One of the oddest Bible verse corrections that I have yet to hear is from apostate gap theory proponent, NIV promoting, and wolf in a bunny suit, Hugh Ross. Forgive me if it looks like I’m correcting scripture myself. I’m not. The Bible does say a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I just can’t think of Hugh Ross in a sheep suit. The bunny suit just seems to fit here. Actually, I can’t see him as a wolf either. How about a nasty chihuahua in a bunny suit. Anyway, this less than mediocre scientist and apostate perverter of scripture has come up with the following bizarre interpretation of many of the verses relating to God’s creation. “God created the world in 6 seas.” Now this is not a translation that has gone into print, and I’m sure that it never will — even Peterson and the CEV would shy away from this one — but it has come out of the mouth of Ross on numerous occasions. As he puts it God created the earth in six yams (pronounced yahm, not like the sweet potato), which, of course, means six seas. Six large lakes is a possible alternative translation, but that is not important.

Some might get indignant and suggest that I’m being a little pedantic by expecting Hugh to pronounce yom as yom (yohm), rather than as yam, but the man has been doing it for at least a decade. One means day, the other means sea! If one were to hear a foreigner say that he watched his dig dog a hole, or that he watched his coat lick its cat, it would be excusable once or twice. We might even laugh with him for his colorful little errors. After several years it would start sounding pretty silly, and then he would merit being laughed at. This is a man whose contorted and silly theory revolves around a nonsensical interpretation of the Hebrew word for day, as well as a few other convoluted mishandlings of the Hebrew language. If he can’t even get the one word that he does profess to know right, why in the world would anyone take him seriously when he babbles on about a language he doesn’t even know to support a theory that makes no sense anyway. Furthermore, if so much of his theory revolves around Hebrew grammar, why in the world has he not bothered to learn it? Anyone who is supposed to be a doctor of physics — which is, in the eye of the world, the cream of the intellectual crop — should certainly be able to learn this language. His failure to do so is an indication that he is intellectually lazy, which is evident to anyone who studies any of his books carefully or listens to his debates against legitimate creationists.

I have no doubt that his failure, and the failure of many other apostate Bible correctors, to pronounce the simple Hebrew word correctly is a sign from God to those who would be fooled by him. Otherwise, it just wouldn’t make any sense for them to never catch such an obvious and glaring error.

No, Hugh, God created the world in 6 days, not in 6 seas, and the days did not last for billions of years. As for the local flood nonsense that he espouses, I’m not patient enough to argue anything that dumb. I’ve argued with “Christian” Identity preachers over the issue and it is like debating with a two-year old over whether it’s better for him to eat his carrots or a Twinkie. You’ll win the debate hands down, but the little tike will still grab the Twinkie.

Prov 27:22: Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

John Hinton, Ph.D.
Bible Restoration Ministry
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