|The purpose of this page is to provide a reasonably plausible explanation of how Biblical Creation and the Bible's description of the forces of nature match very well with known astronomical and physical observations. Certainly, other explanations are possible and are fine with me, as long as they don't discredit the Bible in any way. I fervently believe that the Bible is without error, and whatever explanation is derived for creation, it must always match what the Bible says, period! Thanks, Brian Davis.|
|John Chapter 1, Living Bible (NKJV)||Comments|
BEFORE ANYTHING else existed, there
was Christ, with God. 3 He created everything there is; nothing exists
that he didn't make. 4 Eternal life is in him, and this life gives
light to all mankind. 5 His life is the light that shines through the
darkness; and the darkness can never extinguish it.
6,7 God sent John the Baptist as a witness to the fact that Jesus Christ is the true Light. 8 John himself was not the Light; he was only a witness to identify it. 9 Later on, the one who is the true Light arrived to shine on everyone coming into the world.
10 But although he made the world, the world didn't recognize him when he came. 11,12 Even in his own land and among his own people, the Jews, he was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and receive him. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them. 13 All those who believe this are reborn!; not a physical rebirth resulting from human passion or plan; but from the will of God.
14 And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen his glory; the glory of the only Son of the heavenly Father!
have chosen the Living Bible paraphrase for this
passage, because of its' frank directness. It is
very clear; Jesus Christ created everything that
exists! Nothing exists that He didn't make.
Also, please notice that Jesus provides light
itself! Light, as we will see in Genesis 1, must
be created, and it was by Jesus himself.
Put simply, Jesus is God.
|John Chapter 20, Living Bible (NKJV)||Comments|
That evening the disciples were
meeting behind locked doors, in fear of the Jewish
leaders, when suddenly Jesus was standing there among
them! After greeting them, 20 he showed them his hands and side. And
how wonderful was their joy as they saw their Lord!
21 He spoke to them again and said, "As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." 22 Then he breathed on them and told them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven. If you refuse to forgive them, they are unforgiven."
24 One of the disciples, Thomas, "The Twin," was not there at the time with the others. 25 When they kept telling him, "We have seen the Lord," he replied, "I won't believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands; and put my fingers into them; and place my hand into his side."
26 Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them and greeting them.
27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger into my hands. Put your hand into my side. Don't be faithless any longer. Believe!"
28 My Lord and my God!" Thomas said,
29 Then Jesus told him, "You believe because you have seen me. But blessed are those who haven't seen me and believe anyway."
30,31 Jesus' disciples saw him do many other miracles besides the ones told about in this book, but these are recorded so that you will believe that he is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing in him you will have life.
you were to draw for yourself an imaginary world on
paper, you could make it flat. This two
dimensional world would exist from left to right, and
from top to bottom, but would have no third dimension;
that is, the dimension coming up out of the page.
In this "Flatland" which you have created, your people would only be able to look in the plane of the paper, from left to right, and from top to bottom. They could not see out of the plane of the paper. If you built a room for your Flatlanders, it could be just as simple as a box. For the Flatlanders who are inside this box, it is a sealed & closed room, but you can enter this sealed & closed two dimensional room just by putting your hand on the page. Hence, you have "appeared" in the sealed room with no apparent method of entry.
This is how Jesus came into this three dimensional room as described here in John 20. He entered into the sealed & closed three dimensional room from space which exists in four or more dimensions!
From the Astronomy Pic of the Day on 3-18-2007, you can see a line model of 4-dimensional space, also known as a hypercube. Edward Witten's M-theory gives the mathematical explanation of this 4-D space.
|Job Chapter 3, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
After this Job opened his mouth and
cursed the day of his birth. 2 And Job said:
3 "Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, 'A man-child is conceived.'
4 Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it.
