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The Bible’s Big Bang, Creation of the Universe

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The most profound mystery of mankind is the origin of the universe. In juxtaposition, its origin is also the most profound event known to man. Since about 1200 BC the Bible has declared in its first sentence that the universe has a beginning and was created by the biblical God. It wasn’t until after 1900 AD that this beginning concept was first inferred by the discovery of general relativity with an expanding universe and later affirmed by the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation in 1964.

The initial scientific Big Bang hypothesis has through experiment and observation been framed and refined over the past one hundred plus years by thousands of scientists into a rock-solid theory now referred to as the standard model of cosmology. This is a great achievement of humanity in such a short period of time. Along the way many have attempted to use these great achievements to marginalize the Bible in its perceived inaccuracy of creation.

Introducing the Bible’s Big Bang

If you perceive Genesis as an account of the creation of the universe, you are barking up the wrong tree. Genesis 1:1, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth ; is a proclamation of the creation event, while the remaining chapter is about the formation of the solar system . The Bible’s Big Bang (BBB) account of creation is found in the book of Romans and the discovered scientific Big Bang affirms it.

‘God creating the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars’ (17th century) by Jan Brueghel the Younger. (Public Domain)

‘God creating the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars’ (17th century) by Jan Brueghel the Younger. ( Public Domain )

Since early times theologists have correctly resisted a concordance perspective of the Bible and the science of creation. Remember it was only the last one hundred years since mankind learned what actually happened pertaining to the creation event and afterwards. And if the Bible has an account how could anyone know what to reference it to. However, with the knowledge of the cosmos today we can ascertain what the BBB is referring to.

In the third century Felix the Manichean priest in a dispute with Augustine claimed that the Holy Spirit had revealed to Manicheus the orbits of the heavenly bodies, Augustine replied that God desired us to become Christians, not astronomers. Felix’s assertions have been compared to observational reality and found to be in error. All so-called revelations must be affirmed to be credible.

Too often the claims of the Bible and what science discovers are presented as a binary decision to choose one or the other, as Augustine implied. Is there really a problem with being both a Christian and an astronomer? Titan figures in theology and science are often quoted to imply a truth, when in fact they are humans like all of us with limited knowledge which affects our perspective.

“Lift Up Your Eyes on High…”

A great amount of knowledge has been attained since Augustine, and has changed the biblical/scientific paradigm. The scientific history of great Christian scientist affirms the notion that one can be both an astronomer and a Christian in the modern age. There is a scripture outside the Gospels that instructs the reader, Christian or unbeliever, to actually be an astronomer and/or consult the observations of the science. The scripture below infers there is information from the study of the stars that will affirm the God of the Bible as their creator. This requires concordance of the information with the Bible.

“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,” - Isaiah 40:26a.

Ancient stargazers. (Crystalinks)

Ancient stargazers. ( Crystalinks)

The context of this verse pertains to the stars in the heavens, to which ‘these things’ refer. While the verse is simple, it needs some unpacking. It instructs the reader that the cosmos has answers to who created the heavens. That natural evidence has to be compared with the scripture to demonstrate the God of the bible has firsthand knowledge of creation to confirm the who.

Behold means to investigate, a cursory glimpse is not adequate. The use of the aperture of our eyes infers God’s accurate and truthful messenger is light. The cosmic knowledge in the study of astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics has been obtained almost exclusively from the information contained in light. If the God of the Bible is claiming to create the stars, he is also claiming to be the creator and science is a witness to that claim.

The witness principle that Jesus proclaimed in John 5:31 ‘If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true,’ will be applied to this origin of creation. This is not an authoritative assertion. There are sufficient biblical assertions of how the stars are born in Psalm 19 and that they die in Isaiah 34 to affirm the specific claim of the creator of the stars, however the focus of this article is the creation event of the universe.

Before Time

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

- Proverbs 8:22-23

The Bible’s Big Bang (BBB) was established with wisdom from everlasting, prior to the creation event the creator decided to and had a plan for the universe before he created it. This is plausible when considering the laws of physics and fundamental forces are distinct and operating within the first second of creation. Thus, the framework of the universe was established and baked in within the first second.

There is no time duration to evolve, this appears to be an act of creation. Observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation indicates the start of the universe was orderly with an extremely low entropy. It was not an explosion as the name Big Bang can convey, instead it was an exponential orderly expansion of energy.

