That's a great point, I had completely overlooked that.
Originally Posted by cloudburst
I agree with that actually, it's the extent to which we can understand which is my only real issue - because while we may not have progressed very far (at all, actually) since Genesis was first read, we're certainly capable of understanding a little bit more
So, then, why would the Scripture not classify the sun as a star? Simply because man had no idea that it was a star...to him, it was a great light.
The creation account was written for man; likewise, God inspired it in a way that man could comprehend.
The Creation account was not written as a technical treatise...It was written as a basic outline to explain how the world came into existence, through the creative hand of God. I do believe that the creation account is authoritative, but only to the extent that man would be able to understand.
Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
You put the stars in the sky and you know them by name, You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same, You are amazing, God.
I do not 'hope' I am saved and I do not 'think' I am saved, I know it with an absolute conviction. I know that I am saved just as I know that I think and I know that I feel. I am purchased and sealed, His possession.