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# 07670 :  The Emperical Evidences of Inspiration of the Scriptures From Science

Dear Readers,

                                        The Empirical Evidences of Inspiration of the Bible From Science

We know that the prophecies are fulfilled because they are the revelations of the will and mind of God. The prophecies did not become the Word of God because they were fulfilled, but they are fulfilled because they are the inspired words of God. The Scriptures did not become inspired because the archeological or scientific discoveries agree with it. On the contrary, being inspired of God, the Scriptures provide the true and accurate statements about the history of man and the Laws of Nature. The Scriptures did not become inspired because a prophecy with a very small probability (0.000...1) was fulfilled. The probability of the fulfilment of any prophecy in the Scriptures is always equal to one (1.000…) and not less than that. When we are satisfied with a probability value less than one to any prophecy of God, then we are talking about the uncertainty of its fulfilment. That mindset contradicts what God said about the prophecies of His servants. It is written in Deuteronomy 18 and other places that all the prophecies of God’s prophets will be fulfilled. If they are not fulfilled, as prophesied, then those prophets are not sent by Him. We should not assign a probability value, a value of uncertainty, to any of the prophecies of God. However, we could always assign a value of uncertainty, probability of less than one, to all predictions of man and servants of Baal. In the coming days, we will discuss about what is written in the Bible about the Laws of Science and what is practiced in the Business Management. They are the empirical evidences of the inspiration of the Scriptures. Of course this assumes the correct translation and that we have a correct understanding of what the prophecy says!

An empirical evidence is what one could rely on by collecting it from observation or experiment. There is no logical construct and a logical reasoning other than that is what is observed. We rely solely on our experience and discarding scientific theories or systems. A chemical formula that indicates the ratio between the elements in a molecule is an empirical formula. It is established by observation. An example is that the single molecule of water contains two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen, and we denote it by the chemical formula, H2O.

When we look into the modern science, we could see the inspiration of God in providing the Scriptures by being God-breathed through the prophets and apostles. The evidences are not prophecies. The evidences are the scientific statements about the Laws of Nature, recent scientific discoveries, etc. That scientific knowledge was not known to the scientific community in the days of those prophets and apostles, when they wrote about them. Though these scientific laws were not known as we know them, all men experienced them in their daily life. They did not know about the statement with respect to: gravity, attraction, magnetism, etc. However, they experienced them. The writings of the prophets and apostles on the scientific matters are our evidences of the verbal inspiration of God about the God-breathed written words. I wish to enumerate a few of them.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 9 Dec 2014 5:39:43 PM Close

“The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, behold that man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his avarice.  But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.  I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and I will wait on Your name, before Your godly ones, for it is good.” (Psalm 52:6-9)

This is a psalm written by David, when he was fleeing for his life from Saul.  However, this Psalm is also for us, as we are fleeing for our life, honor, reputation, etc. before the educated elites of this world.  How wonderful is it to read that those who are called righteous in Christ by God should laugh at those who ridicule us because of our faith.  The world may say that they have science that is built upon data collected through their senses and analyzed by eminent people using the modern scientific techniques.  Are we confounded and stand in awe of their achievements?  On the other hand, are we courageous enough to tell them that it is written in the Word of God, and by faith we believe what is written in it?

We read that God demands that we should laugh at the world’s ignorance.  However, we also read that God laughs at the world.  Let me quote three verses:

“He that dwells in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord shall have them in derision.” (Psalm 2:4)

“The Lord laughs at him;…” (Psalm 37:13)

“But You, Jehovah, will laugh at them; you will have all the nations in derision.”(Psalm 59:8)

These three verses tell us about God laughing at the world and the verse from Psalm 52 tells us that we, as His children, should laugh with Him.

Let me provide two instances in which I laughed at the educated elites of this world that rejected God and His Word.

Shalom Malekim!!!

(To be continued)

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Reply by : moses2006   View Profile   Since : 9 Dec 2014 11:01:43 PM Close

Dear Mr. Koshy,

Quote, "We read that God demands that we should laugh at the world’s ignorance"

The Lord Jesus said, "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." (Matt 10:16)

Do you think laughing at the educated elites who oppose us and at the world for their ignorance, is in line with commandment from the Lord to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves"? Is it in the character of sheep to laugh when it is in the midst of wolves?

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 10 Dec 2014 2:14:40 PM Close

Dear ‘moses2006,’

If you read my postings on this thread, then you will read and understand that I have not finished posting my thoughts that are related to its title.  If you are trying to interject, then I say that you have to wait till I finish what I started to write.  If you do not want to wait, then you are at liberty to start a thread to ask your questions and I will join you there.  Please do not try to confound this thread with your superficial questions, before I finish what I started to write.

Shalom Malekim!!!!

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Reply by : moses2006   View Profile   Since : 10 Dec 2014 7:13:37 PM Close

Dear Mr. Koshy,

Your title is "The Emperical Evidences of Inspiration of the Scriptures From Science" - you have the freedom to keep on posting your thoughts on this topic ad infinitum.

My question is not related to your title, but a statement you made about God demanding that we should laugh at the world for its ignornace. Can you clarify what this has to do with your title? I fail to see why I should not ask a question and wait for your continued thoughts on a title that has nothing to do with question I asked.

I don't mind waiting for your response on my questions, till you have completed your posting of your thoughts that are related to the title.

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 12 Dec 2014 3:11:39 PM Close

Recent Scientific Findings On Water Reservoirs Inside Earth:

                About 1500 BC, Moses wrote in Genesis 7:11, “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened.” He also wrote in Genesis 8:2-3, “And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were closed, and the pour of rain from heaven was stopped. And the waters retired from the earth, continually retiring; ..” In these verses we read about the fountains of the deep and also about the waters that covered the earth retiring into the earth. This place of retiring of the waters is not the seas. They retired into the earth from where they came out, as the fountains. We are told that there is a reservoir of water inside the earth.

            On 13 June 2014, there was a report about the finding of a reservoir of water inside the earth. This reservoir is so massive having a volume three times that of all the waters in the oceans. This water is captured inside a rock called ‘ringwoodite.’ This rock is blue in color and is about 700 kilometers inside the earth. This rock is below the mantle of the earth.

             Geologist, Steven Jacobson of Northwestern University in Illinois, USA, said that this water came from within the earth. He also added that this reservoir is playing the role of being the buffer to keep the four oceans at relatively the same size on the surface of the earth. This finding debunked the previously held view that the meteors brought waters to the earth.

             The new finding by the team, led by Steven Jacobson, was the result of a study of the seismic waves resulted from over 500 earthquakes. They used about 2,000 seismometers in this study. In announcing this study, Jacobson also reported, “We should be grateful to this deep reservoir.  If it was not there, it would be on the surface of the earth, and mountain tops would be the only land poking out.”

              In Genesis 6 through 8, we read that the mountains of the earth were covered by the water that came out of the earth and also from heaven. We also read that the waters were retired and abated into the earth. It was not a speculation or conclusion reached by Moses after studying seismological waves. It was the inspired revelation from God for him to write for our edification.  What Moses wrote about 3,500 years ago came to be accepted by the scientific world in 2014 AD.

               Are we laughing at the world that rejected His Word?  The educated elites of the scientific world refused to accept what God revealed in His Word through Moses.  They made fun of God for the last 3,600 years about the deluge and asked what happened to the water that covered the top of the mountains.  God was laughing at them all these years.  Those among us, who believed in God’s Words and stood on it, are having the opportunity to laugh at those who ridiculed us and God’s Word.  God is still laughing at them for accepting it in 2014 and not earlier by faith in His Word.  God wants His children to imitate Him.  That is a command from God to all the true children of God.

               This is one of the latest empirical evidences of the inspiration of the Scriptures. Such evidences are provided by God using those who refuse to believe in His Word. God gave us the following verses to laugh at these educated elites who refuse to accept God and His Word. It is written in psalm 52:6-7, “The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his avarice.”

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : deepucvarghese   View Profile   Since : 21 Dec 2014 3:55:42 AM Close

Thanks for the message. Appreciate the efforts put.

Waiting for further reading.

-- Deepu

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Reply by : moses2006   View Profile   Since : 23 Dec 2014 4:14:49 PM Close

Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world - see this link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/uot-ahw121514.php

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 1 Jan 2015 3:48:05 PM Close

Emperical Evidence -2

Where is Heaven?

In Job 26:7, written about 1500 BC, we read, “He stretched out the north over empty space, He hangs earth upon nothing.” In Job 37:22, we read, “From the north comes gold; with God is terrible majesty.” In Psalm 48:2, written about 1000 BC, we read, “Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the Great King.” In Psalm 75:6, written about 1000 BC, we read, “For not from the east nor from the west, nor yet from the south doth exaltation come.” In Isaiah 14:13-15, written about 700 BC, we read, “And you that did say in your heart, I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit upon the mount of assembly, in the recesses of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.” In Jeremiah 1:14, written about 600 BC, we read, “And Jehovah said unto me, Out of the north shall evil break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.” In Ezekiel 1:4, written about 600 BC, we read, “And I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, …” In Ezekiel 44:4, we read, “And he brought me the way of the north gate before the house; and I beheld, and lo, the glory of Jehovah filled the house of Jehovah: and I fell upon my face.”

When God stretched out the earth upon nothing, He also stretched out the north over the empty space, if I could say that. Talking about ‘empty space’ before the creation of space is a misnomer, because an empty space did not exist before. Also, remember that an empty space is not a space, but it is a sub-space of all spaces. In Psalm 48, we read that the city of the Great King is in the north. In Psalm 75, we read that the exaltation comes not from the east, west, or south. In that verse, we do not read about the north. That is to say that the exaltation comes from the north. In Isaiah 14, Lucifer said that the throne of God is in the recesses of the north. The evil spoken of in Jeremiah 1is the judgment upon all the nations. This judgment comes from the north. In Ezekiel 1, when Jehovah spoke to Ezekiel, he saw a stormy wind coming out of north. In Ezekiel 44, when brought though the north gate, Ezekiel saw the glory of God. From all these verses, we come to deduce that the heaven is in the north, and that is where the throne of God is.

When people are asking, “Where is heaven,’ God is laughing at them. He has already told where the heaven is.  We should laugh with Him.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 5 Jan 2015 5:27:55 PM Close

Empirical Evidence - 3

Voice of the Stars: 

In Job 38:7, written about 1500 BC, we read, “When the morning stars sang together…” The Hebrew word translated as “sang” is ﬧ (RANAN). It is a primary root verb and means, ‘to creak,’ ‘to emit a shrill sound;’ usually a sound of joy. In the Book of Job, we read that the stars emit shrill and/or loud sounds of joy that are audible.

In 1940 AD, Grote Raber tried to detect radio waves from the sun and failed. In 1942, United States Army scientists used the radar equipment that could detect sound waves in the range of 400 to 500 centimeters. One day in February, they picked up a sound so loud that the equipment became inoperative. They thought that the German had jammed it. When they traced the direction of the sound, it pointed to a sunspot as its origin. This gave birth to Radio Telescope as a research tool. We now know that the wavelength of the radio waves that enter our atmosphere is in the range of 0.8 centimeters to 17 meters. We are incapable of hearing these sounds. By the help of the Radio Telescopes, the astronomers discovered the existence of Quasars in 1 November 1963 AD.

In the basic structure: light, color, and sound are all the same. They are all nothing but waves. They are pulsating across the universe. Their mathematics and physics are so closely related. We could say that there is unity in their nature. There are rays of color with waves too short or too long, so that our eyes are incapable of seeing them. They are the infrared and ultra-violet rays. There are sound rays that are beyond the range of our hearing. All these rays have a definite phonetic value. If our ears are capable of hearing these melodies, we will enjoy this music of spheres. In Job, we read about morning stars sang together.

