Creation Days Not the Same as 24-hour Earth Days

11/29/2014 , 73 Comments



Creation Days Not the Same as 24-hour Earth Days: Click here for the third part of this blog.

Getting our parameters right begins with knowing beginnings, but more than that is being able to distinguish one beginning from the other. Most think that Day 1 of Creation is also Day 1 on Earth. The Bible explains that these two differ. It is on the fourth day of creation that the first earth day commenced.

GENESIS 1:16-19
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The doubt that we have to solve is how vegetation could exist when the sun was made to bring light unto the earth only on the fourth day.

It is scientific knowledge that vegetation can exist for some time without the light of the sun upon which plants depend to produce their food by the process of photosynthesis. We must remember that it was on the third day of creation that God caused the appearing of dry land from the globe of waters, after which He caused vegetation to appear.

GENESIS 1:9-13
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

From these accounts, we understand that two great parts of creation happened on the third day: the appearing of the ground or the dry land, afterwards the appearing of vegetation. This is wonderfully scientific considering that the book of Genesis was written less than four thousand years ago, when people could hardly understand that vegetation is necessary to hold soil on its place and to prevent erosion! But the doubt is focused on this: why was the sun necessary for plant life made only the following day which is the fourth day?

As I mentioned earlier, there are plants that can exist for some time even without sunlight.

The possibility is that since vegetation and plant life were created at the end of the third day (of Creation), the sun was made to shine immediately at the start of the fourth day (Day 1 for Earth). This solves the scientific problem involved!

While it is true that the bud of a seed that grows tend to the direction of light, it is also true that the budding process can start without light. A seed planted below the surface of the soil where there is no light will grow.

REVISED STANDARD VERSION
I CORINTHIANS 15:36-38
36 You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
37 And what you sow is not the body which is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.
38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.

This will clearly erase the doubt in the mind of one who understands the truth in the Bible and in science, but certainly will be questioned by scoffers!

We must also consider that when God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass,” he did not say "Let the dry land bring forth grass.” When God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass,” he meant the ground in dry land and the ground under the sea to bring forth plant life. It is worthwhile mentioning that “grass” – the plant life in the depths of the sea sustain most of marine creatures.


Back to Creation, at the dawn of the fifth day God said -

GENESIS 1:20
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

This is a very scientific chronology of the account of creation in Genesis! After plant life was caused by God to exist at the dusk of the third day and the sun to give light unto the earth immediately at the dawn of the fourth day, marine creatures were brought forth at the dusk of the fifth day! What a wonderful scientific narration, not found in any other book on earth! Here’s an excerpt describing the Earth before as “barren landscape” quoting researchers from Pennsylvania State University -

The earliest evidence of land plants and fungi appears in the fossil record around 480 million years ago. Before that, the Earth's landscape was believed to consist of barren rocks, home to bacteria and possibly some algae. But some have argued that it is quite possible for land-dwelling plants and fungi to have been around much earlier, but their primitive bodies were too soft to be preserved as fossils in rock. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1482382.stm).

Science affirms - as do atheists guess - that marine life existed before land life. Richard Dawkins wrote that, being land-oriented now, one day he will go back to the sea. Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist.

I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEA AGAIN
The move from water to land launched a major redesign of every aspect of life, from breathing to reproduction: it was a great trek through biological space. Nevertheless, with what seems almost wanton perversity, a good number of thoroughgoing land animals later turned around, abandoned their hard-earned terrestrial retooling, and trooped back into the water again. Seals and sea lions have only gone part-way back. (The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins, Page 80).

THE START OF HUMAN LIFE

Note that marine life were brought forth first then land life.

GENESIS 1:24-25
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Animals like cattle and creeping things were made by God at the dawn of the sixth day of creation and humans towards the end of the sixth day. (Creeping things are on dry land, not in the sea). This allows millions of years of animal existence before mankind. This also solves doubt about the existence of dinosaurs millions of years before mankind! A day in creation is not a 24-hour day as other Bible apologists claim!

ISAIAH 66:8
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

The earth was not brought forth in one (1) earth-day! The First to the Fourth day of Creation happened before the sun was made to shine in the dome of the sky to light the earth, determining how an earth-day is made!

This is Part 4 of Possibilities and Impossibilities in the Bible.

More to come.

73 comments:

  1. Truly the bible is the most authentic book in our time, and thanks be to God to the messenger send by God..

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  2. Thanks be to God...every part of this contains a lot of learning...Scientifically and Biblical correct.

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  3. Wow! Not only did Mr. Controversy debunked the arguments of atheists but also shed light about some of the most debatable portions of the book Genesis; and he is not done yet.

    If atheists attempt to acid test the Bible through science, then, we can conveniently say we should check science through Biblical truths instead.

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    1. Who wrote the Bible, if I may ask?

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    2. Man. Coz Bible was written/created for man

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    3. Pardon me, Mr. Rainier, 'cause I'm not in the best position to answer Bible questions. But basically, if I still can recall what I heard from Bro. Eli Soriano, recipient of the "Best Bible-based TV/Radio Evangelist" award hailed by Dangal ng Bayan Awards this year, God authored the Bible by utilizing 40 penmen.

