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When Is a Day a Day?


Part 1



This is Ken Ham, with a passion for sharing God’s Word with the world, from its very first verse.


If I said to you, “Back in my father’s day, it took three days to drive across the Australian Outback during the day,” you’d know what I meant. Even though I used the word day in three different ways, the context tells you what I meant.

Now, many people say we can’t know what “day” means in Genesis 1 therefore it could be millions of years. But the context always tells us what a word means. And throughout the Old Testament, when day is used with a number or the word night … or with the phrase “evening or morning” … it means a normal day. And Genesis one has all of those!

The text couldn’t be clearer. The days in Genesis were definitely twenty-four-hour days.

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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

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