For most of my teaching career, I considered the framework hypothesis to be a possibility. But I have now changed my mind. I now hold to a literal six-day creation, the fourth alternative and the traditional one. Genesis says that God created the universe and everything in it in six twenty-four-hour periods. According to the Reformation hermeneutic, the first option is to follow the plain sense of the text. One must do a great deal of hermeneutical gymnastics to escape the plain meaning of Genesis 1-2. The confession makes it a point of faith that God created the world in the space of six days.
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I really have tried to understand the Framework view. I’ve carefully read a paper written by Dr. Kline, but honestly, it seems to me to be an overly complex and wordy solution to a phantom theological problem. If one does not presuppose the interpretations and framework (!) of uniformitarian and naturalistic “scientists” then the text is clear. The text is not exhaustive and certainly does not answer all of our questions; but what it does say is clear if we will hear it.
I agree with Sproul! God created the Earth in 6 days…it’s biblical. To say He did anything else would be saying He wasn’t powerful enough to do so.
He is so good, isn’t He? So thankful for a God Who creates and loves! 🙂
Katy~ thanks for commenting! I agree with Sproul too.