Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nothing


First there was nothing then came the "Big Bang", so they say. While ordinarily indicative of the theory of evolution, to me that term only agrees with the moment that everything was powerfully created as the Bible reveals.


I want to highlight the fact that, outside the universe, the "state" of 'nothing' is and always will be utterly incomprehensible to man. To propose that something - much less everything - came into existence in and from what rather isn't a state but a phenomenon devoid of time, vacuum, atoms and energy, is to entirely negate that very notion. It's staggering that most proponents of evolution are completely and often willfully oblivious to the many gaping holes in the myth that outrightly defy and repudiate it. The leading astronomers, geologists and scientists who endorse this so-called theory call it a "potentiality" at best and can't agree on or unravel the fundamental mysteries, yet the general populace trusts it explicitly! Beyond that we can say that because this "nothing" remains outside our imagination we simply cannot use "it" to formulate reliable scientific conclusions about that which exists. It's so far removed from us that we can't even describe it. What then could we ever deduce from what we'll never know that isn't on earth or anywhere in the universe? In effect, we would have no explanation at all had God not continually revealed Himself to man and sent his Son in human form in the sight of millions of people, both believers and others. He has been attested to by myriads of prophecies in the Bible, by all generations, by nations, kings and rulers, historians, many thousands of manuscripts (24,000 of the New Testament alone) in different languages and countries, archaeology and every conceivable science, all concurring and providing us with more unassailable proof than we have of any other historical figure who ever existed and did what they did. Even the presence of nothing is evidence of Him. How else could everything have sprung from nothing and nothing 'be' nothing?

On the other side of the spectrum, many believe that according to the Bible the world is 6,000 years old. On the contrary, Scripture speaks of the 'genealogy' since Adam, which began no sooner than the day he sinned and was consequently banished from the Garden of Eden. Already in the first chapter of Genesis we see that before Adam fell God had set in motion an active existence for the human race. Their future was not epochs of relaxation on a garden bench. We don't know how much time elapsed before Adam sinned, but everything points to it being a tremendously long while. Clearly he and Eve did many things and much took place during the course of events recorded early in Genesis that were not mentioned there, like the war in heaven and Satan being cast out.[1] In fact, that had already occurred before Adam sinned, by which time the Devil in the form of a serpent was already corrupt. Additionally, the Bible tells us that to the Lord a thousand years is as a day.[2] Millions of years pass quickly that way... a mere 140 at 1,000 years per day :) So in a scriptural sense the earth itself is indeed much older than 6,000 years, its exact age being irrelevant to our faith in God owing to Him not discussing it with us in detail. And, how would anyone today assimilate the entire history of 14 billion years? I'm not suggesting we rely on science explicitly for the earth's age, but its duration has no bearing on God's existence. Whatever the enigmas of creation may be, the message of the Bible is to believe what He's written and to concentrate more on eternity than the many eons gone by.

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[1] The war in heaven and Satan being cast out:
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (Isaiah 14:12-15)
Compare the following:
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. (Ezekial 28:12-15)

[2] To the Lord a thousand years is as a day:
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8)

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