How should we interpret Genesis 1?

Written by Mike Riddle

Mike is the founder and president of Creation Training Initiative. He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation, apologetics, and Christian education. He has been involved in creation apologetics for over 40 years.

September 28, 2022

How should we interpret Genesis 1?

  
In Genesis one
1. God explicitly chose the word day for time
2. In Genesis 1:5 God defined the length of the day as a light and dark cycle
3. God used a number with the word “day” which always means a day
4. God further defined each day with “evening and morning” which always means a day
5. Genesis 1 is written as historical narrative and not poetry.

Then in the 10 Commandments, Exodus 20:11, God wrote down on the stone tablets He created everything in 6 days

So why do so many Christians hold to an old earth?
-Some lack trust in God’s Word
-Some have never heard the truth
-Some have more fear of man that of God
-Some are convinced scientists have proven the earth is old, but they have never heard the true science
-Some are wolves in sheep’s clothing and seek to deceive people

What we need are well-trained pastors and teachers who believe God’s Word and that are not ashamed to teach it as God gave it to us.

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