Please do yourself a favor and read this article to its conclusion. You don't have to agree with it but I think you will find the middle part, on the "Points", of real interest -- worth reading -- OK, go ahead, jump to the middle, then come back here.
What would you think if I were to say that science of evolution has got it pretty much right? There are some in the Christian community that agree with the tenants of the "theory of evolution" suggesting that the Creator God used evolution to create us and the universe we see today. Others, however, teach the “young earth” theory excluding the idea of millions and millions of years for the creation of space and people -- six literal days, in fact. Push all of that aside for the moment, if you can, and think in terms of the spirit and how a "believer" should position him or herself, in this push and pull argument. I know, I know, there are other theories some dealing with "earth ages", and theories about "space people" planting their seed, etc., etc., but let's side step some of these theories and get to some simple observations that I think can be agreed on, well, mostly.
Belief as of a Child
If you can muster the belief of a child and can accept the Bible as true and the word of an intelligent being attempting to communicate with us it will help in accepting things you cannot prove and don't need to prove in order to maintain your faith. As a believer you would find yourself standing on good ground, the scriptures as your foundation. This actually puts you a leg up on anyone putting all of their hope solely on the science of evolution. This science is argued by some to be a belief system based on speculations swirling around "intelligent" design while denying the same. I personally believe in the Bible as the words of the Living God, a work book, if you will, of how we should operate and how we came to be. I also think the evolutionist painting themselves into a corner as knowledge increases their dance around what is staring them in the face becomes more and more desperate.
The Error of Science as a Profession
The error in science is to judge the Book, you know the Bible, as a pack of myths and stories told around the camp fires of the first men trying to make sense of a world they did not understand. Over the last fifty years, however, science has been stumbling all over itself trying to cover themselves as it becomes ever more evident people of way back then were not ignorant, grunting beasts. As the evolutionist scramble about discarding this theory then that theory then accepting back again that other theory and fighting among themselves over preconceived ideas and actual fact, all in the quest for truth, or so they say. Well, maybe the search is not always for truth, but look, pet theories are hard to abandon. It is not only the scientist of evolution, however, that have "pet theories" to defend, we see this same, and very similar, attitude found among teachers of the Bible.
Unknowingly many of the researchers in the science of evolution have been confirming the Bible as the beginning of truth. The further the scientist have removed themselves from this truth, the Bible, becoming ignorant of what the scriptures have to say about beginnings and endings, they have unintentionally proven it to be a basis of truth. That's right, much of the newly revealed truth and findings in scientific findings actually supports what the Bible has to say, or is it the other way around?
Everyone would agree, I think, that there is a knowledge explosion going on at an ever increasing pace. The Holy Bible should have been destroyed, buried in scientific proof of its falsehoods and myths, but this has not been the case, in fact, as this explosion of new information, just the opposite is occurring. The Bible is alive and well and is finding a place on the shelves of some researchers in various fields of study as an aid into new discoveries. Of course the main thrust of the science of evolution is to deny a Creator God and this make it doubly shameful when a Bible believer attempts to side with the evolutionist, apologizing for the Bible and attempting to twist the scriptures to fit in with the theory of evolution. They do this for "intellectual" reasons attempting to make peace with the world, to fit in, not understanding the Creator is capable of creating by merely speaking a command, something we, as humans of flesh have trouble comprehending. It is difficult to admit your error when you have virtually staked your career on a false premise.
Many archaeologist in using the Bible as a template for uncovering lost cities and lost civilizations have made a name for themselves and some of them are so brazen as to suggest they still do not believe in a God -- yet they confirm the historical accuracy of the Book -- incredible. Even in the field of nutrition it has been demonstrated that a diet, known as the Mediterranean diet, is the most suitable for humans. So, it is no surprise, or shouldn't to the believer, that the Mediterranean diet can be found within the pages of the Book. Yes, the Bible does give us a diet, thousands of years ago, before humans became so smart. But this is only one point. Keep reading, I have listed below other interesting facts being admitted to by science, unknowingly, that prove the Book is way ahead of everyone.
They Say The Book Is Not History?
