Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sun and Moon

Have you noticed that in Genesis 1, God creates heaven, earth, light, darkness, the sky, the separation of the water from the earth, and vegetation -- and THEN he created the sun and the moon.  On the Fourth Day?

Remove yourself from our world.  Forget that we have launched rockets into the sky and watch men walk on the surface of the moon.  Ignore that we know how the sun works, what causes an eclipse and why the moon waxes and wanes.  Forget about telescopes and radio observatories.  Just imagine what the moon and the sun seemed like in the far, far past.  Wouldn't they have been mysteries?  Who could blame the Babylonians (and others) for calling them gods?

And here are the Jews, claiming that there is only one God -- and that God created the sun and moon.  It was a radical thought that I don't think we appreciate very much.



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