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TITLE: Were they real days of creation?

TEXT: Genesis 2:1-3

PROPOSITION: God created the world in 6 literal days.

QUESTION: Why?

KEY WORD: Arguments

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. This sermon is not an expose of the theory of evolution.
  2. Theory Theistic Evolution is gaining among Christians.
    God started evolution continues
    God = Who? And Evolution = How?
  3. How long did creation take?

 

HERE ARE SOME ARGUMENTS TO CONSIDER:

 

  1. Hermeneutics There is nothing in Genesis (or elsewhere) to indicate otherwise.
    Rule Taken in common and ordinary sense unless otherwise demanded.

 

  1. Photosynthesis Plants must have sunlight for life processes.
    Each day consists of a light period and a dark period.
    If a day were 200 K years = 100 K light, then 100 K dark.

 

  1. Interdependence What of the plants that depend on insects to pollinate and the insects that depend on plants?
    Yucca moth and Yucca plant both must have each other.

 

  1. Hebrew word Hebrew word "yom" is used 395 time in Pentateuch = translated day.

 

  1. Ordinal Number A definite numerical value is given to YOM (Indicates measurable, limited)

 

  1. Must change The 7th day is not distinguished from the first 6.

 

  1. Same Days Exodus 20:9-11 Day in verse 9 is same as day in verse 11

 

  1. Finished Genesis 2:1 all was completed (not evolving) in 6 days.


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