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How did God create the world? God simply spoke, and the world came into existence. Nothing influence
Case 5: God's Creation
Clue: 5

Question Answer
How long did it take God to create the world?

God spent six literal days creating the world. Exodus 20:11a – For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.

The Difference This Truth Makes
Some people do not believe that the “days” spoken of in Genesis are normal-length, real days. Some people want to believe that each day represented thousands of years. Some people even teach that each day was actually several millions of years! There are at least four good reasons why we should believe that the days of Creation were normal, literal, 24-hour days.

Reason #1 – The Hebrew word for “day” occurs 1,704 times in the Old Testament. This Hebrew word is yom and almost always means a normal day. For the few times it does not refer to a normal day, its other meaning is made clear by the verses around it.

Reason #2 – Moses used the term “evening and morning” to signal what each day is. Besides here (Genesis 1), the words “evening” and “morning” occur together in 37 verses of the Bible. Each and every time, the combination of “morning” and “evening” is used to refer to one normal day. (See Exodus 18:13.)

Reason #3 – In the 119 times in Moses’ writings where the Hebrew word yom (“day”) follows a number such as “first,” “second,” or “third,” they always describe a literal day. (Example: 2 Chronicles 20:26)

Reason #4 – In Exodus 20:11, God’s creation week is spoken of as involving “six days.” The Hebrew word for “days” is yammim. In the 608 times of the plural “days” are used in the Old Testament, they are never used to describe anything other than normal 24-hour days.