Today in History: God Created the World, at 9 a.m.
John Lightfoot (1601 – 1675), vice-chancellor of England’s Cambridge University, was one of the original members of the Westminster Assembly. His scholarship and lucidity translated into him being one of the key-figures in the formation of the Westminster Standards. A committed preterist, he wrote persuasively on end-time issues, such as Daniel’s “weeks prophecies” (Dan. 9:24-27). His studies led him to believe that God did His creative handywork on today’s date . . .
Heaven and earth, center and circumference, were made in the same instant of time, and clouds full of water; and man was created by the Trinity on October 26, 4004 B.C., at nine o’clock in the morning.
Now we know.