Genesis 1: Are the Six Days of Creation Literal or Figurative?


The first chapter of the Bible says that God made heaven and earth and every living thing in six days. Are those six \"days\" to be understood literally, as six 24-hour days, or are they symbolic — figures of speech? Bible-believing Christians disagree on this topic, often with great emotion, sometimes condemning all who do not...

 

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