posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by Poveglia
My question is simple. A 24 hour day is measured by the earth rotating in relation to the sun. My question is, if the earth was created in 7 literal
days, then what was the unit of measurement used to measure a day, if God didnt create the sun, moon, and stars until the 4th day of creation? In
layman's terms, if there is no sun until day four, then how can you say days 1-3 were a "literal" day?
Good question for Jews and Gentiles alike.
There are several camps on this subject and it can get very involved. We don't really know where Moses got his information nor do we know exactly
how he got his information. I guess we can assume a lot of things as fact but in reality all any of us are doing is believing Moses by faith. So in
order to voice any opinion I guess all of us must assume Moses' account to be fact. Otherwise we have no base to refer to.
It is written that some ancients believed that the Creator created everything visible and invisible in one burst of energy. Now by everything is
meant the universe as well as this earth and its heaven. There are some that insist that this world was created long after the universe and that
Moses does not say the universe was created in one day but only that this world was created in one day within the universe. Now it also could mean
that the universe was empty and that the invisible element could also be Dark Matter or Dark Energy. We don't really know any of this to be a fact
but more of a theory.
According to one account, the Creator created the visible elements in one command and then placed them in order within the seven day account. That is
the Creator created the universe as a container first. Then the Creator put the visible element inside the universe in the order that Moses wrote in
Genesis. At the onset of this placement of the planets and stars and this world and its heaven, there was a primeval light which was the light that
stood in place of the star which we call the sun. This celestial light stood for the first three days of the placement of the visible elements of the
universe and this world. After the artificial light (sun) was placed the primeval light was reduced seven fold. This primeval light was the light
that was needed for the plants, trees etc to be brought forth from the earth before the sun was placed in the heaven.
Now that would somewhat explain how some of the ancients thought. But we can't really take that to the bank, so to speak, because we actually do not
know if that is true or not true. There are some who contest this as to say "Why would the Creator go to all of that trouble when all He had to do
was put the sun up there first and save all of this primeval light thing." That is a good point to consider also. Then again these same ancients
relate that the reason the Creator did not put the sun in the heaven first was to show the creation that it was He, the Creator, that must be
worshiped and not the sun. That also is another good point for you to consider.
There are also some who believe that the entire universe and all of its containment were created in billions of evolutionary steps which took billions
of years to accomplish Each day was an era or light. Each era of creation may have been millions of years and differed one from another in time.
This idea is the most preferred by our modern day science.
We also have a big bang theory and now we have another theory of a lot of big bangs. Each day was a big bang and there were six big bangs. Each bang
differs one from the other in time and could also involve millions of years between bangs. We are now in the seventh bang which is the era that the
Creator is resting. How long will the seventh bang last? We don't have any idea so science tells us.
There are many more accepted theories out there but actually we really don't have a clue from either the scientific world or the religious world.
Neither can prove their belief so I guess we all have to sort it out for ourselves. As the world grows more secular we shall see Moses' account kind
of dry up. That will probably be the eventual end of the matter for the majority of people. People are content to have their toys and gadgets and
most don't want to get involved in this matter at all.
I found it fascinating to exercise my opinions even though I don't really know any more than the next guy out there. Thanks for letting me bend your