• (Gen 1:1)  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  • (Gen 1:2)  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
  • (Gen 1:3)  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
  • (Gen 1:4)  And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
  • (Gen 1:5)  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.


The Biblical account of creation is very specific in defining the time frames of God’s work.  The wisdom of the world has gone to great lengths to try and negate that account and lessen the role of God in both creation of the world and authority over it.  The long game on this is to deny that there is a God who would judge people for their lives and thus remove any need for a savior that would keep us from eternal punishment.


As the people of God we have every reason to recognize the absolute standard of God for this world, our position as fallen sinners under His judgement, the need of a savior for our souls, and the role of God as the supreme authority over all of this.  


1Peter 2:9-11 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.



If the word “day” in the Genesis creation account means an undetermined period of time, what does that mean for the rest of the creation story?


If the creation story is untrue, how does that reflect on the rest of the Bible?


If the rest of the Bible is in question, what does that mean for the validity of  Chrsitianity?



The Bible is the inspired Word of God given to His people and revealed by the Holy Spirit.  It is complete and without error in its content and given to individual believers with the intent of instructing them in who God is and transforming their lives according to His will.


Exodus 24:4, 1 Thes 2:13,2 Peter 1:19-21, John 17:13-17, 1 Cor 2:7-15, 1 John 2:20, John 16:12-13, Deuteronomy 4:2, Ps 19:7, Isa 40:8, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, John 10:35, Matthew 5:18, Luke 24:44, Exodus 24:7, Deuteronomy 4:1, Ps 119:9-16, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, Matthew 5:19, Romans 15:4, Colossians 3:16, Romans 16:25-27