      If you have more questions, you can ask him directly via Twitter, @BroEliSoriano. Thanks!

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    4. Read the Bible and you may know..... the Bible will introduce itself.

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  4. What a very enlightening & logical post. If the atheists could still not understand this, I will not be surprised anymore for it is really very hard for the spiritually blind people like the atheists to see the truth even if the author of this very sensible article presented a clear chronology of events about creation.

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  5. This gonna blow the mind of Atheist!

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  6. A combination of knowledge of Science, Bible, and Mr Controversy is Awesome!
    Thank's and hope more to come!

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  7. A very Informative Blogs we Must Share all over the worldwideweb
    THANK GOD FOR SOMEONE LIKE U BRO.ELI...

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  8. Thanks be to God YHWH for showing His wisdom to us.

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  9. Thanks be to God for this understanding... another article that's really worth to read..
    Two thumbs up to Mr. Controversy!

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  10. I am totally speechless on such superb detailed explanations of The Creation. It is like watching on a screen and seeing what actually happened in the past. Marvelous indeed.

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  11. This is worth waiting to strengthen our faith in the Bible to counter the enemies of Bible exerting their best effort in finding loopholes to assert their position being atheist and non-believers questioning God's wisdom invoking their "science based" beliefs and philosophies. Please read: 2 Timothy 4:4

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  12. This is AMAZING! Can't wait for more! Thanks be to God!

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  13. Great wisdom came from Almighty,bestowed in one man today,to answer the queries in the minds of many people.To end confusion,on how science agree the creation stated in the Bible and eliminate all residues of doubt.

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  14. What a wonderful analysis of our creation from a wonderful messenger bro eli. Thanks be to God.

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  15. I like the article.. Thanks be to God.

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  16. Beautiful mind.... Thanks be to God!

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  17. Atheist you really can not believe because you Can't if it will be with the wrong teachings of wrong religions. But know this that there is one that is from GOD, the one that is teaching the wisdom of GOD ''claimers'' do not know. The truth that no one can Ever oppose.This is the one you must believe. Know that and stop denying. This blog proves that you Only think you know everything but you know nothing Atheist. Mr Controversy To GOD be the Glory !!!

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  18. they ain't have a preacher like ours. we luv u bro. eli

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  19. This is such a delight for those that are really in search for the truth!

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  20. An inspiring article. Love to read again.

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  21. The earth was not brought forth in one (1) earth-day! The First to the Fourth day of Creation happened before the sun was made to shine in the dome of the sky to light the earth, determining how an earth-day is made!

    very clear! absolute true! biblicaly and scientifically speaking. I thank God for this blog.

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  22. Thaks be to God for marvelous works, Indeed brod eli guided by our Creator!!!

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  23. Thanks be to GOD for this enlightening blog. Looking forward for more Possibilities and Impossibilities in the Bible! Take care Ingkong! :)

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  24. Thanks be to God!! Hopefully many of atheists will be enlightened.. :)

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  25. wow! you really must be a seer to notice these things
    "vegetation is necessary to hold soil on its place and to prevent erosion!"
    the account in genesis is truly arranged in order!
    thanks again for the food mr.Controversy! thanks be to God! XD

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  26. Only when it is explained like this can it be understood very clearly how scientific creation is. It dismisses the wrong notions of the atheists regarding creation because they based their assertions from the explanation of false preachers. Any rebuttal atheists and agnostics?

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  27. One day of God is different of one day in earth.

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  28. GREAT GREAT MIND THANKS BE TO GOD TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!

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  29. This is where atheist will eat their heart out. Blog full of surprises for them.

    To God Be the Glory

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  30. This is Pure Knowledge from the most interested book ever made for Humanity.... Thanks be to God...; For this Overwhelming truth by Mr. Controversy...

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  31. Yes, Thanks Be To GOD for His Unspeakable Gift. I learned new wisdom again from the Bible. Thank You Mr. Controversy. We Love You so much! :)

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  32. Thanks be unto GOD for His gift of wisdom to our Leaders. Hope that Our Lord will open the hearts and mind of the unbelievers. Thanks...another controversial blog from Mr. Controversy

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  33. Richard D you will learn the truth from our leader.

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  34. So amazing! At first, I thought that the 'grass' is at the land only, but it is not. As God mentioned the word 'earth', it is not only referring to land but for both land and depth of seas. These knowledge is superbly intelligent! Thanks be to God, to God be the Glory!

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  35. I’m grateful to know this information. I was amazed because if you just read it my own I would not notice it, I would think that it was just simply same as the day on Earth but I thank Mr. Controversy for helping me understand that it was not. The day on earth started when God separated darkness from light and He made the Sun and it all happened at the fourth day. I’m so happy because I have understand the in-depth meaning of the verse. Thank you Mr. Controversy!

