Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted with permission from Warren Vanhetloo’s newsletter “Cogitation.”
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Creation of the heavens and the earth was planned, guided “construction.” None was by accident or as an afterthought. Each step each day proceeded according to divine plan. Each step was divinely accomplished. Each phase was divinely approved, passing inspection. The work was done “on schedule,” God not creating during the night periods, only during the six days. The end result was a perfect earth on which to locate a Garden of Eden, watched over by orderly heavens above.
The first day saw “stuff” and light (probably including energy), a massive, indistinguishable glob. The second day that glob was separated, some to be called “heaven” and some to be called “earth.” Separation and division of the portion to be known as “earth” took place on day three.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and God saw that it was good (Gen 1:10). Read more about Creation, Part 4