“Then God spoke all these words, saying……, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. For six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male slave or your female slave, or your cattle, or your resident who stays with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; for that reason the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” Exodus 20:1, 8-11 NASB2020. https://bible.com/bible/2692/exo.20.1-10.NASB2020
One of the areas of contention with the Bible both inside the church and outside the church is the difference between God’s story of how the earth and all it contains was created and how man in their schoolrooms teaches how the earth and all it contains was created. Man declares the world was created through random chance and evolution, a Big Bang then a long chain of changes over billions of years resulting in what we see today. While there are many in the sciences that reject this teaching because of its impossibility it remains the alternative worldview for all who reject God. The Bible teaches God made everything we see, including us, intentionally, purposefully, to live eternally with Him. The Bible begins with God creating the world and humanity with purpose and meaning for His delight. God reiterates how He made the world here in this passage as He includes the law to rest even as He rested after making everything. Six literal days for creation are assumed here and everywhere in Scripture. The literality of the Bible is only debated among those who reject God or wish to appear smart before pagan men. The dispute is much larger than six-day creation vs billions of years evolution. The debate is over our rebellion against God and need for reconciliation with Him because our nature is corrupt at birth vs we are basically good products of nature corrupted only by a bad environment. Death came to the world after creation because men rebelled against God not because we had to evolve from fish to men. This is the Bible teaching because its crowning message is God coming to earth as one of us to save us from death. Jesus rose from the dead demonstrating His power over death and His ability to give eternal life to all who come to Him for reconciliation to God. This understanding of our need for Jesus comes after our understanding that we are created by God, to live forever with God, but we are separated from God because of our rebellious human nature. This problem we have can’t be solved by evolution but can only be solved by a Savior, Jesus the Lord.