Historians are the next group to keep turning to the Bible for historical content in an effort to fill in the holes left by the archaeologist. Amazing, while denying the source of truth they dance all around it, twisting and turning, jumping over the flames of their intelligence making tribal guttural sounds as they click their stick together, admitting the truth but denying the source thereof. And even more we have authors of fiction pulling plots from this Book to write their stories. And little wonder, it has been said the Bible contains every plot line known to man -- as if the Book were written by a genius – amazing. Certainly I understand that not all of these professionals in the various fields of science and investigation are unbelievers and make no claim in support of the bible one way or another and it is this holding this position that prevents them from seeing the contradiction of their work while consulting the very Boo that claims a higher intelligence that that of man -- a much, much, much higher intelligence. The percentage of believers among the sciences is growing but most keep silent when it comes to acknowledging the Book as inspired by a Higher Intelligence out of fear of being forced out of their field of study.
The Believer -- Fear Not
For you and I as believers, you know, those called to the Christ by the Father, our choice should be a simple one. The Father tells us that He created everything by and through the Son, John 1:1-2. You either believe or you don’t. If you don’t then you are not a believer, you are something else. A believer “believes” the word, much as a child might believe his or her parents -- without question. This does not mean you check your mind at the door, so to speak, in fact a believer is told to study (2 Timothy 2:15) and to test the spirits (1 John 4:1) to see if they are of the Father, or the Son (the Creator), or not. The believer is challenged to grow not only in faith but in knowledge (2 Peter 1:5-6, 1 Timothy 2:4). As a follower of the Christ, YaHshua, and having His faith in you there must then be a "belief" in things not yet seen, for that is “faith”. As “believers” we really do not need to convince anyone concerning our Heavenly Father nor in the things pertaining to salvation or eternal life through His Son, YaHshua. Our "faith" and our "belief" is delivered to us in what some refer to as our "calling". Our Father in Heaven removes the cloud of worldly wisdom from our minds and gives us "spiritual wisdom". He has made Himself known to us, giving us knowledge of Himself and His Son. He has shown us His Son and we "believe", we can't help it the veil is removed, and trying to convince, or make, a non-believer see what we see so plainly is futile and a waste of time. With this uncovering of the mind and with the opening of our eyes to the real truth we can see more clearly the truth of the words written for our admonition, for our guidance, for our reproof and correction into what life is all about. Stand by the truth of the book and you don't have to back track as sciences have been doing for the last 200 years. The poor Darwinians, fighting hard to maintain a flawed 200 year old theory, while new discoveries leave them behind licking their wounds as they stubbornly hang onto the last threads of their homemade myth and fable of the “origin of species”.
With this being understood I do not need to make a long drawn out argument as to why you should “believe” in a creation by "intelligent design" – we are not an accident – but I don’t have to tell you that, you already believe it, right? Some within the “faith” of belief have stumbled, feeling “left behind” by the intellectual world. The wisdom of this world is not, in most cases, the wisdom delivered to us in the written word of the Living God, YaH and is not a wisdom we should desire. We should be able to understand where the wisdom of the world comes from and to understand this wisdom but it is the Wisdom from God we should be able to see and seek. Every day new discoveries in science is prove the written Word of the Living God is correct and can be trusted -- I'm talking about the Holy Bible, not the Koran (Quran), not the Mormon Bible, and not the Course in Miracles, no not any of the impostors but the Holy Bible as based upon the Hebrew and Greek/Aramaic Scriptures handed down to us by the Hebrews and the Apostles of the New Testament.
Shocking News Flash -- Science and the Bible do agree!
(This is the middle part)
First a few quotes from some men many will recognize and few will argue with:
"The scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation.... His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection." Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
"We can't understand the universe in any clear way without the supernatural." Allan Sandage, astronomer
"For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries." Robert Jastrow, astronomer
Contrary to what you have heard, or taught in school, science is on the verge of catching up with what the Scriptures have had to say about this planet -- not the other way around. Here is a more few points to ponder as examples of science and the Bible agreeing. Let us not forget, we are comparing a book of 4,000 years with modern science and as modern science gains and grows in knowledge seems to be siding more and more with this ancient book.
