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The Days of Creation

There is a lot of controversy about the length of the days of creation in Genesis 1. In our analysis we will start with establishing the importance of the book of Genesis. This is because many Christians do not see the importance of creation or even the book of Genesis. Secondly, we will examine the word “day” in Genesis 1.  There are four possible outcomes to the meaning of the word “day”:

  1. The word day means a literal day implying the earth is young
  2. The word day means “long ages” implying an old earth
  3. There is not enough information to determine the true meaning
  4. It does not matter what it means

 

In order to establish the true meaning we will apply the rules of hermeneutics – a BIG word. What does it mean? Hermeneutics is the study of the interpretation of written text.

It is a method of interpreting the Bible. The method is called context (not opinion or majority). We must look at the context where a word is used to derive the intended meaning.

Mike Riddle

Mike Riddle – President of CTI & Education Specialist

Mike is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics. Mike is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. He holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field. Mike’s experience in the education field includes:

•Teaching  junior high and senior high school mathematics

•An instructor at the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry and the Institute for Creation Research graduate school.

•Managing U.S. Sprint’s world-wide technical training

•Managing Microsoft’s world-wide engineer training

•Development and delivery of courses on presentation skills and teaching methods

Mike currently lectures and teaches world-wide on creation apologetics, Christian education, science and the Bible, and developing a biblical worldview. He resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife Lesley.

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