"Before we go any further, I would like to point out that Adam was never a baby or an adolescent. The day Adam was created, he received his wife Eve and could fellowship with God. Adam probably looked like a perfect 30-year-old man. If a doctor or scientist examined him, they would say there is no way Adam could be less than a year old. The Bible answers the old question; "What came first the chicken or the egg?" The Bible clearly explains it was the chicken and it was able to bear fruit of its own kind (species). Meaning you may find a variety of chicken eggs but there are no chickens laying snake eggs. Selah. Some say the Earth is millions of years old. There are two things I would like to point out regarding the Earth. First, like Adam and Eve, many things were created mature or with age already built in. When Adam looked at Eve, he did not see a baby, but rather a grown woman. Second, even though Adam was created only a few thousand years ago, some believe remnants of the Earth may be much older, because between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2, the Earth may have been destroyed during Satan's fall. Nevertheless, God took this formless void area, built our three-dimensional planet, and then created all mortal life. Genesis 1:1 begins with God giving us the bottom line - God is the Creator. Then He goes back to fill in a few of the details in Genesis 1:2 through Genesis 2:3. There are six days of creation, and the seventh day is when God rested and enjoyed the fruit of His labor. God begins the daily cycle at night. The Bible does not say how long the darkness lasted until God illuminated the Earth.
- 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.
- 3. And God said, let there be light: and there was light.
- 4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
- 5. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
God called this the first day or day one. It wasn't until the fourth day that He created the lunar day, which began and ended at sunset.
- 14. And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
- 15. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
- 16. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
- 17. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
- 18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
- 19. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
This resulted in the twenty-four hour day, the seven-day week, and the four seasons per year. Just a note, there is an exception to the 24-hour day. In places like northern Alaska, the daytime could last for months before the night concludes it. I am just pointing out that if God wanted a longer lunar day, it was available to Him. However to be clear, God can create everything out of nothing in a mere moment of time. God can also stop the sun from going down and supernaturally extend the day, which He demonstrated in Joshua 10:12-14. Selah.
For those who want to know more about this creation, progression, and purpose, God reveals many important relevant details in Genesis 2:4 through Revelation 20. God begins to reveal His next creation in Revelation 21. God will have no problem showing us the complete detailed process when we have the time and ability to comprehend all the complexities of the ecosystems that interact to form this creation. For now God asks us to trust Him that He can do what He said He did. Selah."