What is Instantaneous Creation?

Instantaneous Creation In Six Twenty-Four Hour Days

God created the world just like He said He did, in 6 literal days (24 hours each). Notice in Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31 the phrase “and the evening and the morning.” The evening and the morning make one 24-hour day today just like they always have, even from creation. There are places in the Bible where the word “day” is used to refer to a longer period of time, but not here. The many “evening and morning” references make this very clear.

Also, Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The word “created” comes from the Hebrew word Bara, which refers to an instantaneous act of creation. Therefore, this does away with any theory that would try to spread out the creation over long periods of time.

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Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.

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