Re: frog becoming a giraffe
"While I believe the world is thousands of years old, I do not know for sure exactly how old"
So, why not accept the evidence and measurements others have made? Why stick to the dogma?
" but there's some issues with that I haven't yet fully grasped"
That's because you are trying to fit the evidence into your theory, rather than adjusting the theory to fit the evidence, which is the fundamental problem with a religious explanation of reality.
"God does not want people to have false concepts" && " they don't know Him if they think He ever lied!"
Are you discarding the old testament? There are a LOT of "divine lies" in there. The most obvious one is God demanding of the sacrifice of Isaac, but there are many more. If you accept the bible as "truth" then the fact is that God lies quite a bit....
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” ~ Epicurus