“The evening and the morning” of Genesis one
What do the lunar Sabbatarians have to say to these many clear-cut proofs that we have for a sunset reckoning? We will now look at their explanations to the texts we have quoted, and see why their interpretations are flawed, and not sound. This is what they say.
“The Genesis account defines the day as evening and morning, which are the two parts of "daylight", and have nothing at all to do with the night.” www.worldslastchance.com, “Three Months in a Row”.
“Evening and morning is not synonymous with night and day, but rather evening and morning are two halves of the "daylight" hours”. www.worldslastchance.com, “Three Months in a Row”.
“The evening together with the morning make up the first daylight. This is a simple math equation: .5 + .5 = 1 whole daylight. Therefore the first daylight was made up of two parts, morning and evening. Morning begins at dawn and ends at noon; evening begins at noon and ends at sunset.” www.worldslastchance.com, “When does a day begin?”
If God meant by the phrase “the evening and the morning” are the “two halves of the “daylight” hours”, as they claim, there was an easier way of putting it. God should have said the other way round— “the morning and the evening” was the first day, etc, and not “the evening and the morning”! Was God calculating backwards?
The lunar Sabbatarians say, “The evening together with the morning make up the first daylight”. But the Bible says, “And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Genesis 1:5).
The Bible doesn’t say “first daylight”, it just says “first day”! They are making people believe something that the Bible does not say!
The lunar Sabbatarians say, “The Genesis account defines the day as evening and morning, which are the two parts of "daylight", and have nothing at all to do with the night.”
Now look at a story where God sent quails in the evening and manna in the morning.
“At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.” Exodus 16:12
The quails came on the 15th evening (they agree to it). If evening and morning are the “two parts of the daylight”, did the quails come at the daylight of 15th? And if quails came during the daylight of 15th, then by their own rule the quails came on the Sabbath daylight! (For them 15th daylight of any month is a Sabbath). That would be the end of all issues regarding the lunar Sabbaths!
So you see how they have misinterpreted the Genesis reckoning of time—“the evening and the morning”.