Again we have the problem of inconsistency. Gary North understands the days in Genesis 1 literally, in their normal sense, as do so many Reformed creationists. However, he understands the years in Revelation 20 in a non-literal way, in a symbolic way. It fits his theology to make the days of Genesis 1 be literal days; it contradicts his theology to understand the millennium of Revelation 20 as a literal millennium of 1000 years. Should not the text of the Bible determine our theology instead of letting our theology govern how we understand the text?
OK, this is mostly a dispensationalist vs. everyone else thing.
I am not at all impressed by the dispensationalist's claim to "literal, plain sense" interpretation. It's rhetoric and bluster, often. They simply can not make good on that, with respect to time texts.
Struck an exposed nerve there ...
move on... To have a saving relationship to Christ as the Bible teaches is all important... I.F.