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  36. A well explained fact. I am really thankful to God for having a preacher He sent to enlighten us even about this. Thanks be to God for this clear discussion that no other preacher know and will ever know. A feeling of gratefulness I can't contain in my heart makes me utter my thanks to the Father who loves us.

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  37. It's really nice reading Mr.Controversies Blog. Truly amazing !!

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  38. There are so many wondrous things behind the wisdom of God. And it feels so blessed because I realized that I have learned at least one of those things. Thank God for this blog!

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  39. This is great! Out of thousands of bible preachers around the globe from different claiming christian denominations are all the same doctrine, creation last for a week but out of them only you mr controversy have a gut to explained it plainly logical where my soul convinced.....

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  40. Thanks be to God for another information i learned from you Mr. Controversy, i always realize, and appreciate more things around me, whenever i read or listening to you, for making me realize some part of the Genesis that i don't understand before. Thank you!

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  41. While reading this article there's a sudden realization in my mind that God created the earth and he also put all the things that we need but most people nowadays is just wasting the beauty within earth. Very sad :( But I'm still thankful that God created me and he let me see his great creations. Thanks be to God that he sent Mr. Controversy.

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  42. Thanks be to God!! A well-explained fact and that way, the one who against the Bible should realized how God created the earth and dont believe to the bigbang theory

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  43. How I love this blog site is that it move me to appreciate the Holy Bible much more. Mr. Controversy not only exposes false from truth, Mr. Controversy moves Bible-believer readers to love the Bible more. Thanks be to God.

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  44. Authentic "INDEED".Thanks be to God for having Mr. Controversy in our time.To God be the Honor and Glory Forever.

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  45. SAlamat sa DIOS,,,sa mga kaalamang ito na hatid ni mr. extra conroversy,,,sa DIOS ang lahat ng karangalan at kapurihan!!!

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  46. A very biblical and scientific explaination by mr.controversy x which was not understood by some scientists!and almost all religious group!
    Thanks for this blog!

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  47. yahooo thanks to Bro Eli to explain the truth.. thanks be to God

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  48. Thanks be to God for another wisdom

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  49. Creation Days not the same as 24-hour Earth days ...

    One day, determined by the star sun on Earth, was only possible when God made light there on the fourth day of YOUR CREATION on the planet.
    Only by understanding this point, it would be possible to realize that the days of creation would not fit in literal days of 24 hours on the earth!

    Thank God for this extraordinary controversy that is given through the mercy and love of God of the Bible!

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  50. Thanks be to GOD. I hope this blog many reach as many people as possible with the help and mercy of GOD.

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  51. Although I knew and believed in the 7 day creation the fact that other christians belief was that the earth is only 6000 years was hard to digest based on the billions of years of fossils found. Then they claim that God added aging techniques to give the impression that the earth is billions of years old.
    But now Thanks be to God we all and myself have come to know the truth and the fact that dinosaurs easily fit into the 7 day creation of God in the Bible itself.
    Thanks be to God.

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  52. Thanks be to God....I come to understand the mystery that was hidden about the words of God..it is really amazing,i thank God for having someone like Mr. Contoversy eXtraordinary...I learned a lot about the words of God...

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  53. Thanks be to God. Malinaw na sa kin ang mga bagay na ito na hindi kapareho ng oras natin o araw ang paggawa ng sanlibutan. God is eternal, iba ang araw Niya kaysa ating mga tao. Salamat sa Dios sa karunungang ito. Sa blog na ito marami ang maliliwanagan at hindi maloloko ng mga manlolokong nagtuturo daw ng aral sa Biblia.

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  54. Thanks be to God for letting us understand the days of creation....
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  55. Wow indeed God's works are marvelous! To God be the glory and honor forever!
    Psalms 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."

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  56. I love this, coz I love the Bible and I love science, and the two are in agreement. But I must point out a flaw in your presentation. There was light earlier than you say: in verse 3 God said "Let there be light" but due to the enormous water canopy above, caused by the division of the waters, that light was diffused. The sun, moon & stars only appeared later, but there would have been enough light for vegetation. Incidentally, the 'luminaries appeared when the water canopy reached the Thermosphere, which is hot, and vaporised, allowing the sources of light to become visible. That water stored in the thermosphere, later came down again as the flood of Noah's day. Science has recently proved this as a strong possibility.

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  57. I love the Bible and I love science, and when true, the two never disagree. The Hebrew word translated as 'day' in Genesis does not mean a 24hour day; in fact the literal translation means 'epoch' or aeon, which can be a geological period of time.
    I do have a point about the appearance of light. In Verse 3 God says "Let there be light" so light did appear before the sun etc were visible. We have to remember that Moses wrote this account under inspiration and wrote it as an observer at ground level. When the waters were divided, a vast body of water went up and any light would have been diffused by that canopy of water. When it reached the thermosphere, which is hot, the water would have vaporised, rendering it transparent and the luminaries [sun, moon stars] would have appeared. This is a recent scientific discovery, which also found that the thermosphere could contain enough water to cause the flood of Noah's time if it was released, but that water is no longer there. So 'WoW' the Bible really is scientifically accurate, albeit poetic in its descriptions.

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