It was not an explosion as the name Big Bang can convey, instead it was an exponential orderly expansion of energy. (Pixabay License)

It was not an explosion as the name Big Bang can convey, instead it was an exponential orderly expansion of energy. ( Pixabay License )

The manifest use of God’s unabridged knowledge (information) is demonstrated at and within creation. Information is fundamental to the universe from the beginning as verse 23 infers. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary defines wisdom as “knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it.” Our abstract wisdom resides in our mind and is only manifest through our actions such as speech and the works we do. It is plausible to conceive of the abstract wisdom (blueprint) of God as residing in his mind before creation and only made known through his actions resulting in the first creation event, initializing time. At the time of the writing of Hebrews 11:3 the understanding of the universe’s framework was only through faith that God was indeed omniscient.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:3

Now by knowledge obtained through observations we know the laws and forces indeed undergirds all of creation and were established within the first second of creation. ‘By the word of God’ not only refers to his fiat (command), but also to the information contained therein. A decree or command is impossible without information. This framing was based upon a plan, not an accident.

Now that mankind better understands the creation events, Romans 1:20 can be better understood. This verse was mostly known by the general interpretation of the invisible attributes, eternal power and divine nature of God manifested in creation at large. By observing the heavens as instructed by scripture we can certainly see and appreciate the beauty, symmetry, and majesty of all that has been made from the original creation. However, upon an in-depth investigation of the heavens an additional revelation emerges. I will unpack a very special revelation of the same verse to reveal the origin and early stage of creation.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

Romans 1:20

The evolution of the Universe from the big bang to the present. (CC0)

The evolution of the Universe from the big bang to the present. ( CC0)

Let the unpacking began. The context of this scripture is the creation of the universe in which we live and can observe. The reference to invisible things (plural) are natural because they are indeed natural things, not yet in the visible spectrum. These invisible things are proclaimed to be from the creation event of the natural world, placing it at the very start of time. The physical things that are referred to here must be both invisible and clearly seen.

The invisible thing at creation is energy. The Bible’s Big Bang (BBB) declares the state of things at creation were invisible. The BBT declares the radiation (energy) era of the very early universe was in the extreme high energy gamma ray part of the electromagnetic spectrum, making it invisible to humans just as the Bible declares. Because of an extremely high estimated temperature of 1032 Kelvin at creation in which the constituents of mass could not exist as a unit resulting in an opaque plasma and photons (light) that could not be emitted for an estimated 380,000 years.

Until it cooled enough for atoms to bind (cosmic recombination) and space became transparent (clear) allowing photons to be emitted and is now detected in the microwave spectrum, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. This is the first visible light of the universe. The scripture (BBB) declares the original creation condition has changed from invisible to now clearly seen, implying an unclear existence like the opaque plasma conditions which match the standard model of cosmology.

In the Greek words translated clearly seen means to see with the eyes. Wait, there seems to be a conflict; scripture also declares - “let there be light” in Genesis 1:3! There is no conflict, the Genesis light is a reference to our Sun being born from existing material which matches the context of Genesis 1:2 through Genesis 2:4, the formation of our Solar System.

“Let there be light!” (Nikki Zalewski /Adobe Stock)

“Let there be light!” ( Nikki Zalewski /Adobe Stock)

E=MC2

The BBB proclaims creation was initially invisible (energy) and that is now clearly seen (mass), and that both is one and the same, but requires understanding. To understand this phenomenon is certainly not obvious, it took the genius of Einstein at the turn of the 20th century to figure it out. That understanding turned out to be the most famous equation known to humanity, E=MC2.

Experiment has affirmed that energy and mass are one and the same just as the BBB proclaims. The expansion of space/time in tensed time allowed the invisible energy to cool and transform into visible matter affirming E=MC2. This is the duality of invisible energy and the clearly seen mass spoken of in the scripture.

First Cause

This invisible phenomenon is ‘of him,’ which asserts the creator is the source of the original creation energy. Romans 1:20 and Proverbs 8:22 respectively declare the source of energy and information came from God himself. Thus, ex nihilo, creation from nothing from the non-material God is clearly declared. These two verses infer God has the freedom to establish the order and design of the universe because its very inception is from him. That initial finite amount of energy at creation contains all the content of energy/mass in the universe.

The creation event itself is the start of space/time. While no one knows what energy is, it can be regulated, managed, measured and used in various ways to do work. Of a surety energy is natural, which makes it incapable of creating itself. To create itself, energy would have to exist before it came into existence, which is impossible.

