Hello RZIM Community, I am continuing in my conversation with my Muslim friend. We are discussing the validity of the bible and biblical corruption.
He quoted numerous “contradictions” in the old testament, especially in the story of the creation. I am going to quote his comments below;
" Verses 3-5:** How could there be light when Sun hasn’t been created yet? And how could there be day and night? FIRST DAY
Verses 11-13:** How could there be vegetation if the sun hasn’t been created yet? THIRD DAY
Verse 14-19: The sun and the moon were created on the FOURTH DAY [Please don’t say that it’s not talking about the sun and the moon. And Assuming it’s not talking about the Sun and the Moon please let me know what it is talking about. You’d be the first person ill be hearing it from]"
The verses he is referring to are from Genesis 1 of course.
Please help me to answer these questions for him. I would also like to communicate to him the nature of the biblical narrative, that it is not a scientific document but a historical narrative. But I do not quite know how to phrase it.