The creation of light on Day 1, before creation of the sun (on the 4th day), has profound theological significance. All ancient, pagan peoples worshiped the Sun as the source of light. In Genesis 1 God reveals that light preceded the sun, and its source was the very Word of God (Genesis 1:3). The Apostle John makes clear in his gospel that Jesus Christ, the Word [of God] (John 1:1), was the Divine Agent of creation (John 1:3) and “the true Light” (John 1:9). The Lord Jesus Christ is worthy of worship (Revelation 4:11), and all men past or present who “exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served [any aspect of] the creation more than the Creator” are fools and idolaters (cf. Romans 1:22-25). In Genesis 1, the literal, historical order of Divine creation is a rebuke to all pagan perversions of theological truth.
March 5, 2016
Light vs. the Sun in Genesis 1
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