Many people struggle with understanding what the word 'day' in Genesis 1 means. Since the word 'day' has a variety of meanings some believe that it could mean that God created over millions of years. Richard Fangrad and Calvin Smith, give many examples of how the word 'day' can be used in different ways. In most cases it is easy to understand the variety of meanings based on the context. When this simple principle is applied to understanding the meaning of the word 'day' in the context of Genesis 1 the meaning is also clear: it is a literal day!

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