A young pulsar shows its hand. (NASA)

A young pulsar shows its hand. ( NASA)

If the BBB is correct and compares to reality (BBT), then God is indeed the efficient cause of energy making God the origin of this universe. This prescientific era knowledge of the duality of energy and mass and the initial creation conditions along with its change of state came from the God of the Bible without the need of instruments or mathematics.

This is not a story witnessed by someone passed along to biblical scribes. The only plausible way the author, not the scribes of the Bible, could know this was to be there when it happened. Thus, it is plausible that the affirmed ‘who’ in Isaiah 40:26 is the ‘cause’ in the Kalam cosmological argument :

Whatever begins to exist has a cause;

The universe began to exist;

Therefore, the universe has a cause.

God-like Attributes of Creation

The attributes of the creator are reflected in his creation as the scripture declares; even his eternal power and Godhead. What attributes of energy are similar to the creator? God is very difficult to describe and like God energy is difficult to describe, as a matter of fact no one knows what energy is, and both are invisible. The most prominent attribute of energy is its eternal essence; like God energy cannot be created or destroyed. This is the first law of thermodynamics - energy can be transformed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.

The word “ Godhead” is translated from the Greek word theiotes, which means “divinity” or “divine nature.” Occurring in the Bible only here, it is unique in its description of the Creator as being transcendent, unconstrained by the natural world in order to create it, having authority over all. Being divine and thus greater than nature, God’s power is the source of creation itself.

The natural world is all around us as a witness of the works of God, leaving us without excuse. The natural world is the most common reference to reality by humanity. While the Bible is not primarily a science book, it is a book of science. The scientific disciplines can tell how the universe work, but it takes both the Bible and science to affirm who created it.

While Romans 1:20 is an overview of the early radiation and subsequent matter era of creation that is reflected in scientific observations, the Bible has declared even more scientifically affirmed phenomena about the development and operation of the universe.

Miniature containing Creation scene, with God, holding a pair of compasses, creating heaven and earth, with a decorated initial 'A' beginning the text of Genesis 1, below, and full foliate and ivy leaf borders. (British Library/CC0)

Miniature containing Creation scene, with God, holding a pair of compasses, creating heaven and earth, with a decorated initial 'A' beginning the text of Genesis 1, below, and full foliate and ivy leaf borders. (British Library/ CC0)

The scale of this topic is certainly too large for this article. More biblical phenomena can be found about creation including the birth and death of stars, Higgs field, general relativity, dark matter, dark energy, cosmic inflation, plate tectonics, accelerating universe, mass extinctions, the first second of creation, Genesis 1 account and others in my new book, ‘ God Answers Science, From Origin to End.’ (Driver, 2018) www.god-science.com

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By Bishop Gary W. Driver

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Hi Bishop Driver,

I was catching up on my Bible Reading when I came across a Text that confirms your basis that God Created within Nature, I thought you might want to read it; now I've made known that I'm a fledgling when it comes to Certain Bible Book's not in the traditional Bible but, I felt since the specific Biblical Text addresses that very topic you might want to read all about it.

So with this Creation Telling told by God to the Scribe Enoch sitting in His Presence an accompanied by the archangel Gabriel, Enoch records God's Words on Creation, he also testifies to the fact that He wrote 366, Book's altogether.

It appears we at the moment has 3 of Enoch's Book's...
Enoch 1 The Book of the Watchers
Enoch 2 The Book of Secrets of Enoch
Enoch 3 The Book of Giant's

The Text, in Enoch 2 is where The Creation is explained by God. I'll share Enoch 2 Chapter 22 First before getting started with the Creation again Creation is Being explained by God so here Goes.

Enoch 2 Chapter 22, In the 10th Heaven Identified as Aravoth in Hebrew, Enoch Sees The Lord sitting on His Throne He's able to see the Throne was not Made by Human Hands, as for God? Enoch says "I Saw the Appearance of The Lord's Face, like that of Iron, Made to Glow in Fire, brought out emitting Sparks and Burns".

On to Enoch 2 Chapter 24; God Speaks For Before All Thing's were Visible; I Alone used to Go about in The Invisible; things like The Sun from East to West, and from West to East, The Sun has Peace While I found No Peace, because I was Creating All Thing's, an Conceived the Thought of Placing Foundation's, of Creating Visible. [Visible is Physical & Invisible is Spiritual think of the Hand picture at the top of your Article.]