5 Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
6 That night; let thick darkness seize it! let it not rejoice among the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
|Job here, by his own curse, has obscured the day of his birth. I believe that Jesus honored Job's request, and kept the exact history of when Job was born unclear. However, as we will see in Job 5:10, this is probably after Noah's Flood.|
|Job Chapter 4, RSV
|21 If their tent-cord is plucked up within them, do they not die, and that without wisdom?'||These men arguing with Job are not without knowledge regarding God. Here, Eliphaz recognizes that without the "tent-cord" that connects us to God, we will die. Also, God's tent-cord provides us with our wisdom. What gives us our intellect and our appreciation of the infinity of God's power comes to us through the tent-cord. In other words, the essence of your being is far more than what merely fits inside your skull!|
|Job Chapter 5, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
he gives rain upon the earth and
sends waters upon the fields;
19 He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven there shall no evil touch you.
20 In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
21 You shall be hid from the scourge of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
23 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24 You shall know that your tent is safe, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
25 You shall know also that your descendants shall be many, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.
26 You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, as a shock of grain comes up to the threshing floor in its season.
Eliphaz states here in verse 10 that "He gives rain upon
the Earth". It probably never rained on Earth
until after the flood (see Genesis
2:5), so this means that Job lived after Noah's
Versus 19-26 are pretty simple; you need fear nothing but the Lord.
|Job Chapter 9, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
who shakes the earth out of its
place, and its pillars tremble;
8 who alone stretched out the heavens, and trampled the waves of the sea;
32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together.
33 There is no umpire between us, who might lay his hand upon us both.
Noah and his family, I believe, observed this. I don't think verse 8 is figurative. I believe they saw the stars themselves "stretched out", or moved away from Earth. (places in the Bible where interstellar movement is mentioned)
Here in verses 32 & 33, Job himself pleads with God that a mediator (i.e. Jesus) is needed. Thank you Job!
|Job Chapter 16, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
|19 Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he that vouches for me is on high.||Job is aware that Jesus is his advocate, and that Jesus is in heaven.|
|Job Chapter 19, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at last he will stand upon the earth;
26 and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
|Job knows that Jesus is coming to Earth, and that Job himself will be resurrected. This is pretty cool!|
|Job Chapter 26, RSV
|14 Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways; and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"||Verse 14 is important to understanding Jesus' creation. In the last 100 years, our abilities to see the phenomenally complex details of His works are increasing, but still, we really have a tough time "understanding the thunder of His power". The full details of creation are truly beyond our comprehension.|
|Job Chapter 28, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
|28 And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.'"||Job observes that the road to true wisdom starts with a healthy respect for Jesus.|
|Job Chapter 34, RSV
If he should take back his spirit to
himself, and gather to himself his breath,
15 all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.
|Elihu affirms that nothing can live without Jesus' constant intervention. Perhaps there is a component of life that requires constant controlling. Perhaps this is something to do with our DNA, where DNA is simply the data for our "biological fingerprint", and the operating system for life is controlled from a dimensional plane beyond our perception. Drawing an analogy to the computer you are now using to read this from, your DNA would be like the computer's data, and Jesus' control over the essence of your life would be like the computer's operating system.|
|Job Chapter 37, NIV||Comments|
can you join him in spreading out
the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?
21 Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.
This example of a bronze aurora is from the Astronomy Pic of the day from 4-10-2000, and was in the northern hemisphere. Click on the photo to make the view larger.
Perhaps it was because the core of the Earth was a very strong and active atomic fission reactor, generating a huge magnetic field that enveloped the Earth's atmosphere. Much like a super-strong version of the Northern Lights, this field reflected a good portion of the sun's visible spectrum (with the color bronze coming through the strongest), as well as blocking-out all of the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums. Remember that God promises, in Genesis 9:8-17, that He will never again flood out all life on Earth, and gives the Rainbow as the sign of the covenant. Since a rainbow could have been seen even in splashing water, it makes sense that there wasn't enough of the full spectrum of visible light reaching the pre-flood surface of the Earth to view a rainbow.
Another effect of the bronze sky would be to block-out deep space radiative cooling. The effective heat-sink of our current night sky is -50oF, which can cause a noticeable radiative cooling effect (like the frost we see on things in the morning, even when the ambient temperature was never even close to the freezing point). The pre-flood Earth would not have had to contend with this cooling effect.
Verse 21 also tells us that by the time of Job, no one could look directly at the sun without rain clouds to filter down its' intensity. But, before Noah's Flood, the bronze mirror of the sky reflected away most of the sun's energy, enabling direct viewing of the sun without damaging the eye.
|Job Chapter 38, RSV
"Where were you when I laid the
foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have
7 when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth from the womb;
9 when I made clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,
14 It is changed like clay under the seal, and it is dyed like a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken.
