Monday, June 05, 2006

The First Three Days - what was the Light?

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all"
1 JOHN 1:5

I've been asked, "If God created everything in six literal days, then how could the first three days of creation have been ordinary days if the sun wasn't created until the fourth day?"

First of all, you don't need the sun to have day and night - all you need is light shining on a rotating earth. Now, do we have light on the first three days? The answer is "Yes!"

On the first day, God created light and separated it from the darkness. Because there is evening and morning, it's obvious that the earth is already rotating and the light is shining from one direction.

Actually, God would need to make the property of light so that sources could then give off light.

Now the question people ask is, where did that light come from? To be honest - I don't know. The Bible doesn't tell us. Now this shouldn't be a worry to us, because if God told us everything we wanted to know, we'd have an infinite number of books. And let's face it - we could never read them all.

What God HAS told us is that there was light on Day 1, which must have come from a temporary source. It was replaced by the sun on Day 4. By the way, evolution teaches that the sun existed before the earth - so obviously, one cannot accept evolution as well as the Bible.

I believe that one of the reasons God left the creation of the sun until the fourth day, was because He knew that many cultures over time would want to worship the sun. Remember, God told the Israelites not to worship it as the heathens did. God was showing that He was the source of all power. So the answer is to worship the God of the creation, NOT the creation He made.


~ AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD Reflections of God's Handiwork
by
Ken Ham

1 comment:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zac,
This is fascinating. I have never thought about where the light came from. I always just imagined a bright light without considering where it came from.

Elizabeth