How were the Sun and Moon formed?

From Issue: Discovery 8/1/2010

Dear Robbie,

Thanks for your terrific question. I love watching the Sun set over the ocean, or looking up into the night sky to see a beautiful full Moon. How did God make those two “heavenly bodies”? He spoke them into existence simply by using His words. That idea is strange to us, because for humans to “make” something, we have to start with something that is already there. If we want to make bricks, we have to have clay. If we want to build a house, we need wood or metal. But God is not like humans. He created the world, and the Sun and Moon from absolutely nothing. The writer of Psalms said: “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth” (Psalm 33:6). Scientists use the term ex nihilo, which means “out of nothing,” to describe how God made the Universe. What a wonderful God Who can create anything He wants simply by speaking it into existence!


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