How Long Was The Creation Week?

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Hi B___,

Thanks for taking the time to send this, but I cannot agree that there is any way to reconcile scripture with what is known as theistic evolution. There is no gap between Gen 1:1 and 1:2 because we are specifically told that God created things “suddenly”.

Isa 48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, [ Hebrew – instantly] and they came to pass.

Here is James Strong’s definition of the Hebrew word, translated ‘suddenly’ here in Isa 48:3.
H6597
   
pith’o m  pith’o m
pith- ome’, pith- ome’
From H6621; instantly: – straightway, sudden (- ly).

“They went forth out of my mouth” means exactly what we read in Gen 1; they were spoken into existence. The only reason it took six days was for the spiritual lesson we derive from the fact that God decreed that six is the symbol of mankind, who was created on day six along with all the other beasts of the earth.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has a mind calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is the number of mankind, and its number is six hundred sixty- six. (CLV)
Ecc 3:18  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

I do not pretend to be a scientist, but I do claim to believe God’s Word over “science falsely so- called”.

1Ti 6:20  O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

If I am wrong to believe that the “evenings and mornings” of Genesis one were not long ages of time, then God will deal with me accordingly, but my faith is in His word and not in so- called science which contradicts His Word, which tells us that He simply spoke the entire universe into existence “suddenly”.
Ken Hamm, who is a very orthodox Christian doctrinally, does a very good job of defending the word of God on this subject in His Answers In Genesis videos, which can be found on the internet. He answers all of the objections to the Biblical inference that the earth is just about six thousand years old.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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