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3 Genesis i. 5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6    All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for Light preceding the sunthough solar beams are not yet included in 9the record of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This 12also shows that there is no place where God’s light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present. Was not this a revelation instead of a 15creation?

    The successive appearing of God’s ideas is represented as taking place on so many evenings and mornings, — 18Evenings and morningswords which indicate, in the absence of solar time, spiritually clearer views of Him, views which are not implied by material darkness and dawn. 21Here we have the explanation of another passage of Scripture, that “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years.” The rays of infinite Truth, when gathered into 24the focus of ideas, bring light instantaneously, whereas a thousand years of human doctrines, hypotheses, and vague conjectures emit no such effulgence.

27    Did infinite Mind create matter, and call it light? Spirit is light, and the contradiction of Spirit is matter, Spirit versus darknessdarkness, and darkness obscures light. Mate30rial sense is nothing but a supposition of the absence of Spirit. No solar rays nor planetary revolutions 505 505:1form the day of Spirit. Immortal Mind makes its own record, but mortal mind, sleep, dreams, sin, disease, and 3death have no record in the first chapter of Genesis.

Genesis i. 6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from 6the waters.

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