What was revealed by God in His inspired scriptures in 1500 BC became acceptable to science only in 1942. The elapsed time between the revelation of God and the scientific discovery is about 3,400 years.  God was laughing at man’s refusal to accept His revelation by faith on His Words.  From 1942, those who have faith in the Word of god should be laughing at those who refuse to do so, especially on the subject of the voice of the stars.

Shalom Malekim!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 12 Jan 2015 4:25:14 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 4

17.3. Stars Differ in Glory:

In 1 Corinthians 15:40-41, written about 59 AD, we read, “And there are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies: but different is the glory of the heavenly, different that of the earthly: one the sun’s glory, and another the moon’s glory, and another the stars’ glory; for star differ from star in glory.” This was written centuries before telescope was invented, and at a time when scientists thought that all stars have the same glory. Now we know about the red stars, red dwarf stars, black holes, and so on. The science now agrees that stars differ in glory. What science agreed on in the 20th century was written by the inspiration of God in the Bible, in the first century. It took science over 19 centuries to learn what God revealed in the first century in the Bible.

Shalom Malekim!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 13 Jan 2015 2:22:52 PM Close

Dear Deepu,

Let me repeat what I wrote to 'moses2006.' If you read my postings on this thread, then you will read and understand that I have not finished posting my thoughts that are related to its title.  If you are trying to interject, then I request that you have to wait till I finish what I started to write.  If you do not want to wait, then you are at liberty to start a new thread to ask your questions and I will join you there.  Please do not try to confound this thread with your superficial questions, before I finish what I started to write.

Shalom Malekim!!!!

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Reply by : deepucvarghese   View Profile   Since : 14 Jan 2015 3:32:53 AM Close

Dear brother,

Sorry. but it was not a question, i shared an article which i thought can be part of this thread. Sorry once again and will wait till you complete

-- Deepu

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Reply by : deepucvarghese   View Profile   Since : 19 Jan 2015 9:42:36 AM Close

Below is a post modified and reposted from the original which was posted on 13 Jan 2015 9:34:45 AM:

One more recent finding in the year 2010 and the same was reported in CNN-IBN in the year 2014 to which i really laughed at. -

What has been seen for centuries as the world's most baffling scientific and philosophical mystery, has finally been solved, according to scientists. The chicken came first, scientists said cracking the riddle of whether the chicken or the egg came first, the Daily Mail reported.

Researchers found that the formation of egg shells relies on a protein found only in a chicken's ovaries, leading to the conclusion that an egg can exist only if it has been inside a chicken. The protein ovocledidin-17, or OC-17, acts as a catalyst to speed up the development of the shell, the Daily Mail reported.

Scientists from Sheffield and Warwick universities used a super computer to 'zoom in' on the formation of an egg. The computer HECToR revealed that OC-17 is crucial in kick-starting crystallisation. The protein coverts calcium carbonate into calcite crystals which make up the shell.

The report said that chickens form calcite crystals quicker than any other species - six grams of shell every 24 hours.

"It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first," Dr Colin Freeman, from Sheffield University's Department of Engineering Materials, told the Daily Mail. The discovery was reported in the paper Structural Control Of Crystal Nuclei By An Eggshell Protein.

Evolutionists including today’s famous scientists like Stephen Hawking, Richard dawkins believe that birds evolved from reptiles and declared that there is no God.

But Word of God says in Genesis 1:21 On the fifth day “God created ……. every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth”

Birds were created with sea creatures on day five while land animals were created on day six.

Further in Job 12:7 "But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you. 8"Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you. 9"Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this. 10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?

Romans 1:20 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 deity; so that they are without excuse:

-- Deepu

 

 

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 19 Jan 2015 2:02:38 PM Close

Dear Deepu,

Thank you for your posting.  We should remember that Moses wrote Genesis about 3,500 years ago.  He was inspired by God.  to write that.  The world tried to make fun of what Moses wrote by asking a rhetorical question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"  Now, one of them found that the chicken came first and not the egg.  If he had believed God, he would have found the fact sooner.  That is why we laugh at the world, along with God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 20 Jan 2015 1:52:59 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 5

Immensity of Space:

In Jeremiah 31:37, written about 600 BC, we read, “Thus says Jehovah: If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off the whole seed of Israel, for all that they have done, says Jehovah.” In this verse, Jehovah is challenging man to measure the heavens. This was written more than 300 years before Aristotle. In those days, scientist believed in ‘a flat earth and a dorm sky theory.’ The immensity of space was brought to the attention of scientists, only after their ‘flat earth and dorm sky theory’ was refuted by men like Kepler, Copernicus, and Galileo, about 1400 AD.

The science took more than 2,000 years to come to accept what God revealed in the inspired Scriptures though His prophets.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : thomaskurian1   View Profile   Since : 28 Jan 2015 12:16:49 PM Close

Dear brother George (and all other contributors),
I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this thread. When scholars and even so called believers are compromising more and more on the truth expressed through the eternal words of God, I admire your courageous stand and for the fact that you are not ashamed to stand up against the pseudo-science of the world even of sounds foolish to the ears of the world. But then as the Word of God reminds us, the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom   (1 Corinthians 1:25), and so we can indeed laugh at the world and its knowledge!
I too, in my foolishness, for a time, believed in the nonsense that goes in the name of science. However, after coming to the saving grace of God I learnt that His word is to be taken at face value even if it runs counter to our reason. I have been trying to do this for many years now and have written something about this. I will post it in a different thread and hope this will be a blessing to everyone.
In Christ
T Kurian

 

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 28 Jan 2015 2:00:17 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 6

The Cardinality or Total Number of Stars:

In Jeremiah 33:22, written about 600 BC, we read, “As the host of the heavens cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David My servant, and the Levites that minister unto Me.” In Hebrews 11:12, written in the second half of the first century, we read, “Wherefore also there have been born of one, and that of one become dead, even as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand which is by the sea shore.” In Genesis 15:5, written about 1500 BC, we read, “… Look now toward the heavens, and number the stars, if you be able to number them…” In all these, man’s inability to count the stars was emphasized. In Psalm 147:4 and Isaiah 40:26 we read that only God could number the stars. To man, the stars are innumerable, but to God they are countable. That is the message in the Bible.

What about science? In 150 BC, Hipparcus said that there are less than 3,000 stars. In 150 AD, Claudius Ptolemy taught that there are less than 3,000 stars, because he was able to count only 1,056 of them. It was Galileo, with the help of his telescope, in 1608 AD said that the stars are innumerable.

What the inspired Word of God said in 1500 BC became accepted by the science in 1608 AD. There is a lapse of 3,300 years.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 4 Feb 2015 8:04:44 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 7

 All Creation Moves:

 In Job 38:32, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Do you bring forth the constellations each in its season? Or do you guide the Bear with her sons?” In KJV, we read about “Arcturus with his sons.” The Hebrew word for “Bear” or “Arcturus” is שׁ (ASH) and it is the Polar Star that is mentioned here. It is written in the Scriptures that all creation is moving. God asked Job about his understanding of God as the mover of all creation. Job lived in a time, about 1500 BC, when the earth was believed to be stationary and the universe was moving around it. God told Job that all creation is moving and it is He who does it. It was Kepler and Galileo who changed the fixed earth and moving stars teaching of science and scientists. It took man over 3,000 years to accept what was written in the Bible by the inspiration of God.

 Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 11 Feb 2015 2:29:28 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 8

 All Creation Turns and the Effect is Having Spots:

 In James 1:16-17, written about 60 AD, we read, “Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation not shadow of turning.” There are three things connected with the Father. First, He is the Father of lights. Second, there is no variation in Him. Third, there is no shadow of turning in Him. When the Father is said to be the ‘Father of lights,’ there is a connotation to the creation of lights on the fourth day, as we read in Genesis one. When the Father is said to have no variation, then there is an indication that though the stars differ in glory, which is the variation between stars, such variations does not exists in the Father, though He moves. We also know that all creation turns and moves in space. This movement causes shadows to appear on them, as seen from the earth. Solar flares and ‘sun spots’ are caused by the sun turning on its axis and the hot gases are escaping. In the Father, there is no such shadow of turning.

 We came to learn about these sun spots and solar flares only after the invention of telescopes and by the works of men like Galileo. Men lived and worked for 14 centuries after Apostle James wrote about those things in the Word of God in the first century by the inspiration of God.

 Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 2 Mar 2015 3:14:58 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 9

Influence of the Pleiades and Bands of Orion:

In Job 38:31, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Can you fasten the bands of Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?” The influence of Pleiades is known only after the invention of telescope by Galileo Galilee in the 15th century. The solar system pivots around this star. This is the influence of Pleiades. This was not known at the time of Job, but is written in the Book of Job.

There is a neon sign like bands between the stars of Orion. They are not visible to the naked eye and became visible only after the invention of telescope, but it is mentioned in the inspired Word of God.

It took over 3,000 years for science to accept what God told us in the Bible, through His prophets by inspiring them by His breath.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 27 Mar 2015 2:48:25 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 10

Black Holes:

In Matthew 6:23, spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ in the first century, we read, “If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is darkness.” Our Lord Jesus Christ was not speaking about stars, but about darkness. As stars provide light of various kinds, there are dark light. This is what the Lord Jesus Christ told the Jews. If their light is dark, instead of being luminous, how great is darkness from that dark light. We call the absence of light, darkness. In Matthew 6:23, we do not read about the absence of visible light spectrum. On the contrary, we read about the presence of blackness to add to the absence of light. The question was, in such a situation, how great would be that darkness.

In the 20th century, we came to know about Black Holes in space. The astronomers found that there are distortions of light from stars in certain areas of space.  Studies indicated that there is something and it is black and its gravitational effects are affecting the light from other stars. Further studies showed that there are huge amount of mass being concentrated in a small space producing such a gravitational force that not even light could come out of it. The speed of light is incapable to overcome the gravitational force of matter that is in that small space. The scientists call these small spaces, Black Holes. The Creator of all things knew about it, and He compared the Jewish leaders to these Black Holes that produce no visible light, but only add to darkness by its presence. It took science over 2,000 years to accept what Christ told to the Jews.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 1 Apr 2015 4:47:47 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 11

Black Matter & Black Energy:

In 2 Peter 2:4, written about 66 AD, we read, “For if God spared not the angels who had sinned, but having cast them down to the deepest pit of gloom has delivered them to chains of darkness to be kept for judgment.” In Jude 6 and 13, written about 66 AD, we read, “And angels who had not kept their own original state, but had abandoned their own dwelling, He keeps in eternal chains under gloomy darkness, to the judgment of the great day. … wandering stars, to whom has been reserved the gloom of darkness for eternity.” In Exodus 10:21-23, written about 1700 BC, we read, “And Jehovah said to Moses, stretch out your hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt – so that one may feel darkness. And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days: they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place, for three days.”

In 2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6 and 13 we read about a darkness that is different from what we experience on this earth. This darkness is called, “chains of darkness.” It is strong as chains to hold the angles that rebelled and did not keep their place before God. We do not experience this kind of darkness. This kind of darkness was on this earth for three days and it was in Egypt as recorded in Exodus 10:21-23. There we read that the Egyptians were not able to see each other under any circumstances. Not only that, they were even unable to rise from their places. If an Egyptian was lying down, when Moses stretched his hand towards the heavens, he was unable to get up for three days. If one was sitting, he sat there for three days. The Egyptians were chained to where they were, and that chain was darkness. This is the power of ‘black energy.’ In 1998 AD, science discovered that there is black energy in the universe. What science discovered in 1998 was revealed by God in the inspired Word of God about 3,500 years before.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Empirical Evidence – 12

 

Moon Does Not Shine:

In Job 25:5, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yea, the stars are not pure in His sight.” In Psalm 89:37, written about 100 BC, we read, “It shall be established for ever as the moon, and the witness in the sky is firm.” In Job 25:5, we read that the stars shines, but their shining is not pure. It also tells us that compared to stars; the moon does not shine at all. In Psalm 89:37, we read that the moon is only a witness. By calling moon a witness, we are told that it only witnesses the existence of Sun, when it is not seen at night. In other words, the moon reflects the shining of the Sun. This information came later to be known in science. It was known in the inspired Word of God during 1500 BC.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Empirical Evidence – 13

The Laws of Nature or the Universe:

In Job 38:33, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Do you determine their rule over the earth?” The Hebrew word translated, as “ordinances” is קּﬣ (CHUQ’QAH), means ‘custom,’ ‘ordinances,’ or ‘statute.’ In Psalm 19:4, written about 1000 BC, we read, “Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their language to the extremity of the world….” The Hebrew word translated as “line” is (QAV), means ‘rule,’ ‘a cord for measuring,’ such as a boundary line.  In Jeremiah 31:35, written about 600 BC, we read, “Thus says Jehovah, who gives the sun for light by day, the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for light by night…” In Jeremiah the Hebrew word for ‘ordinances’ is the same as that of Job 38:33. From these verses, we learn that there are ordinances, laws, for the stars to obey. These laws are ‘firm’ or ‘hard’ and will not change. These laws are consistent and harmonious with one another. There is a physical and measured control that rules over the heavenly bodies.

