14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”
21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
Other scripture references:
“God created the heavens and the earth and didn’t even half try!” (John Wesley)
“….if their thoughts are merely accidental by-products [which they would have to be if their existence is purely accidental] why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents.” (C.S. Lewis)
Parallelism in the 6 days of Creation:
Day 1—light and darkness Day 4— lights for the day and night
Day 2—Sea and sky Day 5—creatures for the sea and sky
Day 3—fertile earth Day 6—creatures for the fertile earth