The creative days in Genesis do not refer to the creation of the universe. Rather the process of readying earth for life, and then the creation of
that life on earth.
All the days are specifically about EARTH and nothing else.
Genesis 1:1 shows us that in the beginning God created both the heavens and the earth. That is the universe outside the earth, and the earth itself.
It never states how long ago that was.
From verse 2 onward we are shown how God prepared the earth for human habitation.
Again those creative days which were eons of time themselves talk only about EARTH itself.
(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.
There was darkness over the watery deep. That is over the oceans. Why was it dark on the surface of the earth? We already know the earth exists,
because it says there was darkness over the waters of the surface of the earth.
So we can deduct with reason and logic that verse two is NOT talking about the creation of the physical universe which is mentioned in verse one.
We are carried somewhere into the far distant future of verse one and are shown that the surface of the earth at that point in time was dark, and it
was covered with water at that point in time.
It was dark because the earth's atmosphere was much like that of Venus' I imagine. Not that the sun and the universe did not already exist. Rather the
light from the already existing sun could not penetrate the thick atmosphere which must have existed on earth at that point in time.
No one alive when Moses wrote that verse could have known that.
Now that you have a logical comprehension of what the creation account is really showing you. You can compare it with known science and it is dead-on
Look, I'll show you:
(Genesis 1:3-5) . . .And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light. 4 After that God saw that the light was good, and God began
to divide the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, but the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a
There was light! Where? Obviously not the universe the stars had already been existing for billions of years.
If you use logic and read verse two again, you will see that what was dark was the earth's surface, which was covered with water.
So what became light? The earth's surface. That is just logical. The atmosphere cleared up enough, although still thick that the sun and moon and
stars were NOT visible. Yet at this point in time light did penetrate through the atmosphere to the surface. And the day and night became apparent.
Very easy to understand when you really just read what it is saying.
Here let me show you some more:
(Genesis 1:6-8) 6 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.
So after the first day, when light penetrated through the thick atmosphere to the surface, God made a division between the "waters and the waters."
Apparently that would refer to the oceans on the surface, and a water canopy in the atmosphere. For the expanse had to be somewhere in earth's
atmosphere, I have a feeling it was in the high high atmosphere. From space, I imagine the earth still looked like Venus, a thick atmosphere full of
Are you following? Has your mind been freed from the atheist and radical fundamentalist idea of what is being talked about here? Because it is very
Has the light gone off in your mind yet? If not, here I let me show you more.
Now using this basic and very simply knowledge of what is being discussed here, see if you can figure out what is being referred to next, try and use
your own mind:
(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.
Were you able to visually see that in your mind's eye?
You already know the earth exists. That there is a thick atmosphere, and that the earth, up to this point has a huge ocean of water covering the
surface. And that there was a division of the waters in the expanse and the surface. So what happens at this stage?
Dry land appears.
And what is the very first life to arrive? We are told plant life and trees. This is significant because at that point in time the earth's atmosphere
was probably very thick with carbon dioxide and nitrogen and other gases. Remember the sun itself is not visible from the surface.
So what happens over time now that God has created the vegetation and the trees? Can you see how the trees begin to filter the atmosphere putting more
oxygen into it, clearing it up?
Now as you visualize this taking place, you see God forming the earth from stage to stage (starting from the point where it was covered with water and
a thick atmosphere - that is the starting point of the Genesis account. Nothing previous to that is even mentioned). Now read the next part and see if
you can figure out what happens by using your mind's eye and logic:
(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 before this time why while there was light, the sun was not visible. Correct?
So what happens in this creative day? The earth's atmosphere is finally cleared up enough, probably due to the plant life God created, that if you
were on the surface and peered heavenward finally the sun and the moon and the stars appeared. Not that they were created on this day.
Now they became fully visible on the surface of the earth. Were you able to discern that, by reading it all by yourself? If so, then good! Now you are
using reasoning and logic!
Ran out of room.
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