Enoch 2 Chapter 25:1-6, I Commanded in the Very Lowest Parts that Visible thing's should come down from Invisible; an Adoli came Down Very Great, and I Beheld Him, Lo He had a Belly of Great Light.

Verse 2; God said to Him Become Undone Adoli; an let the Visible Out of You.

Verse 3; Adoli Came Undone; an Great Light came out, I was in the Midst of the Great Light, as there Born Light from Light, there came Forth A Great Age; that Showed All Creation, Which I Had Thought to Create. [Adoli is Darkness].

Verse 4; And I Saw that it was Good.

Verse 5; I Placed for Myself A Throne; took My Seat On It, and said to the Light Go Thence Up, Higher an Fix Yourself High Above the Throne, and Be a Foundation to the Highest Thing's.

Verse 6; Above the Light, there is Nothing Else. Then, I Bent Up from MY Throne.

Enoch 2 Chapter 26:1-4, God said I Summoned the Very Lowest A Second time; An said Let Archas, Come Forth Hard, an He Came Forth Hard From the Invisible [Spiritual].

Verse 2; And Archas came forth Hard, Heavy, and Very Red.

Verse 3; God said Be Opened, Archas; and let there be Born From You, an Archas Came Undone, An Age came Forth, very Great, and Very Dark, which Began the Creation of All Lower Thing's, an I Saw that it was Good to Archas.

Verse 4; God said to Archas Go Thence Down Below; an Make Yourself Firm, an Be a Foundation for the Lower Thing's, it Happened and He Went Down and Fixed Himself, and Became the Foundation for the Lower Thing's, and Below the Darkness there is Nothing Else. [Wasn't able to discern Archas maybe You could.]

Enoch 2 Chapter 27:1-2, God Commanded that there should be Taken from Light and Darkness; and God said Be Thick, and thus I Spread it Out with the Light, and It Became Water, and I Spread It Out over the Darkness, Below the Light, and then I Made Firm The Waters, that is to say The Bottomless; and I Made Foundation of Light, around the Waters, and Created 7 Circles From Inside; an Imaged the Water Like Crystal Wet and Dry, that is to Say Like Glass The Circumcession of The Waters and the Other Elements, I Showed Each One of Them Its Road, the Seven Stars Each One of Them in Its Heaven that They Go, thus and I Saw that it was Good.

Verse 2; And God Separated between Light and between Darkness, that's to Say In The Midst of the Water hither and hither; I said to The Light that It Should Be The Day, and to the Darkness, It should be The Night, and there was Evening and there was Morning, The First Day.

Okay Bishop Driver is this Biblical Account confirming that God Created Everything within Nature? Believe it are not I'm not done there's more to share.

Enoch 2 Chapter 28:1-4, Then I Made Firm The Heavenly Circle; and Made that the Lower Water, that is Under Heaven Collect Itself Together, in to One-Whole, and that the Chaos Become Dry, and it Became So.

Verse 2; Out of the Waves I Created Big Hard Rock; and from the Rock, I Piled Up, the Dry, an The Dry I Called It Earth. The Midst of The Earth, I Called The Abyss which is The Bottomless, I Collected The Sea in One Place an Bound it Together with a Yoke.

Verse 3; God Said to The Sea "Behold I Give your Eternal Limits; an You Shall Not Break Loose from Your Component Parts.

Verse 4; Thus I Made Fast The Firmament. This Day I Called ME The First Created [Sunday].

Alright so clearly God can't teach Us about Creation without telling People how He Created the Angel's so this next Passage will include The War in Heaven made known in Revelation chapter 12. Ready Bishop Driver? This Passage is still re-affirming your statement that God Created Within Nature. So, then let's begin.

Enoch 2 Chapter 29:1-4, For All the Heavenly Troops; I Imaged the Image of Essence of Fire, MY Eye Looked at the Very Hard Firm Rock, an From the Gleam of My Eye, the Lightning received Its Wonderful Nature, Which is Both Fire in Water and Water in Fire, one does Not Put Out the Other.

Nor does the One Dry Up the Other; therefore, the Lightning is Brighter than The Sun, Softer than Water and Firmer than Hard Rock.

Verse 2; From the Rock I Cut off A Great Fire, and so From the Fire, I Created The Orders of The Incorporal 10 Troops of Angel's an Their Weapons are Fiery and Their Raiment A Burning Flame, And I Commanded that Each One should Stand in His Order.

