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The Six Days of Creation

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I sat with some preachers recently who expressed their opinion that the Genesis account of creation did not take place in six literal days, but that each "day" represented a 1,000 year span.  Which interpretation does the internal evidence in the Genesis account support:  six literal days of creation or six 1,000 year periods?

The Power of God and the Act of Creation Ex Nihilo, From Nothing

Hebrews 11:3 says:  "Through faith we understand that the worlds [note the plural] were framed by word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."  This echoes the repeated refrain in Genesis 1, "God said."  The psalmist declares: "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth . . . For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast."  Psalm 33:6, 9.  These verses indicate that the all-powerful God [Elohim] insta…