The first scientific reference to the heavenly bodies is in the cuneiform writings of Egypt that was written about 400 BC. The astrological references to the Zodiac came from Babylon. They all held a belief that the heavenly bodies and their movement could influence, control, and foretell men’s actions on the earth. It was Sir Isaac Newton, in 1687 AD, who told us that the heavenly bodies, including the earth, are governed by “celestial mechanics.” He taught about the laws of Universal Gravitation. Thus, man began to distinguish between Astronomy and Astrology.

(Zodiac is a pictorial representation of the heavenly bodies on a celestial sphere about 8° to either side of the ecliptic of the celestial sphere.  It represents the apparent path of the principal planets, the sun, and the moon.  This band is also divided into 12 groups of astrological signs, bearing the names of the constellations.)

What God revealed in His inspired Word in 1500 BC came to be known among the scientists only in 1687 AD. The lapse is about 3,200 years.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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The First Law of Thermodynamics:

Moses wrote about the completion of creation by God in Genesis 2:1-2, “And the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished. And God had finished on the seventh day His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.” Everything in heavens and the earth were finished in the first six days and He rested from the creation work on the seventh day. This we read in the first two chapters of Genesis. God reminded the children of Israel about these seven days of creation in Exodus 20:11 and 31:17.  In Genesis 2:1, we read an expression “All their host were finished.” What does the expression, “All their host,” indicate? In Hebrew, it is KAL-TsBAEM and it is in connection with the creation of “the heavens and the earth,” HAShAMIM V’HAERIN. We read a similar expression, KAL TsBA HASh’ShAMIM, translated as “all the host of heavens,” in Deuteronomy 4:19, 17:3, 2 Kings 17:16, 21:35 (= 2 Chronicles 33:35), 23:4-5, Isaiah 34:4, Jeremiah 8:2, and 19:13. From these we learn that the expression, “All the hosts of heavens,” is about sun, moon, stars, and all that is created to inhabit the heavens. In the list of verses, the references are in relation to man worshiping the creation rather than the Creator. Therefore, we could learn that the expression, “All their host,” in Genesis 2:1 is about ‘everything’ in the heavens and the earth as made by God in six days. Moses told us by the inspiration of God (God-breathed) that nothing is created after those six days of Genesis one. This includes matter, energy, Laws of Nature, etc.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Hebrews 4:3, “… If they shall enter into My rest; although the works had been completed from the foundation of the world.” Apostle Paul wrote that God completed His works of creation at the foundation of world.

Moses wrote about the completion of the creation of the matter, energy, laws of Nature, etc. about 1,500 BC and Apostle Paul wrote it in 64 AD.

The ancient scientific world, never taught that the universe is a finished work. They always thought that new things were added to it. Man always believed in ‘spontaneous generation,’ and ‘continued creation.’ It was in 1841 AD, the First Law of Thermodynamics was brought to the attention of science by Mayer. This law states that the aggregate, the total mass, of all energy in the universe remains constant. The form or appearance of the energy may change, but the aggregate will remain the same. This is one of the basic laws of physics. There is no creation or destruction of energy in the universe, though the forms of energy may change. In the age in which we live, we hear about nuclear power, atomic energy, etc.  Man is able to convert matter into energy and the amount of energy in matter could be estimated using the formula e = mc2: where ‘e’ stands for the energy, ‘m’ for the mass of the matter, and ‘c’ for the speed of light. This formula tells us that the mass m = e÷c2. That is to say that the universe is a closed system that functions on the same amount of energy that was there, when it was created. We may change light energy into heat, electricity, and various other forms of energy. We will never destroy the energy or create a new energy. We only transform one form of energy into another form of energy.

What the science came to know in 1841 AD was told in plain language by Moses at the beginning of the revelation of the mind and will of God in Genesis 2:1-2, about 3,300 years before that was discovered by the scientist and accepted by the scientific community. If the scientists don’t want to give credit to the revelation of God that is given by the inspiration of God, then we should point this out to them.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics:

Psalm 102:25-26 was written about 540 BC. There we read, “Of old has You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands: they shall perish, but You continue; and all of them shall grow old as a garment: as a vesture shall You change them, and they shall be changed.” Again, in Isaiah 51:6, written about 700 BC, we read, “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, …” In both these places in the Scriptures, we read about the heavens and the earth is growing old like a garment and will vanish away. What is the meaning of this expression? The heavens and the earth that seem to be in existence forever will wear away like our garments. They are in a downward course of their existence. They will wear away like smoke. They will deteriorate and disappear as smoke does.

In 1 Corinthians 7:31 we read, “… for the fashion of this world passes.” Apostle Paul is using the term skhma (SKEMA = scheme) and it is translated as ‘fashion.’ A more literal translation could have been, ‘mode.’  It has a reference to the Laws of Nature. Apostle Paul wrote that the laws of nature demand that the mode in which the nature appears will pass away. We again read in Hebrews 1:10-11, “And, You in the beginning, Lord, has founded the earth, and works of Your hands are the heavens. They shall perish, but You continue still; and they all shall grow old as a garment.” These were written in the second half of the first century AD and dealt with the manner in which the heavens and the earth will disappear.        

In 1850 AD, Mayer, proposed the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It states, all things tend to decay and die in the process of changing from one form to another. This law is also known as the Law of Entropy. This is the law of energy deterioration. The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be destroyed, but changes its form or mode. The total amount of energy remains the same, but the amount of useful energy, at any stage of mode or form, decreases. This tells us that the amount of unusable energy increases, while the amount of useful energy decreases. The ‘entropy’ is the ratio between useless and useful energy.

Entropy = (Useless Energy)/(Useful Energy)

 The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that this ratio, entropy, is consistently increases. That is the magnitude of the ‘useless energy’ is increasing in comparison to that of the ‘useful energy.’ All our activities are founded on this principle of energy transfer from one form to another. Therefore, we live in a universe where there is a consistent depletion of the supply of useful energy.

The study of the Sun tells us that the hydrogen in the Sun is converted into helium at a rate of 4.6 million tons per second. We also know that uranium, thorium, and other radioactive elements are disintegrating into other elements. In this process, they also change some of the energy into heat and are given up into the atmosphere. Our technology has not developed to the level of using this heat energy that is exhausted into the atmosphere to be used again. That heat energy should be dissipated into other energies in the natural course of events.

We learn from the Word of God that this is what God told Adam about the consequence of his disobedience. The second law of thermodynamics came into existence when God said on the sixth day about the consequence of eating the forbidden fruit. To be more exact, God told Adam that the Second Law of Thermodynamics will come into action, when he eats the fruit of the forbidden tree. This Second Law of Thermodynamics took effect when Adam ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, not before. A literal translation of what God told Adam was, “… dying the death,” or “… dying you shall die.”  All things began to die the death. Apostle Paul wrote about this in Romans 8:22, “For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now.” The Greek word for creation is ktisis (KTISIS) and it appears in verses 19-22. When we read about “the whole creation” (pasa h ktisis - PASA E KTISIS) is groaning and travailing, then this is not an abstract character. It is a fact that is experienced and we should understand it as a concrete truth. In other words, the Second Law of Thermodynamics states: As a result of the decaying process all matters are transformed into energy. It is a breaking down process from the complex to the simple. The following is an example of complex matters decay into lower levels of energy. Petroleum is a highly complex matter. This complex matter is broken down into simpler components through a process we could name as a “cracking process.” Through this cracking process, we separate the component matters – kerosene, benzene, diesel, gasoline, grease, etc. The gasoline is mixed with air and put into a cylinder of a combustion engine. When it is compressed, energy is introduced through an electrical spark. This helps the decaying of the gasoline by an explosion. At this explosion, power is transferred to the piston that was compressing the gasoline and it will be pushed away from the compressed position. This force is converted into motion of the car by the use of ‘power train.’ The various gases formed from the gasoline in this deteriorating process are sent into the air through the exhaust pipe. This is how power and motion in an automotive is created from the complex matter known as petroleum.

Compared to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, creation is in the opposite direction. This is what we read what happened in the first six days of the cosmos or the earth. This creative process was not observed by any man. He was the last to be created. With all the efforts of man, he has failed to observe a tendency in nature to build upward from simple matters to complex ones. Therefore, a rational man will come to realize the truth about the First Law of Thermodynamics. Man has to start with a universe, cosmos, fully charged with the highest form of energy. After that, he has to agree with the reality that this highest form of energy is decayed into its components, ever since Adam ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. That helped the increase of human knowledge about the good and evil (good and bad). 

The Second Law of Thermodynamics is also known as the Law of Decay or Entropy and it is always increasing. This increase is closely related to what we read in Genesis 2:17 as, “dying you shall die.” We read this in Genesis 2:17, Psalm 102:25-27, Isaiah 40:6-8, 51:6, Romans 8:20-22, 1 Corinthians 7:31, Hebrews 1:10-11, and so on. This is positively referred to in Romans 8:21, “… in hope that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into liberty of the glory of the children of God.” This Second Law is indirectly referred to in Acts 3:21, “… the time of restoring of all things …” This restoration of all things is seen in Revelation 21:5, “Behold, I make all things new.” The First Law took effect on the seventh day of creation and the Second Law took effect at the rebellion of man in disobedience to God’s command in the Garden of Eden. The Second Law states that there is a decay process on all things, but it does not specify the rate of that decaying process. When we consider that the decaying is a process, then we also come to realize that the rate of decay is an effect of all the factors that are relevant to the process. The decay should be measured in terms of unit of space, unit in time, and in unit of mass or energy. We know that mass and energy are interchangeable using the formula, E = MC2, where, E = energy, M = mass, and C = speed of light. In Hebrews 1:10-12, written about 64 AD, we read an expression about the heavens and the earth, “… they all shall grow old as a garment.” The heavens and the earth will grow old as a garment grows old. The garment when it grows old decays and change. The Epistle to the Hebrews tells us that the heavens and the earth will also be like that. This is what the science began to tell us in 1850 AD through the discovery of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It will be interesting to note that Isaiah wrote about this in 745-695 BC and Psalm 102 was written about 538 BC. The science began to say it only in 1,850 AD.  The Word of God began to say this in Genesis by Moses about 1500 BC. That is, the Bible spoke about the Second Law of Thermodynamics about 3,350 years before science started to teach it.

 Shalom Malekim!!!

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Unseen Things Are the Building Blocks of the Universe:

Psalm 33:6, written over 1,000 years before Christ reads, “By the Word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” We read in Hebrews 1:3, written about 64 AD, “… upholding all things by the word of His power.” Again in Hebrews 11:3, “… that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.” It becomes clear that the creation building block was a thing that cannot be seen by man. That which cannot be seen by man is the ‘breath of Jehovah.’ We learn that all things are created by God’s Word from His mouth and all things are held together by the word of His power. This word that holds all the things in their place obeying the laws of God have its source in is His power. We do not read anything about the ‘power of His word,’ but we read everything about the “word of His power.”

