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How did God create "DAY"?

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He spoke it into existence.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 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.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
---aservant on 7/2/16


Leon asked, " Joe: What did God do so we would experience & enjoy alternate Day & Night on earth?"

He created TIME. I know it's not mentioned in the Bible, but it was a necessity. Otherwise, we would not have been able to enjoy night, then day, as there would be no experience of duration.
---Monk_Brendan on 6/23/16


you meant Rev 22:3.

I do find it also interesting that from the time of Genesis 1 until the time of the New Heaven and Earth, everything including the NEW Heaven and Earth was already pre planned and foreordained before the very foundation of the earth. ---kathr4453 on 6/5/16


Actually I meant (Revelation 21:23), but thank you for the correction Kathryn.

And it is interesting, that God planed the beginning, knowing how it would all end. Just as Jesus came to save the Children of Abraham, knowing they would reject him. And yet, he still tried.

Evidence, I believe, demonstrates just how great the love of God is for his creation.
---David on 6/6/16


It's interesting to note, time will not exist on the New Earth, and (Revelation 22:23). Tells us why.
---David on 6/4/16

you meant Rev 22:3.

I do find it also interesting that from the time of Genesis 1 until the time of the New Heaven and Earth, everything including the NEW Heaven and Earth was already pre planned and foreordained before the very foundation of the earth. There must have been a reason that even before Genesis 1, God had already planned the New Heaven and Earth. HE set this short time in motion to last only for a specific amount of time, For a specific purpose. Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world to take away sin. The New Heaven and earth, there will be no sin that can enter in.
---kathr4453 on 6/5/16


Of course I have Dave. That's why I asked the question. My focus is specifically upon DAY as it pertains to life on planet Earth & no where else in our solar system, our Milky Way galaxy or the entire universe. Certainly, God created our DAY & NIGHT time to regulate the activities of man upon Earth.---Leon

Leon
I asked the question in the way I did, not to be demeaning, but Because I had recently had this discussion with a friend of mine. And I found it to be a fascinating study, because I had never given much thought as to why God created time.

It's interesting to note, time will not exist on the New Earth, and (Revelation 22:23). Tells us why.
---David on 6/4/16




///Leon. Have you...thought about why God created day?...Man [isn't] eternal, [his] days are numbered...How can we determine age, without time? Look at all the instruction the Lord gives...man regarding time.

If you think about "why" God created time, unless he created another earth before ours, I [can't] think of any other reason to create it. (Ecclesiastes 3)---David on 6/3/16///

Of course I have Dave. That's why I asked the question. My focus is specifically upon DAY as it pertains to life on planet Earth & no where else in our solar system, our Milky Way galaxy or the entire universe. Certainly, God created our DAY & NIGHT time to regulate the activities of man upon Earth.
---Leon on 6/3/16


/If you look toward the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, you are looking 2.5 million years into the past.\-kathr4453 on 6/2/16
False
Only God can see the past and the present at the same time.
The stars were made on day 4, after the earth.
Peter says the world perished by flood, that is, the great flood of Noah, and all is reserved of judgment by fire.
The heavens and earth of old refers to pre-flood conditions. The heavens include the atmosphere in most instances in the Bible.
Kathr, how old does your references say the sun is?
Does your references say the sun is older than the Earth?
How so?
---micha9344 on 6/3/16


Is Genesis 1 the first & only time God created day & time?
---Leon on 6/1/16


Leon
Have you ever thought about why God created day? I can't believe God, who is eternal, would need time. What does it mean to be eternal? When you think about it, the word eternal basically means to be without time.

Man is not eternal, Mans days are numbered. Even the oldest man to have ever lived, died of "old age". How can we determine age, without time? Look at all the instruction the Lord gives, to man, regarding time.

If you think about "why" God created time, unless he created another earth before ours, I can not think of any other reason to create it. (Ecclesiastes 3)
---David on 6/3/16


If you look toward the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, you are looking 2.5 million years into the past.

