I am really interested in what the Bible has to say about the six days of
creation, or thousands of years. I agree it's six days, and I would much
appreciate it if I could have some information on why it's one day each, rather
than thousands of years?
1. In the entire Book of Genesis, every time the Hebrew word for day "yowm" is used in association with a numerical adjective, then it always refers to
a 24-hour day.
2. In very clear terms God tells us that each day consisted of an evening and a morning (the result of a 24-hour rotation of the earth on its axis), which is consistent with a 24-hour day, and which would make no sense if God meant thousands of years:
"And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day." [Genesis 1:5]
"And there was evening, and there was morning - the second day." [Genesis 1:8]
"And there was evening, and there was morning - the third day." [Genesis 1:13]
"And there was evening, and there was morning - the fourth day." [Genesis 1:19]
"And there was evening, and there was morning - the fifth day." [Genesis 1:23]
"And there was evening, and there was morning - the sixth day." [Genesis 1:31]
3. God created everything instantly, and fully mature, so there is no reason to try to expand the time beyond what the Bible says. God could have created everything in six seconds, but chose to do it in six days (see #5 below). God didn't need long periods of time to create. Man, needs billions of years to try to support his theory of evolution, which could never have worked anyway, because of DNA and information coding.
4. The Bible said the word "day" and not "a thousand years". God made the choice of words, and He is not trying to hide the truth, but rather trying to communicate the truth.
5. In Exodus 20:8-11, God refers to the requirement to work "six days" and then to rest "one day" and He used the days of creation as an example. To say that each day is a thousand years would make the example inappropriate. God simply used the time of creation (seven days) as a pattern for man's week.
"For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy." [Exodus 20:11]
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