CREATION! Are we to actually believe that God created the entire heavens and the earth in a mere 6 days? Absolutely! But, in Six 24 hour days?? Therein lays a questionable assumption.
First, we need to remember that the sun and moon did not come into play until day four, thus the clock was not set until day four. Prior to day four, the days would seem to be of indeterminate length.
Following that line of thought, if God has existed millions, billions or trillions of years ad infinitum, why would He suddenly decide to create the unfathomable heavens and earth and allow Himself a mere six 24 hour days to do it. That seems unthinkable to me. According to numerous Scriptures, such haste is not His style. On countless occasions, He admonishes us to wait, wait, wait – to have patience. Even when Jesus was here on earth, He would force His dearest friends to wait until all hope was apparently gone before springing into action – consider Lazarus.
Accordingly, if we remove the 24 hour restriction from the first three days of creation, the Biblical version makes perfect sense to us. Could we agree that in no way does such an interpretation compromise the Bible nor diminish the creative powers of our Almighty God!