Is this statement true or false. If true, did matter exist before 6000 years ago? Did space for that matter...no pun intended. And if time did not exist until 6000 years ago, how can we see something 2.5 million years in the past? Maybe a 24 hour day was established here on earth, but time and matter were around long before 6000 years ago. One verse says, the heavens were of OLD. 6000 years is not OLD.
---kathr4453 on 6/2/16


2 Peter 3:5-7

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

We have Genesis 1:2 where the waters covered the earth, AND the flood during the time of Noah. Two different times. The heavens were not old when Noah's flood came. The heavens and earth which are NOW. Can anyone see any verse the heavens perished with Noah's flood?
---kathr453 on 6/2/16




/Is Genesis 1 the first & only time God created day & time?\-Leon on 6/1/16
--Yes--
---micha9344 on 6/2/16


I have no idea Leon, but I assume you do, so enlighten me. I'm always interested in learning something new.
---David on 6/2/16


///Just to add,....the reason God created day. God was creating time, when he created day.---David on 5/30/16///

Dave: Is Genesis 1 the first & only time God created day & time?
---Leon on 6/1/16


Here is a puzzle, God created everything correct. And we see all,these planets have days and nights , yet not all are 24 hour days. Yet all rotate around the sun. Didn't He create them all?---kathr4453

(Genesis 1:1) tells us God created the heaven and the earth. In the following verses, 2-5, we can see the assignment of Day and night were only assigned to earth. It doesn't giving this assignment to the heavens.

Here's another puzzle. How to explain Barrow Alaska. 67 days without sun, and 80 days without night.
---David on 6/1/16


Mercury rotates one-and-a-half times during each orbit around the Sun. Because of this, Mercury's day from sunrise to sunset is 176 Earth days long. The larger planets spin much faster. Jupiter rotates once every 10 hours, Saturn spins once every 11 hours, and Neptune completes a rotation in 16 hours.

Here is a puzzle, God created everything correct. And we see all,these planets have days and nights , yet not all are 24 hour days. Yet all rotate around the sun. Didn't He create them all?
---kathr4453 on 5/31/16


2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Kathryn
Time, as we know time, does not exist in heaven. And this verse is more proof of this.

I did not post to argue with you, I posted to give you, what I think is an interesting fact, about the creation of time.

That fact,
If day and night don't exist in Heaven, and Gods says his creation, on earth, only took 7 days, wouldn't the seven days be 24 hour Earth days?

(2 Peter 3:8) proves When God created Day and Night, this time was not transferred to heaven. If it was, Peter would not have said this.
---David on 5/31/16


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Micha, you didn't properly read my post. I said the YEC said there was no beginning before the Beginning of Genesis 1. However scripture states many beginnings. John 1:1 for instance. Of coarse with God there is no beginning or end. Just because our little planet is on a 24 hour time table, does not mean time does not exist outside our planet. If you went to Mars today, it is outside of OUR TIME. YEC say, there is no such time BEFORE the beginning of Genesis 1. It may not be on a 24 hr time scale. God wears no wrist watch with our time for Him to know HIS TIME when only HE knows "the time" of the second coming. And before the foundation of the world may not be 24 hr days, but there was a before and there will be an after.
---kathr4453 on 5/30/16


2 Peter 3:8

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

This clearly does not say TIME did not exist before our planet ALONE was put on a 24 hour day. It simply says God is not subjected to our planets time. Nor is Mars for that matter.

There was a time God created Angels before the foundation of the world. And a time 1/3 of the Angels fell. And a time when lucifer was perfect, BEFORE THE DAY iniquity was found in him. There are befores and afters before Genesis 1.
---kathr453 on 5/30/16


Just to add,....the reason God created day. God was creating time, when he created day.
---David on 5/30/16


/...yet we see there was a beginning BEFORE that beginning stated several times in John 17.\-kathr4453 on 5/29/16
Eternity has no beginning, such is the Father and the Son.
Kathr, you do greatly err.
There was no beginning before the beginning. It is an illogical statement.
---micha9344 on 5/29/16


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///...If today there was no sun, moon and stars, it would be total darkness, just as we see in Genesis 1:2.---kathr4453 on 5/28/16///

In other words, there'd be no "day". Let's not forget the planets (Earth, etc.) in our solar system.
---Leon on 5/28/16


Acts 22:11

11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.

