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How Long Were Each of the Days of Creation?
|In Genesis 1, the
days of the creation week are
each separated by the phrase, "the evening and
the morning were the first day ... second day ... "and
so on. These are descriptive boundaries that
certainly make sense to us. They would have
been quite clear to Moses as well, with nothing
more assumed than the straightforward meaning
of the phrase. But what makes an evening and a
morning? You might say "the sun." But the sun
wasn't created until the fourth day along with all
the other stars. Even without a sun, how would
you determine the length of a day? Is it not by
the rotation of the earth? If you were on another
planet the length of your "day" would be determined
by the rotation speed of your planet.
Of course, with only a modest knowledge of
|because of the pre-conceived idea that the|
universe must surely be much older that that
(there's that computer programming garbage
surfacing again). So you might hear the assertion:
"Isn't there some place in the Bible where a
day is described as a thousand years long?" (as
if the Bible had to make an explanation for its
In the Apostle Peter's second epistle in the New
"Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one
Does Peter say a thousand years is only a day
So, does God's Word anywhere give us
It's in Exodus chapter 20 when God is thundering
"Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work"
Why a six day work week?
"For in six days [same root word. "yom"] the
Do you think God could do all that in
Let's face it. He could have done it in six seconds
If one of those days
Before we try to fit biblical
According to the Bible:
1. Earth existed before all stars!
2. Daylight existed before the sun.
3. Water covered the earth before
4. Complex fruit trees existed
5. All plants existed before the sun.
6. Birds and whales existed before
7. Man was made before woman!
The Genesis account simply cannot fit with
But what about all those stars that are
Good question. The reasoning goes that in order
Why did God create the stars in the
Remember they are there for the benefit of those
Think! If your God is power-
HOLD ON, someone may say:
Think! How old was Adam
Did God create seed,
seedlings, or fruit
Solomon wisely observed:
"God hath made every thing
beautiful in his time:
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