According to the Bible, God created the heavens and Earth in six literal days. God carefully defined His terms. The very first time He used the word “day” (in Hebrew yom), He defined it as the period from “light” to “darkness.” After separating the day from night, God completed His first day's work. God said in Genesis 1:5, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” This same wording is used at the close of each of the six days. It is quite apparent that the length of each of the days, including the first, was the same. The context of each day's passage (evening, morning, “number” of the day) makes it very clear that a normal 24-hour day is intended.

To make the point even more concrete, one of the Ten Commandments [see Exodus 20:11], written by God Himself, commands man to rest on the seventh day, just as He rested from creation on the seventh day. This makes no sense if the creation period was millions or billions of years. The days of creation can not be interpreted as long periods of time as needed by evolutionism. The Bible must be ignored or denied to accept an old earth.

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, May 1.

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