Is it really necessary for Answers in Genesis to be so adamant about the six days? ... but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:2)
I must admit it: I continue to stand amazed at the number of conservative Christians and ministries that agree with AiG that we have to believe in a literal Adam and Eve, a literal bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a literal Virgin Birth — but they vehemently part ways with us when it comes to our stand on the six literal days of Creation. Many Christians also insinuate that AiG is unloving, divisive, intolerant and not respectful of fellow Christians because we insist on taking God’s Word as written concerning the six days of Creation.
Is it really necessary for AiG to be so adamant about the six days? Does it matter? Can't we allow some latitude here? First, the word day appears over 2,000 times in the Old Testament and can have several meanings (mostly, though, an ordinary day). Yet the only place in the Bible where Christians argue over what it means is in Genesis 1, where it could not be more obvious from the context.