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How could there have been light before God created the sun and the moon? (Genesis 1:14–16)

The sun was not created until the fourth day, yet there was light on the first day (Genesis 1:3).  What's up?

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The Bible says that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). I would therefore say that God exists (and had existed since eternity past) in a separate dimension that is not part of our space-time continuum. Before God began His creative work, that continuum was characterized by darkness. God's first creative act was to transfer the light of His dimension to ours, maintaining the pre-existing darkness but placing the light and darkness in separate, alternating domains. This light was capable of producing vegetation on the earth, but did not take the specific form of the sun and moon (which, of course, derives its light from the sun) until the sun was created on the fourth day.

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