I'm not trying to be a know it all and I myself even still have a bad habit of using the word "created" when discussing Genesis 1 but we need to understand the difference between the words "create" and "made" in Genesis 1. It is easy to just say created however there are actually only certian days when God creates in Genesis 1 in all the other days he either "makes" or "forms" things and it is important to notice the difference. God did not create light on day 1 because he is light and it was his light that he can make shine or not if he chooses,we all know Jesus is the light of the world,etc I could go on in each day and point out things God did not create on certian days,even when he created Adam you'll see he created some aspects of him but made other things in creating Adam,these are just examples. YEC's drill this word "created" over and over that is not biblically true,yet it becomes dogma that we just accept and assume when reading Genesis 1 but make no mistake about it in the 6 days of restoration God created only on 2 days. This is being technical however this is God's word and we need to notice what it is really saying.zacchaeus wrote:It is a thought then that in the first three days, three realms were created:
2-space or sky (from the separation of the waters)
3-earth (from the separation of land from water)
So, in the second three days, correspondingly, were created things to fill the voids of those realms:
1-sun, moon, stars by which we measure time
2-birds in the sky and fish in the sea (to delineate sea from sky)
3-animals, with the crowning achievement...humanity.
God wants us to notice the difference between "created" and "made" too. Genesis 2:3 "And God blessed the seventh day,and sanctified it:because that in it he had rested from all his WORK which God CREATED and MADE." This is why it is important to know the difference between the words "created" and "made" when reading Genesis 1 God created some things and made some things.