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Did God make the planets before making the earth?

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November 16, 2014 7:30PM

No, God created the Earth first (Genesis ch.1). He created the stars and planets later, and gave them the appearance of age, just as Adam was formed as a mature man, not an infant.

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October 21, 2014 12:10AM

According to Genesis, God created the lights in the heaven - the sun, moon, stars and planets - on the fourth day, and placed them in the firmament above the earth.

However, scientists say that the sun and stars existed long before the earth did. They now know that the earth is just one of the planets that circle the sun, and that these planets were almost certainly formed at the same time.

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August 20, 2009 4:54AM

According to Genesis, God created the lights in the heaven - the sun, moon, stars and planets - on the fourth day, and placed them in the firmament above the earth.

However, scientists say that the sun and stars existed long before the earth did. They now know that the earth is just one of the planets that circle the sun, and that these planets were almost certainly formed at the same time.