Point 1. Science tells us that our sun is burning out and one day it will “supernova” expanding beyond the last planet in our solar system. Of course this isn't supposed to happen right away but around 5 billion years, give or take a billion. Some, however, mention this future happening in as little as 100 million years, give or take – seems like a lot of guessing is going on. What if they are wrong, what if their time line is not correct and it is thousands of years not millions. Hey, look, they are guessing, when one says 5 billion and another drops this guess to 100 million, well, that is a spread too large to ignore -- who would gamble with that kind of spread, or who would take the bet? The future of the earth is set -- total destruction they say -- by fire they say -- by our sun. Believe it or not, the Bible agrees with science on this point, or is it the other way around? Hum, Let’s see what the written word has to say about this:
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. KJV (sounds like the scientist agree with Peter)
Malachi 4:1 Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. NIV (there is more to this verse, much more, and I would suggest you read it, but for now the point being made is made)
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (what do you suppose happened to the sea -- extreme evaporation, maybe?)
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. KJV (no more sun just like the scientist say will happen one day)
Revelation 22:5 “There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” NIV
Comment: Imagine, the Creator of all things, and that is saying a lot, replacing the sun as our light? Remember, the sun is very small compared to other light sources in the universe. Other sources created by our Heavenly Father, by and through His Son (John 1:3) so the idea of replacing the sun should be no big deal, really. But notice something else in this verse, “And they will reign for ever and ever” -- the “they” are the believers and it is plain that “they” will not be in, what the Christians perceive as Heaven, somewhere out in the far reaches of outer space. No, He is coming here we are not going there, where ever there is in their imaginations. They will be “rulers” and to be that there must be something to rule or reign over. Reading the verse in Revelation 22 you can see the subject point is all about the Earth and everything and everyone having to do with the Earth. There is a future, a grand future for those he has chosen, for those who have searched Him out, for those that have answered the call, for those having accepted YaHshua as Savior. But I digress; let us return to the subject at hand.
Point 2. We are told by those studying the sciences of the Earth there are places on the Earth ready to explode (Pacific Rim, volcanos galore) -- Mega volcanoes, super-quakes, and it doesn't stop there with forecasts of polar shifts and scientific prophecy of the inevitable attack from outer space by space rocks, meteorite showers, asteroids, comets and the like. They do not say “maybe” they say it is only a matter of time. Oh, and the written Word of the Living God agrees – or is it the other way around -- again? I know, I keep asking that question, but really, which came first, the modern, intellectual, all knowing, absolute rule of the LAW of Physics or the Creator of all things, including the discovery of all things found in the LAW of Physics. Remember this also – the LAW of Physics, which is not supposed to change, as modern science sees it -- is always changing – not that the real Law changes but the perceptions of science changes. The sciences are filled with faulty humans that develop theories that all too often become accepted as truth, or the final answer, but in reality they are only theories, not fact. So, the problem is not with the LAW but with humanitiy.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. KJV
Revelation 8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. KJV
Point 3. Science tells us of earth’s past history of being hammered by huge meteors and asteroids and a comet or two – you know the popular theory of the “great extinction” brought about by a mountain sized asteroid slamming earth? It is estimated there were more plants and animals populating this Earth than we have today. And, of course, we are told that it is not a matter of “if it will ever happen again, but when. Yes, we are being told that it is only a matter of time before we are creamed by a very large rock from space or perhaps a comet, or both.
