Why does WT rarely reference creationist scientist?

by Sanchy 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • blondie


    (2016) Jehovah’s Witnesses are creationists

    2 FALSE. We believe that God created everything. But we do not agree with many who believe in creationism. Why not? Because a number of creationists’ ideas conflict with the Bible. For example, some assert that the six days of creation were literal 24-hour days. But the word “day” in the Bible can refer to a considerable length of time. (Genesis 2:4; Psalm 90:4) Then, too, some creationists teach that the earth is just a few thousand years old. However, the Bible indicates that the earth and the universe existed long before the six days of creation.1​—Genesis 1:1.

  • LV101

    Thanks for the 2016 blurb, blondie - always thought it was their true belief system.

  • Vidiot

    Back in the day, the WTS used to crib "worldly" creationists all the time... without letting on, of course (in fact, other than old Freddy Franz' 7000-year Creative Day theory, they never really came up with anything original ).

    One by one, those goofballs were refuted, debunked, and discredited, so (like the aforementioned 7000-year Creative Days) it became increasingly indefensible to copy their stuff... any JW with even a slightly intellectual bent was scratching their heads, wondering why the fuck the WTS was using their material.

    (Know how I know? That was me.)

  • blondie


    starting in 6/1/15 WT: not 24-hour days

    current Insight Book: at least thousands of years

    2014 Awake: evidently...lasted many thousands of years; could have lasted thousands of years

    Was Life Created?: indicates that considerable lengths of time were involved.

    Creator Cares About You: The fact is, the Bible reveals that the creative “days,” or ages, encompass thousands of years.

    12/8/88 Hence, the evidence shows that the entire period of six days should be viewed as tens of thousands of years long.

    End of mention of 7,000 creative day

    1/1/1987 WT QFR

    Second, a study of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and of our location in the stream of time strongly indicate that each of the creative days (Genesis, chapter 1) is 7,000 years long. It is understood that Christ’s reign of a thousand years will bring to a close God’s 7,000-year ‘rest day,’ the last ‘day’ of the creative week. (Revelation 20:6; Genesis 2:2, 3) Based on this reasoning, the entire creative week would be 49,000 years long.

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