X-ray was the first things we learned as an unseen thing. Through X-ray, the era of atomic age was established by Roentgen in 1895 AD. This was about 2,850 years after the Psalmist wrote about the creation by the breath of God’s mouth and 1,850 years after the Apostle Paul wrote about unseen things as the building blocks of creation.

In 1923, Dr. Robert Millikan invented the equipment that could isolate electron from atom. For this invention, he received a Nobel Prize in Physics. Thus, man became capable to divide the unseen atom to smaller unseen electrons.

After 1970 AD, a new branch of knowledge known as Particle Physics came into existence. By smashing atoms with protons, new particles are discovered. A new particle is discovered in a few weeks, as short as five to six weeks. Modern Physics is in quest to discover a principle that correlates all knowledge about these unseen and yet to be discovered particles and matters.

With all these progress in various branches of Physics, we understand that all matters are held together by energy or the forces of attraction. No one has seen this energy or the force of attraction. The force of attraction is also called ‘gravity.’ These are all unseen things. If we disturb the energy in atoms and changes the smooth rotation of electrons around the neutrons, a large amount of energy will be released. This is the basic theory behind the manufacturing of nuclear bombs.

Intuition plays an important role in our modern science and the scientific investigations. We need to examine and understand this intuition. When a wife gets mad at her husband, she may say that he is full of hot air. If she does, do we realize that is a statement of intuition?  Let me explain:  A human body is made up of molecules and they in turn are composed of atoms. Atoms are made up of neutron, protons, electrons, etc.  Let us consider a very simple atom that is made up of neutrons and electrons. Neutrons are located at the center and electrons move around them.

There is a lot of empty space between the neutrons and electrons. When we consider that the human body with billions of atoms with multiple neutrons and electrons, we also should realize that there is a lot of empty spaces in each atom. Not only that, a lot of energy is needed to keep the electrons moving around their neutrons at a given distance in prescribed orbits. Over time, these electrons should not change their course and select different neutrons, at convenience. If they do, then there will be serious consequences to our body. There will be collisions and explosions. It is also clear that if we collect all these neutrons and electrons from the body of the husband, it will fit on the head of a pin with room to spare. That huge body of nearly 170 pounds (77 kilograms) could be reduced to be fitted into the head of a pin, with space to spare. When the electrons are separated and collected, then what we have is the ‘electron gas.’ That is, the husband could be reduced to gases at that level. What happened to the mass that we see? If we think about this, then we will agree that if the wife exclaims that her husband is full of hot air, there is some truth to it. Of course, the husband could repeat after his wife, to be even. If the husband has the knowledge of science, then he will know that silence is golden.

In a hydrogen atom, there is one neutron and one electron. It is estimated that the electron of a hydrogen atom orbits its nucleus about 1016 times per second. That is ten million billion times per second. The RPM of a hydrogen atom is 60x1016.  Suppose even if this RPM is reduced to a level of 108 times (100,000,000), it is still too big to achieve by our technology. We are considering an atom with only one electron. What about the atoms with more than one electron and neutron? If such atoms were made by man, how long it will take for such a system to collide and be destroyed? This is one of the wonders of creation in its microscopic level.    

How many of us know that apostle Paul was the first one to write about this atomic theory? He wrote about this theory about 1,900 years before the science discovered it. This is what he wrote in Hebrews 11:3, “By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.” In this verse, the Greek word for ‘worlds’ in Hebrew 1:3 is αιωνας (AIONAS). Dean Alford, a prominent Greek scholar, wrote that αιωνας (AIONAS) includes the worlds and all things therein. That is to say, that αιωνας (AIONAS) includes everything under the confinement of time and space. This includes atoms and the Holy Spirit inspired Apostle Paul to write it, so that we could learn it from the Word of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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The Spectrum and the Speed of Light:

In the Book of Job, written about 1500 BC, we read in chapter 38 a number of questions asked of Job by Jehovah. There are two questions that dealt with the spectrum of light. They are in Job 38:19 and 24. Job 38:19, “Where is the way to where light dwells? And the darkness, where is its place?” Job 38:24, “By what way is the light parted?...” The Hebrew word for “way” is דּךּ (DEREK) and it means, “trodden path.” The Hebrew word for “parted” is (CHALAQ) and it means, “to be portioned.” In Job 38:24 the question to Job was, “By what trodden path is the light to be parted?” God asked Job about the difficult work of dividing light.

In 1666 AD, Sir Isaac Newton demonstrated that light could be divided or parted. He demonstrated this fact by the use of a prism. In 1895 AD, the first spectroscope was invented as a medium to look into the far away objects with the help of light.

In 1675 AD, Roemer discovered that the light takes time to travel through space. Presently we know about two theories that deal with the traveling of light. Both of them do not provide a complete and comprehensive understanding of the “path” of light as stated in Job 38:19, 22. The two theories are the “wave theory” and the “quantum theory” or “emission theory.”

Albert Michelson received the Nobel Prize in 1907 for measuring the speed of light. Successive studies indicated that speed of light varies. The measurement of light that was estimated by experiments from 1928 through 1945 is given in the table below. Bridge estimated the speed of light before 1928, but he published it only in 1929.

The Speed of Light, 1928-1972

Author                Year                Velocity of Light (km/s)

Birge (Before 1928)        1929                 299,796 +/- 4

Mittelstaedt                     1928                 299,778 +/- 20

Michelson et al.               1932                 299,774 +/- 11

Michelson et al.               1935                 299,774 +/- 4

Anderson                        1937                 299,771 +/- 10

Huttel                              1940                 299,771 +/- 10

Anderson                        1941                 299,776 +/- 6

Birge                               1941                 299,776 +/- 4

Dorsey                            1945                 299,773 +/- 10

Present Defined Value   1972                   299,792.458 +/- 0.0012

Source: Sheldrake, Rupert; Seven Experiments That Could Change the World,

a Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science; Riverhead Books, 1995

In 1972, the speed of light was fixed by definition as 299,792.458 +/- 0.0012 KM/S (kilometers per second). In 1983 a second was defined as 9,192,631,770 times the period of vibration of the light emitted by a particular kind of excitation of caesium-133 atoms. In 1983, a meter was also defined in terms of the speed of light. From 1983, the time and distance are defined and measured by the vibration of light. This relationship between time and space to the speed of light demands that if the speed of light changes, then the unit of measure should also change. Such changes will not affect the measurement unit, ‘kilometers/second,’ because it is the number of vibrations that defines this unit of measurement. By defining the second by the vibration of light, the science is coming closer to agreeing with the Word of God about the definition of a day as having the evening and the morning, which is nothing but the vibration of light. What was the definition of a second before 1983? Before 1983, a second was considered as 1/86,400 of a mean solar day and a solar day was equal to 24 hours. This definition was earthy or earth oriented, but the modern definition is “light” oriented. The older definition of light was based on the fourth day of creation, while the modern day definition is much more tuned to the first day of creation. The earth’s sidereal day began only after the fourth day of creation. However, the light was created on the first day. The sun, moon, and stars came into existence on the fourth day of creation and replaced the light of the first day, which was not of the Sun. After 1983, the definition of a day has moved away from 24 hours. It is defined by the use of the vibration of light. God did this in Genesis when He revealed His mind and will to us. He told us, how He created the heavens and the earth and all the hosts in them and He further revealed about the properties of light in the Book of Job.

Over 3,400 years before science discovered this property of light, God told us about it in Job 38:19 and 24.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Planetary Motion and Whirlwind:

In Ecclesiastes 7:13, written about 1000 BC, we read, “Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what He has made crooked?” In Jude 13, written about 66 AD, we read, “… Wandering stars, to whom has been reserved the gloom of darkness for eternity.” The ‘wandering stars’ are the translation of the Greek word, planhths (PLANETES = planets).  In Ezekiel 1, 3, 10, 11, 23, 26, and Daniel 7:9 we read about the wheels, especially of “wheels in the middle a wheels” (Ezekiel 1). It is to say that Jehovah traveled on chariot with wheels within wheels. In Ezekiel 1:4, we read that when Jehovah spoke to Ezekiel, he saw a stormy wind out of the north. The Hebrew word translated as “stormy wind” is וּﬣ (SUPHAH), means “hurricane.” In KJV, it is translated as “whirlwind.” The motion of this wind is circular. This Hebrew word appears in Job 37:9, Proverbs 1:27, 10:25, Isaiah 5:28, 17:13, 21:1, 66:15, Jeremiah 4:13, Hosea 8:7, Amos 1:14, and Nahum 1:3.  In Nahum 1:3, written about 700 BC, we read, “… Jehovah,--His way is in the whirlwind and in the storm.”

What is the significance of saying that the ways of Jehovah are in the whirlwind? When we swing a stone on a thread and whirl it over our head, it will go in a circular orbit. The stone is trying to fly off at a tangent, and it will happen if the string breaks or it is released. That path is perpendicular to the force that is pulling the stone to the center of the circular path.  This force that is pulling the stone to the center of its circular path is known as ‘centrifugal force’ and is used effectively to separate heavy matters from lighter ones. In a hurricane or whirlwind, the forces are not outward, but they are acting toward the center. This is different from the centrifugal forces. This inward force is known as ‘centripetal force.’ A similar centripetal force is given to the man who is a new creation in Christ by the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus Christ told us about his in John 14-17. We also read in the Old Testament that His ways are in the whirlwind. God’s ways towards His creation is not to make it to go away from Him, but to make it come closer to Him. Having created it that way, he could let it go. He does not have to control it by a ‘string,’ so to say. However, He does it by changing us into a new creation having a desire to be imitators of Christ, He being the center of our life. Contrary to this, the tendency of this world is to go away from God at a tangent to the path that God established. What God established should be our desire.

In both the cases, centripetal and centrifugal forces, there is a force that acts toward the center. In the case of centrifugal force, the force to go away from the center is trying to be greater than that of the force toward the center. In the centripetal forces, the force to go away is diminished to zero. The spiritual application of this in connection with Nahum 1:3 is left for the readers.

I wish to spend some time about the planetary motion, not in detail, that is mentioned in Jude 13. In the solar system, all planets revolve around the Sun in an elliptical orbit. An elliptical orbit is like a flattened circle with two foci, or centers.

The Sun is at one of the foci, while there is nothing on the other focus. The movement of the path is controlled by the attraction or gravity between the planet and the sun. At the same time, the planet behaves as if it is controlled by another body at the other focus, which does not exist. When God created the Sun and established it in relation to the earth, He made the earth and other planets to behave in this manner. It was made to do so, as a shadow of good things to come. What is that good thing to come? In Zechariah 4:2, we read that the Son, Lord Jesus Christ, is the “Sun of Righteousness.” The elliptical path of a planet around the sun is a shadow of one who became a new creation in Christ. It is not a straight line, it is a crooked line. It is not a circular one, it is elliptic. We always struggle and there is another one who influences us in our daily life. It is the enemy, Satan. We are not to be influenced by him. We are to resist him. Unfortunately, we fail, and our life on this earth resembles an ellipse, as the path of the planets. Satan is not to influence us. Unfortunately, we behave as if he does. He is not supposed to be at the focus. Nevertheless, he is there. After being under his influence, we overcome his influence and come back to the influence of the Son by the help of the Holy Spirit. Here, gravity or the attraction between the Son and the believer is the shadow of the Holy Spirit. There is only one focus with a Person, the Son, for us to be attracted to or follow. This is what God established as a shadow of good thing to come at creation and revealed to us using Moses and other prophets and apostles, for our edification. I am leaving the rest for the readers to study.

