May 26

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Are The Days In Genesis One Only 24 Hours?

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.” – – Genesis 2:1

Before the erroneous and falsified fantasy of evolution came on the scene, Bible readers had no problem understanding the seven days of creation in Genesis chapter one as seven twenty-four hour days. However, as evolution became more and more popular, weak theologians resorted to theistic evolution (i.e., God made man via evolution) and sought to find the time needed (millions of years) by asserting that the seven days in Genesis 1 are actually representations of seven eons of time. Is this claim true? Consider:
ONE. We know the days of Genesis 1 are literal 24-hour days because the Hebrew word yom which is translated “day” is both used and defined in Genesis 1:5. “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.” Yom is defined here as the light period in the regular succession of light and darkness as we have in our own days of today.
TWO. If the days were to represent multiplied millions of years, then what could possibly be represented by the “years” of verse 14?!
THREE. The Hebrew word yom, when modified by the numerical adjective, can only be taken to mean a period of 24 hours.
FOUR. Jesus made it clear that Adam and Eve were here from the beginning (Mat. 19:4). If “days” meant millions of years, then Adam and Eve (having arrived on the 6th day) would not have been here from the beginning as Jesus said, but at the end as the atheistic evolutionists claim.
CONCLUSION: The days of Genesis 1 were 24-hour days!

Gary Henson

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