by Gary North
I gave a presentation to a Sunday School class this summer. It was on the six-day creation and attacks on it from inside conservative Presbyterian seminaries. I attended one of them.
The theory is called the framework hypothesis. It dismisses the six days of creation as literary devices. God never wanted anyone to imagine that He created the world in a sequence, let alone a six-day sequence. Sadly, they tell us, Christians up to about 1924 did not understand God’s point. They thought six days meant — can you believe it? — six days. They did not see that the six days were a literary device: 1-4, 2-5, 3-6. See? Simple. Therefore, the age of the universe is whatever Wikipedia says, give or take a billion years.
The frameworkers proclaim that God took 13.7 billion years to get to His theological point.
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