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UPDATE: Feburary 15, 2013, Asteroid 2012 DA14 is to pass withing 17,000 miles of Earth. This Asteroid is half the size of a football field, or as wide and high as a 12 story building. It is to pass harmlessly by the Earth, but the close pass could be classified as a near miss -- they don't like using that kind of language out of the fear of causing public panic (?) whatever that means. Surprise of suprise, while the scientist were watching and tracking Asteroid 2012 DA14 and its approach another smaller Astroid hit Mother Russia doing damage to approximately 3,000 buildings and sendind a 1,000 people to seek medical help. Same day events. This smaller Asteroid became a "Meteor" when it hit the earth, a play on words as these objects change names or titles based on their origin to the Earth. An Asteroid is a stoney object in space, it becomes an "merteroite" if it enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up, if it continues on and actually hits the Earth it is then a "meteor". Whew talk about being relative and confusing when they get in a gab fest about these things. Now they tell us these two events are unrelated. We were originally being told how rare and high the percentages were for this close passing of Asteroie 2012 DA14, but when the smaller Astroid enter Earths atmosphere and then hitting Russia (now a meteor) it is being poo pooed as meaning anything and not related to the one thing they were watching. So, what would be the odds of this happening, of these two events on the same day? The meteor (originally an Asteroid) came in so fast they did not have time to name it. For me that says we are helpless in predicting these things. I do wonder where is this Asteroid 2012 DA12 headed now? The gravity of the Earth has changed its course but we hear no discussion about this. But there is talk about another Asteroid being followed, that they know of, Apophis is coming.
There is, at this very moment, another really big asteroid being watched, tracked, if you will, and this asteroid is expected to pass inside our moon's orbit. This asteroid has been named Apophis and is expected to rip through the very space some of our higher attitude earth satellites travel in. When is this to occur? How does the year 2029 sound? April 13, 2029, which happens to be on a Friday and there is more -- if the asteroid manages to pass through a space “key-hole” it will be pulled in and slung out, by the earth’s gravity, into an orbit that will bring it right back to earth within 7 years (2036), only this time it will smack us and hard. The people in space sciences are tracking this asteroid and keep saying it is very unlikely this “key hole” effect will happen putting the odds somewhere in the high numbers and odds like hitting the lottery – hum, someone usually does win the lottery. Anyway the odds are against it, they say, but what is troubling is they keep readjusting their calculations. They will know more when it passes by us on January 9, 2013 and while this will be a close pass by it will be nothing like when it passes in 2029 and that is another troubling thing, to me anyway -- that this repeated passing seems to be getting tighter and tighter. Another thing, too, is the date, on Friday the 13 th, not that I am suspicious, but, then the return is 7 years later, an important number, biblically.
Once again the Word of God has been telling us about just such an event, however. Oh, and guess what? This biblical account is supposed happen before the coming of the Messiah, not after. I wonder where this leaves the “escape doctrine” teachers (Left Behind teachers Again, let’s have a look at where the Bible on this on this topic?
Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; (Note: Asteroids are much like mountains, really, especially big ones, composed of rock and metals -- unlike comets that are a loose compaction of various material held together by gaseous ice)
Revelation 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; (Note: This could very well be a comet. While an asteroid would plow into the earth’s surface a comet would be more apt to explode in the atmosphere and fall out over a larger area, raining down some kind of outer space pollution. Notice, it is compared to a lamp, or torch – this is very descriptive of what a comet does look like when viewed from earth, like a torch)
Revelation 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood:
Comment: It has just recently come to the attention of some, that study comets, that there is a possibility they may harbor some type of pollutant, a virus or some bug unknown to earth inhabitants. Some have speculated comets might have been the beginnings of life on Earth but they now fear a comet might be our death -- death by poison -- outer-space poison. Hum, sounds kind of like "Wormwood" doesn't it?
Point 4. Remember all of the talk you have heard from childhood about how those stupid religious people thought the earth was flat? Remember how, for the most part, you were taught in school how the preachers and priests of the dark ages enforced this idea of a “flat earth” and suppressed the intelligent people who were trying to teach otherwise? This, of course, is all nonsense, not that the religion of the day, called Christianity, had all of the answers but what you are not told is that much of modern discoveries came out to the colleges supported or built by the Christian churches. Some of our greatest thinkers came out of these Christian institutions. The real struggle had been over power. Due to the lack of knowledge about the very book they reportedly believed in they made some ignorant observations. Flat Earth or not, science, founded by Christian Institutions, would soon prove the truth, never mind that thousands of years before the “dark ages” societies in the Middle East never had such notions and most subscribed to the “circle of the heavens and of the Earth”. What has the Bible to say about all of this? Remember, this is the book the Roman Church felt the need to protect, to keep from the prying eyes of the flock – you have to wonder why. So, what does this book say?
