Let there be Light

According to the report in Genesis, God created light on the first day of Creation (after He had made the earth) by saying "Let there be light." The term used here for light does not mean a source of light because God created the sun later on day four. Light - as created on the first day - is an electromagnetic radiation with a speed of 299,792,458 meters per second. Photons are elementary particles that are traveling with the exact speed of light. Assumed that a photon could travel faster than the speed of light from the sun to the earth and back it could reach its place of origin at a time before it even started - it could travel back in time. This little thought game reveals a close relationship between light and time leading to the conclusion that as long as there was no light there was also no time. In other words where Genesis speaks of God creating light on the first day, it basically means that He created time on the first day. So, the earth was created before time and God Himself existed before the earth and before time. That means that there is an existence outside the humanly perceived existence of time and space. We find this thought referred to at a different place in Revelation 10:6 where it says in regard of heaven "that there should be time no longer." Time was created for the earthly existence only - from the creation of the world until the end of this world. The new earth and the new heaven are not an eternal place where time never ends but an existence without the dimension of time.