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Did God live in darkness before He created light ?



      

Genesis 1:1 - 31

ESV - 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that, as noted by the apostle John, God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). God has thus by nature existed in that light from eternity past.

However, God is also a Being in another dimension outside of our earthly (or our universe's) notions or continuum of space and time.

As noted in Genesis 1:2, before God began His creative work in our dimension, that dimension was in darkness. In saying, "Let there be light," in Genesis 1:3, God was transferring the light that was already present in His dimension to ours.

(The Bible records or mentions occasions of God appearing in the form of a cloud or even of dwelling in darkness, but (in my opinion) those coverings were used as a shielding of humans from His full glory, or as either indicative of the mystery surrounding Him that humans cannot fully comprehend, or a symbol of His wrath or judgment.)

October 25 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Denise Harrison Harrison
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Psalm 139:12

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