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Genesis 1:2-4a

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[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 1:2a . . the earth being unformed and void[/B]

That statement reveals the earth's condition prior to the creation of an energy that would make it possible for its particles to coalesce into something coherent.

Curiously, scientists have not yet been able to figure out what gives particles their mass. In point of fact, the multi-billion-dollar Large Hadron Collider was constructed for the specific purpose of finding a special particle called the Higgs Boson (a.k.a. the God particle) because it is believed by some that the Higgs particle "creates" a field that grants other particles their mass. But of course the Higgs itself is a mystery. Its field is alleged to grant all other particles their mass, but if true; then what gives the Higgs its mass? Until somebody figures that out, the Higgs field will remain an unproven theory.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 1:2b . . and darkness was over the surface of the deep[/B]

This particular "deep" I believe can be safely assumed to be the void; viz: the seemingly infinite space housing the known universe.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†. [/COLOR]Gen 1:2c . . and Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.[/B]

The "waters" at this point in the earth's history probably weren't the liquid commonly known as H[SUB]2[/SUB]O. It's just a "place-holder" name; viz: a convenient label for the colossal soup of freshly created particles that would eventually be utilized to construct the universe's physical properties.

The Spirit's job, therefore, was as a sort of cattle wrangler circling the herd and keeping all the various particles together so they didn't drift away and get lost because as yet there were no forces at work keeping things together.
[/COLOR][B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 1:3 . . Then God said "Let there be light" and there was light.[/B]

In the April 2014 edition of Discover magazine, astrophysicist/cosmologist Avi Loeb states that the Bible attributes the appearance of stars and galaxies to the divine proclamation "Let there be light". Is Mr. Loeb's statement correct? No; of course not. God created light on the very first day of creation; while glowing celestial objects weren't created until the fourth.

The Bible is notoriously concise in some places; especially in it's story of the creation of light. Genesis tells us that light's origin was supernatural; viz: God did it. However, Genesis doesn't tell us "how" God did it. Well; thanks to science we today know a lot more about how God did some things than the author of Genesis.

Well; the creation of light was an intricate process. First of all; God had to create particulate matter, and along with those particles their specific properties, including mass. Then He had to invent laws to govern how matter behaves in combination with and/or in the presence of, other kinds of matter in order to generate photons. The same laws that make it possible for matter to generate photons also make other conditions possible too; e.g. fire, wind, water, ice, soil, rain, life, thermodynamics, fusion, dark energy, gravity, atoms, molecules, magnetism, radiation, high energy X-rays and gamma rays, temperature, pressure, force, inertia, friction, and electricity; et al. So the creation of light was a pretty big deal; yet Genesis scarcely gives its origin passing mention.

The interesting thing about the laws of physics is that they're not absolute laws. No; they are created laws-- created as a companion to the created cosmos to regulate how the cosmos, with all of its forms of life, matter, and energy, behaves. In other words; just as God has power over all of nature and all of nature's natural processes; he therefore has power over the laws of physics and can make things in our world behave quite contrary to the ways you'd expect. Take for example the floating axe head in 2Kgs 6:5-6. Solid chunks of iron don't float. That's unnatural. Another example is the fire-proof bush of Ex 3:2. A bush that's impervious to fire is unnatural. It should have flared up and Moses knew it too but it didn't because God can easily modify the behavior of everything He ever created, including, but not limited to, the properties of fire and water.

2Cor 4:6 verifies that light wasn't introduced into the cosmos from outside in order to dispel the darkness and brighten things up a bit; but rather, it radiated out of the cosmos from inside-- from itself --indicating that the cosmos was created to be self-illuminating by means of the various interactions of the matter that God made for it; including, but not limited to, Peter Higgs' boson.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 1:4a . . And God saw the light, that it was good[/B]

God declared that light is good; but He didn't declare that darkness is good. In point of fact, darkness always represents bad things in the Bible; while light always represents good things. It's been an axiom from the very beginning.

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