Isaiah 40:22“ Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in”
Isaiah wrote this around 700 B.C. way before the “dark ages”. Coming out of the Dark Age’s man was actually rediscovering what had already been known. From the looks of ancient civilizations there once had been a population quite advanced and there is no telling how far they might have gone if not for a “mass extinction”, but then that is another “story” – a story of beginnings -- some call it the Flood.
Point 5. This is an oldie but goody: The dry land of the Earth at one time was a single body, or mass and the ocean was a single body, too. Earth science is telling us the land masses began to drift apart.
Remember, as children, how we used to look at the map of the world and our little minds could see how the land masses looked like big puzzle pieces? Do you remember thinking how it looked like all these big chunks of dirt and rock (earth) seemed to fit together? And so, for most of us, it was no big surprise when the scientist merely stated the obvious? Yes, believe it or not, many in the earth sciences have only recently embraced this concept and they call it, "Continental Drift". We need to understand; the ancients did not have the advantage of viewing the earth from space and had not mapped the coast lines of these land masses so they would have no way of seeing what our young eyes have seen hanging from the wall in our class room. OK, you get one guess as to who made this observation first, who seemed to know all about this way before we had satellite images, or world maps hanging in every class room in the world, practically, who?
Genesis 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Yes, the God of Israel, ahead of all the other gods, told us, in writing, that it was so. Once upon a time thousands of years before modern science had been born a book was telling us the obvious -- well, obvious to modern day children of grade school age. Makes you wonder, did the ancients of then have a globe to look at, or a map, when they made up this story? Maybe they had satellite photos to look at, you think (just kidding)? Wait, it must have been aliens from outer space that made this known? Anyway, from those few words in Genesis it is plain someone knew what they were talking about. Someone knew the earth had its place and the water its place and each was "divided from the other", and at one time the dry land was in one place. Imagine the forces at play with dry land appearing above the waters and the waters heaving to and fro – talk about mega tsunamis. The land rising above the waters, becoming dry lands buckling and cracking apart, literally bursting upward forming mountain ranges establishing the coast lines.
Point 6. This point ties in nicely with Point 4: We are told by those in the study of geology that there is evidence for huge amounts of water heaving upward through the crusts of the earth leaving behind water borne minerals clinging to the cracks and fissures created by a "bursting forth" from the deep. A good way to picture this is at you own faucet, the white scale, as some call it, is mineral build up from the water and to battle this build-up many home owners use water softeners and guess what is the main ingredient for cleaning this mineral from the water? Right, salt, not unlike the salt we find in the oceans of the world. Maybe this is why we don't have a giant mineral ring along the coast lines? Minerals have been left behind, untouched by the salt waters, on a massive scale (no pun intended) throughout mountain ranges around the world.
Thousands of years ago a scale of minerals is left behind from an event the science of geology inadvertently agreeing with the Bible as it too acknowledges, "the fountains of the deep burst forth". No, they are not trying to support a biblical account, or give any credibility to the Scriptures, but merely making an observation of what they see in the record of the rock, more specifically, the formation of the Rocky Mountains, and other mountain ranges.
The witness testifying to of this event was broadcast on the SCI channel (satellite TV) a program titled, The Rockies. About half way through this very interesting program this statement was made: "Volcanic action had a lot to do with the making of the US Rockies. Magma hurdled toward the surface heating water into high powered jets that shot through the weakened cracks in the earth infusing them here and there with minerals before exploding through the crust." A little later the commentator made this statement: "In the US Eastern face the Rockies shoots up like a wall out of the prairie ..." Geologist have marveled at this sudden formation of the Rockies defying what is commonly taught as the origins of this massive mountain range -- you know -- slowly over millions of years the mountains were pushed up an inch at a time -- but this seems to be in question now, as modern research is suggesting a sudden appearance of whole mountain ranges. But wait, is there another source agreeing with this new discovery? Yes, there is, and once again we have this "story book" proving to be much more than a book of stories.
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. KJV (A rather specific and detailed statement for a story, isn't it? We are given the exact date this happened?)
