posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 07:00 PM
a reply to: ServantOfTheLamb
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5
God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
So we have light here. Light that separates light from darkness. This is what you and other Christians like to counter with. Also here we have Earth
existing in some form or another. The problem is light is mentioned again. A separation of light and darkness mentioned again. In the context of Earth
specifically it's mentioned again. The light mentioned here is not the light of Stars, and not light reaching Earth. Whatever light this is, is not
the light that causes plants to grow or humans to see.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under
the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second
Water before stars is also of interest since new findings show water coming from stars is prolific, and may in fact be the exclusive source for
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground
“land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
Obviously this is saying Earth is formed. Not formless and void any longer.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their
various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it
according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
No Sun yet. No stars yet. Just a different kind of light. Yet fruit trees growing to maturation in order to bear fruit. You can say this metaphysical
light is able to cause things to grow but you would not being doing so with a rationale that works alongside science. The light from a star is
explicitly said to have occurred on Day 4, not an earlier Day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred
times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16
God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.
He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night,
and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
Now there is light again. The kind that separates light and day on Earth. The kind that dictates seasons. The kind that reaches the surface of Earth.
The kind of light we think about when we usually talk about light. Obviously since it's coming from the Sun which Genesis is clearly saying arose on
this Day and not a prior Day.
Genesis is obviously
making a distinction between the light mentioned earlier and the light now appearing and reaching Earth. Even if you don't
interpret it that way it doesn't negate it's saying all stars were made after Earth is formed.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their
kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and
increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and
there was morning—the fifth day.
Birds. Day 5.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures
that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild
animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground
according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
All land animals made on Day 6.
Genesis is clearly saying birds were flying around prior to Day 6.
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