HOW LONG IS A CREATIVE DAY?

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Zions Watchtower Dec 1881 The Creative Week

“If the seventh period of creation in which the Father rested is seven thousand years long – as shown above – so are the other six periods; and so we have seven times seven thousand years…”

The Watchtower 1/1/1951 p. 27 The Christian’s Sabbath

7,000 years for each of the creative days as well as the rest day is consistent with the Scriptures.

The Watchtower 8/1/1954 p. 478 The Purpose of Your Witnessing

Each creative day was 7,000 years in length. See “New Heavens and a New Earth”, pages 40-43.

Awake! 11/8/1982 pp. 6-9 Science and the Bible

The Bible record, together with verifiable history, indicates that the seventh day of that creative week covers a period of 7,000 years. Hence, each of the six preceding “days” would be of the same length.

The Watchtower 1/1/1987 p. 30 Questions From Readers

a study of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and of our location in the stream of time strongly indicate that each of the creative days is 7,000 years long.

The Watchtower 1/1/1993 p. 4 Our Grand Creator and His Works

In an orderly sequence of six ‘creative days,’ each thousands of years in length

The Watchtower 4/1/1996 p. 13 par. 10 Praise the King of Eternity!

Wonderful developments took place on earth during the six creative “days” of Genesis chapter 1, each day covering thousands of years.

The Watchtower 2/1/2003 p. 4 How to Cultivate a Balanced View of Work

at the end of the six creative “days,” or long periods of time, “God saw everything he had made and, look! it was very good”

Awake! 9/22/2003 p. 21 Science Was My Religion

the creative days lasted aeons

Awake 1/22/2004 p. 23 Why I Believe the Bible—A Nuclear Scientist Tells His Story

the creative “days” encompass thousands of years

The Watchtower 4/1/2004 p. 6 Identifying the Wild Beast and Its Mark

God’s creative week comprises seven ‘days,’ or extended time periods

The Watchtower 1/1/2004 p. 28 par. 3 Highlights From the Book of Genesis—I

the six creative “days,” or time periods of special creative works

The Watchtower 2/15/2011 p. 8 par. 10 Holy Spirit—At Work in Creation!

These are not 24-hour days but are epochs.

Awake! 11/2011 p. 9 Which Approach Is More Reasonable?

Each day evidently involved a considerable length of time.

Awake! 3/2014 p. 5 How Long Did God Take To Create The Universe?

each of the six creative days could have lasted for thousands of years.

Note: Why has this view changed? It is not because of a revealing of new light by Gods Holy Spirit, but it is due to the incontrovertible discoveries of science. Holy Spirit should have known this all along, but perhaps it was just the speculations of ill informed men all along.

SHOULD WE BELIEVE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR THE BIBLE?

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Science – The Watchtower 5/10/2013 p.7 par. 3 Creation Reveals the Living God

“They [Christian fundamentalists] reject credible scientific evidence that contradicts their view.”

Science – Awake ! 11/11 p. 3 The Most Important Question of All

“Regrettably, many of the world’s religions have added to the confusion by teaching things that contradict well-established scientific knowledge.”

The Bible – The Watchtower 4/15/2008 p. 6 par. 16 Repudiate “Valueless Things”

“However, we know that when human teachings contradict what God has revealed, it is always the human teachings that are wrong.” (emphasis WT)

Describing scientists – Awake 11/22/1981 p. 14 How Old Are the Fossils?

[They are] Wishy-washy when it suits their purpose, dogmatic when it doesn’t.

DID THE EDENIC SERPENT HAVE LEGS?

What have Jehovah’s Witnesses historically believed regarding the serpent in Eden mentioned in Genesis chapter 3?

YES – The Watchtower, June 1, 1964 p. 352 – Questions From Readers

It, therefore, is reasonable to conclude that before God cursed it the serpent possessed legs that elevated it above the ground.

NO – po (1974) chap. 5 p. 59 pars. 15-16 God’s “Eternal Purpose” in His Anointed One Is Formed

“Upon your belly you will go and dust is what you will eat.” This was not a curse upon the whole serpent family. Seemingly God’s words were addressed to that one literal serpent.

NO – The Watchtower, June 15, 2007 p. 31 – Questions From Readers

The Bible does not specifically state that the animal used in tempting Eve had previously had legs but lost them. While the wording of Genesis 3:14 might lead some to think so, we need not necessarily conclude that prior to this curse, serpents had legs.