Your question was:
>   I would like to know if you think that the days of creation were 24 hour
> days?

Genesis 1 is an inspired account of the creation week.  Yes, the days of creation were 24 hour days, for several reasons:

1.  The terminology of the text itself:
   -v. 5 - "God called the light DAY, and the darkness He called   NIGHT.  So
the EVENING and the MORNING were the first DAY."  (CAPS are for emphasis --
not shouting!).  Nothing in the text remotely hints at these terms meaning
anything other than their normal usage.  Day, night, evening, morning - all
help to define each "day" of creation -- a 24 hour cycle.

2.  The Israelite work week is set parallel to God's creative week in Exodus
20:8-11.  Just as in "six days" the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the
sea and all this is in them, and rested in the seventh day, Israel was
commanded to work six days and rest on the seventh day.  If God's creative
days (Gen. 1) were not 24 hour days, but billions of years instead, then
there is no parallel to be made!

3.  To view the Genesis record of creation to mean something other than six,
24 hour days, is to twist and pervert the meaning of the word of God in an
effort to conform the Bible's account of creation with man's science (false
so-called, 1 Tim. 6:20-21).

For more, please see "How old is the earth?" by Jonathan Sarfati, Ph. D., F.M.

Sincerely yours,

Joe Price

Joe R Price

Bible Answers

Mt. Baker church of Christ