FAQ: Creation: Six Literal Days or Billions of Years?

Warm Up Questions

Should we direct questions about creation to science, to the Bible or both?
Do science and the Bible agree or disagree about creation?

Discussion Questions

How old do you think the universe is? Why?
What kind of literature is Genesis 1:1-2:3 and Genesis 2:4-3:24?
What does it mean to say God created the world in 6 days?
Does the Flood of Genesis 7 effect our view of creation? How?
What is evolution and is it compatible with the Bible?
Should we interpret Scripture with science or science with Scripture?
Should we interpret them separately? Is it ok if they disagree?
Just how important is all of this anyway?

Some related Scriptures

Gen 1:1-2:3; 2:4-3:24; Exod 20:11; Neh 9:6; Ps 24:0-10; 33:6-9; 74:12-17; 95:3-5; 102:25-26; 104:1-35; 136:5-9; Prov 8:22-31; Eccl 11:5; Isa 45:18; 66:1-2; Amos 5:8; John 1:1-5; Acts 4:24; 7:47-50; 17:22-31; Rom 1:18-21; Col 1:15-17; Heb 1:1-2; 4:3-6; 11:3; Rev 4:11

Various Interpretations of Genesis 1&2

Calendar Days
Gap (or Reconstruction) Theory
Literary Framework
Analogical Days
Intermittent Days
Revelation Day
Functional Creation
Contrast with Egypt
Days of Divine Fiat
Preparation of the Promised Land

Various Integrations of Science and Scripture

Young Earth Creationism
Expanding Time Creationism
Day-age Creationism
Progressive Creationism
Evolutionary Creationism

Additional Resources

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