The elliptical orbits of the planets are also mentioned by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:12-15, “I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: this grievous occupation has God given to the children of men to weary themselves therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and pursuit of the wind. That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.” When Solomon was considering the creation of the heavens and the earth, he exclaimed about straightening what God has made crooked. An elliptic orbit for the heavenly bodies is a crooked one. Jude wrote about ‘wandering stars’ and we read that in Jude 13. The Greek expression for wandering stars is πλανετης (PLANETES), or ‘planets.’ Both Solomon (1,000 BC) and Jude (first century AD) wrote about the planets having a wandering path or crooked path. Solomon asked whether that could be made straight. When Kepler discovered the elliptical path of the planets around the Sun and formulated the laws of planetary motion, he did that by deducing it from data collected by his mentor. On the other hand, when Sir Isaac Newton provided the same laws, he did that by deducing using the Euclidian logic from Plane Geometry. This was in the 15th through the 17th centuries. God revealed that in 1,000 BC. There was about 2,400 years of elapsed time for science to discover what was in the Scriptures.

I also wish to look into another aspect of planetary motion. This is known as the Bode’s Law of Planetary Motion. Consider the following numbers, starting with Zero, and then add three to it, then include the numbers resulting by multiplying the three by 2, up to 96.  We get the following series:

                                    0          3          6          12        24        48        96

Add four (4) to each of them and receive a new series as follows:

                                    4          7          10        16        28        52        100

Now, divide each by 10 and receive:

                                    0.4       0.7       1.0       1.6       2.8       5.2       10.0

The significance of this series is that these numbers represents the distance of the planets from the sun in ‘astronomical units’ (AU). An AU is the distance between the sun and the earth. It is about 93,000,000 miles. These numbers are the corresponding distances of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Asteroids, Jupiter, and Saturn.

The distance between the sun and the earth is considered as an astronomical unit. Therefore ‘1.0’ is the distance of the Earth form the Sun. Mercury is about 0.4, Venus is about 0.7, Mars is about 1.6, Jupiter is about 5.2, Saturn is about 10.0, and Uranus is about 19.6 astronomical units from the Sun. Between Mars and Jupiter, there are a number of small bodies, Asteroids, and they are about 2.8 astronomical units from the Sun. We read in Psalm 33:9, written about 1000 BC, “For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” This standing fast was in a meaningful mathematical series. They traversed the space at their designated position in a crooked path.

What was written about 1000 AD was accepted by science in the 16th century. There was a lapse of about 2,600 years, because of unbelief in the inspired Word of God.

The recent discoveries in the early 20th century, of Neptune and Pluto, have compelled science to discard Bode’s Law of Planetary Motion. However, in the 1990s, there is another interesting development and that is by using certain mathematical transformations, it is found that all the planets are in a straight-line formation.   

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Water in Outer Space:

About 1500 BC, Moses wrote in Genesis 1:6-8, “And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters. And God made the expanse, and divided between the waters that are under the expanse and the waters that are above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse Heavens…” Psalm 148:4, written about 1000 BC, states, “Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that are above the heavens.”

There was a time in human history; the science did not accept this fact.  Now, all of us believe this fact.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Water Covered the Entire Surface of the Earth:

About 1500 BC, Moses wrote in Genesis 1:2, 6, 9, “And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters… And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters… And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so.” Again, Moses wrote in Genesis 7:19-20, 24, “And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high mountains that are under all the heavens were covered. Fifteen cubits upward, the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered… And the waters prevailed on the earth a hundred and fifty days.” In Psalm 104:6-9, written about 1000 BC, we read, “You have covered it with the deep, as with a vesture; the waters stood above the mountains: At Your rebuke they fled, at the voice of Your thunder they hasted away; The mountains rose, the valleys sank, unto the place which You have founded for them; You have set a bound which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth.”  In Genesis 1, we read about the earth when it was waste and empty. The Hebrew words תּוּﬣוּ (TOHU) and בּוּﬣוּ (BOHU) that are translated as “waste” and “empty” mean, ‘invisible and unfinished’ or ‘unsightly and unfurnished’ (from LXX). On the second day of creation, the waters over the earth were divided by an expanse. On the third day of creation, the waters on the earth were given a new characteristic or attribute to move to a low-level place from a high level. In Psalm 104, we read that high places were made by the rising of mountains and the low places, the valleys, were made by sinking of the crust of the earth. The scientific discoveries of the 20th century, as detailed in ‘The Foundation of the Earth,’ agree with these verses in the Word of God.  In Genesis 7, we also read waters covering the earth during the flood. The first covering of the waters was before the living creatures were on this earth. The second covering of the waters during the flood was after the creation of the living things on the earth. The animal remains, especially of the sea creatures, found on the mountains are the result of the second covering of the waters. In both covering, the waters reached above the land surface, even the highest mountains.

Science is to analyze the data collected from experience of our senses. When this is done intelligently and honestly, we will be led to the knowledge of the real Nature. Unfortunately, philosophical speculation usually influences the interpretation of the data and we are misled by our enthusiasm to interject our thoughts above that of the evidences in the data.

In 1669 AD, Geology as a branch of science was born in Italy. Nicolas Steno, a Danish anatomist, tried to study the geography of his adopted country, Tuscany. He came across fossils in the rocks that were in the mountains. The book he published became the beginning of geology. In 1885 AD, Edward Seuss published a book on the geological framework of all countries. He was the first one who told that all land surfaces, including the mountains, were under water. He came to this conclusion, because of the sedimentary nature that is evident in the rocks.

What God revealed in the inspired Word of God in 1500 BC was accepted by science in 1885 AD. There is a lapse of 3,400 years between God’s revelation and the discovery of the same by man, because of his rebellious nature no to believe in God’s Words.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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There is Only One Seabed:

About 1500 BC, Moses wrote in Genesis 1:9-10, “And God said, Let the waters under the heavens, be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas.” In Genesis, we read that the waters were gathered together to one place.  That is one “bed,” to say as an expression to understand. The waters that were gathered together to a single place are called by God ‘Seas” (plural). This tells us that there is only one seabed, a common seabed, for many seas.

About 1520 AD, explorers like Columbus, Magellan, and others made great voyages in the seas with the help of a new instrument, the compass. They established the fact that all seas are joined together and form one big body of waters. In 1960 AD, the structure of the foundation underlying the seas was known to be single and it was never a dry land. We discussed this earlier, under ‘The Foundation of the Earth.’ This is further made to be true by the oil exploration under the sea along with oceanographic coring.  They found only the fossils of sea creatures in the ocean floor sediment.

What God revealed in the inspired Word of God in 1500 BC was accepted by science in 1960 AD. There is a lapse of 3,400 years between God’s revelation and the discovery of the same by man, because of his rebellious nature no to believe in God’s Words.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Recesses of the Deep:

In Job 38:16, written about 1500 BC, we read, “… And have you walked in the recesses (search – KJV) of the deep?” About 1000 BC, David wrote as we read in 2 Samuel 22:16, “And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered,…” We see this repeated in Psalm 18:15. The Hebrew word translated as “channels” is פּ (APHIYQ), means ‘containing,’ or ‘a bed or a valley of a stream.’ The ‘channels’ of the sea are lying in the ‘foundation’ of the world. In Job 38:16, God asked Job, whether he had walked in the recesses of the deep. In 2 Samuel 22:16 and Psalm 18:15 we read that the bottom of these channels, recesses, penetrate the foundations of the world.

In 1504 AD, Juan de la Costa was the first one who raised the possibility of the existence of these recesses. The general view of the scientific community, at that time, was that the ocean floors were flat and sandy like the deserts. In 1840 AD, Sir James Clark Rose stated about the recesses at 2,000 fathoms (12,000 feet).

The Challenger Expedition of 1872-76 was the beginning of modern deep-sea exploration. This expedition found a recess, an isolated depth, of 4,500 fathoms (5½ miles) in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first under sea canyon that was discovered.

A new technique, Echo-sounding, was discovered by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1911 AD. It remained undeveloped till World War II. The principle was to send a radio wave to the bottom of the sea and measure the time it comes back as being reflected by the sea floor. From the time interval, the depth of the sea floor was estimated. This Echo-sounding technology was used in submarine warfare during WW-II. Later, it was converted to scientific studies. U.S. Navy began to study the ocean floor using the Echo-sounding for mapping purpose. The deepest recess of the sea that is discovered is the Marianas Trench near the Philippines. It is over seven (7) miles deep. Tonga Trench is a mile deeper than Mt. Everest. The Peru-Chilean Trench has a wall that rises over 42,000 feet. This is a mountain in the sea that is taller that Mt. Everest. The height of Mt. Everest is about 29,000 feet. In 1964 AD, ten trips of 27,500 feet were made in the Puerto Rico Trench using the 200-ton French bathyscaph “Archimedes.” This was a joint Franco-American oceanographic project. The most interesting discovery was that this trench is terraced into steps on the north and south walls, of hundreds of miles long, about ten feet high. At the bottom of this trench, the pressure reached to 12,000 lb/sq.in. They also found living things at this level.

In 1970, a drilling for core samples from these trenches took place. This coring was done in less than 20,000 feet of water and penetrated the ocean floor more than 3,300 feet. The Deep Sea Drilling has provided new information about these trenches. The ocean floor is continuous and it moves from the Mid-ocean ridge towards the continental crust. There it slides downward against the continental ‘socket foundation’ (explained in The Foundations of the Earth) and is absorbed into the mantle Rock. A recess is formed at the edge of the continental shelf.  In 1971, a complete mapping of the ocean floor was published.

In Job 38:16 and 2 Samuel 22:16 and Psalm 18:15 we read about these trenches. It was also implied that living things are there when God asked Job, whether he had walked in those recesses. Science came to know about these recesses only in the 20th century. There is a lapse of about 3,500 years between God’s inspired revelation to man and the discovery of man.      

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Ocean Springs:

About 1500 BC, Moses wrote in Genesis 7:11, “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up…” Again in Genesis 8:2, “And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heavens were closed,…” About 1000 BC, Solomon wrote in Proverbs 8:28, “… When the fountains of the deep became strong.” In Job 38:16, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Have you entered as far as the springs of the sea?...” From all these verse, we learn that the Bible tells us about the existence of ‘springs’ or ‘fountains’ on the floors of the seas. When God asked Job about entering into the springs of the sea, it implies that they are large and a man could easily walk in it. These springs or fountains are not on dry land, they are at the bottom of the seas.

In olden days fresh water was observed on the ocean surface and some of the sources were discovered. Deep-sea divers found large rivers following in the sea. In 1945 AD, large volcanoes, at least about 10,000 were discovered under water. In the Pacific Ocean, they appear as a land of chimneys protruding from the ocean floor. It was estimated by Dr. William W. Rubey, U.S. Geological Survey, that the amount of fresh water that is added to the sea every year is about 430,000,000 tons. This water comes from volcanoes, fumaroles (secondary volcanic outlets), and hot springs. Dr. Lawrence J. Kulp, Columbia University, estimated that ½ of 1% of the earth’s weight in water is entrapped in the rocks. The weight of the earth is estimated as 6 billion trillion (6 x 1021) tons and ½% of it is 30 million trillion (3 x 1019) tons. If 6% of this 30 million trillion tons of water escapes into the sea, about 2 million trillion (2 x 1018), that will be more than enough to fill all the seas.

What God revealed by the inspiration of God about 1500 BC was discovered by science only in the late 20th century. There is a lapse of about 3,500 years. This is the power of the revelation of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Ocean currents:

In Psalm 8:8, David wrote about 1000 BC, “The fowl of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the sea.” The Hebrew word translated as “Paths” is ﭏ (ORACh), means ‘a well-trodden road.’ David wrote by the inspiration of God that there are roads in the sea and they are well trodden by fish.

