WHEN DOES THE DAY START?
should the day begin? Should it be at midnight like we have today?
should it be at 6 p.m. when the sun set at practiced by the Jews? Or should
it be at 6 a.m. when the sun begins to rise?
The Bible gives us the answer. This is found in the Old Testament in
Genesis 1 verses 5, 8, 13, 19, 23 and 31 wherein God defined what comprises
a day. From the Holy Bible, King James Version, this is what it says:
Genesis 1:1-5 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And
the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the
deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God
said, "Let there be light": and there was light. And God saw the light,
that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God
called the light "Day", and the darkness he called "Night". And the evening
and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:8 - And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Genesis 1:13 - And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Genesis 1:19 - And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Genesis 1:23 - And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Genesis 1:31 - And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Clearly, the solar day should comprise one whole night (nighttime) and then
one whole day (daytime) and should begin when the sun has set. For
uniformity, the present 6 p.m. is the boundary due to variation in the
length of daylight in various parts of the world and time of the year. This
is how it is in the new time system (and in decimal format) found in
I hope, one day, we will correct our time system to make it in agreement
with God's word and to make it simpler and easier to use than what we have
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