A 24-Hour Day

“Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God… For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:9-11, KJV).

The inclination to cater to scientific theory when it clashes with plain Bible teaching has weakened the faith of many. Those who teach compromise to accommodate the latest “scientific findings” (often code for data seen through the blinders of macro-evolution) are enemies of Bible truth. There are some instances that demand one take a side; the two theories of origins (Divine creation or macro-evolution) are not compatible but at opposite extremes and contradictory. Either atheistic pseudo-science is true or God’s Word is true.

The origin of humanity is also one of those concepts that demand a decision. Either we are nothing more than evolved cockroaches or God made us unique and special as a life form on this earth; but the creation of man by God and an evolved monkey-boy cannot both be correct – they are diametrically opposed. The vain attempts to reconcile the two positions are text-book failures of common sense; there is no reasonable, logical way one can cater to a godless and simultaneously maintain a godly perspective. The shame to Christians is that atheistic evolutionists understand this concept and derisively mock those who will not take a side, those who try to meld the two opposing positions; the ungodly know the two are oil and water. How embarrassing for believers in God to abandon reason and consistency to accommodate some so-called “scientific” flavor of the moment.

So, what did the Israelites understand? What was made in six days? God said, “all that is in” the universe. Nothing that exists came about any other way. When God told them to work six days, what kind of day was He referencing? The same kind of day in which a Jew was to labor was the same kind of day in which the earth was made – six 24-hour days. Either you believe God or you do not.

Jeff Sweeten