How could there be light on day one when the sun is not created until day four?


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Can you explain how the "glowing" core gives a cyclic of day and night?

I was answering with regards to, "Let there be light" and not the day and night time cycles. Light is still light regardless of where it came from.

With regards to your question, "There was evening and there was morning." You need to consider that evening and morning doesn't equal to 1 day. It's not referring to the "day" itself, but merely a time division between creation.

This time division could be hundreds of millions, if not billions of years old.


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When there is energy from the big bang, you'll have heat, and when have you have heat, you'll have light. When you rub two sticks together, you'll have heat and smoke from the friction, give enough time, you'll have fire and light.

So, let there be light doesn't mean the Sun. It doesn't say, let there be Sun, it says let there be light. The full completion of the Sun will come later on day four. Remember, the core of the earth is a glowing ball of hot molten metal. So, there's your light.

Hi JosephLeo. Welcome to CARM.

The initial description of the state of the earth (erets אֶרֶץ) -after the creation event in the Bible- Genesis 1:1, is Genesis 1:2. At this stage of formation, it is described as deep, dark, and water-covered.

"... darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."

This description occurred long after its unique tidally-locked moon helped stabilize its tilt relative to the sun. The moon's creation was a high-temperature situation indeed.


Reference: Model credit - Southwest Research Institute
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