(Genesis 1:2) . . .Now the earth was formless and desolate, and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep, and God’s active force
was moving about over the surface of the waters.
At this stage in earth's history there was a lot of water, but it was dark on the surface of the earth. Again this was because the atmosphere was to
thick to allow light to penetrate down to the surface.
What happens next? Notice:
(Genesis 1:4, 5) 4 After that God saw that the light was good, and God began to divide the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day,
but the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a first day.
Notice that in verse 3 God's active force (or holy spirit) was moving about over the watery surface, and then God said "Let there be light." So there
was a clearing up enough of the atmosphere for light to penetrate to the surface at this point in earth's history. How God did this is not specified.
Only that he used his tremendous power to do so. In what way? We do not know.
What happens after this first creative day? Notice:
(Genesis 1:6-8) . . .Then God said: “Let there be an expanse between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the
waters.” 7 Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse. And it was so.
8 God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
At this point God wanted to divide the sky and the oceans, or the watery surface of the earth. And thus the division was made, one with water on the
earth's surface and on with a water canopy above in the earth's atmosphere. (This is the same water canopy that later came falling down during the
Before the flood of Noah's day the entire earth was of a moderate tropical climate. The water canopy that God put in the heavens protected the earth
completely from the sun's harmful rays and made the entire earth's climate perfect for human life. You could wonder around naked all you want
anywhere on earth, you would never get too cold, or too hot, and you would NEVER get a sun burn.
But that is a digression. This division between the waters formed day two.
What happens next? Notice:
(Genesis 1:9-13) . . .Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And
it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said:
“Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.”
And it was so. 12 And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then
God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
So now God collects the oceans into one place and dry land appears. He calls the dry land earth, and he calls the collection of waters the Seas.
After this plant life appears. First he creates grass, and plants, and fruit frees.
This is in accord to the fossil record. Plant life is the first form of observable life appearing in the fossil record. Moses got it right.
Also, this plant life, in the sea, and on dry ground would be needed in "transforming the earth's atmosphere. From a carbon-dioxide rich environment,
to an oxygen rich on. So the plants no doubt helped in clearing the atmosphere even more at this stage in earth's preparation for human life.
This leads up to the next creative day where we are told:
(Genesis 1:14-19) . . .Then God said: “Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night,
and they will serve as signs for seasons and for days and years. 15 They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the
earth.” And it was so. 16 And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary
for dominating the night, and also the stars. 17 Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth 18 and to dominate by day
and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness. Then God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was
morning, a fourth day.
So on this fourth day of creation (not literal day remember) the earth's atmosphere had been cleared up enough by the plant life created on earth on
the third creative day that finally the suns light was able to clearly shine through to the earth's surface. The sun and the moon became visible, as
well as the stars in the heaven. And a division was clearly made between day and night.
The following creative day we are told that the creatures of the sea were created, and the flying creatures of the heaven.
And finally on the last creative day land animals appeared, both wild beasts and domestic ones, and after then God made man and woman.
All again verified by the fossil record. After plant life appeared, sea-life and birds appear, then lastly land animals and then lastly humans.
This is an accurate and scientific account of earth's history.
It is not creationism. It is proven by the historic record.
It is reliable.
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