The First Day, Gen.1:1-5
Note: This was described as the first 24 hour day of a 7 day week. The time of darkness and the time of light made the evening and the morning of the first day. The biblical description denies, having a million year Night added to a 12 hour Day to make the first day. Likewise it is not biblically needful to think, when God created the heaven and the earth that it must be completely and perfectly arranged and dressed on the first day as it would be later in the week of creation. “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.” (See Ex. 20:11 and Ex. 31:17) These verses are simply stated and they stand in stark contrast to the “Gap Theory.” At the end of the first day, there was day light without the Sun and stars and the whole earth was covered by water, ready to be further arranged on the next day.
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.2 And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from darkness.
4 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.
5 And the evening and the morning were - the first day.
The Second Day, Gen. 1:6-8
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament (heaven) in the mist of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were - the second day.
Note: With water covering the whole earth, God said, “Let there be a firmament (or heaven) in the midst of the waters.” Imagine, a heaven in the waters of the Sea. It was said to divide the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. At the end of the second day, a heaven had been placed in the midst of the waters of the Sea, moving some of the waters of the Sea upward, leaving a firmament or heaven between the waters of the Sea and the waters above the firmament. We might think such waters above the firmament, were in the clouds as we have today, but the Scriptures clearly record that in those days the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. (Gen. 2:5-6) The Scriptures describe the environment of the earth at that time greatly different from today’s environment. At the end of the second day, there was day light without the help of the Sun, and the earth was encapsulated up above the mountains by water (i.e. in frozen mass), being above the first heaven. The water below the firmament still covered the whole earth.
The Third Day, Gen. 1:9-13
9 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.
Note: The dry ground appears for the first time. In as much as the waters of the Seas under the heaven were gathered together unto one place, it is inferred that the land was also in one place or was in one continuous body of Earth as has been suspected by Geologist and others. At the end of the third day, there was day light (without the sun); the earth had Seas and dry land with grass, herbs, and trees and all were encapsulated by water above the heaven.
The Fourth Day, Gen. 1:14-19
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made 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.
Note: The sun, moon, and stars were created on the 4th day and was in addition to the existing day light, created on the 1st day. Therefore, the thickness of the crystallized water above the heaven, did not prevent the light created on the first day from being sufficient upon the earth for God’s developing creation. The trees and plants created on the preceding day would now have the life giving benefits of the heavenly bodies as well as all living creatures to come.
The Fifth Day, Gen. 1:20-23Note: After the creation was suitable to sustain living creatures, they were created and the fish of the Sea and the winged fowls of the air were created in an environment which could sustain life for them.
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.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were - the fifth day.
The Sixth Day, Gen. 1:24-31
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, 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.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created Man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. --------
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were - the sixth day.
Note: God created every creature, cattle, creeping thing, and beast, but made man to have dominion over every living thing upon the earth. The Lord God made Adam in the image of God and put him and all of His creation in an environment of superior quality. Apparently, there was a near constant temperature around the globe, such as did not require clothing to keep Adam and Eve warm. Also they were made so perfectly that their descendents could marry close of kin without physical abnormalities.
The Seventh Day, Gen. 2:1-4
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished and all the host of them.
2 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.
3 And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it, He had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
Note: If Adam had been examined 5 minutes after he was created, no doubt, he would have had the appearance and characteristics of age and maturity.
Likewise, if the earth had been examined 5 minutes after it was created, it would have had the appearance and characteristics of age and maturity, also.
The Lord God created the heavens and the earth and He certainly is able to convey to mankind, the correct time of His creation, the correct order of His creation, and the correct length of time He used to create it. God promised the very first man, a Saviour to come, the seed of the woman, and arranged to have the names of every generation recorded in Scripture, from Adam to Jesus Christ.
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