Originally posted by moon1969
A 200 million year discrepancy? 4.4 billion years or 4.6 billion years?
What day did God create the moon?
I think the moon was created on the first day of creation because Genesis
says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." And at
this time the earth is described as formless and void and that there was
darkness over the waters. I believe the heavens include all the physical
bodies, including the moon. This could have been done just before the
first day, however, since it then says God made light and divided the day
from the night and this was the evening and the morning, one day.
The sun, moon, and stars are not actually mentioned until the fourth day.
Most Bible scholars believe this is the day that they become visible for a
viewer on earth because of the clearing of the atmosphere or what the
Holy Bible calls an expanse or heaven in the midst of the waters above
and below it, that was made on the second day. But some believe this
means the sun, moon, and stars were not created until the fourth day.
However, that would mean the the heavens that were created in the
beginning did not include the sun, moon, and stars. I don't believe that
would make sense, because it also says that they were created to give
light on the earth day and night and to be for signs, for seasons, for days,
and for years. My logical mind tells me that they had to be created no
later than the first day. What do you think?