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This is my first time answering so please excuse my brevity. To me the answer is very simple... God is light. There are many times in the scriptures that I remember reading this. If God is light then it makes perfect sense to me that He is the light that gave life on Day 3.


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This question is about confusion in reading the creation account in Genesis 1:1-2:4a, and the confusion arises because you are trying to see the creation story as a literal account. The existence of daylight and evening before the creation of the sun and moon is only the most superficial issue in understanding the creation story. Contrary to science, a ...


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There is one perspective of the two creation stories in Genesis that has everything made by the end of day six, except the woman and a few animals. There is a somewhat common view that Eve was created after the seventh day rest. There are seemingly two creation stories in Genesis. Chapter 1 is the one we are all familiar with and the YEC's often quote it ...


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Man was (and is) created on the 6th day. God rested from all of his work on the 7th day. We look forward to a Sabbath rest with him while we live in this 6th day. Let me clarify. For those of us "in time" we are created on the 6th day, (the day of man and modern animals). The conservative doctrines of providence and continuous creation show that God ...


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Most English-language Bibles begin with "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth," although the first three Hebrew words of Genesis are: "בראשית ברא אלהים" (B'reishit bara Elohim). There is no definite article and the grammar is complex, if not confusing, but there is a general consensus among scholars that this can not be translated correctly ...


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Not necessarily. There are christians on all parts of the spectrum. I see them as 2 main camps. #1 mutation/natural selection exists but only to a point There are many christians that will accept parts of the constructs of evolution such as natural selection via environmental pressure and/or artificial selection but quote the scripture "God made the ...


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I apologize for dredging up this old question but it contains incorrect information that I thought worth addressing. The original question contains an unsubstantiated assumption that seems to be shared by those answering. "If the Almighty God began life as a man, He must have been part of this universe." This is an assumption and not Mormon ...


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The belief that the earth is only around 6000 years old comes from faith, supported by appropriate interpretations of the Bible, including the creation accounts in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. The early Christian Church Fathers did not hold to this belief because they understood the Genesis creation history to be allegorical. By deriding any belief that the ...


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Young Earth Creationism (YEC) is the view that the world was created by God in a 6 day period only a few thousand years ago. Surprisingly, it requires a non-literal reading of the Bible. The biblical account in Genesis 1:1-2:4a is straight-forward enough in telling us that creation took just six days, but what it does not tell us is how long ago those six ...


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While everyone aware of 6 days of creation only waiting for the ceremony next day marked as day 7, all of a sadden day 7 was sanctified then God privately created lonely Adam with extra nostril blow, remember all creatures were male and female but for Adam came to be alone... seems the holy war was in its ignition as you can see Adam was prepared for battle ...


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As the creator of all things, God must have created the snake unless the story of the Garden of Eden was an allegory or a myth, in which case the snake was an intellectual creation of man. In support of the second view, I would cite Leon R. Kass, who says in The Beginning of Wisdom, page 58, that we can learn most from the story of the Garden of Eden by ...


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If God knew everything about the future shortly after the creation, there is no reason he could not have the same foreknowledge before creation, and vice versa. However, there is no immediate evidence after the creation of foreknowledge, and therefore omniscience, by God: In Genesis 2:18-20,God created animals as company for Adam and eventually realised ...


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The creation story in Genesis 1:1-2:4a is written in a different style than the more primitive creation story in Genesis 2:4b-25. The first creation story is consistent in style and language with other passages attributed to the Priestly Source, and is therefore also attributed to the same source. The second creation story is consistent in style and ...


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Archbishop Ussher believed that the age of the earth could be calculated quite accurately, using the biblical genealogies that go all the way back to Adam, whom he assumed to be created on the sixth day. Using the Bible and, to a limited extent, extra-biblical information, he decided that the world was created in 4004 BCE, a date that differs little from ...


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Religion requires certainty, but the certainty we read into the Bible has differed over the ages. The early Christians had that certainty, as they could not imagine the world existing without a creator to bring it into existence, and so did not need the the creation account to be read literally. Indeed, the early Christian Church Fathers, familiar as they ...


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More recently, Pope Francis has made a statement that more than confirms Cardinal Ratzinger's position. Francis said it was easy to misinterpret the creation story as recounted in the book of Genesis, according to which God created heaven and Earth in six days and rested on the seventh, saying, “When we read the creation story in Genesis we run the risk of ...


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If in Genesis 1:26,God was talking to the angels when he said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness," then God was acknowledging the angels as his equal, a concept that has no biblical or scholarly support. On the other hand, Mark S. Smith says, in The Early History of God, page 64, that on the available evidence, Israelite religion in its ...


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The creation story in Genesis chapter 1 was not regarded as a literal story by some of the early Christian Church Fathers, who regarded it as an allegory. For example, Origen (De Principiis, Book 4.1.16): .as even these do not contain throughout a pure history of events, which are interwoven indeed according to the letter, but which did not actually ...


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There is no biblical reason to limit information about creation to Genesis. If it's in the Bible but not in Genesis, it's still in the Bible! And, as a philosophical point, anyone who reads any of these answers is already going outside of the Bible and thereby relying on our extra-biblical interpretations of Genesis or of the Bible as a whole, so the same ...


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The question you are asking varies with time and country so putting an accurate number on this will be tricky; since some countries the idea of evolution and creationism will be foreign to them. But, focusing only on America, here are stats from Gallup A chart showing a survey done on Americans view of Creationism vs Evolution over a timespan of over 30 ...


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I am adding a bit more to this question as this view point has not been explored in the other answers: Genesis 2:1-3: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, ...


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Scientists are not a single cohort, so when we find that some will agree and some will disagree, this provides little in the way of useful information unless we know what we intended to mean by 'scientists' and then understand the profiles of the scientists. Richard Dawkins says, in The God Delusion, page 100, that a study by Larson and Witham appeared on ...


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Many people reason that Eve was not created on the 'sixth day' because there are two quite separate creation stories in Genesis - verses 1:1-2:4a (attributed by scholars to the Priestly Source) and verses 2:4b-25 (attributed to the Yahwist). The first story says that man and female were both created on the sixth day, but does not mention Eve. The second ...


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The biblical basis for the belief that Eve was created on the sixth day is in Genesis 1:27,31. It results from confusion between the first creation story (Genesis 1:1-2:4a), credited by many biblical scholars to the Priestly Source, and the second creation story (Genesis 2:4b-25), widely credited to the Yahwist source. Leon R. Kass explains, in The ...


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In the Bible light is used to represent goodness, knowledge, freedom, etc... while darkness is used to represent evil, suffering, ignorance, etc... But it must always be kept in mind that this comparison is given to make it easy for us to understand the great war between good and evil. The physical light or the physical darkness does not mean good or ...



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