30) Days Of Thunder

In ancient records of Hinduism, the immortal gods were

subject to a different time frame and had their own periods of activity and rest. These constituted their days and nights. When the highest Supreme Self was awake, they believed, He would expand outwardly and manifest his objective worlds…

the universe is thought to regenerate in cycles…Shiva destroys the universe at the end of each cycle which then allows for a new hours-clock-dial-vector-illustration-full-day-127287727Creation.

In our Western (pagan Roman) culture each 24 hour day begins in the middle of the nighttime, i.e. mid-night. Night is interrupted by daylight ~ 6:00 am, then resumes ~ 6:00 pm and wraps up the 24 hour day and merges during nighttime hours into the next 24 hour day.

118ye-image2bjewish2bday2bby2bhourThe biblical day is the opposite. Each day begins in the middle of the daytime, i.e. noon at 12 p.m., is interrupted by nighttime from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, resumes the next morning at daybreak until noon, at which time the next day begins.

When we apply this to the Days and Nights of Genesis 1, the following sequence of events unfolds during creation week.

  1. Construction during an era of light with brooding darkness – Evening
  2. Destruction during an era of darkness – Night
  3. Reconstruction during restoration of glorious light at its brightest – Morning

Beginning – Evening 1 as it turns out

“In the beginning God created the heaven [singular] and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

Night One

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” (Genesis 1:2)

Formlessness defines a state ranging from gaseous to semi-liquid to liquid in contrast to solid state. This can’t be a gaseous state because gases mix so the earth couldn’t be distinguished as a separate entity from the heaven.

At this point in the narrative many people trying to reconcile evolution with their belief in God argue that the earth was created formless and left to evolve. However, the two belief systems can’t be reconciled.

Since time is a consequence of deterioration, the opening words of the narrative “In the beginning” establish that deterioration was happening in the course of events of the narrative. Only a super-natural being is able to overcome the implacable fores of deterioration and death so evident in the natural world.

The fundamental proof for believing in God as Creator and Sustainer of the forces of stability and order required for the existence of life is that the earth was created as a solid, and became formless, then was restored to its created state.

Interesting that what the Bible reported thousands of years ago is only very recently become a geological scientific discovery.

Major impact events have significantly shaped Earth’s history…

In 1980…[scientists] discovered unusually high concentrations of iridium in a specific layer of rock strata in the Earth’s crust. Iridium is an element that is rare on Earth but relatively abundant in many meteorites…This iridium layer at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary has been found worldwide at 100 different sites. Multidirectionally shocked quartz (coesite), which is normally associated with large impact events or atomic bomb explosions, has also been foun in the same layer at more than 30 sites. Soot and ash at levels tens of thousands times normal levels were found with the above…

Probably the most convincing evidence for a worldwide catastrophe was the discovery of the crater which has since been named Chicxulub Crater…centered on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico…180 km (110 mi) in diameter…

In the early history of the Earth.. bolide impacts [leaving a crater] were almost certainly common…It was not until this heavy bombardment slackened that life appears…

The LHB [Late Heavy Bombardment] may have been key to delivering water to Earth

Asteroids currently are the most likely suspect for delivering water to the planet…

researchers can study millimeter- to centimeter-thick layers of rock droplets known as spherules.

“Spherule layers…preserved in the geologic record, provide information about an impact even when the source crater cannot be found,” Brandon Johnson, of Purdue University, told Space.com…

“Some of the asteroids that we infer were about 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) in diameter…

The Popol Vuh, the only Mesoamerican religious book to escape the Spaniards’ destruction of native culture, preserved a report of this event.

“Over a universe wrapped in the gloom of a dense and primeval night passed the god Hurakan, the mighty wind [spirit]He called out “earth,” and the solid land appeared“…It is worthy of notice that [this] embodies the general aboriginal idea of creation which prevailed in the New World. In many of them the central idea of creation is supplied by the brooding of a great bird [say, a dove?] over the dark primeval waste of waters.”

The book of Job internally confirms that “was” means “came to be” formless, caused by the works of darkness, after God began to create by converting E/c2 to mass.

gary-jackson-stamping-flowerpot-1024x768when I laid the foundations of the earth…

  1. the sea…brake forth...
  2. the earth…is turned as clay to the seal; [soft and wet] (Job 38:4-14)

Peter confirms a flood at “the beginning of the creation.”

