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    Was the Earth created in 7 days?

    Lou Newton
    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher
    Answered 15m ago
    The seven “days” of creation are NOT 24 hour earth days. First of all the length of earth days has changed over time and has not been constant. 2nd is is obvious they are not 24 hour days if one bothers to read the Holy Scriptures.

    Genesis 1: 5

    God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”

    And there was evening, and there was morning —the first day.

    A 24 hour earth day is from sun up to sun up or sun down to sun down. Sundown to Sun up is 12 hours, not 24. It is one half a 24 hour day.

    So all the “Days” would be 12 hour days or half days which would leave half day spaces in between. This of course makes no sense.

    God defines the day in Genesis:

    God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” The first day was the first coming of light. It had nothing to do with time.

    God tells us to be patient which means to ignore time. So God would not make the very 1st passage of His Holy Scriptures focus on time. God is light. The focus in on light, not time.

    We have other evidence in His Holy Scriptures. God states: 2 Peter 3:

    8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

    The Lord also calls Himself -

    9 “As I looked,

    “thrones were set in place,
    and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
    His clothing was as white as snow;
    the hair of his head was white like wool.
    His throne was flaming with fire,
    and its wheels were all ablaze.
    10 A river of fire was flowing,
    coming out from before him.
    Thousands upon thousands attended him;
    ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
    The court was seated,
    and the books were opened.

    God is far beyond anything that nay mere man can even imagine. He would not call 6,000 years or 6 days ancient. God is saying He has been around many many 1000 of days, or many many 1000’s of years since the world was created. Because “in the beginning” was the beginning of time. So God is saying that he has been around for many 1000’s of years. 14 billion years would be 14 million thousands of years. That is many 1000’s of years.

    We also have this evidence from Genesis 1

    11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.

    So God said that the earth produced plants with seeds in them and those seeds produced plant according to their kind. So we have to have the same kind of plants today because they produced plants according to their kind. What kind of plants do we have today. The kind that grow up and produce seeds in 12 hours, or the kind that take years to produce seeds and produce other plants of their kind.

    We also have this:

    Psalm 19 (NIV)

    1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.

    God is the Truth and can not lie. The heavens declare His truth. The heavens overwhelmingly declare that the world is very very old.

    Many church fathers thought the world was very very old, such as Augustine. If one reads his books they reveal him to be a man of God.

    The Lord created the world in six “days”, but those days were NOT earth day of 24 hours.

    The Hebrew word translated “Day” is “Yom”.





    From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially): - age, + always, + chronicles, continually (-ance), daily, ([birth-], each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever (-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (. . . live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year (-ly), + younger.

    We use the word day like that still today. In my Dad’s day—- meaning in my Dad’s time —- Is it day out.- is it light out.

    The late usage came about from light to light is 24 hours and we called that a day.

    We also have this:

    Genesis 2 New International Version (NIV)

    2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

    2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

    So how long did God rest on that 7th day ?

    Hebrews 3

    7 So, as the Holy Spirit says:

    “Today, if you hear his voice,
    8 do not harden your hearts
    as you did in the rebellion,
    during the time of testing in the wilderness,
    9 where your ancestors tested and tried me,
    though for forty years they saw what I did.
    10 That is why I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
    11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
    They shall never enter my rest.’

    We see God is still in that rest from creating. we are still in the 7th day. When Jesus returns it will start the 8th day. God will create a new heaven and a new earth