|Biblical Account of Creation||Evolutionary/Long-age|
|Biblical account of creation Evolutionary/long-age
Earth before the sun and stars
|Stars and sun before earth|
|Earth covered in water initially||Earth a molten blob initially|
|Oceans first, then dry land||Dry land, then the oceans|
|Life first created on the land||Life started in the oceans|
|Plants created before the sun||Plants came long after the sun|
|Land animals created after birds||Land animals existed before birds|
|Whales before land animals||Land animals before whales|
God said let there be light and there was light. Then he separated light from darkness, and called the light day and the darkness night. And there was evening, and there was morning.
God separated water from water, made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse and above it. Called the expanse sky.
God gathered the water under the sky to one place and let dry ground appear and divided the land and seas. God produced vegetation and seed bearing plants, trees with seed and fruit according to their kind.
God put the lights in the expanse to separate day from night to serve as signs – seasons, days, years, and made two great lights to govern the day and night. He also made the stars.
God made the water teem with living creatures and birds to fly across the expanse of the sky. God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving things with which the water teems according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind.
Then God said “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” God created man in his own image, male and female, he created them.
God rested and blessed the seventh day.
Notice the earth was created before the sun, the stars, and the plants. The sun did not give birth to the earth as evolutionary theories postulate. The luminaries didn’t come into existence until the fourth day.
God understood that man would say that the things produced on earth came from the stars, so that they might set God aside. In order that the truth might be demonstrated, plants, and seeds came into existence before stars. For what comes into existence later cannot cause what is prior to it.
Where did the light come from on the first day if the sun was not created yet? How could there be day and night without the sun for the first three days?
The sun is not needed for day and night. What are needed are light and a rotating earth. On the first day God made light. The phrase “evening and morning” certainly applies a rotating earth, thus if we have light from one direction, and a spinning earth, there can be day and night.
We are not told where the light came from but Genesis 1:3 certainly indicates it was a created light to provide day and night until God made the sun on day four to rule the day. Revelation 21:23 tells us that one day the sun will not be needed, as the glory of God will light the heavenly city.
It is said in 2 Peter 3:8 “that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and some note that the creation days could be long periods of time. However, the second part of the verse reads, “and a thousand years as one day.” Which in essence cancels out the first part of the verse for those who want to equate a day with a thousand years. In Psalm 90:4 it says “For a thousand years in your sight are as yesterday when it is past, and a watch in the night.” It is saying that a thousand years is being compared with a short period of time – not simply to a day.
If we allow the language of God’s word to speak to us without any outside influences – all six days of creation were ordinary earth days.