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Does Scripture Allow a Gap? - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... problems with the idea of a long gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, but perhaps the "death" of the Gap Theory came with the 1978 publication of Dr. Weston W. Fields' fine book, Unformed and Unfilled. In it, Fields...
Does Genesis Address the Time of Creation, or Just the Fact of Creation? - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... "semi-creationists" are fond of claiming that the Genesis account only reveals the "fact" of creation, and that God orchestrated it all, but that it does not specify when He created, nor how long He took. Is their position...
God's Rest Day - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... seventh day-night cycle was established by God at creation (Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:11). God "made" (performed activity) for six days and rested and ended His work on the seventh day. Therefore, God blessed and "hallowed"...
What a Difference a Day Makes - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - the "day" is no exception. From the very beginning, Genesis 1:14 reveals, days were invented to measure time. Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for...
Does the Phrase "Evening and Morning" Help Define "Day"? - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... length of the days of Genesis 1 has been much debated. Are the days of Genesis 1 regular solar days, referring to the rotation of the earth on its axis, or could each day be a long, indefinite period of time, equivalent in total to the vast time...
The Creation Of Plants - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so” (Genesis 1:11). One of the favorite Biblical arguments used these days by Christian advocates of an old earth comes from a forced interpretation of this verse. While the verse seems...
Did Lions Roam the Garden of Eden? - Article
Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. - ... there is life” plants as food, not animal flesh (Genesis 1:30). Only after man sinned (Genesis 3) did human and animal death enter the world (Genesis 1:31; Romans 5:12; 8:20-22). So where did today’s carnivous lions come...
Were the Creation Days 24 Hours Long? - Article
Brian Thomas, M.S. - ... Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. (Genesis 1:5) The creation days in Genesis 1 offer a test of belief. Could a lifeless, shapeless mass really turn into a fully formed and inhabited Earth in just six days? This record...
A Marvelous Symmetry - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... He uses today, for He rested from His creative activity (Genesis 2:1-2). Different laws were in operation during creation. The basic law of science recognizes the impossibility of creating or annihilating today. Now God maintains His...
Do The Days Really Matter? - Article
Kenneth Ham - ... insist on six literal days (approximately 24 hours each) for Genesis 1? Can't you allow other interpretations in this area?" In fact, many Christians do allow for the days to be long periods of time. We at ICR, however, insist that "in...
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