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month ---on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. NIV
Notice the precision of this account and in so few words. The complexities involved with this verse, and many others, is so prefect as to show the ignorance of any that would suggest this is just a story by dull witted tribal people barely having learned to speak. Writers call this kind of writing “tight” and it is what every good author strives for, to say what needs to be said as tight as possible. Well, that leaves me out, my writing is anything but tight, but in the Scriptures we see this over and over again, tight, concise writing saying so much with so few words – the mark of genius.
The rest of this chapter in Genesis 7 goes far and above what is necessary for a story told around the "campfire" as some intellectual giants would have you believe. The critics of the Scriptures ignore the perfection of these writings fitted together as if by one author. Look at how many hands have laid hold of these writings, Old Testament and New, and see the miracle. For all intents and purposes these writings should not be a cohesive unit but a mixed up unintelligible collection of rambling but instead we find a common thread in the message and even with centuries of man’s dirty hands copying and recopying they have not been able to destroy it. Not that mankind has tried to burn it, rip it, discredit, demean, deny, or laugh at it, no, not that any of that has happened.
Stand up for your belief, brothers and sisters. Believe the Living God as Noah did and as Abraham did and you will never have to be ashamed of accepting false notions put out by those that would refuse the existence of your Creator – even if the very stones themselves rose up and spoke to them they would not believe – and they have, the stones cry out, they have spoken, the rocks say, "look what happened to us". The Creator has spoken to men in more ways than one and to what use? History has shown us how we have listened? Today we even have priests, ministers, preachers, teachers, and self-proclaimed prophets telling us it is all symbolic, it is mere stories told to children, blah, blah, and blah.
Point 7. The Science of Astronomy tells us that the Universe is ever expanding– everything seems to be moving outward – and we are told that this outward movement, this stretching out is accelerating at an ever-increasing speed. Does the Bible, the Word of the Living God, YHWH, have anything to say concerning this? I admit I’m smiling again, my Father's word, our Father's Word is truth. What is written by inspiration is so casual a remark making it non-debatable.
Isaiah 44:24 Thus says the LORD (YHWH), your redeemer, and He that formed you from the womb, I am the LORD (YHWH) that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself; KJV
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD (YHWH) for Israel, says the LORD (YHWH), which stretches forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him. KJV
Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing. KJV
Comment: “He stretches out…” I think is an appropriate layman’s description of what the scientist are seeing. Read Job again, “… and hangs the earth upon NOTHING”. With all of the scientific explanations of how the Earth is held in place it is still suspended on nothing. Many ancient peoples and tribes of people and even some sophisticated societies of the Old World had myths of how the Earth was supported: By Hercules, said the Greeks, or by a great Turtle carrying the earth on its back, but who is it that said the Earth is hung on nothing? Who wrote of such things hundreds of years, thousands of years, before men became so smart as to see that it was not a Turtle, not Hercules and not a force that can be seen. The Bible, the inspired Words of the Living God and Creator, YHWH, has been telling mankind way ahead of the discoveries of modern man. Will we listen or cave to peer pressure and intimidation? Remember the Number One Principle – “Let every man be a liar but the Living God, our Creator and Savior be true” (My paraphrase of Romans 3:4).
Point 8. It just keeps getting better. I am sure you have heard a lot about our space researchers looking for and finding other worlds. Ah, at last, proof we are not the only ones, of course, they have yet to make contact with any that might occupy these other worlds. Boy, it is about time, after all, it is a lonely feeling thinking we might be the only world. I'm wondering why this was ever an issue, why would the people of our world be so interested? You know, it isn't like we could visit. This answer, however, was given to us way before the space program, so it should not have been a search to prove we are not alone, or the only planet, it should have been a search to prove the word of God true. After all, over two thousand years ago we humans were given a hint. I know, if you believe in the Higher Intelligence, you already know we are not alone, but for the sake of an argument, here is what your bible says:
(Heb 11:3) Through faith we understand that the WORLDS (plural, get it?) were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
(Heb 1:2) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; KJV
Point 9. (2014 addition)
Solar Flares – potential destruction of the World?
