The first four days

Posted: August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Day One

In the beginning God created the heaven (the celestial dimension) and the earth (this universe, “the deep,” or “the waters above,” consisting of nothing but a giant blue ocean). 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.

Andreas Levers, "Black water" https://www.flickr.com/photos/96dpi/3287986541/

Andreas Levers, “Black water” https://www.flickr.com/photos/96dpi/3287986541/

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light, even though there were as yet no stars or other light-producing objects. And God saw the light which existed independently of any light sources, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God established that the light should last for a twelve hour period encompassing the entire universe, and should be followed by the darkness for a twelve hour period encompassing the entire universe. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day, even though there was no Sun and no Earth.

Day Two

And God said, Let there be a firmament which humans will someday call the atmosphere in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters of the giant ocean above us from the waters below that will eventually be the Seas. 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, explaining the fact that the sky is blue, since outer space is actually a giant blue ocean that the firmament keeps from flooding us. And God called the firmament Heaven.

And the evening and the morning were the second day, though still lacking a Sun and an Earth.

Day Three

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven, our Seas, be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 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. 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. And the grass, herbs, and fruit trees did not need sunlight, since the universe was lit every twelve hours by Day, which had been created two days prior. And the evening and the morning were the third day, though still lacking a Sun.

Day Four

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: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light, the Sun, to rule the day, and the lesser light, the Moon, 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. So the stars, which are nothing more than pinpricks of light, were created within the Earth’s atmosphere, along with the Sun and the Moon.

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And the evening and the morning were the fourth day, and both the Sun and the Earth were actually present for this one.

 

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