Matthew F. Maury, the father of modern oceanography and the founder of Annapolis Academy in Maryland, U.S.A., charted the paths of the sea in 1855. The story of his invention is as follows: When he was sick, his eldest son read from the Bible and it was Psalm 8. When he reached the 8th verse, Matthew F. Maury stopped his son and asked him to read it again. After hearing Psalm 8:8 again he said, “It is enough, if the Word of God says there are paths in the sea, they must be there, and I am going to find them.” Within a few years, he published, ‘Physical Geography of the Sea,’ which was the first textbook of modern oceanography. Commercial fishermen learned that schools of fish frequently pass through these paths of the seas.

After a lapse of about 2,800 years, using Psalm 8:8 Matthew F. Maury discovered the paths of the seas and later fishermen learned that fish pass through them. David wrote about the paths of the seas by the inspiration of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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The Shape of the Earth:

In the Bible, there are at least five references about the specific shape of the earth being spherical or a spheroid. They are found in Proverbs 8:27, Isaiah 40:22, Matthew 24:40, Luke 17:34-36, and Revelation 7:1. Proverbs was written about 1000 BC. Isaiah was written about 600 BC. Matthew, Luke, and Revelations were written in the first century. Out of these five, two are the spoken Word of the Incarnate Word, the Lord Jesus Christ, and are given to us as the written Word of God, the Scriptures.  Considering the translations, we may say that the above references tell us that the shape of the earth is circular, though in the original it is spherical.  In Proverbs 8:27-30 we read, “When He prepared the heavens I was there; when He ordained the circle (compass – KJV) upon the face of the deep; when He established the skies above, when the fountains of the deep became strong, when He imposed on the sea His decree that the waters should not pass His commandment, when He appointed the foundations of the earth; then I was by Him His nursling, and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him.” The one who was with God in the beginning was the Word and that Word became Man (John 1:1). We know that it is the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

From Genesis 1:1-3, we understand the face of the deep belongs to the earth. What is this circle or compass? To understand this, we must look into the original language in which it was written. The Hebrew word for ‘circle’ is וּ (CHUG) and its meaning is “a circle’ or ‘a sphere.’ If the translators used the word ‘sphere’ instead of ‘circle,’ it would have conveyed the right meaning as inspired by God. Unfortunately, they did not. The same Hebrew word וּ (CHUG) is in Isaiah 40:22. This Hebrew word, וּ (CHUG), also appears in Job 22:14 and 26:10. In Job 22:14 it is translated as ‘circuit’ in KJV and it is in connection with the shape of heaven, especially the space in which clouds are seen. God said that space is also spherical and not a dome as men thought. In Job 26:10, we read about the way in which the waters cover the earth. When men of science of the past thought and wrote about their theories about a flat earth and a domed sky, it is written in the Word of God that the water covered the earth in a spherical shape without falling off. This was beyond the understanding and imagination of man, in those days. According to the experience they gained through their senses, (the modern scientific method is the same), no water could stay on a spherical earth, and a flat earth was necessary for this purpose. They did not know about gravity and attraction and their relationship with mass of the bodies involved. God knew it, because it was He who created them along with those laws to be obeyed. These are the places in which the Hebrew word וּ (CHUG) appears. All of them are in relation to creation, especially to the earth, how the waters cover the earth, and how the heavens surround the earth. All of them are told to be spherical. The Book of Job was written about 1500 BC, Proverbs was in 1000 BC, and Isaiah was in 700 BC.  The oldest mention of the shape of the earth as spherical is about 1500 BC and it is in the Bible.

Let us look into the time that science told us about this. It was the Greek philosopher Aristotle who talked about the spherical shape of the earth and it was about 384-322 BC. This was more than 300 years after Isaiah wrote about it. The world that is against the true God refuses to acknowledge this fact and keep on saying that this knowledge of the spherical shape of this earth was made known by Aristotle and not in the Book of Job. Aristotle deduced this fact by observing the Lunar and Solar Eclipses. The Word of God came to us by the inspiration of God and men of God wrote what they were inspired to write. The Romans were not interested in such studies. They were interested in ruling others. They found it easy to return to the flat earth with a disc shape. This false theory about the shape of the earth continued till 1500 AD. Columbus established the fact of the spherical shape of the earth in the European community in 1520 AD. This is the history of the knowledge or science about the shape of the earth.

We are considering the knowledge of this world on the same subject of the shape of the earth. We call this knowledge, Science. In the ancient days, the learned men of that time collected data on the shape of the earth. They collected data (facts) standing on the seashore as well as in inland and on the mountaintops. Analysis of the data (facts) indicated that the earth is flat, and a domed sky is meeting the flat earth “way out there.” Thus from their perception they taught the theory of a “Flat Earth and Domed Sky.” The Christian leaders of the past (this include Popes and others), wanting to appear educated and learned to this world, started to teach that theory as if they found it in the Word of God, while they did not or could not. If any tried to teach about the shape of the earth as revealed by the God who has the knowledge of what He created, then they were laughed at and humiliated as unlearned ignorant peasants by the proponents of the ‘Flat Earth and Domed Sky Theory.’ That community was the then scientific community. Unfortunately, the Christians were cowed down by the intellectuals of their time and they accepted their so-called scientific theory. They taught and preached according to the knowledge of this world. In doing so, they force-fitted the ideas of this world into the Word of God and claimed that they were doing a good and honest work for God to save Him from embarrassment of being wrong according to the partial knowledge of this world. They patted each other on the back for doing a good job in adulterating the Word of God. They did not realize the seriousness of their error. When men like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and others tried to correct them, they were silenced by those ‘Christian leaders.’ The world under the leadership of its prince, Satan, has never hesitated to blame the cause of this error in the ‘Flat Earth and Domed Sky Theory’ to the Word of God and our unwavering faith in God. If the Christians had listened to God’s Word, this would not have happened. We, being intimidated by the arrogance of the enemy, refuse to stand up and tell the truth that is in the Word of God. The truth is that our Lord said that the shape of the earth is spherical. The verses I referred to from Mathew and Luke is the statements from our Lord Jesus Christ. In those statements, He said that when He comes two will be in the field – daytime, two will be in preparing food for the next day – the evening, and two will be in bed – the nighttime. These three time periods could happen on the earth only if its shape is spherical. He is the Creator and He told us how He created. It was at a time when the Romans were teaching about a flat-disc-earth and a domed-sky over it. Remember what the Lord said, “...I am the Truth.”

The Bible taught about the shape of the earth being spherical almost 3,200 years before Columbus and 1,300 years before Aristotle.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Is the Solar System a Heliocentric or Geocentric?

Let me define the terms: ‘Heliocentric” means, ‘having the Sun as the center.’  ‘Geocentric’ means, ‘having the earth as the center.’

In Genesis 1:14-19, written in 1500 BC, we read that on the fourth day God made the sun, moon, and stars to rule the day and night and also for signs, seasons, and days and years. In our daily life, a day is the time taken by the earth to rotate on its axis. This is a very general statement. Similarly, a year is defined as the time of revolution of the earth around the Sun. There was a time in human history, the scientific community taught that earth is flat and the Sun and all other heavenly bodies revolve around it. The ancient astronomer, Ptolemy held this idea and made it to be the dominant scientific teaching for hundreds of years. The Roman Empire propagated Ptolemy’s Geocentric Universe. The Romans were not interested in the scientific accuracy of their teachings, but were interested in ruling the world. Many scientists were persecuted for trying to show the error in this theory and to correct it. The fact prevailed and in the sixteenth century the ruling community of the world recognized that the earth is a spheroid and we live in a heliocentric universe.

When God created the heavens and the earth as given in Genesis chapter one, He also created the laws of nature.  The creation was to obey those laws and they do. God did not detail those laws in the Scriptures, but He said that He created them with laws for to be obeyed. In Psalms 33:9, we read that God commanded and the creation stood still, or obeyed. We read in Ecclesiastes 1:13-15 that discovering and understanding these laws of nature are the responsibility of man and is given to man as his grievous occupation. We would like to learn about what God said about the Earth’s movement in relation to Sun. What did God say about the system He placed on the fourth day? Did He say that it is geocentric or heliocentric? We know now that the earth rotates around its axis at an approximate angular or circular velocity of 1,000 MPH, at the equator. We also know that the earth revolves around the Sun with a velocity of 64,000 MPH. We also know that the combined gravitational force of the earth along with the forces resulting from its rotation and revolution could be summarized as:

            Projection Velocity ˂ 17,000 MPH

            17,000 MPH ˂ Orbital Velocity ˂ 25,000 MPH

            Escape Velocity ˃ 25,000 MPH

That is, all things that are projected with a velocity less than 17,000 MPH will be subjected to the gravity of the earth and fall to the earth. A velocity of 17,000 to 25,000 MPH will allow the projectile to escape from falling back to the earth, but will orbit the earth at some distance from the earth. The early satellites that circled the earth few times and returned were at a distance of 250 miles from the earth.  However, the man-made satellites and space-stations that should be in the space for a longer time should be at a distance of about 25,000 miles or 37,000 miles from the earth.  These later objects are geosynchronous objects. Both of them should have orbital velocity between 17,000 and 25,000 MPH to attain their orbits. A velocity of greater than 25,000 MPH will allow the projectile to escape the gravitational force of the earth completely and will allow the projectile to wander into outer space. The Hubble Telescope is an example of this. When we send rockets to Mars and other planets they need an escape velocity (EV) greater than 25,000 MPH. We should think about this, as India and China are having their own satellites and are striving to visit the moon and other planets. With these in mind, let us consider the system that God created on the fourth day.  Does the Bible teach about a geocentric or heliocentric universe?

We read in Isaiah 38:12, “Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd’s tent…”  The Hebrew word translated as “My age” is DOWRI. It is derived from the verb DUWR , to mean, ‘to gyrate’ or ‘to move in a circle’ (orbit), ‘periodic;’ that is ‘to remain in a specific place.’ The gyration that is mentioned in this verse is translated with the appropriate English word, “Age,” because it is about a specific person’s age. That person is in a gyration and his revolution around another thing is measured as his age. In fact, all of us are moving in a gyration around the sun along with the earth, and our revolutions are measured as our age. If we consider this gyration in terms of the velocity of the earth around the sun, then it could be calculated as about 561,000,000 miles in a year. That is, all of us are travelling in space about over ½ billion miles in a year. Since we do not have any escape velocity, we move along with the earth, held by its gravity. In Isaiah 38:12, Hezekiah was dwelling on this earth as in a tent, without any escape velocity, and the earth was gyrating. This gyration was around the Sun. The Bible taught that we live in a heliocentric system and not in a geocentric system.

When we read about the age of the patriarchs, the Hebrew word used for ‘years,’ in Genesis 5, is SHANAH, to mean, ‘repetition.’ It is about the repetition of the Sun coming back to its place in the sky, when that man was born. This repetition of the Sun took place because the earth was revolving around it. This revolution or gyration of the earth is also taught in the Scriptures, using the Hebrew word DUWR.

This Hebrew word DUWR is used to indicate period or age. In Isaiah 51:9 it is used to indicate the duration in the past. In Exodus 3:15 it is used to indicate the future duration. In Psalms 102:25; 145:12; and Lamentations 5:19, it is used to indicate both the past and future. In Ecclesiastes 1:4, it is used of men living at a particular time period as transitory. In Psalm 84:11, it is used to indicate ‘dwelling’ in a tent.  In Isaiah 29:3, it is used as camping round about.