John 17 says, Glorify me with the glory I had with you before the world was. ( paraphrasing here)

Now I wonder, did Jesus have to leave the throne of God and come within a certain distance to earth before the Glory of that light blinded Paul? I don't think so. So there was definitely light before the the world was.

YEC say there was no such thing as " before the beginning", and the beginning was Genesis 1, yet we see there was a beginning BEFORE that beginning stated several times in John 17.
---kathr4453 on 5/29/16


In the beginning, God created time, space, and matter. That very same day He created light, separated it from dark, and defined it all.
---micha9344 on 5/27/16

That's not what Genesis teaches. I just read Got questions on this subject. They too believe God Himself was the Light that He provided the first three days before the sun moon and stars. ALSO showing in the New Heaven and Earth the very LIGHT is God Himself.

If today there was no sun, moon and stars, it would be total darkness, just as we see in Genesis 1:2.
---kathr4453 on 5/28/16


/Micha did God create the earth twice? First in Genesis 1 and again in Genesis 1:10? God separated the waters from the land that already was created and simply gave it a name.\-kathr453 on 5/27/16
-Right. It's called mud. Not much of a foundation there.
-Even so, the Job passage does not refer to the creation of the elements, only the laying of the foundation.
Foundations are firm, steadfast, not "without form", usually laid with existing material, just as God did when separating the land from the sea.
-Quite easy to understand.
-Back to Day, once something is finished, it is named.
In the beginning, God created time, space, and matter. That very same day He created light, separated it from dark, and defined it all.
---micha9344 on 5/27/16


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Ephesians 4:10

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

Micha, I believe we've danced this one before. Correct me if I wrong, but you believe God lived in a big black hole in total darkness until 6000 years ago. I don't.

I believe as Ephesians says that where Gods throne is and was .."far above all heavens" is a place where light already existed. LET THERE BE just may have been the Light that shone through down from His throne. Just as the Light of the Glory of the Lord pearced through our world blinding the eyes of Paul. Jesus too is called the Light of this world and He certainly was not created.
---kathr4453 on 5/28/16


Something else that is interesting. When God appeared to Moses as a burning bush, yet no bush was needed to make a fire. Nor did the bush even burn. Did God have to create combustible physical objects first before there could be fire? Does fire give off light?

Also the New heaven and earth will have no sun or moon. The Lamb will be the light. No days to count. I hope your not suggesting God's technology advanced throu the years in HOW TO. Not so if God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow. Will gravity be needed there for us to enjoy life? The Joy of life doesn't come from gravity, but a relationship with God.
---kathr453 on 5/28/16


Genesis 1:1 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.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first.

After God created the heavens and earth, and moved upon the waters, then said let there be light, and separated the light from the darkness, He simply gave it a NAME. He had to do an awful lot first before He did that. Darkness already existed.
---kathr4453 on 5/27/16


Genesis 1:10
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas.

Micha did God create the earth twice? First in Genesis 1 and again in Genesis 1:10? God separated the waters from the land that already was created and simply gave it a name. Just like he separated the light from darkness and CALLED it Day and Night.
---kathr453 on 5/27/16


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Perhaps Gordon, perhaps! :) It's just like God to take formless nothing (void) & turn it into something, just like the Bible says. Then He synchronized & fine tuned it like a Swiss Watch & set time, in our solar system, in motion.
---Leon on 5/27/16


/Which one was created?\
-Both
/God IS light, so He didn't create it\
-God is not the light that He created. Physical light and spiritual light are two different things. Darkness in your heart does not equate to having no visible light.
/I see more of what was created in each day. nothing about God creating day 2.\
God created the necessary requirements for days to continue on day 1, both the daytimes and the full days.
/We know Licifer and the Angels were created before the 6 days of creation\
-Do we?
/They were present when God laid the foundation of the world.\
-Yes, what day was the "foundation" of the Earth laid?
---micha9344 on 5/27/16


3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning Were the first day.

