Why a Six Solar Day Creation Matters

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF YOUR BRAIN? YOU OR GOD? WILL YOU BE CONFORMED BY THE WORD OF GOD OR SEEK TO CONFORM THE WORD OF GOD TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS?   The critical pre-question is the doctrine of the perspicuity of scripture - if you don’t get that right, then theology is irrelevant, useless, and certainly not authoritative. After that, the real question is rather simple, What does the Bible teach? Does the Bible teach a six literal 24 hour day creation? We do not interpret the Bible based on the philosophy of man, but on the grammar, vocabulary, and syntax of God's words.  Issues to consider -- these are not all of the factors in this issue but they are some of the major ones.

=================================================== 1. Use of "yom" in Gen 1 is a clear set of references to a day as in a rotation of the earth

2. Use of "yom" in relation to a numeric is always a reference to a day as in a rotation of the earth

3. The use of "yom" in reference to "morning and evening" is always a reference to a day  as in a rotation of the earth

4. There is a  difference between the Hebrew in poetic and historical narrative; it is historical narrative form in Gen 1-11 Sub verb object - historical narrative // verb subject object - poetic

5. If you have death, disorder, and disease before the fall, it makes the resurrection meaningless and the gospel meaningless.

6. The view of Gen 1-11 according to Moses Genesis 1:1-11, Exodus 20:11; 31:15-17 is historical narrative

7. View of Gen 1-11 according to the writer of Chronicles
1Chronicles1:1; 1:4 is historical narrative

8. View of Gen 1-11 according to Isaiah 54:9 is historical narrative

9. View of Gen 1-11 according to Ezekiel 14:14; 14:20 is historical narrative

10. the view of Gen 1-11 according to Christ Matthew 19:4-8; 24:37-38, Mark 10:4, is historical narrative

11. the view of Gen 1-11 according to Matthew Matthew 19:4-8; 24:37-38 is historical narrative

12. the view of Gen 1-11 according to Mark 10:4 is historical narrative

13. The view of Gen 1-11 according to Luke Luke 3:36; 17:26-27 is historical narrative

14. The view of Gen 1-11 according to John 1:1-14 is historical narrative

15. The view of Gen 1-11 according to Paul Romans 5:14-16, I Corinthians 15:22; 15:45, I Timothy 2:13-14 is historical narrative

16. The view of Gen 1-11 according to the writer of Hebrews Hebrews 11:17 is historical narrative

17. The view of Gen 1-11 according to Peter1Peter 3:20, II Peter 2:5 is historical narrative

18. The view of Gen 1-11 according to Jude Jude 1:14 is historical narrative

19. The historical reference to the six days of creation in the 10 commandments is an incontestable historical reference

20. The foundation of a literal Genesis creation is key to understanding the transcendence of God and the reality of miracles and the necessity of a consummation with a new heaven and new earth after the fall

21. The need to base our hermeneutics in the hermeneutic method that is taught in scripture is critical

22. the issue of the sun not being created until the 4th day is not an issue as a day is not defined by the sun but by a rotation of the earth

23. plants being created before the lights in the sky is a non issue as plants going 24 hours without light is a non issue

24. not only is it a non issue for plants to go 24 hours without light, but light was created before anything else. We do not know what form that means, but we do know that there will be no sun in heaven as God will be its light rev 21:23 and 22:5

25. Jesus as the logos or Word in Greek is critical to understanding the relationship between Christ as the very Word of God and the speaking into existence of the cosmos John 1.

26. Hebrew 11:1-3 The very meaning of faith as substance and evidence point that a miraculous creation must have occurred for what we see in the universe to be possible.

27. Rom 1 gives the justification of God’s righteousness in condemning the whole of humanity is that God is seen as the only explanation of the creation and that man subverts that evidence in unbelief because of his sin 

28. If we pick and choose which passages are determined to be allegorical based on our view instead of the actual Biblical grammar, syntax, and vocabulary usage, then we are reading into scripture not interpreting that which the text actually says

29. Where the scripture interprets scripture that interpretation is correct. 

30. If God declares a pre-fall world that has death, disorder, and disease as "very good" then we get an understanding of the nature of God and the nature of the future hope a completely  different view than that taught in scripture 

31. Do not use implicit/narrative parts of the text to interpret the explicit/didactic; rather use the explicit to interpret the implicit. In other words, the historical narrative often merely describes what happened without condemning or condoning it, while the parts specifically meant to teach indicate how to understand the historical narrative.

32. Gen 1:14 day, season, year — Gen. 1:14   And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,

33. To re-write Genesis 1 to make it mean 6 literal days you would change nothing. Rewrite it to mean long periods of time what would you change? -- a whole bunch

32. Genealogy over lap in the ages of those listed eliminate the issue as to if there are any missing people. We know who was alive at the same time as others in the lists. So whether or not the genealogy lists everybody, it does allow us to construct the timeline for the period involved.

33. Hebrew scholars agree 6 literal days both 19th and 20th century scholars some non believers agree with the reading of the Text even if they disbelieve the authority of Bible