From Isaiah 38:12 and other verses, we should conclude that the Scriptures teach about a heliocentric system of planets in relation to the Sun. We read in the Scriptures that people are going around the Sun and not the other way around. It is true that it appears as if the Sun is revolving around the people on the earth. For thousands of years, when the scientists of this world insisted that the Sun is going around the people, they were teaching about a geocentric universe. However, even before Ptolemy of Egypt came with that idea of a geocentric universe, the Word of God told us that we are living in a heliocentric universe. Isaiah wrote this being inspired of God about 600 BC. When did science come to accept this? It was about 1500 AD. That is about 2,100 years after Isaiah made the statement about a heliocentric universe.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 29 Jul 2015 6:00:03 PM Close

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Earth’s Rotation on Its Axis:

The Creator also told us that the earth rotates on its axis. God did not say that in those terms, but He told us about this rotational movement of the earth. We read this in Matthew 24:39-41 and Luke 17:34-36, written in the first century, “… thus also shall be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two shall be in the field, one is taken and the other is left; two women grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left.”(Matthew 24:39-41) “I say to you, In that night there shall be two upon one bed; one shall be seized and the other shall be let go. Two shall be grinding together; the one shall be seized and the other shall be let go. Two shall be in the field, the one shall be seized and the other let go.” (Luke 17:34-36) From these verses, we should deduce that the shape of the earth is spherical. Only on a spherical earth, when one event happens at one place it will be a different time at different parts of the earth. When the Son of Man comes on Mount Olive as the Messiah of Israel, let us say that it is day at that part of the world. At that time, in Israel two will be in the field. It will be evening in India. That is the time two will be grinding in the mill to prepare for the next day’s breakfast, in India. It will be night in USA. That is the time two will be in one bed, in USA. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator and Sustainer of all things by the word of His power, told us to deduce the shape of the earth as being a spheroid. That He did, only after revealing in the Old Testament that the earth is a spheroid.

There was more than the shape of the earth in His proclamation in Matthew 24:39-41 and Luke 17:34-36. He was telling us that the spheroidal earth rotates on its axis. Only by rotating, different time periods – the day, evening, night, and morning – could happen. This is a daily occurrence and the Son of Man told us in such a way for us to deduce that fact from His words. If the earth was flat, when the sun comes up every day, it will be day time on all the earth and when it goes down, there will be night. There will not be an evening and a morning to define each day. There will be a sudden appearance of light followed by darkness. The morning and evening with light mixed with darkness is possible only when the shape of the earth is spherical and it is rotating on its axis. Therefore, the rotation and revolutions are two of the ordinances that God placed for the sun, Moon, stars, and the earth to follow. It is His command to them, and we read it in Psalms 33:9. These rotations are to be conducted at different speed for each body that He created. Lord Jesus Christ, our God, said this during the first century, but man accepted it only in the fifteenth century, because man insists on accepting only the data he collects using his fallible senses, and not believing in God’s Word.

One could also say that on a spheroidal earth; night, day, evening, and morning could happen if the sun revolves around the earth. That is such phenomenon is possible in a geocentric universe. That is what the scientists like Ptolemy taught, because they thought that it was logical from the data they collected. Is this what Lord Jesus Christ implied when he spoke what we read in Matthew 24:39-41 and Luke 17:34-36? When we consider what God has already revealed in the Old Testament, Lord Jesus Christ was saying about a spheroidal earth rotating on its axis and not the sun revolving around a spheroidal earth. If the earth was flat, the sun rays will light all the earth at the same time. If the sun goes around a flat earth, there will be day-time followed by night-time as the sun appears and disappears. This change from day-to-night and from night-to-day will be instantaneous. God placed the evening and morning to separate the day from night and night from day. It was not to be an instantaneous change. Christ, the Son, was the revealer of the truth in the Old Testament and we read about this in Hebrews 1:1-3 and 2 Corinthians 2:17. We learn that God not only revealed to man, in the Bible, that the earth is a spheroid and rotates every day to provide us with the day-evening-night-morning, but also told us that the earth is revolving around the sun. It is written in verse like Isaiah 38:12. When God asked Moses to write about the age of men, as in Adam’s genealogy, he used the Hebrew word to indicate a periodic gyration of man. This gyration of man was not around a mountain or a table; not even around a mulberry bush. The gyration is what decides the age of a man. Man is using, from the time of Adam, the gyration of the earth around the sun to estimate his age on this earth. It is estimated using the theory of relativity. The theory of relativity was made known to man by Albert Einstein, though men used it from the beginning of his history to estimate his age on earth in relation to the sun.

When men ridicule the Word of God, the Bible, and our faith in God’s Word we should not be cowed down and agree with their ideas that are imperfect. Being imperfect, man’s ideas are to be modified by successive approximations.  We should stand up and say that what God revealed in the Bible was discovered by man through ‘grievous labor’ (Ecclesiastes 1:12) and it took centuries, if not millenniums, after they were written in the Scriptures.  If man has read what is written in the Word of God as they are written (Luke 10:26), relying on the truth that they are God-breathed words (2 Timothy 3:16), and that they are established in the heavens (Matthew 5:16), then men would have come to know all these scientific facts thousands of years ago.

God revealed to man about the spherical earth that rotates daily and gyrates around the sun once a year, in a heliocentric universe. God told about the gyration of the earth around the sun and the rotation of it on its axis about 1500 BC. However, science accepted it only in the 15th century or later. There was almost 3,000 years of lapse between God’s revelation and scientific acceptance on the earth’s rotation and gyration.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 5 Aug 2015 3:28:07 PM Close

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The Rotation of the Earth on Its Axis (Another Reference):

In Job 38:12-14, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Have you since your days commanded the morning? Have you caused the dawn to know its place, that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and wicked might be shaken out of it? It is changed (turned – KJV) like the signet-clay; and all the things stand forth as in a garment.”

In relation to the morning, the parabolic connection is with the use of a signet ring that is pressed on to clay and turned in a circular motion to indicate the ownership of the article by a seal. hen that clay with the mark of the signet is burned and the sign is made permanent. The engraved stones are mounted on a ring. This engraved stone is called a signet. Each man had different stones carrying different marks and thus indicated his personal authority. In Job 38:12-14, the morning, the break-of-the-day, is compared to the impression left on the clay by the use of the stone. The ring is the sun. The sun makes the impression of the morning on the earth, the clay. This impression is made by the sun on the earth by the turning of the clay, the earth. In the days of the writing of the Book of Job, man believed that the sun goes around the earth to make morning, day, evening, and night. In the Book of Job, it is written that it is not the sun that moves around the earth, but the earth turns or rotates itself as the clay is turned to make the impression of the signet.

Let us look into the history of science about this knowledge. The ancient science taught that the sun revolved around the earth. About 350 BC, Aristotle hypothesized that the earth revolves around the sun. He was the first European scientist, who came with the idea of a solar system. Unfortunately, about 150 AD, Claudius Ptolemy propagated a planetary system with an immovable earth at the center of the universe with all the celestial bodies that rotated around it once a day. This theory was taught by science till about 1543 AD. In 1543 AD, Copernicus published his planetary system with sun being at the center and all other planets rotate around it. He also established the daily revolution of the earth on its axis and the annual rotation around the sun as the cause of days and years, respectively. In 1851 AD, Jean Leon Foucault invented a pendulum, known after his name, and demonstrated for the first time, the daily rotation of earth on its axis.

What science accepted in 1851 AD was written by the words of Jehovah in 1500 BC. That is about 3,350 years before the science came to know about it. This is another evidence of the inspiration of God (God-breathed – qeopneustos  - THEOPNEUSTOS) in writing the Scriptures.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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The Foundation of the Earth:

 In Job 38:4 and 6, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Where were you when I founded the earth?... Whereupon were the foundations therefore sunken? Or who laid the corner-stone?”  In Psalm 104:5 written about 1000 BC, we read, “He laid the earth upon its foundations, it shall not be removed forever.”  In Proverbs 8:29, written about 1000 BC, we read, “When He imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass His commandment, when He appointed the foundations of the earth;…”  In Jeremiah 31:37, written about 600 BC, we read, “Thus says Jehovah: If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,…”  In Job 38, we read the words of Jehovah as He spoke to Job. There we also read about the earth hangs on nothing or emptiness, while it rotates around its axis and revolves around the sun. We also read about the shape of the earth being spherical. Then we read about the foundation of the earth. What is this foundation? In Proverbs 8:29 we read that the waters received a bound, when the foundation of the earth was laid. Therefore, the foundation of the earth is what we read in Genesis 1:10, the dry land appeared when the waters gathered into one place. The Hebrew word translated as ‘foundation’ in Job 38:6 is EDEN to mean a ‘basis’ or ‘socket;’ in Psalm 104:5 is MAKOWN to mean a ‘habitation,’ or ‘a place’ of abode;’ and in Proverbs 8:29 and Jeremiah 31:37 is MOSADOTH to mean ‘a foundation.’ From these we could come to know that the foundation of the earth is like a socket, where the limits of the waters are decreed. This foundation is unmovable and is below the feet of those who originally wrote those books. The sea is the permanent boundary. It is something that cannot be searched out, but it supports the dry land. It also provides the socket for its bases to sink in.

Men have speculated this foundation as animals, pillars, gods, etc. In the early part of the 20th century, science believed that there is no foundation of the earth. They considered the center of the earth as its foundation, and said that it is a molten mixture of steel and nickel and the crust of the earth covers it. This conclusion was reached from the fact that for each 100 feet, the temperature of the earth increases by 1oC. They also observed the movement of the crust of the earth, causing earthquakes. They estimated the temperature of the molten mixture at the center of the earth was about 2,000o C. The crust was estimated about 20 miles deep.

In 1935 AD, the development of precision seismographs, chronometers, and recording instruments helped the scientists to understand the nature of vibrations of the earth’s crust. They learned that there are two kinds of shock waves result from a tremor.  The one is a ripple wave and is designated as S-wave for shaking effect. The other is a compression wave and is designated as P-wave for its pushing effect. By the use of these equipment and data analysis, the scientist came to understand that the earth’s liquid core is about 2,100 miles in radius and the crust is about 1,800 miles in thickness.

During the 1964 Alaskan earthquake, using the information from 100 stations in about 50 countries, the scientists learned that the upper surface of the crust or the Mantle Rock changes form five miles below sea level at the edge of the continent. This will extend to a depth of 310 miles. This creates a ‘bowl,’ similar to a socket, for the continental material extending to the Mantle Rock. The Mantle Rock provides a velocity path for the P-wave. It is a constant 8.1 km/sec. The material with that property is the granite rock. This rock is now accepted as the “foundation” of earth. Earth’s inside is a fluid core and the outside is the continent and sea basins. This Mantle Rock gives the spheroidal earth the divisions of the earth and water on its surface though a fundamental geological structure.

In 1973 AD, there was a Deep Sea Drilling Project. It was managed by Scripps Institute of Oceanography. They used the vessel, Glomar Challenger, to drill 246 holes on the ocean floor at 154 sites. They reached the conclusion that the ocean floor is of different geological origin than the continent. They also concluded that the ocean floors were never been dry land. They also learned that the continents have always been independent of the ocean floor and the shorelines are fixed, relatively speaking.

What God revealed by the inspiration as written in the scriptures about 1000 BC was accepted by science in 1964 AD. A lapse of about 2,900 years was the result of the refusal of man to believe the inspired Scriptures of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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The Earth Hangs on Nothing:

In Job 26:7, written about 1500 BC, we read, “He stretched out the north over empty space, He hangs the earth upon nothing.” This is a clear statement of the scientific fact using non-scientific terminology for the understanding of the common-man. It is written in the Book of Job that the earth is not maintained in its position by any mechanical means or by any creature to support it as taught by the ancient scientific community. There was an Atlas for the Greeks and a tortoise and an elephant for the Indians. The Word of God taught to the contrary.

Some Greeks under the leadership of Aristotle believed in a revolving and rotating earth. Unfortunately, from 146 to 1543 AD, the science taught the system proposed by Ptolemy with a fixed earth at its center. According to this system, all the movements belonged to the heavenly bodies and not to the earth. On 1608 AD, Hans Lippershey invented the telescope, the ultimate tool to unlock the secrets of the universe. In 1687 AD, Sir Isaac Newton published his “Principia.” In that, he described the “law of Universal Gravitation,” as we know today.