Scientist now warn of the coming solar flare that might change life on earth. With global warming a great fear among many, it is the coming solar activity that science warns us about. Like prophets of old the modern, secular scientists become our new age prophets of doom and gloom. What does the bible say?
According to the word of God just such a thing is on its way, it is only a matter of time.
(Rev 16:8-8) The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify Him.
Man can be stubborn but this event will prove the scientist of today correct. Wait a minute, those verses were written almost two thousand years ago. It is not the bible agreeing with man but another example of man agreeing with the Bible.
The Science of Evolution and Geology (Last comment?)
If the men of science would accept the idea of a “global flood” we would see a revolution in the science of geology and a wealth of theories would be answered. The puzzle of mysterious things, like stones, weighing in the tons, found hundreds, even thousands of miles from their point of origin and some sitting high above sea level. Their composition showing they are from a lower source many hundreds of miles from where they ended up. This, not unlike the fossilized sea creatures found throughout the northern hemisphere thousands of feet above today’s sea level, could easily be accounted for by an enormous global flood. It would explain way virtually every society of modern and primitive men speak of such an event in their past history, even today it is still discussed, why do you suppose that is? If the global flood were accepted as fact nearly all of the puzzle pieces would fit. Certainly, pet theories would collapse and men of past genius would fall from grace but look at how the science of understanding would leap forward. Yes, many stubborn, self-deluded haters of the “god concept” would whine and cry taking a stand of self-righteousness as they stomp out of any meeting suggesting such a thing. As knowledge increases it will become ever increasingly difficult for the poor scientist living in the past to stay in the past. Isn't it amazing how many in the sciences cling to what they propose at theories of Darwin? What is happening is ignorance concerning the Scriptures has led to admissions by modern scientist confirming what the Scriptures have been telling us for thousands of years. Their ignorance gives support to the Biblical writings, unwittingly, as they admit to the truths they witness without being concerned about a book they have never read, nor care about.
Information being presented over the airways is continually making the “evolutionist” appear out of touch with reality. Failed theories abound as the grand minds of the “theory of evolution” attempt to keep patching it back together. They are losing the battle and I have a suggestion that just might save them some face: Admit there must have been a global flood, after all, they already are telling us that the earth was, at one time, covered in ice up to three miles thick, so why not acknowledge ice is water too, right? What is ice if not water? They could turn this discovery into a coup, of sorts, by just ignoring the religious creationist and declare they are following a pure scientific method of observation, claiming the discovery for themselves. This, then, would explain the massive cache of fossilized bones piled here and there throughout the whole world. The evidence is amassing at an astounding rate and it is only a matter of time before the supporters of the “Theory of Evolution” are branded a bunch of buffoons. They still have time to save themselves but they may have to throw some of their cherished idols under the proverbial bus.
2 Peter 3:5-7 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
This verse is a dire warning for all that read it. Notice, it is “by the word” that “the world that then was” perished and it is by the word, “reserved unto fire”. Anyone that needs a scientific explanation should not have to look too far in understanding what Peter is telling us. Consider the preachers and prophets of “Global Warming” and you should get the point. We are cycling into a warming period and who is to say it will not burn like an oven one day, and maybe sooner than we might think? Remember, Peter was not considered and educated man, even by the standards of his day, but who can argue with what he was inspired to write?
Matthew 24:37-39 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. KJV (By the words of our Savior, He acknowledges the FLOOD)
The above verse should dispel any notion as to our Messiah’s belief about the flood. Did it happen? According to Him it did and He likens it as a time that came suddenly just as His coming is to be “suddenly”. Noah spent 120 years, they say, building the Ark for his family to escape in. From this we can assume, many people of that day saw the Ark and many others heard of it, but only eight were saved. How will it be before our Savior returns? It has been over two thousand years, certainly the mercy of our Father in Heaven is great and He is mercifully allowing mankind a longer period of time to repent -- remember, the Apostles of then imagined the return of YaHshua in their day, bout our Heavenly Father has a time chosen only He knows and here we are, two thousand plus years and still waiting -- how merciful is this? Repent of what, you say?