19 "Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness,
20 that you may take it to its territory and that you may discern the paths to its home?
24 What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, ...
29 From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the hoarfrost of heaven?
31 "Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the cords of Orion?
33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?
Verse 7 describes a time before the flood, when the stars were all the same age, and Jesus' previous creation, the angels, celebrated. Verse 8 references the trapped subterranean waters (the fountains of the great deep) which caused Noah’s flood. After the flood, verse 9 describes the introduction of rain clouds and the night sky becoming much darker. This is due to the stars being moved much further away from earth by the Windows of Heaven.
All continental drift occurs right after the flood, as described in Verse 14, when the ocean floors dropped and the mountains rose out of the sea. The surface of the earth is given a whole new appearance; one that looks as if it could be random, and not designed. Verse 15 describes Hell; a place where photons are not allowed to make the journey from the dwelling of light. It is a place of eternal darkness where the wicked are subjected to the eternal wrath of God.
Also, see this CNN article on light traveling at 310 times faster than normal! This could indicate that the dwelling of light is a point source that is simultaneously close to all points in our three dimensional reality. In other words, this experiment shows that the dwelling of light could provide an equal-length short cut between any two points in our reality (but only for zero-mass items). Verse 24 is another reference to the source of light.
From Exodus 10:21, the 9th Plague on the Egyptians was three days of total darkness: Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness to be felt." This might be saying that the photonic pressure would be zero when the dwelling of light is shut-off to any three dimensional reality. Even though heat energy would still form photon shells, they would remain empty and have no pressure. Then again, it may just mean that the Egyptians had to feel around, but it is an interesting verse and another good example of light being a major creation of Jesus (it took a whole day by itself). Light is a created effect under the total control of God, and has never been, nor will ever be, just a "natural phenomenon".
Please see the Genesis 1 comments too.
Frost at night begins after the flood, as the mirror of the sky looses magnetic field strength, and the chilling effects of deep space radiative cooling take hold, as described in verse 29.
In verse 31 here, God seems to be referencing two different forces which control these two constellations; one that can attract stars, and another that can repel stars. The first force is one of attraction (gravity) and the second force is repulsive (the Windows of Heaven). I will discuss this later in the Genesis 7 comments. (places in the Bible where interstellar movement is mentioned)
I personally don't know the laws of the heavens, but because of this passage, I now know that Jesus made laws that cause the heavens to have an influence on the Earth. I am sure this is much more involved than just the gravitational effects of the stars on the Earth.
|Job Chapter 40, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
"Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I
made you; he eats grass like an ox.
16 Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.
17 He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.
19 "He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword!
20 For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.
21 Under the lotus plants he lies, in the covert of the reeds and in the marsh.
22 For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him.
23 Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth.
24 Can one take him with hooks, or pierce his nose with a snare?
We are only talking about 4,500 years ago or so. I think that this is a clear indication that the Earth just isn't that old.
|Job Chapter 41, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
"Can you draw out Leviathan with a
fishhook, or press down his tongue with a cord?
2 Can you put a rope in his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he make many supplications to you? Will he speak to you soft words?
4 Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant for ever?
5 Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on leash for your maidens?
6 Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons, or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay hands on him; think of the battle; you will not do it again!
9 Behold, the hope of a man is disappointed; he is laid low even at the sight of him.
10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he that can stand before me?
11 Who has given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12 "I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who can penetrate his double coat of mail?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.
15 His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.
16 One is so near to another that no air can come between them.
17 They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18 His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
19 Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.
20 Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21 His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
22 In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.
23 The folds of his flesh cleave together, firmly cast upon him and immovable.
24 His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the nether millstone.
25 When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.
26 Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail; nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
27 He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
28 The arrow cannot make him flee; for him slingstones are turned to stubble.
29 Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
30 His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be hoary.
33 Upon earth there is not his like, a creature without fear.
34 He beholds everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride."
Click here to see a larger "portrait" version
here the T-Rex; only much more
capable than that Jurassic park movie ever
suggested. Here, T-Rex can breath fire hot enough to ignite coals! That takes a great deal of sustained
heat. If you don't think
animals can mix two dissimilar
chemicals together to make a hot offensive weapon, then check out this description of
|Genesis Chapter 1, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
4 And 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.
6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
7 And God made the firmament (1) and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.
10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so.
