Let there be light
So I started noticing different interpretations of the creation described in Genesis 1. Many of them are attempts at trying to insert the theory of evolution into creation. 

At first I thought they were filled with errors so I tried to find the RCC interpretation of the creation.
It seems though that there is actually no definitive interpretation according to this video. 

In the other link it says this 
"Catholics are at liberty to believe that creation took a few days or a much longer period, according to how they see the evidence, and subject to any future judgment of the Church (Pius XII’s 1950 encyclical Humani Generis 36–37)"

So with the creation open to interpretation id like to show you guys an interpretation from a book i read, "Winning the war against darkness" by Gideon Akinsuyi. A book on spiritual warfare. it says,

"The first kind of spiritual warfare on the earth was the battle between light and darkness. Ever since, every other forms of Spiritual warfare have taken their roots in this original battle which I called “Battle in the beginning”. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the water. And God said, let there be light; and these was light.” Genesis 1:1-3.
Already you know who is at work in darkness; God is now showing us what to do when it comes against our lives and the works of our hands. We are to confront it and resist it. There is only one way to resist darkness and that is by attacking it with light."

He presents this case that the darkness and light in these opening verses are not literal as the sun and moon weren't created until the 4th day. Instead he tells us that this darkness and light is the metaphor of evil and good so God rebukes the darkness with his light here. 

So for this to be true there are some things that must have already taken place; the creation of angels and the fall of Lucifer must have already occurred for darkness to be around. This could have happened after "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." as it is unclear how much time elapses before the next part. There could have been a previous earth that was corrupted by evil to the point of chaos and darkness so God started again by rebuking and separating the darkness from his light.

Another part of the book says "When darkness is in operation what you see is confusion, disruption and all kinds of disorder. This has been the form from the beginning. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void. And darkness was open the face of the deep
The emptiness and confusion that characterized the work of God at creation was not part of the original plan. It was the work of darkness. And that was why God started the work of change by rebuking the darkness first before any thing else could be done."

Im not promoting any theory or saying that this is true. Just saying i think it sounds like a reasonable interpretation that may have some truth in it. What do u guys think? Has it got any merit? What is your interpretation of creation? Are the 7 days taken literally?

On a side note the term "heavens" is plural. What is the RCC teaching on this? Is there 1 heaven, 3 of them or?

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Let there be light - by Porkncheese - 01-31-2020, 04:34 AM
RE: Let there be light - by jovan66102 - 01-31-2020, 05:05 AM
RE: Let there be light - by 19405 - 01-31-2020, 11:26 AM
RE: Let there be light - by newenglandsun - 01-31-2020, 05:17 AM
RE: Let there be light - by piscis - 01-31-2020, 01:39 PM
RE: Let there be light - by Porkncheese - 01-31-2020, 04:16 PM

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