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God made TWO great lights?

The Bible seems to suggest that the Moon generates its own light. In Genesis [1:16], "God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night". In Isaiah [13:10], in ongoing stories, it states that, "the moon shall not cause her light to shine". In Ezekiel [32:7], "the moon shall not give her light".

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We know that the Moon does NOT "generate" light at all. It is merely a reflection of light from the Sun.

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 9:31 AM on May. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (21)
  • Apparently, god not only didn't know that the moon reflected light rather than generated it, he didn't know that bats are not birds (Lev. 11:13,19), that fowl have two legs instead of four (Lev. 11:20-21) and that insects (Lev. 11:22-23) have six legs, not four. I notice this a lot. Christians can't refute the truth of what their "perfect" book says, so they resort to questioning the character the O.P. If you are a christian and believe the bible is without errors then you HAVE to believe that the moon generates it's own light, that somewhere there is a four-legged duck or cockroach, and that bat's have feathers. Good luck finding them.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 3:50 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • I don't see where in what you listed that it generates it own light. That is why it was called the lesser light. Otherwise they would be listed as the same.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • it was written in a way that the people of the time would understand. it dosen't say they generate light it says they are lights. now weather that light is reflected or not isn't mentioned. ask any child and the moon is a light in the sky. the bible was not there to teach science. the people of that time thought of the moon as a light so that is how it is refered to.
    Lyndall

    Answer by Lyndall at 9:35 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • the bible was edited, the people who put together the bible we see today probably didnt know that. before that, there were a million different bibles saying different things. remember, the bible was not written in english and i bet a lot got lost in translation
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • Didn't know that? Was God not telling them what to write in the bible? Is it not God's word- his TRUTH? People, you can't have it both ways, so stop trying to explain the mistakes away! Either that's what God told them to write, or that's what man wrote because that was the belief back then...

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 9:37 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • The passage you listed in Ezekiel....

    "...I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light."

    If the sun is covered the moon won't shine. Makes sense to me.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:38 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • the bible was written by men, im not denying that
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • Sure, it won't shine, but it's not saying that- it's saying it won't give off it's LIGHT.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 9:41 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • Isaiah's passage...

    "...the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine."

    My bible commentary states that scripture frequently associates cosmic upheavals with the period of tribulation just before Christ's return.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:42 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • For Ezekiel's passage once again, my commentary says that this is likely a reference to Pharoh, whose life and power is extinguished, and all the rest of the leaders and people basking in his light and plunged into darkness.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:45 AM on May. 4, 2009