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Did God create the universe in six days?

The Bible reveals that the universe existed before the six days of creation. Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”) describes the beginning of the story of humans, but the Bible also relates earlier events.

Even before God gave His command on the first day, Genesis 1:2 says that the “spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” This verse shows that the earth had existed before the first day of the creation week, though it does not tell us for how long. In fact, there may be billions of years between the original creation of the earth and universe in Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.

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The Gap Theory

How old is the earth? Was it created 6,000 years ago or is it billions of years old? If the earth is billions of years old, does that conflict with Genesis?