Verse 3; And One From Out the Order of Angels; Turned Away with The Order that was Under Him; Conceived An Impossible Thought, to Place His Throne Higher than the Clouds, Above the Earth, that He Might Become Equal in Rank to MY Power.

Verse 4; I Threw Him out from the Height with His Angel's; an He was Flying In the Air continuously Above the Bottomless.
In Addition Enoch 2 Chapter 31:4, The Devil is the Evil-Spirit of the Lower Places; as a Fugitive He Made Sotona From the Heavens as His Name is Satanil, thus He Became Different From the Angel's (in Heaven with God), nevertheless, His Nature Did Not Change His Intelligence as far as His Understanding of Righteous and Sinful thing's.

In the traditional Bible Revelation chapter 12 states that One-Third of the Heavenly Angels were Cast Out Alongside with Lucifer an Jesus in Luke States He Saw Lucifer Fall like Lightning considering the fact that God Created The Angels from Lightning that actually makes sense.

Enoch 2 Chapter 30:1-7,13, On the 3rd Day I Commanded The Earth to Make Grow Great Fruitful Tree's; Hill's, an Seed to Sow, an I Planted Paradise, an Enclosed It, Placed Armed Guards Flaming Angel's , thus I Created renewal.[Tuesday].

Verse 2; Then came the Evening and came the Morning, The 4th Day.

Verse 3; On the 4th Day I Commanded that there should be Great Lights on the Heavenly Circles. [Wednesday].

Verse 4; On the 1st Uppermost Circle; I Placed the Star's Kruno, on the 2nd Aphrodite, on the 3rd Aries, on the 5th Zoues, on the 6th Ermis, on the 7th Lesser Moon, and Adorned It with the Lesser Star's.

Verse 5; On the Lower I Placed The Sun for the Illumination if Day, and the Moon and Stars for the Illumination of the Night.

Verse 6; The Sun that It Should Go According to Each Constellation 12; and I Appointed The Succession of the Month's, Their Names, an Lives, Their Thunderings, and Their Hour-Markings how They should Succeed.

Well I guess we know where the greek gods names originate.

Verse 7; Then Evening came and the Morning Came, the 5th
Day.

I'm having trouble sending additional Creation such as the 5th and 6th Day for some reason the server keeps rejecting what I'm trying to send but, I'll try and send the rest either Today or Tomorrow depending Goodbye Bishop Driver hope this goes through.

Hi Bishop Driver,

I'm a little turned around here remind me about BBB sorry.

This might not interest you however Sunday night I reacquainted my Bible reading with Enoch 2 The Book of The Secrets of Enoch.

This was compelling to me because Enoch stands before God keep in mind Enoch's testimony takes place before Daniel Chapter 7:10, then in John in Revelation chapter 4. So Enoch stands before God oh I forgot Enoch is also referred to as The Scribe, but Enoch stands before God The Ancient of Days Himself sitting on the throne.

The Ancient of Days Mouth He's telling Enoch how He created The Universe. I was so excited it, this after reading that passage, I felt as though I was standing before him myself, I was quite humbled by this feeling.

I forgot look for Enoch 2 The Book of The Secrets of Enoch it's Free Online. I'm not a scholar in Hebrew but, you may be able to understand The Words Spoken by God in The Creation of the Universe.

Or perhaps you might want to go to ytube and listen to Ezra.

The Angel Uriel said so much to Ezra, that I tapped out before Audio Ezra made it too the 3rd stretch; still with Uriel still speaking, you might do better.

Goodbye!

Hi Bishop Driver,

To me Enoch is a Book of Love it shows what incredible lengths God will Go for his creation.

Hey you didn't say anything about Dr. Henry Gates. Jr and Norman Lear being a biological Levite through Levi.

Hi Bishop Driver,

I have 1 question, 1 question only who is man to decide, which book's are Holy in The Bible? Long, as I can remember, I was always taught; that The Bible is God's word. For me I took that to mean The Bible belonged to God.

Okay, here's my story, when I first heard of Enoch, at 12 years old, I dismissed the Book's Significance as well. It wasn't till I got older that I discovered Man had taken Enoch out from The Scriptures and that the Command to do this did not come from God.

Listen Mr. Driver I was drawn to Enoch and if this Book was not meant to be read trust me I wouldn't be reading it. Ever since I have read Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher, and listened to Ezra Testimony regarding The Prophet's interaction with The Archangel Uriel.

