Creation Studies: A day is a day

John 1:1-2
  1. Jesus is the Word.
    1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:1-5
    2. God said…and it was so.
  2. Can something come from nothing?
    1. Several of Jesus’ miracles were performed ex nihilo
      1. This means by his command, from nothing.
      2. Example 1: ___________________________________________
      3. Example 2:  ___________________________________________
  3. Creation occurred by the Word of God in six normal days roughly 6,000 years ago.
    1. According to Biblical creation, Genesis 1-11 provides an accurate, historical account of real events that occurred as recorded.
    2. The creation of the heavens and the earth took six days and took place in the exact order that is specified.
    3. On each day, a normal solar day 24 hours in length, God made different things and then rested on the seventh day.
    4. Adam and Eve were real people just like us.
    5. The Fall in the Garden of Eden was an actual event that could have been video recorded, if the technology were available.
    6. There was no animal death prior to the Fall.
    7. Noah’s Flood covered the entire globe from pole to pole and destroyed everything that lived on dry land except those individuals that were with Noah on the ark.
    8. Following the flood, God confused the languages of people and caused them to disperse around the world from the Tower of Babel.
  4. Arguments to support the “days” of Genesis 1 as normal days
    1. A day is not a thousand years
    2. Use of the Hebrew word for day (yom)
  5. Where did Cain get his wife?
    1. The Bible is very clear that all people are descendants of Adam and have inherited their sinful nature from him. It was _______________________.
  6. What about the dinosaurs?
    1. All land animals were made on the sixth day which is the same day as man.
    2. We must remember that the term ‘dinosaur’ was not used until 1842.
    3. In the book of Job, there are descriptions of two animals that are probably what we would consider dinosaurs: the behemoth and the leviathan. – Job 40:15-17
  7. Theistic evolution
    1. “God used evolution to create.”
    2. Nothing from Scripture supports this notion and thus there is no reason to connect it to God
  8. Objections to Theistic Evolution
    1. The order of creation does not line up.
    2. Adam and Eve must have been real people.
    3. The Fall was a real, historical event.
      1. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man, the many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:18-19 (NIV)
    4. Death could not occur before the Fall.
  9. The Gap Theory
    1. All versions insert millions of years between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 in order to accommodate the supposed millions of years within the Biblical text.
    2. Exodus 20:11 is a serious challenge to Gap Theory proponents. “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them.”

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