1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
Other scripture references:
Romans 11:36, Colossians 1:16, Psalm 19:1a, 2 Peter 3:1—4, John 1:4—5
“All Scripture must be received as if God, appearing in person, visible and full of majesty, were Himself speaking.” (John Calvin)
“The light of human reason differs little from darkness.” (John Calvin)
“It states that current geologic processes, occurring at the same rates observed today, in the same manner, account for all of Earth's geological features. Thus, it assumes that geological processes are essentially unchanged today from those of the unobservable past, and that there have been no cataclysmic events in earth's history. As present processes are thought to explain all past events, the Uniformitarian slogan is, ‘the present is the key to the past.’” (allaboutcreation.org)
“Science cannot understand light, much less explain how it came about. This verse simply says it was created by an order from God. The One who is uncreated light brought light into existence. The One who dwells in unapproachable light illuminated His creation with a brilliant object lesson about His glory.” (Dr. John MacArthur)