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament 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 lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.
16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens."
21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
29 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
What an amazing thing! Light itself needed to be
created! We know that light has a dual nature of
being both a particle and a wave. Called Photons
by Einstein in 1905, their particle nature appears to be
in our three dimensional reality, while their wavelength
and constant speed characteristics (regardless of the
speed of the observer) seem to be driven from a fourth
or more dimension that is beyond our three dimensions
(see the Job 38 comments).
Jesus writes the laws of the universe, and makes
something we tend to think would just naturally occur
anyway. It didn't just happen to be here; Light
needed to be created!
We know that the 6 days of Creation were actual days, because it is written "And there was evening and there was morning". This phrase is used to describe all 6 days. Only DAYS have an evening and a morning; huge periods of time, or an ERA, does not.
of the pre-flood Earth
Back in Job
38:4, God mentions foundations that support the
Earth. I believe these foundations supported the
firmament. Please note that in verse 8, the
firmament is given the proper name "Heaven", with a
capital "H". This is the only place in the bible
where heaven appears capitalized (except for at the
front of a sentence). This to me means that the
firmament called "Heaven" made Earth a perfect place,
In verses 14-19, we find that only now, Jesus creates the Sun. So for the first three days, only the glory of Jesus with the Father provided the light for the Earth.
On this day 4, Jesus also made all of the stars! This perhaps has to be the biggest understatement of the entire Bible. Think about it; for all we know, there are an infinite number of stars in the Universe, and Jesus made them all in just one day! WOW!
Let's talk about the age of the Sun. We have a pretty good grasp of the fusion reaction of Hydrogen to generate heat. In the reaction, mass is converted to energy, Helium is formed, and a particular type of neutrino is released, a muon neutrino. As reported in the April 1995 edition of Physics Today, only 60% of the expected neutrinos are being detected here on Earth. That is, if the Sun were 4.6 billion years old, and the heavier element reactions were also occurring, increasing the total quantity of reactions (as they do when a Sun ages), then we are missing 40% of the expected neutrinos! Curiously, as the Physics Today article mentions, the amount of neutrinos being collected is precisely the amount we would get if only the primary reaction were occurring (that is, just the Hydrogen reaction). The only time when just the Hydrogen reaction exclusively occurs is when a Sun is new. I conclude from this that our Sun is brand new; approximately 6,431 years old.
Let's talk about the age of the Moon. When I was a kid in the early 60s, they sent un-manned lunar landers named Surveyor up to the Moon for a scouting mission. I remember them stating before any of them landed, that because our solar system is about 4.6 billion years old, the moon would have accumulated 54 feet of dust over such a long time. However, when the landers got there, very little dust was found! Later, when Apollo 11 arrived, just enough to leave nice footprints was available (about 1/8" of an inch). Neil Armstrong's first words on the moon were: "That's one small step for man - one giant leap for mankind. Yes, the surface is fine and powdery. I can kick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers, like powdered charcoal, to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine, sandy particles." Using their original calculations, the moon's age would be:
|Genesis Chapter 2, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
Thus the heavens and the earth were
finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.
3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;
6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground;
| Here we see
that no rain falls upon the pre-flood Earth. The
reason that a rain cycle did not form could be from the
|Genesis Chapter 6, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
When men began to multiply on the
face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years."
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
7 So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.
15 This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
16 Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above; and set the door of the ark in its side; make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17 For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall die.
18 But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you, to keep them alive.
21 Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up; and it shall serve as food for you and for them."
22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.
did God flood out the Earth? The Living Bible
describes "evil beings from the spirit world" who took
human wives and had hybrid human children; the Nephilim.
of mankind had become evil (except for Noah). So,
in addition to the flood needing to kill-off the
Nephilims, God had to change the Earth to keep these
"evil beings from the spirit world" from continually
coming back and breeding Nephilim in such large numbers
that they could not ultimately be wiped out.
From Numbers 13:33 comes the evidence that at least one evil being from the spirit world did indeed get back to earth after the flood, and had at least one Nephilim offspring. It seems reasonable that Goliath was a descendant of post-flood Nephilim (see 1 Samuel 17:4).
