Don't Make Assumptions
the following a contradiction in the Bible?
QUESTION: Genesis 1:2-3 claims that God created light and divided it from darkness
on the first day; but Genesis 1:14-19 tells us the sun, moon, and stars werent
made until the fourth day.
Everything stated above is 100% correct.
However, they are expecting you to make an assumption that light must come from
the sun, moon, or stars. And since they were not created until day four, how could
there be light on day one?
First we need to ask, have you made a correct
Genesis one describes God creating by simply speaking things
into existance. However, God doesn't even need to speak... He just needs to think
it and it comes into existance.
So, does God need the sun to make light?
No. Not at all. Genesis 1:14 & 15 says: "Then God
said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens... and it was so."
God spoke it, and all the billions of galaxies, each weith billions of stars,
instantly came into existance. Wow! Why then couldn't God have just made light
to shine on the earth? He could just make the light... He doesn't need a star
for there to be light.
There is another option...
not be the source of the light? Scripture talks about God's glory being a source
of light. For example, Revelation 21:23-24 describes the New Jerusalem that will
exist in the new heaven and new earth:
And the city
has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has
illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and
the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
does not identify the source of the light in Genesis 1:2-3, but it could very
well be that God Himself (God's glory) was the source, just as described in Revelation
Don't limit yourself to human assumptions.
So there is
reports that the fruit trees were created before the man, while chapter 2 indicates
they were made after him.
the answer here...