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God created the earth

Question

The Bible teaches us that God created the earth in five days, then humans on the sixth day, and rested on the seventh day. How is that possible? Or is this a metaphor?

Answer

Some Christians take the creation account in Genesis literally, others metaphorically. Certainly with God all things are possible. Science reveals to us that this happened rather through a long period of evolution, and that indeed creation is in progress continuously. In earlier geological times lasting millions of years, no evidence has been found of certain forms of life or human beings. When the famous biologist J.B.S. Haldane was asked what might make him question the theory of evolution, he replied: “Finding rabbit fossils in the Cambrian or pre-Cambrian era”. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t accept the findings of science, and I personally don’t see any clash with the Bible account of creation in one week, assuming we are able to understand the Bible figuratively. No one said the Bible is a textbook on science – it’s an account of God’s dealings with His people.

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