The lesson that I have come to learn from this specific experience in dealing with These Bible Book's, is don't be a Jonah.

Remember when Stephen the Martyr recounted all of Israel's crimes I mean seriously He had to tell the The Sandhedrin the teacher's of the law to name 1 Prophet that their father's hadn't murdered?

Of course Stephen in turned was murdered, that very day in 34, A.D. That is what has happened to The Book's of Enoch.

As for my experience with Jubilees and Jasher, I read them last year, I remember this feeling frustration on account of since, I was little from Sunday School, to Sabbath School, asking the teacher's why didn't Eve run from the snake?

Only to be told that their wasn't fear in the world; so Eve, wouldn't have known, to run away. Imagine my surprise when The Angel tells Moses on Mt. Sinai, that All the Animals in Eden, could talk, oh and The language was Hebrew, which is God's language but, we lost our communication with the animal's when everyone was expelled from Eden, since Sin had came into The World.

Bishop Driver I'll say this our Bible isn't Just a Book of Faith it is a Holy Book of The Impossible, It Stands as The Impossible is Possible; and most important of all, It is God's Word, therefore, Man should never choose to remove His Word's from, The Scriptures, are we show ourselves, to be Liar's of Faith, we can't go around testifying of The Creator's Existence then contradict Our Human Words by limiting potential believers Spiritual education this isn't right.

Example in 2019, the last days of November in to the beginning of December a news anchor Lestor Holt with NBC, did a 2:00 story on a Bible but, not just any Bible it was called The Slave Bible it was ma's produced at the time of The African Experience in America during slavery.

That 2:00 minute story revealed that The People who created this Bible which apparently is at The Libary of Congress intentionally kept out The Exodus, and oddly enough Jeremiah.

The one's who created this bible, didn't want the African Slaves knowing a single thing about Moses as to why Jeremiah because the prophet prompted by The Lord addressed Judea regarding. Non payment if labourers after 7 years the people were supposed to be released from bondage and their property and families were to be restored that's if they had to give their homes and families up for those 7 year's of bondage the wealthy people were to give it all back and obviously they simply weren't doing what was instructed by God these men with power were cheating the poor, the, elder, and the orphans out of everything.

So naturally the slave Bible simply couldn't contain these Book's in The Scriptures and this is why removing Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher is wrong why I found Jasher Chapter 19, quite compelling do you think Genesis Chapter 19, is interesting Bishop Driver?

Alright now I'm finish get back to me soon thank you for the comment.

RBart,

The biblical creation narrative is not limited to Genesis, chapter one is only the solar system/earth part. It took a book to answer what the bible proclaims about creation. The subtitle of my book is “From Origin to End” because the bible covers the universe from its origin to its end. This cannot be fully answered in a blog, but here’s a concise snapshot.

As it pertains to the understanding of days in Genesis, the evening and morning phrase is not exclusive to Genesis or a twenty-four-hour interpretation. It is also found in the book of Daniel where the messenger angel Gabriel interprets Daniel’s future vision to be many days. He was correct, It took centuries to unfold.  “And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days” -Daniel 8:26. Based upon Gabriel’s interpretation of the evening and morning phrase, a twenty-four hour interpretation is not an exclusive interpretation. So, the context (all creation scripture) decides the duration of evening and morning in Genesis.

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38:4-7

Laying the corner stone is the beginning of forming the multiple foundations of the earth that is fastened to nothing. The laying of foundations is a process, the first is formed, the second is formed upon the first and after the second is formed, the crust is formed. The stars sang, meaning they were shining, already existing when this process began.

NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program -- “We can’t hear it with our ears, but the stars in the sky are performing a concert, one that never stops. The biggest stars make the lowest, deepest sounds, like tubas and double basses. Small stars have high-pitched voices, like celestial flutes. These virtuosos don’t just play one "note" at a time, either — our own Sun has thousands of different sound waves bouncing around inside it at any given moment”. https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1516/symphony-of-stars-the-science-of-s...

At that time the earth was without form and void, because at the beginning of its formation it was too small to be malleable. In the process of time increased size and by gravity it to become spherical. During the process of forming the solar system accretion disc the sun was not shining so there was darkness on the face of the deep. When the proto star, our Sun gained enough mass, stellar nucleosynthesis began and there was light. I don’t think there is a conflict with other scripture or science (knowledge).

 

Bishop Driver

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