Creation

“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day”

Ex. 20:11

“Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female”

Matt 19:4

“…by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men”

Rom. 5:12

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Subsection

Evolution

Bible Chronology

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Where to Start? 

A Brief Overview

Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary – 6 Days are 6 Days  no date, 15 paragraphs, with a commendation by G.I. Williamson

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The More In-Depth Scriptural Case

Gentry, Kenneth – In the Space of Six Days, from the Ordained Servant, vol. 9, no. 1 (January 2000), pp. 12-16, 20 short paragraphs

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The Exhaustive Scriptural Case

Gentry, Kenneth – Yea, Hath God Said?  The Framework Hypothesis/Six-Day Creation Debate  Buy  2002  172 pp.

Though this work takes aim at the popular Framework Hypothesis (that Gen. 1 is only poetic and not historical with poetic beauty), it also contains perhaps the best Scriptural case for the traditional, literal 6-Day viewpoint.  At the same time, the work also decimates all non-literal interpretations of what Scripture clearly says.  Part 3 demonstrates that the Westminster Confession’s ‘in the space of six days’ means exactly what it says.

For another excellent book length defense of the Biblical view of the length of Creation, see ‘Did God Create in Six Days?’ below by Pipa and Hall.

 

 

Articles

Batzig, Nick – [Geerhardus] Vos on the Historicity and Interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2  2013  32 paragraphs  Including an extensive quotation from Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics

Bavinck, Herman – Creation from Our Reasonable Faith, excerpts from p. 170-173

Berkhof, Louis – On Creation  HTML  1949  70 paragraphs from his Systematic Theology

Berkhof, Louis – On Creation in Six Days  HTML  1949  25 paragraphs excerpted from his Systematic Theology

Gentry, Kenneth – Reformed Theology and Six Day Creation  no date, 22 short paragraphs

Williamson, G.I. – A Defense of Six-Day Creation  2013  31 paragraphs

 

 

Booklet

Beek, Joel – What did the Reformers Believe about the Age of the Earth?  Buy  $1.75, 16 pages

 

 

Books on the Length of Creation from Scripture

Pipa, Joseph and Hall, David – Did God Create in Six Days?  Buy  1999  352 pages

This work includes contributions by numerous professors at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  See the ‘Look Inside’ option through the Buy link for the table of contents.

Young, E.J.

Studies in Genesis One  Buy  in An International Library of Philosophy and Theology 1975  105 pp.

Young was one of the great, early, Westminster Seminary scholars.

In the Beginning: Gen. chs. 1-3 and the Authority of Scripture  Buy  1976  117

 

 

Books on History and Church Issues

Hall, David – Holding Fast to Creation  Kindle  2000  241 pp.  The hardcopy is spiral-bound by The Covenant Foundation.  The work has chapters on the Early Church, Calvin and the Reformers, the Westminster Divines, the Enlightenment, recent debates and ‘A Biblical Theology of Creation’

Reed, John – Plain Talk about Genesis: A Fresh Look at the PCA Earth History Debate  Buy  2000  119 pp.

 

 

Creationist Books

Whitcomb, Jr., John – The Early Earth  Buy  1972  138 pp.

 

 

For Children

Guassen, Louis – Lessons for the Young on the Six Days of Creation  1860  135 pages

 

 

Devotional

Myers, Andrew – He Made the Stars Also  a collection of photography and poetic quotes about the stars

 

 

 

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made… For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”

Ps. 33:6,9

“When Moses writes that God created Heaven and Earth and whatever is in them in six days, then let this period continue to have been six days, and do not venture to devise any comment according to which six days were one day.  But, if you cannot understand how this could have been done in six days, then grant the Holy Spirit the honor of being more learned than you are.”

Martin Luther 

 

 

 

Related Pages

Commentaries on Genesis