January 31st

Night

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

(Genesis 1:5) ESV

Why did it get dark at the end of the first day? It wasn’t because of the absence of light, it was due to the obstruction of light by the corruption which resulted from nucleosynthesis. It needed a new name: night.

God could have made a perfect creation from nothing, he didn’t. Instead God used water. The result is a creation where there’s a continuous struggle between light and darkness, good and evil. Why? So that we may have free will. It’s the reason for creation.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

The reason for creation is the manifestation of sentient life with free will.

– The Reason for Creation

Here’s a stupid question: If the ultimate goal is a world which is full of light, where there’s no day or night and there’s no need of the sun or moon, then why did it get dark again at the end of the first day, given that God said that the light was good. Why didn’t God just keep it light? The answer is simple: God didn’t create something from nothing, creation is a process.

Creation is the supernatural cause of the universe, a sequentially more complex ordering of a pre-existent body of water called “the deep” (Ex Abyssi) which obeys all physical laws including the first law of thermodynamics which states that energy can be transformed from one form to another, but can be neither made to appear from nothing nor destroyed.

Creation wasn’t from nothing (Ex Nihilo) and there’s no trace of this doctrine anywhere is the Bible. ANYWHERE. Get over it.

– Creation, definition

God created light, he said it was good. But darkness returned. We’ve stepped out in faith with Matty’s Paradigm and gone where no man has gone before: reconciled the Big Bang sequence of events with the first day of creation. Now we can move on to the next step and begin to see an affirmation of this approach.


Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

Walking by faith is a little like climbing a wall. The task is to get to the top, but we can’t fly to get there. We have to securely grasp the first hand hold and then we may move up to the next. The goal is really to know the mind of God in such a way that this helps us to understand what the scripture says. If we have any doubts about meaning and context, then surely the clarification that we seek is to be found by understanding God’s motive at critical steps in the creative process.

God resolved that he would dwell in light perpetually. This meant a permanent separation of light and darkness. Not merely a cycle of light to dark to light as the day changes to night and back to day, but a permanent physical separation. The separation of light and dark is a well developed Biblical doctrine.

We took the first hand hold of moving up the wall when we understood that the light on the first day was generated by nuclear fusion. We’re going to move up another level when we understand the mechanism that God used to permanently separate light and darkness: the creation of gravity.


Salvation

  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

So why did it get dark at the end of the first day? and what was the darkness made of? We can answer these questions by interweaving them with another Biblical doctrine: Babies start with milk before they go on to solid food. This pattern manifests in the process of creating, and in the creation.

Night – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1IntroductionGenesis 1:5
2Good and EvilIsaiah 45:7
3The Milk of the Word1 Peter 2:1-3
4What was the Darkness?Isaiah 45:7
5Darkness did not Comprehend ItJohn 1:5
6Light or Darkness?Isaiah 45:7
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate your way around Night.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planJanuary 31
LinearLeviticus 11-13
ChronologicalExodus 4-6
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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