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Are the Thousand Years in Revelation 20 Literal?

The question regarding the last years of earth’s history is, in a sense, very similar to that regarding earth’s first days: what do numbers and units of time in the Bible actually mean?  Are they merely figurative or are they to be taken literally? The interpretation of the days in Genesis 1 and the meaning of the thousand years in Revelation 20 are related ... Read More »

The Day God Created Dinosaurs

According to evolutionary time scales, the dinosaurs lived hundreds of millions of years ago and died out about 65 million years ago.  Holding to a literal interpretation of Genesis and accepting the record of the dinosaurs, however, would seem to be diametrically opposed. Therefore what are we to do with the dinosaurs if we also hold to a literal, six-day ... Read More »

Creation Days According to the Church Fathers

 We assert that Moses spoke in the literal sense, not allegorically or figuratively, i.e., that the world, with all its creatures, was created within six days, as the words read.  (Martin Luther, Lectures on Genesis)   The Early Church Fathers The early Church Fathers were men who believed in Jesus as their Savior and Lord and were the leaders of ... Read More »

The First Six Days

The First Six Days – Related Articles Chapter 1 – The Importance of Genesis Chapter 2 – Evolution Plus God Chapter 3 – The “Fact” of Evolution Chapter 4 – Interpreting Genesis (How Then Should We Read?) Chapter 5 – The Question of Days Chapter 6 – Days According to the Ancient Jewish Commentators Chapter 7 – Days According to ... Read More »

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