In the beginning, Elohim created HEAVEN and earth...
This is the very first creation event, and it is a time consuming event, so why doesn't this verse end with, ...and there
was evening, and there was morning, Day 1?
If last month began with a new moon and the second month after creation began with a new moon, what do you think
the FIRST month of the first year of earth’s history began with? New Moon. Genesis 1:1-2 and Ezekiel 46:1
proves that new moon day (the first day of every month, even the FIRST month of earth’s history) is a third category
of day, not counted as a week day.
This is a major obstacle for many who consider the Creation Calendar. Upon further review, the moon was not
created on day 4, it was created in Genesis 1:1-2 and later advanced upon, appointed to its task. How do we
Moses used two different words in the creation account. One means created from scratch (H#1254, bara), the other
doesn’t. Created from scratch (bara) is found in Genesis 1:1, an example of the other is found in verse 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
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
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.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Genesis 1:16-19
This word “made” (Strong’s H# 6213) is used several times during the creation week. This is the Hebrew word asah,
(ah-saw). It means advanced upon or appointed. For example: He appointed (asah) the moon for seasons…
Psalm 104:19. Here David very nearly quotes Genesis 1:14, only he’s very specific about the role of the moon.
Seasons here in Psalm 104:19 is the same Hebrew word found in Genesis 1:14; mo’edim, appointed times or set
If I “made” you a general in my army, does that mean you did not exist until I pinned the stars on your lapel? No, it
means I advanced upon and appointed you as a general in my army. You existed prior to your appointment. In
Genesis 1:1, YHVH created the earth and other celestial bodies at a certain point in time. He doesn’t call it a day of
the work week at the end of verse 2 because it WASN’T a week day, it was the first segment of time of the first
month of earth's history. The first "day" of the month is new moon, a non-week day. Looks something like this...
The week days are in black ending with a Sabbath each week.
The sun, moon, stars and all the heavens were created when YHVH spoke the earth into existence in Genesis 1:1.
Then on the first day of the week, YHVH lights the sun creating light and, of course, day and night as a result. The
sun was lit on the first work day dividing day from night, light from darkness (which ONLY the sun can do as seen
from earth), so the moon was illuminated that night as well, in fact all the heavens were there and illuminated. This
was THREE days before the 4th day of creation, yet there were three DAYS and three NIGHTS of this work week all
before day 4. You cannot have a day (yom) without the sun as yom means heat (as from the sun). Since the sun
was there before day 4, so was the moon because they were all created at the same time in Genesis 1:1. This is
what the Hebrew SAYS in context.
So on the fourth work day, YHVH advanced upon the luminaries that He had created earlier [when He created the
heavens and the earth and then illuminated on day one], and ordained them, appointed them as time keepers. The
moon rules the week/Sabbath (signs) and the month (seasons). The sun rules the day and the sun and moon rule
the year. The moon is listed as having a roll in the Creation Calendar as well as the sun, so the Creation calendar
is NOT solar only; it is a lunar-solar calendar.
5. The Sabbath cannot be regulated by the moon because the week was already well
underway before the moon was even created on day four.
Objections to the Calendar of Creation: