This book refutes the framework interpretation and other figurative interpretations of the days of creation and shows the majestic progression of God’s work of creation in six literal days. The author enters into debate with renowned contemporary theologians and seeks to give exegetical and theological guidance to modern students, pastors, and church leaders amidst the present attractiveness of non literal interpretations of Genesis 1 and 2.
Rev. Bédard’s focused critique of the Framework Hypothesis and his vigorous defence of the plain meaning of Scripture deserves a wide reading. Heartily recommended!
— Dr. Cornelis Van Dam (Professor Emeritus, Old Testament, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary)
Those who find themselves attracted to the Framework Hypothesis should read this book for its thorough, incisive, and cautionary critique of this theory and its potential consequences.
— Dr. Jannes Smith (Professor of Old Testament, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary)
Paulin Bédard has done an admirable job of highlighting the dangers inherent in this insidious interpretation of the creation account. His extensive research demonstrates that those who embrace the Framework Hypothesis often are influenced by the ‘apparent’ scientific evidence for long ages in their reading of Genesis 1 and 2. Clearly presenting the presuppositions and refuting the arguments of those who promote these erroneous views, it is well worth a read.
— Dr. Anco Farenhorst (DVM)
Paulin Bédard has written an excellent refutation of figurative views of Genesis 1. He shows the necessity of maintaining the plain truth of God’s Word, in face of current attacks on its credibility. I heartily recommend this book, particularly for Reformed (and other) theologians and students.
— Dr. John Byl (Professor Emeritus, Mathematical Science, Trinity Western University)
Rev. Bédard is a graduate of the Reformed Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is currently pastor of the Reformed Church of Saint-Georges, Québec, Canada.