“…there shall come in the last days scoffers…saying…all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 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...” (II Peter 3:3-7)

Even the ancient Sumerian account of creation, the Enuma Elisha, validates the biblical account with the report that Enki / Lucifer “raised up the flood-storm, his mighty weaponas the forces of destruction.

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worldwide flood…is a scientific matter that involved a very large comet-like object impacting Earth…Due to its composition and size, the impacting object (IO) delivered a nearly unimaginable amount of water that inundated abyssal landscapes…

Geologists will immediately dismiss any claim that there was a worldwide flood…the reason…is due to Adam Sedgwick. A renaissance man of the early 19thcentury, Sedgwick was a Cambridge University professor, an ordained minister in the Church of England, and the president of the Geological Society of London…Sedgwick and his geologist colleagues set about Europe searching for remnant sediments and formations. But the sought-for confirmation did not exist…Sedgwick concluded that there was never a worldwide flood…

Yet Sedgwick erred. From the evidence before him, Sedgwick should have concluded: presently exposed landscapes were never inundated by a common flood…Sedgwick went too far: he passed judgment on the morphology of vast, submerged landscapes that he could not observe. He assumed that Earth’s present amount of water has always been here.

Because of its far-reaching consequences, Sedgwick’s ‘no worldwide flood, ever’ conclusion will eventually gain universal recognition as the most profound error in the history of science.

Further exploration has exposed geological evidence of flood-imposed sedimentary layers. Like puzzle pieces, these match up the borders of our current continents, showing the existence of the original single landmass.

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Bear in mind, acknowledging geological evidence per se does not require one to accept every theory formulated by scientists, who themselves argue their controversial theories among themselves. On the other hand, once “time” is defined as a measure of destruction then we must acknowledge that time did pass during the nights of Genesis 1.

Singularity Energy God intervenes to minimize the damage that can be caused by consequences of entropy running riot into chaos, using a variety of energy forces.

“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:3) 

“who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?…And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?” (Job 38:8-10) 

“Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehendBy the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.” (Job 37:3-10) 

port_lockroy_antarctica_on_a_summer_evening.jpgPhoto of Antarctica, where in a complete circle the breadth of the waters / oceans are straitened (con-strained from taking action as by a strait jacket) by a wall of frost / ice.

Hast thou entered into the treasures [stores] of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures [stores] of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?…Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen” (Job 38)

Job’s sparse biblical account of ice used as a weapon was written during a retreating ice age not long after Noah’s Flood, so understood without requiring explanation by his readers. For us later readers, Job account of creative eras followed by destructive forces is validated by geology.

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There is geological evidence of ice ages. The main evidence for glaciation is from particularly characteristic sediments which are formed by glaciers, and they’re preserved in the geological record…

The most recent glaciation is the one we are living in now…

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Notice how the glacier sediments demonstrate the configuration of the continents centered around the North Pole, with only the exceptionally high and long Andes Mountain Range experiencing glaciation in the Southern Hemisphere. The continuous white of Greenland is superimposed to demonstrate the extra space allocated to the landmass on a rectangular map to make the sea distances between Greenland’s coasts and neighboring landmasses accurate. Obviously, a view centered on the North Pole is more accurate than a view centered on the equator, and sure enough, it checks out.

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There have been at least five significant ice ages in Earth’s history…

One significan outcome of the recent ice age was the development of Homo sapiens…[Interesting correlation with Day 6.]“this voice / Word which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy / what is guaranteed to happen; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:” (I Peter 1:18-20)

Morning One

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)

Every Creation Day ends with the Sun rising in victory against the forces of darkness.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…All things were made by himIn him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended [absorbed] it – NOT! (John 1:1-5)

“this voice / Word which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy / what is guaranteed to happen; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:” (I Peter 1:18-20)

 For thus saith the LORD / I AM / Creator…Seek ye me, and ye shall live…Seek him that…turneth the shadow of death into the morning…The LORD / YHVH is his name.” (Amos 5:4-8)

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