A quote from this link :
The sun is not needed for day and night. What is needed is light and a rotating earth.
To me, the sentence in the quote above tell something like this :
A. in order day and night exist, light and rotating earth is needed.
Based on A, to me it's the same meaning if I "expand" the sentence to something like this
B. in order the first hour of the 24 hours of the first day exist, light and rotating earth is needed.
So in other words of point-B :
the first hour of 24 hours of the first day begin soon after the light was created.
OR in another words:
after the light was created then the first hour of the 24 hours of the first day begin.
But then the point-B leads me to a conclusion like this :
it can't be known for how long the earth is in the state of formless and empty and darkness covered the deep waters
because although (assumed) the earth is rotating once it's created .... but there is no light yet. Hence, there is no day and night yet ---> there is no day yet ---> there is no (24 hours) of day yet ---> there is no the first hour of a day yet.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
Gen 1:1 doesn't say "In the beginning of the first day God created the heavens and the earth". Even if it does say like that or to be interpreted like that, it doesn't make sense since the logic is : there is no day before the light AND rotating earth created.
So, reading Gen 1:1 at face value - it can't be answered if there is a question : "When the earth was created?". Which if it's answered with "in the first day", then (again) it doesn't make sense - since there is no day before earth and light created.
Since the link provided say as point-A :
light and a rotating earth is needed for day and night
and because I assumed that in the point of view YEC :
"earth is created in the first hour of the first day"
so I can't understand this :
if light and a rotating earth is needed for day and night,
how come the first hour of day already begin before earth is created ?
Why the question is addressed to the YEC, it's because to me the sentence from the YEC raise a question.
two examples from the YEC sentence :
Could God Really Have Created Everything in Six Days?
Gen 1:1-1:2 is included in the six days of creation
To me, those two sentences show a logical-order that :
in the first day of the earth, God created the earth.
That's why in my mind : How come ?
How come there is the first day of the earth while there is no earth?
11.59.59 pm = Saturday
12.00.00 am = Sunday
12.00.01 am = the first second of Sunday
Someone do an act in Sunday exactly at 12.00.00 am
logical-order : the day (of Sunday) exist first - then the act.
BUT in the case of the earth creation, there is NO day of earth at all at first because there is no earth. So the saying "In the first day of the earth, God created earth" made me don't understand.
The saying is just like saying :
at 12.00.00 am (Sunday), God created the earth.
So, in my mind : How come ?
How come it is said (by the YEC) that :
God created the earth-heaven-light (simultaneously) IN the first day of the earth (???)
How come the first day of the earth exist first then the act of earth creation ?
If in a logical-order, to me :
the creation of earth-heaven-light is resulting the first day of the earth exist. So the WHEN of the act of that creation itself is unknown.
So, how the YEC said like the quote above, as if "it is known ---> it is on the first hour of the first day of the earth" (???).