It’s common to hear Christians argue that God’s creative work should not be thought of in terms of six normal days. Instead, we’re told that we should open to the possibility that these days were much longer periods of time, perhaps even billions of years. These arguments have been around for a while. In today’s featured article (which first appeared in 1989), Dr. C. Van Dam addresses these arguments and demonstrates how Scripture can and must be taken at face value on this matter. You can find the article here.
Readers interested in a more detailed treatment of this topic should check out Rev. Paulin Bédard’s book In Six Days God Created. The book can be purchased at this link and a review of it can be found here. Highly recommended!