In Scripture some questions seem to be difficult to answer.  An area of the Bible that is often questioned is the narrative of Creation found in Genesis 1-2.  On the surface, the order of creation seems to contradict the findings of science.  However, more and more scientific evidence points to a Creator rather than the universe coming into existence by random chance.

Individual aspects of Creation are often challenged. A question that is brought up is that of light.  There are two components to the question of light. The first is that according to the Creation story in Genesis there was light before the sun, moon, and stars.  How could light exist before the light-bearers?  God created light (day 1) and then He created the light-bearers (day 4).  On the first day of God said “let there be light,” and on the fourth day He said “let there be lights” He could create light without the help of the sun, moon, and stars.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; The second component in the question of light has to do with the age of the universe.  There are stars that are a billion light years from earth.  That incredible distance leads some to say that because of this, the earth must be billions of years old.  However, the universe was created full-grown from the beginning. The light of the stars was created to have its effect upon the earth at the time of its creation.

Two great resources for Creation study are Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis

Pastor John