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June 16, 2007 

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Q: What did the early church fathers believe about the days of creation in Genesis?

A: A number of biblical creation scholars have thoroughly researched what these church fathers believed. They found that based on the biblical text, the majority of church fathers either specifically stated that the days of creation were ordinary days or that the universe could only be a few thousand years old.

In fact, when you look at 18 centuries of biblical scholarship—beginning from the time of Christ—a significant majority of biblical scholars believed that Genesis taught that the creation days were literal days. They believed the universe could only be thousands of years old.

The reason most biblical scholars of the past 200 years believe the creation days are not ordinary days has nothing to do with what the Bible clearly states in Genesis 1. What’s the reason? It’s because they’ve been influenced by secular scientists to believe in millions of years.

When Christians reinterpret the days of creation to fit in millions of years, they’ve undermined the authority of the Word of God … and made fallible man the authority.

For more information, see these articles.

This week on

June 11: Responding to protestors’ propaganda Reason 1: The documentary record  <>
June 11: Responding to protestors’ propaganda Reason 2: Evolution  <>
June 12: A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 1 of 2)  <>
June 12: War of the Worldviews, chapter 5: Does the Bible say anything about astronomy?  <>
June 13: Summer Answers magazine sneak peek: Do You Know What Your Children Are Being Taught in School?  <>
June 14: Feedback: Why don’t we find dinosaurs and humans together in the fossil record?  <>
June 14: The Genesis nemesis  <>
June 15: Science or the Bible?  <>
June 15: Feedback: A reader challenges our claim of a logical, God-created universe  <>
June 15: Another feathered dinosaur?  <>


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