The Creation of the Heavens

The Initial Creation of the Heavens from Genesis 1

I believe that a good and perhaps the best interpretation of the scripture text in Genesis 1:1 is that God originally created the heavens on the first part of the first day. I think this heavens was originally made of water as was the case for the earth in Genesis 1:2. God says that there was still some waters in the heavens above the earth's firmament on the second day. It has been scientifically proven at a laboratory at a university in California, United States and confirmed at other locations in the world by reputable scientists that light can be created just by bombarding water with sound waves. This would be like created light from water by God speaking his word to it. There has been proven to be still scientifically abundant resources of water in the nebula in our galaxy and perhaps beyond and now in some of the planets discovered around other stars by the detection of the spectrum of water in the light from these sources. These discoveries indicate water is still very common in the heavens. When our telescopes become more sensitive they will probably be able to detect water in other galaxies further and further away from earth. God could have on the first day made the stars or other luminescent bodies to start shining by speaking His Word to the waters in those parts of the heavens and causing them to give light. God speaking His word to these waters could also have caused the water and oxygen in the water by nuclear fusion or transmutation combine into heavier elements to make the matter of the stars, the sun, the planets, other heavenly bodies and the heavenly gas and dust. All this is both scientifically and scripturally realistic. The heavenly bodies would already be fully formed and mature on the first day of creation. The scripture reference of God's initial creation of the heavens in Genesis 1 is as follows:

Scripture Reference in Genesis 1 of God's Initial Creation of the Heavens

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

God Making the Light From the Heavens and the Heavenly Bodies Themselves Appear Later in the 1st Day and From the 4th Day of Creation From Genesis 1

Later on the 1st day God said let there be light and there was light. I heard this wasn't a creative act of light at that time but just making the light appear on earth in a less clouded sky. This sky could be still partly cloudy so only the light in an undistinct way could be seen from earth as opposed to distinct heavenly bodies. I believe these days were literal twenty four hour days as the same Hebrew word yom is used elsewhere in the Old Testament for twenty four hour days and in Exodus 20 with the Ten Commandments God relates the Sabbath as the end of a literal 7 day week with the initial week of creation implying the creation week was of six literal 24 hour days as well which certainly wouldn't be too hard for an almighty and all-wise God such as the God of the Bible. On the fourth day the Bible says God said let there be lights in the firmament. These lights weren't actually in the place of the firmament which would probably be only several miles above the earth's surface but just started to appear so with the clearing of clouds on earth so the heavenly bodies could appear more distinctly as seen from the surface of Earth. God made the Day and Night with the Day when the sun was shining and the Night when the stars shine dominated by the moon or the Lesser Light when it is in the Night sky. This is all still the case and scientifically sensisble. God said he made all these things which in this case that he made them to appear but created them on the beginning of the first day of creation. According to the Hebrew of that time the stars would also include the planets, asteroids, meteors, comets or other heavenly bodies other than the sun and moon. The periods mentioned specifically are days and years which are the period of earth's rotation and the period of earth's revolution around the sun. One of the periods not mentioned hear is the week that is the primary, ancient period of time that is not based on astronomy but suggests from its use in almost all cultures that it was based on accounts of God's original creation of the world and mankind in six days and resting on the seventh day. The only other major period of time is the month that is based on the period of the moon around the earth and moon going through its cycle of phases but is not used in verse 14 either. The scripture reference from Genesis 1 of God making the light and heavenly bodies to appear in earth's sky in the first week of creation is as follows:

Scripture Reference From Genesis 1 of God Making the Heavenly Light and the Heavenly Bodies Appear in the Sky of Earth in Creation Week

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. Genesis 1:3-8

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 to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the 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. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19

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