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    Gen 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    What was the light that God created? Think Hard...
    For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived? ~ Deuteronomy 5:26

    If you're not prepared to risk your very life for your "enemy" you have no right to speak to him of love. ~ Daughter

    Many say they are called... but I am pretty convinced that with many of them it was the wrong number. ~ Project Peter

  • #2
    According to St. Augustine in the City of God it was the creation of the angels.

    St. Dionysius says "the light was the sun's light, formless as yet, being already the solar substance, and possessing illuminative power in a general way, to which was afterwards added the special and determinative power required to produce determinate effects."

    Tertullian says "And God said, Let there be light, and there was light." Genesis 1:3 Immediately there appears the Word, "that true light, which lights man on his coming into the world," John 1:9 and through Him also came light upon the world. From that moment God willed creation to be effected in the Word, Christ being present and ministering unto Him: and so God created. The Word also Himself assume His own form and glorious garb, His own sound and vocal utterance, when God says, "Let there be light." Genesis 1:3 This is the perfect nativity of the Word, when He proceeds forth from God. [Against Praxeas 7,12]

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Urban Missionary View Post
      Gen 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

      What was the light that God created? Think Hard...
      To him everything is light..as God is light and there is no darkness within him at all. So I don't think the light unto itself was created..I think that as the poster listed above, this is just a reference to God introducing his light into the world..Christ..

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Friend of I AM View Post
        To him everything is light..as God is light and there is no darkness within him at all. So I don't think the light unto itself was created..I think that as the poster listed above, this is just a reference to God introducing his light into the world..Christ..
        That is pretty much what Tertullian said in that quote above, I gave three different views above, I figure one of those might be close to what the OP has in mind.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Urban Missionary View Post
          Gen 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

          What was the light that God created? Think Hard...

          John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
          2 The same was in the beginning with God.
          3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
          4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
          5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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          • #6
            I'll go with Tertullian. It is a similarview I held before reading his quote. After all what was the first words spoken by God? "Let there be light" The very Light was the words emanating from His mouth. His Word and Light were simultaneous and inseparable.

            The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
            (Psa 119:130)
            ♪ Each day may Christ become clearer, His Cross dearer, Our Hope nearer. ♫

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            • #7
              But His Word has always existed, and hence the light thereof... otherwise we lose one of Christ's attributes. Christ is His word. (I.E. - the word became flesh) I am sure that we don't want to say that Christ was a created being.

              I don't buy into the chaotic light theory because God is a God of order.

              Angels could be it, but there seems to be problems with that one too...
              For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived? ~ Deuteronomy 5:26

              If you're not prepared to risk your very life for your "enemy" you have no right to speak to him of love. ~ Daughter

              Many say they are called... but I am pretty convinced that with many of them it was the wrong number. ~ Project Peter

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              • #8
                Or it could be just good old fashioned light. Light not the sun or a star, just light. Darkness is the absence of light. Creating light seperates the darkness. Even scientists aren't really sure exactly what light is. But God knows he created it. I am going with light as something he wanted in that place and "time" so he created it. Light, another one of God's creations.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Urban Missionary View Post
                  I am sure that we don't want to say that Christ was a created being.
                  Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

                  Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,

                  The lamb is the literal light of the word, and note light was not yet seen in the world but God. Before the son there needs to be a father. Though the father and the son are one it is possibile that the son was born out of the father after Ge 1,2 as seen in verse 3. Col 1:16 would seem to supports this.

                  Re 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

                  Ge 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
                  Ge 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


                  But His Word has always existed, and hence the light thereof... otherwise we lose one of Christ's attributes. Christ is His word. (I.E. - the word became flesh)
                  John 1:1 does not contradict the above. We see the same, God and the word (son) were one but at a point the word (son) was born out and lightened the world.

                  Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
                  Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
                  Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
                  Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
                  Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.


                  Mark

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                  • #10
                    i know this may seem very difficult but pleas put on your spiritual revelation receptors or else your brain will explode from this powerful truth:


                    when God said let there be light,



                    he meant LIGHT

                    shocking i know!

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                    • #11
                      I personally think people try to make this harder than it really is. God created light on 'day one'. He didn't create Jesus, or reveal His light or the Angel's light, He simply created the light we see in the universe today. What is the source of this light? The same as it is today, the sun, moon, and stars (which were created on 'day four'). That's how I see it anyway.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Urban Missionary View Post
                        Gen 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

                        What was the light that God created? Think Hard...
                        Is it possible that Moses is being poetic here, and a literary/figurative analysis gives better credence to the genre than does a literal word for word analysis?
                        "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." -Mahatma Gandhi

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                        • #13
                          I believe that this is a passage that can have more than one interpretation such as a literal and a spiritual interpretation. So here are the one's that I favor.

                          As for the literal I like St. Augustine's interpretation that the creation of light on the first day was the creation of the angels, he explains it very well in the City of God. As for a spiritual interpretation of the creation of light I like Tertullian's interpretation of the Word.

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                          • #14
                            This is hard for me to accept, because under a historical-critical hermenuetic, any passage has only ONE meaning unless the genre specifically indicates otherwise.
                            "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." -Mahatma Gandhi

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chimon View Post
                              This is hard for me to accept, because under a historical-critical hermenuetic, any passage has only ONE meaning unless the genre specifically indicates otherwise.
                              It is quite easy for me to accept considering the NT authors interpreted the OT this way, even Jesus Himself, such Jonah in the belly of the whale and so on.

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