I see many arguments about creationism on Cafemom all the time. And arguments about evolution. I believe that God was the spark but I do not agree with a literal 6 day creation as we do not know how long a "day" was at the time of creation. A day could mean 24 literal hours or 24,000 years. I guess that is where I diverge from a lot of Christians.
So, as a Christian, do you believe in a literal 6 day creation or creation over time?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I don't think "most" Christians believe in a literal six-day creation. That's just an interpretation/misinterpretation by some more fundamentalist Christians.
The thing is the Hebrew word for day is "yom" and it doens't mean a literal 24-hour day. It's used throughout the bible to indicate a variety of differen type periods. In Genesis alone "yom" is used to indicate everything from at 12-hour period to an eternity. So the Bible itself doesn't even say the world was created in 6 24-hour days. See "Word Study Yom".
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