Was the world created in six literal days?


Was the world created in 6 days or 6 eras? In the original Jewish Bible it uses the word “yaster” which means either day OR era. So isn’t it possible that the world was actually created in 6 eras? It would make much more sense considering many scientists classify the Earth to be much older. So isn’t the world created in 6 eras rather than 6 days?


The world was spoken into existence immediately.  Psalm 33:6, 9 says,   “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.   For HE SPAKE, AND IT WAS DONE; he commanded, and it stood fast.”

The Lord knew that such questions would be raised, and so made it clear as to the time period involved.  Genesis 1:1-5 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light DAY, and the darkness he called NIGHT. And the EVENING and the MORNING were the FIRST DAY.”  On the very first day, God began the 24 HOUR TIME FRAME — DAY and NIGHT — EVENING and MORNING.  If it was an extended period of time, God would not have used those terms in regard to every day of creation “evening and morning were the _______ day” as He did.

Remember, the Bible warns us about people coming along with “false science.”  1 Timothy 6:20, 21 says, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE FALSELY SO CALLED: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”  The earth is not millions of years old, and there are many proofs of that in nature.  I would encourage you to order the creation video series by Dr. Kent Hovind at dr.dino.com.  Those videos will show you just how ridiculous evolution is, and how dishonest the teachers are that hold to it.

The majority text is the original Jewish Bible, and it uses the word “yome” for “day,” from a word meaning to be “hot” or “warm” (as the warm hours) (Strong’s #3117).