Does Creation Day Four of Genesis Contradict Science?
by Arthur Khachatryan
Arguably the most scrutinized book of the Bible is the Book of Genesis. Many skeptics will claim that the book of Genesis contradicts science and, as a result, it cannot be trusted. The proof text often cited is day fourth of creation in Genesis. Skeptics will reject Genesis because of the author’s apparent implicit claim that the sun was formed after the earth. Does the charge of the skeptic have merit? Or is there a way to reconcile the day four quandary?
What Does Creation Day Four of Genesis Actually Say?
First, those who object better be very clear in their representation of both the text they’re objecting to and their objection, lest they unwittingly (ignorance) or wittingly (straw man fallacy) misrepresent the claim and do some shadow boxing thinking to have knocked someone (in this case something) down. Let’s look closer at creation day four…