Perhaps another reason for the flood is that, before the flood, Earth was such a "place like heaven" that man became too self-assured. He lived so long that he just kept putting-off thinking about God. With our current life span of only 70 to 80 years, we have to make the decision to accept Christ as soon as possible; waiting at all could make it too late.
So, was flooding the Earth a curse or a blessing? I think it was a blessing because it gave man the right attitude for Christ to come and save us.
|Genesis Chapter 7, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into
the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen
that you are righteous before me
in this generation.
2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate;
3 and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground."
5 And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth.
7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark, to escape the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground,
9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows (2) of the heavens were opened.
12 And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark,
14 they and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, every bird of every sort.
15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life.
16 And they that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
17 The flood continued forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
18 The waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed so mightily upon the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered;
20 the waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, birds, cattle, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm upon the earth, and every man;
22 everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.
23 He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
Two things happen in 7:11; first, the fountains of the great deep burst forth. A great crack in the firmament called Heaven was made between what is now the Americas and Europe / Africa. Then, the foundations supporting the underground cavern were broken, and forced all of the subterranean water out to the surface of the Earth, totally flooding it out.
Secondly, the windows of the heavens were opened. Lots of folks quickly assume that this was stored rain in the upper atmosphere, but I don't think so. First, it had never rained upon the Earth, and secondly, the sky was bronze in color, not grey (see the Job 37 comment). So, what are the windows of heaven? If it wasn't rain, then I think it was the Fifth force. The first four forces are:
I believe the mechanism that this works under is through the movement of space itself. When a traveler goes through space at increasing speeds, the traveler's time progresses slower and slower, relative to Earth-based observations. This has been proven out as a verifiable phenomenon during our country's space flights. Conversely, I think that objects caught-up in an opening window of heaven are not moving through space, but rather, the space in which they reside is being moved in a trans-dimensional fashion. Here, Einstein's theory of relativity can be though of in a reverse case situation, and would support that stars caught-up in a moving reference frame of space would experience time speeding-up, relative to our observations. So, the faster the space containing a star is moved, the faster the star would progress forward through time. Einstein himself originally proposed this force, calling it the Cosmological Constant, but was later talked out of it by other physicists. I think he should have stuck to his own ideas on that one.
What all of this means is that the Sun, the Moon, and the stars could have all been made on the same day (day four), but now, they are very different in age. Our Sun and Moon having only aged to approximately 6,431 years old, while the stars are now varying in age up to billions of years old, with the further away they are from us, the older they are. This brings us back to the old church view that we (the Earth) are at the center of the universe.
What other evidence supports the Bible here? First, is the Red Shift of most all stars. It indicates a "trail" of interstellar recession. Some theorize that the Red Shift is caused by remnants of the big bang, but a U.S. News & World Report article from July 20th, 1998 indicates that the chance of the Omega Value being "just right" to coalesce the stellar matter into solar systems is just one-quadrillionth of 1% (that is, one chance in 1x1017)! Otherwise, it would have blown off into infinity and dust, or just would have globbed-back into a ball of mass trash. So, it looks like the Red Shift is really an echo of the windows of heaven being opened at the time of Noah's flood.
Further evidence that the big bang is not a result of an explosion, but rather a placement of the stars is from the work of Clyde Tombaugh. Most famous for his discovery of Pluto in 1930, he also went head-to-head against Hubble. Hubble not only theorized that 95% of the galaxies in the universe were randomly distributed as the result of an explosion, but also claimed to have measured this from Mount Wilson Observatory. Conversely, Tombaugh measured nearly 30,000 galaxies (about 20 times the number know up to that time) and found just the opposite! Ninety-five percent of the galaxies belonged to clusters, indicated placement, rather than explosion.
Secondly, we have about 140 Globular Clusters around our own Milky Way Galaxy. These are a perfect example of the windows of heaven running on idle. With no apparent rotation, groups of stars just hang together in a ball. It seems that gravity as a whole keeps the ball together, and the windows of heaven provide an inter-spatial force to keep each star separated within the ball. The windows of heaven also eliminates another bit of bad astronomical theory; dark matter. This theory suggests that, since the big galaxies seem to have only 1/10 the required mass to be in an orbital velocity, there must be 10 times more mass out there that we just can't see (things like black holes, etc.). The good thing about the windows of heaven mechanism is that now galaxies can just happen to be rotating; they don't need to be in an orbital profile, lacking all of this "invisible" mass.
