A walk in the moonlight


Have you ever heard someone claim that the Bible says something specific, when in reality, they were projecting something they wanted to prove onto the scripture? To be clear, I’m talking about those who want to prove a point, and to that end they ascribe an  erroneous meaning to the scripture that backs their claim.

I was told of a non-believer who cited Genesis 1:16 as “proof” that the Bible is anti-science.  The author that was cited claimed the Bible tells us the moon creates light rather than reflecting it.  The scripture he referenced says, “God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.”

I don’t know how anyone could interpret Genesis 1:16 the same way as this non-believer. This scripture doesn’t speak at all to what is generating the light, it simply refers to the moon as a light, something we often do today.  If someone told you they took a walk in the moonlight, would you assume this proves the person taking the stroll has no idea the moon is reflecting the sun?

There must be a reason some are so eager to find a problem with the scripture that they result to non-sense arguments like this.  While some are intentionally misquoting the scripture to win an argument, I believe others are fulfilling  2 Corinthians 4:4 which tells us, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

What are your thoughts?

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