How are we to interpret yom, the Hebrew word for day? Does one have to be a young-earth creationist to be saved?
As the findings of secular scientists are increasingly touted as proof of a very old earth, more and more Christians, including theologians and pastors, are questioning Genesis 1. Various ideas have been put forth to explain how the six days of creation in Genesis can be re-interpreted to allow for long ages. This Pocket Guide to Six Days examines the biblical text, the views of the other biblical authors (and Jesus Himself), and the implications of one’s position. Ultimately, we must allow God’s Word to be our authority in every area.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God . . . . For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:9–11)