genesis between them that shows number that high can be expressed then ask OECs why they believe what they do.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
“And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands* of millions*, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.” Genesis 24:60 KJV
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Do you see the thousands and millions in that verses I put between Genesis 1 and 2? Do you know what 1.000 times 1 million is? it’s 1 billion.
So my question is to OECs is why you believe what you do when the Bible demonstrates clearly that it could have said millions and billions instead of days? Big Bang only gives you an excuse to not believe what the Word of God actually says. And because you add time to God’s Word that does not parallel God’s Word and timeline. But does parallel evolution, means you are setting the fence in trying to be friends with this world which makes you an enemy of God. Unless you can explain it and I will apologize. But i really don’t see how you can when nothing about OEC and the Big Bang parallels God’s Word. Could you prove that it does?
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4 KJV
There is 2 types of adultery.
1) Physical in marriage.
2) Spiritual because the covenant is a marriage covenant so when we sin or believe lies on purpose, we commit spiritual adultery against Christ. Because we know the truth, but prefer lies. So we play with the father of lies instead of with the Father of truth.
So why believe millions and billions of years and big bang when the Bible clearly shows this deep time could have been expressed?