OK! Verse 5 we have Day and day, both in the same sentence. Which one was created? God IS light, so He didn't create it, unless He first created Himself.

I see more of what was created in each day. nothing about God creating day 2.

Ezekiel says of Lucifer, " in the day that I created you". We know Licifer and the Angels were created before the 6 days of creation, if you believe Job 38. They were present when God laid the foundation of the world.
---kathr4453 on 5/26/16


//..I see no verse that says God created "DAY".
---kathr4453 on 5/26/16///

Genesis, chapter one, verses three thru five.
---Leon on 5/26/16


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It is wise to recognize that God is generic and that we have CHOSEN to personalize ('religionize' Him with human qualities) Him with a NAMED identity.

The phrase "the sun, the moon, and the stars"("DIETY") is how the ancients understood and recognized Him and His creative work (but also the "sUn of righteousness" in Malachi 4:2).

The modern calendar and the 24 hour DAY have nothing to do with a CREATION day (maybe 1,000 years or MORE).

What really matters (as far as our concern, is attaining ETERNAL LIFE (salvation was ACCOMPLISHED/DONE on the cross).
---faithforfaith on 5/26/16


The word DAY is used in scripture 4 ways,
1) that part of the solar day of 24 hours which is light. Gen 1:5, 14. John 11:9,
2) a period of 24 hours, Matthew 17:1, Luke 24:21,
3) a time set apart for a distinctive purpose, as " the day of atonement, Lev 23:27,
4)and a longer period of time, during which certain revealed purposes of God are to be accomplished , 2 Peter 3:10.

So Genesis 2:4 where the word "day" is has to covers the entire work of creation including the Day of the Lord.

But I see no verse that says God created "DAY".
---kathr4453 on 5/26/16


///My question should've read: How did God create the heaven & earth so that WE could alternately experience Day & the Night after He divided them?---Leon on 5/25/16///

I was thinking more in terms of the physical aspects as to how God marvelously created gravity, & causes our planet & the other planets in our solar system to perfectly rotate on their axis & revolve around the Sun, etc.
---Leon on 5/26/16


Perhaps, though GOD is Light, HE created lesser lights like the Sun and the Moon (made of a surface substance that reflects light, esp. sunlight, very well. Maybe?) which, when placed at the right distance from the Earth, became Day (and Night) lights to the Earth.

The Scriptures say the Earth was initial without form WHEN that GOD began to create upon the Earth the plants and animals and then mankind.

And, perhaps at that void and formless stage, the Earth was without the proper surrounding atmosphere to properly reflect the sunlight. So that, creating the proper atmospheres helped take in the sunlight making the Day as we know it.
---Gordon on 5/26/16


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It's interesting that God said "let there be light...." the first day, Gn 1:3-5

and there were evening and morning each day....but God did not make sun, moon, stars until the fourth day Gn 1:16-19
so "evening and morning" were before sun, moon, stars were placed.
---chria9396 on 5/26/16


""Joe: What did God do so we would experience & enjoy alternate Day & Night on earth? Leon, I am sure you already know this, but I'll bite:o)
He "'made' [prepared and ordained] two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 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." Gen 1:16-18 Father fixed the position of the Sun, and established the orbit of the Moon, and of the Earth and it's rotation.
---joseph on 5/25/16


Joe: What did God do so we would experience & enjoy alternate Day & Night on earth?
---Leon on 5/25/16


"How did God create "DAY"?"

There was no need for Father to create light, for "God is light", He call the light within forth, saying, "Let there be light: and there was light. and God called the light Day"
---joseph on 5/25/16


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You're right John. G1:3-5 says God spoke light into existence "out of nothing" & called it Day.

My question should've read: How did God create the heaven & earth so that we could alternately experience Day & the Night after He divided them?
---Leon on 5/25/16


Leon, ex nihilo.
---john1944 on 5/25/16


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