The Days of Genesis and the Age of the Earth

Don Stewart    In this final book of our series on the Bible and science, we will concentrate on two of the most controversial and often-discussed subjects in the Bible/Science debate—the meaning of the word “day” in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis and the age of the earth. As we shall see, there are a number of different views that Bible-believers hold on these fascinating subjects. Therefore, it is important that we take a more in-depth, though not exhaustive, look at the issues in an attempt to discover what the Scriptures are revealing to us about these fascinating topics.

Part 1: The Days Of Genesis - What Do They Represent?
Question 1 How Shall We Approach The Issue Of The Meaning Of The Word “Day” In Genesis 1?
Question 2 What Are The Various Ways Bible-Believers Understand The Word “Day” In The First Chapter Of Genesis?
Question 3 What Is The Recent Creation View? (Six Literal Days Twenty-Four Hours In Length, The Calendar Day View)
Question 4 What Is The Literal Solar Day/Creation Not Dated View?
Question 5 What Is The Local Creation View? (The Creation Account Only Deals With The Promised Land)
Question 6 What Is The Pre-Genesis 1 Creation View?
Question 7 What Is The Gap Theory? (The Ruin And Reconstruction Theory)
Question 8 Could There Have Been Gaps Between The Days In Genesis 1? (Progressive Creationism)
Question 9 What Is The Revelational Day Theory? (Creation Was Revealed In Six Days)
Question 10 Was The Account Of Creation Written On Six Tablets Long Before The Time Of Moses? (The Creation Account Was Possibly Written By Adam)
Question 11 What Is The Age/Day Theory? (The Days Represent Long Ages)
Question 12 What Is Literary Framework View?
Question 13 What Is The Religious Only View Of Genesis?
Question 14 What Is The Analogical Day View? (Days Of God, Not Human Days)
Question 15 What Should Be Our Conclusion About What The Bible Says Concerning The Days In Genesis?

Part 2: The Bible And The Age Of The Earth
Question 16 Do Christians Believe The Earth Is Old Or Young?
Question 17 Why Do Some Bibles Say The Date Of Creation Was 4004 B.C? (Ussher’s Chronology)
Question 18 Does The Bible Give Us Clues With Respect To The Age Of The Earth?
Question 19 Do The Days In Genesis Help Us In Dating The Age Of The Earth? (Clue 1)
Question 20 Do The Genealogies In The Bible Give Us A Complete Chronology? Can We Date The Time Of Creation From The Genealogies Alone? (Clue 2)
Question 21 How Does The Issue Of Animal Death Help Us Date The Age Of The Earth? (Clue 3)
Question 22 What Is The Idealized View Of Time? (Mature Creationism) How Does It Affect The Way Things Are Dated? (Clue 4)
Question 23 Why Would God Not Have Revealed Himself To Those Who Lived Before Adam And Eve? (Assuming Such Personages Existed) (Clue 5)
Question 24 Do The Teachings Of Jesus Provide Us With Any Information About The Genesis Creation Account And The Age Of The Earth? (Clue 6)
Question 25 How Does The Nature Of God, As Revealed In The Bible, Help Us Determine How Long Humanity Has Been On This Planet? (Clue 7)
Question 26 How Does The Future Creation of the Heavens and the Earth Help Us Date The Original Creation? Clue 8)
Question 27 Does The Fall Of Humanity And The Genesis Flood Have To Be Considered When Dating The Earth? (Uniformitarianism)
Question 28 What Conclusions Can We Make About The Age Of The Earth And The Universe?

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