So why push the stars away at the time of the flood? According to Job 38:33, God asks Job if he does "...know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?". Somehow, the stars have an effect on Earth. Perhaps the radiation from so many stars so close to earth might have killed every living thing, once the magnetic shield wound down. (places in the Bible where interstellar movement is mentioned)
And finally, a note about carbon dating. Fossils have been dated at ages much greater than approximately 6,431 years old, and yet the Sun, made on day four of creation, is still brand-new! How could this be? Carbon 14 is also called known as Radio Carbon (which is short for Radioactive Carbon) and the way it becomes radioactive is by high energy cosmic rays hitting Carbon 12 (the normal variant of carbon). Since the pre-flood Earth had a very powerful magnetic shield which would have stopped cosmic rays, it would be very easy to see that virtually no Carbon 14 was formed before the flood. Also, since the magnetic shield gradually decreased in field strength after the flood, Carbon 14 production would have scaled-up only slowly to today's present levels. The only time things absorb Carbon 14 is while they are still alive, and then the age of the dead animal or plant is calculated based upon the half life of the decaying Carbon 14 still remaining. It is easy to see that the current "accepted" system of dating grossly over-estimates the age of fossils, when one ignores the pre-flood Earth's powerful magnetic shield.
One interesting thought from this section of Genesis that affects us today is the knowledge of where we are from. Where you come from does indeed influence how you think about life, and also affects how you treat others. Very specifically, please notice that in verses 21-23, only Noah and his family survived this flood. This means that in the year 2,757 BC, we all came from the same Great Grandfather, and hence we are all related to each other.
|Genesis Chapter 8, RSV (NKJV)||Comments|
| 1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts
and all the cattle that were with him in the ark.
And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters
2 the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,
3 and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters had abated;
4 and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made,
7 and sent forth a raven; and it went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth.
8 Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground;
9 but the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put forth his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him.
10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
11 and the dove came back to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.
12 Then he waited another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she did not return to him any more.
13 In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
15 Then God said to Noah,
16 "Go forth from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh; birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth; that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth."
18 So Noah went forth, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.
19 And every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves upon the earth, went forth by families out of the ark.
The continental plates were forced by God into motion, perhaps even sliding on a thin hydrodynamic film of water left-over from the fountains of the deep. As the land masses wrapped around the Earth, they slammed into each other on their leading edges. These tremendous collisions caused such a force of impact, that we now find sea fossils thrust up to 17,000 feet high, and ocean trenches dug out to 7 miles deep.
The Earth had one final post-flood transition to undergo. Again, keep in mind that before the flood, the Earth was heated from the inside out. Also, the heating energy of the sun was blocked-out by the “bronze mirror” magnetic shield (see the Job 37 comments).
After the flood, while the Earth retained its own ideal warmth, animals like the Woolly Mammoth populated North America. After perhaps forty to one hundred years, the Earth had cooled down to the point where the first Winter Storm could form; one so fierce and sudden that many of the animals on the Northern Plains were frozen dead in their tracks. Because the Earth’s residual heat was dissipating much more quickly than the magnetic field was winding down, this Ice Age continued for hundreds of years. Eventually, however, the sun took over the whole job of heating the Earth, gradually bringing the global temperatures up to a point of thermal equilibrium.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
| 1 ALTHOUGH GOD'S promise still stands; his
promise that all may enter his place of rest; we ought
to tremble with fear because some of you may be on the
verge of failing to get there after all.
2 For this wonderful news; the message that God wants to save us; has been given to us just as it was to those who lived in the time of Moses. But it didn't do them any good because they didn't believe it. They didn't mix it with faith.
3 For only we who believe God can enter into his place of rest. He has said, "I have sworn in my anger that those who don't believe me will never get in," even though he has been ready and waiting for them since the world began.
4 We know he is ready and waiting because it is written that God rested on the seventh day of creation, having finished all that he had planned to make.