The grass and trees were created on day 3 and the sun on day 4. Ever kept a plant out of the sun for one day? It will live. And no the days werent long periods of time. The verses are very clear with the inclusion of evening and morning were the (insert number) day.
2nd Peter 3:5 is talking about the flood in Noahs day. The next verse says “by which the world that then existed perished being flooded with water.” The Bible gives the account of the world flooded with water in Genesis.
WHAT I want to know is: which came first - the chicken or ‘the means by which it reproduces’ (classically put: ‘the egg’)?
Or was it ‘chickens and eggs’ simultaneously?
ANd then, what about us primates that ‘carry’ our young within ... did we come equipped with pre-birth embyros just waiting to be ‘birthed’?
An inquiring mind wants to know ...
The grass and trees were created on day 3 and the sun on day 4. Ever kept a plant out of the sun for one day?Hmmm ... I see a problem; these plants could possibly freeze, and since we actually have plants in the world today that can't survive below freezing temps without a sun to WARM things a bit this would seem to be a problem if true as stated ...
Genesis 1:1 IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The sun is in the heaven(s) so what is declared is the beginning without telling us the when. Isaiah 45:18 - For thus saith the LORD That created the heavens: God Himself That formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it no *IN VAIN*, He formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Now in Genesis 1:2 we are told something happened to this earth to cause the earth to become *without form, and void* which is the very same Hebrew word as Isaiah uses. This is what Peter is describing when he said the world (age) that WAS and he also says the heavens were of OLD.
Peter already describes Noah's flood in the previous chapter (IIPeter 2:4-5, note 5 says And spared not the *OLD* (ancient) world,..." is speaking about the reason for Noah's flood, and in that flood not all perished. That word perished distinguishes the *AGE* being described.
Noah's flood was for a specific purpose as stated in Genesis 6:2 That the *sons of God* saw the daughters of men (Adam) that they were fair: and they took them wives of all which they chose. Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made *man on the earth*, and it grieved Him at His heart. Genesis 6:9 These are the Generations of NOAH: Noah was a just, man and *perfect* in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Meaning Noah and his family did not partake with what is described in verse 2 of Genesis 6. So the flood would have been about where these that Genesis 6:2 described and would have covered their whole known earth.
Who needs the sun when you have the Glory of God. If you would get God out of your man- box, perhaps you could fathom. In fact, we will need no sun that damages skin because we will have the Glory of God, His warmth and His light. Please look into that. The sun and moon were put here for us. Plenty of plants survive the ultimate darkness of Barrow Alaska, BTW. And my poinsettias need super darkness to bloom.