Revelation 9:20-21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
This just about covers it. The phrase, “works of their hands” is more than making idols it is the concept that man, free from the Creator God, can solve his own problems. Mankind has this attitude of eternity but in reality all, men and women go to the grave – we die. Still, death seems so far away, it is one of those things that happen to someone else. Even with the history of man staring us in the face we reject the inevitable and think that by the “works of our own hands” we can overcome anything. It is that old tale of “given enough time” we can accomplish anything. Of course, if that were possible, it does not provide a very good answer for all of the millions upon millions that have already gone to the grave, where is the time for them? We do, mankind, deceive ourselves. After all Satan did say, "…surely you shall not die", and we, mankind, believe him. Adam has gone to the grave and so has Eve all because they believed Satan's words over their Creator's, just as mankind does today. Given enough time we can solve all our problems, men say, maybe even eternal life, who needs god? History bears witness against men for their futile efforts and arrogant denial of their Creator.
(Rom 1:20-23) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. KJV
Only through repentance and the realization that we cannot make it on our own will we see our need for YaHshua and our need to confess Him and Him alone as our Savior. Without our trust in Him as Savior we are doomed and no amount of self-imposed delusion can change that. We need our Creator to help us, we need the author of “Eternal Life” to help us -- we do not have the ability to save ourselves. This planet is doomed as is all life on it. The science that tells us there is no God is the same science that tells us we are headed for annihilation, if not by our own hand by the hand of the universe, or by our own sun, or some giant asteroid – this Earth is going to perish and the idea of loading the population of the Earth onto space ships and blasting off into the Dark Matter of the universe is science-fiction at its worst -- a false hope of monumental proportions. Even at the speed of light it would take over a thousand years (light years) to reach another system that might seemingly have a habitable planet. Imagine, a thousand years or more moving at the speed of light and still trying to figure out how to conserve our on board water? It is a joke and scientist wants us to seriously consider such speculation, to entertain these fantasies as possible?
To “repent” is to change one’s mind and thus change your life style, your attitude -- a genuine attitude adjustment. It would mean giving up false worship (false gods, false hope, of man) and murders (war, and terrorist acts), and sorceries, and fornication (sexual immorality of every kind) and of theft (cheating on taxes, cheating of any kind is theft).If we repent of these things then, and only then will the Creator God consider opening our minds and lives to His Son YaHshua who in turn will give us eternal life. Only by this gift will we ultimately be changed into spirit beings and the fire to come will have no effect on us.
With our newly converted attitude we will cease being destructive to ourselves and to others. This is the Love of our Heavenly Father that we repent and demonstrate love one for another, and this “love” is His Love in us. This is the prefect picture, this is, or should be, our desire but it turns out to be our struggle. That's right, as long as we are in the flesh this seeking for the perfection of YaHshua will be our struggle, our mental as well as physical battle -- spirit against flesh in our personal struggle -- but by His Spirit in us joined with our “inner man or woman” against unseen principles and powers we gain victory only by Him (Rom 8:39-39), for we know from experience that our "personal" struggle is with flesh and blood, but our "battle", clothed in the armor of God is against high spiritual powers (Eph 6:12). Our Salvation is found in the perfection of our Savior -- through and by Him we have this perfection -- not yet realized-- until we become as He is -- this is the gift.
Even though we are given this undeserved gift, His Holy Spirit in us, we should not drop our guard against our own evil thoughts and actions -- "...resist Satan and he will flee from you" (James 4:7), and so this also is true of our own inherent wickedness, we must practice righteousness to bring the flesh into submission. We used to walk as the world walks accepting the sins of humanity as a mere natural course: It is only natural to lust, to hunger for things not ours, to lie, or cheat, to allow deception changing what is evil into good -- all influenced by the "spirit of Satan" (Eph 2:2 - READ IT!). Politian’s tell lies this is accepted as all part of doing business -- it is acceptable, it is treating evil as if it is good. The god of the world had blinded us too, but no longer and this explains why, to the repentant mind, this world’s logic and this world’s wisdom seems so "crazy", so backward, so upside down.
(2Co 4:4) In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of the Christ, who is the image of God the Father, should shine unto them.