In the light of the “Law of Universal Gravitation,” let us try to understand the problem of supporting the earth by that force we call “Gravity.” The earth weighs about 6x1021 (six billion trillion) tons. If we try to replace the gravitational force that is exerted on the earth by the sun, it is estimated that we need a steel cable of 8,000 miles in diameter. It is also true that the diameter of the earth is about 8,000 miles. In other words, without the gravitational force of the sun, we need a cable of 8,000 miles in diameter to hold the spheroidal earth with a diameter of 8,000 miles. Is this something too small to neglect?

In 1839 AD, by changing the position of an observer on the earth, a corresponding paralytic change in the orbit was observed. This confirmed the idea that earth was not supported by mechanical means. At the same time, small annual displacement in the position of heavenly bodies was also observed. This annual displacement of heavenly bodies was the result of the annual revolution of the earth on its orbit around the sun.

In 1930 AD with the combined use of spectroscope and telescope, man was able to show the daily rotation of the earth on its axis and the annual revolution about the sun.

I wish to explore about what was taught by science in the days of Job and later years, at various civilizations of this world. The Egyptian taught that the earth was supported by five great pillars. They had a flat earth, square in shape that was supported by four pillars on the corners and one in the center. This was taught, as if someone went over to the edge and lying there looked underneath and saw these pillars.  In the learned Greek culture, it was Atlas who held the earth high and firm. He bowed his head to bear the earth on his shoulders and neck. The Indian teaching was far better than all others were. The Indian teaching was that the earth was balanced on the back of an elephant, while it is standing on an immense turtle that was swimming in a cosmic sea. The Bible taught, “He stretched out the horizon over the empty place and hung the earth upon nothing.”

What Bible said in 1500 BC came to be accepted in part, by the science in 1930 AD. That is a span of 3,400 years for man to accept partially, what God revealed through the inspiration of God in the Scriptures.       

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Continental Divide:

In Genesis 10:25, written about 1500 BC, we read, “And to Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.” This is repeated in 1 Chronicles 1:19. The Hebrew word PELEG is from the root verb PALAG, means ‘to split’ or ‘divide.’ There is a connotation about channels used for irrigation. They cleave the earth to make those channels. It was about 1950 AD, the Continental Drift Theory became accepted in the scientific world. It took about 3,400 years for the scientific world to accept what was revealed in the Word of God by the inspiration of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Dust From Above and the Blue Sky:

In Nahum 1:3, written about 700 BC, we read, “… Jehovah, - His way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.” How did Nahum know about the dust that comes to this earth from the heavens?

Only in the late 20th century, meteorologists with the help of hot balloons and highflying airplanes came to know about the part played by the dust that comes from high in making rain on this earth. They also understood how these dusts are coming to this earth. There are about 20,000,000 (2 x 107) meteors are entering daily to the earth’s atmosphere. Most of them are smaller than a pea and burned up in the upper atmosphere. They lie in the atmosphere and refract the light. That is why we see the sky as blue. Without the dust, the sky would have been black. These dusts also help the water molecules to cling on and form clouds. When these cling-on water clusters become larger and larger, water droplets are formed and come to the surface of the earth as rain.

In the 20th century Lord Rayleigh explained that the blue sky is visible only because of the refraction of light by the dust in the sky. Soon after that Dr. C.V. Raman showed that the blue color of large quantities of water is also because of the refraction of light by the water molecules. Before that, Sir Isaac Newton has explained about the splitting of the light waves by refraction. From Sir Isaac Newton to Lord Rayleigh was a span of about two or three centuries. Now the world has accepted the fact that the blue sky is nothing but sprinkled dust from above.

In Hebrew, there is a word SHACHAQ and it is translated as ‘cloud’ in Job 35:5, 36:28, 37:21, 38:37, Psalm 36:5, 57:10, 68:34, 78:23, 108:4, Proverbs 3:20, and 8:28. It is also translated as ‘sky’ in Deuteronomy 33:26, 2 Samuel 22:12, Job 37:18, Psalm 18:11, 77:17, Isaiah 45:8, and Jeremiah 51:9. Its literal meaning is ‘small dust’ or ‘thin cloud.’ Of course, the Bible did not say anything about refraction of light, but it said that the blue sky is a thin cloud of small dusts. Is the Bible a book of science? Of course it is, but it does not use the newly invented scientific terms to tell us about the scientific facts. It uses the common words for the common man. We read in Ecclesiastes 1 that discovering the principles of creation is given to man as a grievous occupation, and man is finding many of them after long grievous labor.

Man came to know about the dust from high in the 20th century. It was revealed in the Bible, by the inspiration of God about 3,500 years ago.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Rain:

In Job 36:27-28, written about 1500 BC, we read, “For He draws up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapor which He forms, which the skies pour down and drop upon man abundantly.” About 1000 BC, Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 1:7, “All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full: unto the place where the rivers go, there they go again.” About 800 BC, Amos wrote, “…  That calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth, Jehovah is His name,” (Amos 5:8). In Job 36:27-28 we see an interesting word, “distil.” It is the translation of the Hebrew word, (RAYAPH), means ‘drip down.’ Therefore, in Job, we read about drops of water being formed from vapor and dropped on man as rain. The basic mechanics of water-vapor cycle was made known to the writers of the Word of God, by the inspiration of God. That cycle is the rivers being emptied into the seas, vapors are drawn from the sea a part of a distillation process, the vapors are carried in clouds to the land, and there the vapors are returned as moisture and dropped on the land. Thus, the cycle is completed and water returned to the place from where it was taken to the sea.

However, this cycle is clearly stated in Job 36:27-28, the science attributes its knowledge to Aristotle, who lived about 350 BC. Aristotle lived more than 1,100 years after the Book of Job was written. His ‘Meteorological’ was the standard book of learning for over 2,000 years. The Aristotelian theory stated that the water from the surface of the earth was evaporated and clouds are formed. The condensation of the water vapors in the clouds is the rain. He did not say anything about the seawater being evaporated. It was in 1520 AD, by the works of Magellan, science began to see the fact about the seawater being evaporated to give us the rain. In 1770 AD, Benjamin Franklin recognized that individual storms moves from place to place to transport water in clouds.

Galileo invented thermometer in 1593 AD. Evangelista Torricelli invented barometer in 1643. With the help of these instruments, in 1841 Espy pointed out that the air expands when heated by the sun and rises in the skies. He also showed the part played by the expansion and cooling of the air in cloud formation and transportation of vapor from the sea to the land. It is estimated that this evaporation takes place at a rate of about 16,000,000 tons per second.

It is also estimated that about 286,000 cubic miles of water is poured into the sea every year from the land. Yet, the sea in not overflowing. The water is evaporated as ordered by God. A cubic mile is a cube of one mile long, one mile wide, and one mile high. What is the weight of a cubic mile of water? It is too big to contemplate. These 286,000 cubic miles of water is held up in the sky with such an ease by the air. The air is not only holding that water high, it also transports that water thousands of miles with ease, sometimes at a speed of over 100 MPH. We breathe this air, even without thinking about it. We move this air by blowing on it, at our will. It even moves, when we breathe. It is so powerful to hold 286,000 cubic miles of water without any harm to any creatures. When that water comes down, we may have localized flood and discomfort.  

What was written by the inspiration of God about 1500 BC became known to the science only in 1841 AD. A lapse of about 3,300 years happened, because of unbelief in the inspired Word of God.

 Shalom Malekim!!!

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Lightning is the Cause of Rain:

In Job 28:25-27, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Who has divided a channel for the rain-flood, and a way for the thunder’s flash; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no one is, on the wilderness wherein there is not a man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the sprout of the grass to spring forth?”  God told Job that there is a “way” for the thunder’s flash. The Hebrew word for “Way” is דּךּ (DEREK), means ‘well-traveled road.’ The lightning has a well-traveled road to follow and it causes rain on the earth. This is what God told Job.

In 1930 AD, two scientists – Sir Charles Boys of South Africa and Dr. Karl McEachron of USA – discovered that there are “leaders” to thunderstorm lightning. They called these “leaders,” ‘J-streamers.’ These J-streamers pass from the clouds to the earth, making a path for the lightning to follow.

Only after 1960 AD, science understood the making of clouds. The electrical charges on cloud affect the rain discharge from it. The electrical charges develop just in time to form and dissipation of fog. Water molecules require a small particle, usually dust, to form a shell around it. Millions of such shells are needed to from a water droplet. In 1964, it was discovered that there are electrical phenomena of considerable magnitude in tornadoes. Water droplets are formed only after the electrical discharge. These droplets follow the J-streamers to the earth.

It took about 3,400 years for the unbelieving science to understand what was written in the inspired Word of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Air Circulation:

In Job 37:9, written about 1500 BC, we read, “From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind; and cold from the winds of the north.” In Ecclesiastes 1:6, Solomon wrote about 1000 BC, “The wind goes towards the south, and turns about towards the north: it turns about continually, and the wind returns again to its circuits.” We read the following about wind: First, the wind comes out of its chamber in the south and north. Second, the wind has a circular course.

In 1820 AD, Heinrich Brandes, a German physicist and astronomer, composed the first weather map. In 1940 AD, highflying jet aircrafts and special balloons were used to study the atmosphere. These studies provided the basic pattern of air circulation and wind formation. When the sunrays hit the earth, the rays are more direct on the tropical compared to that on the poles. This makes the air at the tropical to heat-up faster than that of the poles. Warm air rises at the tropical region and the pressure at the ground level becomes less than at the poles. The air at the poles is cooler and denser than that of the equator. This differential in air pressure makes the air to flow north at a higher altitude, while the cold air from the poles to move to the tropical at the ground level. The concentration of air at the poles is the movers of hemisphere’s storm. This is the principle that is used in weather prediction.

It took science about 3,400 years to realize what was revealed by the inspiration of God in the Word of God, about wind and the pattern of air circulation.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Buys Ballot’s Law of Balancing the Clouds:

In Job 36:29, written about 1500 BC, we read, “But can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the crashing of His pavilion?” In Job 37:16, we read, “Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him that is perfect in knowledge.” Again in Job 38:37, we read, “Who numbers the clouds with wisdom? Or who pours out the bottles of the heavens?” The balancing and spreading out the clouds was by the numbering of the clouds along with the wisdom of the one who has perfect knowledge. This is what we read in the above verses from the Book of Job.

On 1860 AD, Christophe Buys Ballot, a Dutch meteorologist, proposed a law that deals with the relation between air pressure and wind. This law is known as ‘Buys Ballot’s Law.’ This paved the way for science to understand the balancing of the clouds.  In 1950 AD, science came to know about the electrical charge in thunderstorms. The clouds in the thunderstorms discharge a positive charge to upper atmosphere and a negative charge to the earth. It was further learned that the ionosphere discharges a current of 1,800 Amperes continually to the earth. This discharge is taking place all over the globe and not at a particular location. The thunderstorms supply the reverse current necessary to maintain the potential balance between the upper atmosphere and the earth. There is the balancing of the clouds. The balancing of the electrical charge in the ionosphere and the earth is by the use of clouds. Science found this out in 1950 AD.

In 1960 AD, the Tiros Weather Satellites helped science to understand that there are about 1,800 thunderstorms at any given time. It also showed that the nature of the clouds is spiral and it also helps to keep the heat of the earth from escaping into outer space.

This spreading and balancing of the clouds were given in the inspired Word of God about 1500 BC, but the science came to know about it, only in 1960 AD. The refusal of science to believe and trust the Word of God cost mankind about 3,400 years in having this truth as our knowledge.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Air Has Weight:

In Job 28:25, written about 1500 BC, we read, “In making a weight for the wind, and meting our waters by measure.” The Hebrew word translated as “Weight” is MISHQAL, means ‘numerically estimated weight.’ In Job 28:25, we read that the wind has numerically estimated weight.

In 1643, Evangelista Torricelli estimated this to be 15 lb/sq.in. All of us are carrying 15 lb/sq.in. of the weight of the air. If this weight goes up or drop considerably, we will have health problems. Nose bleeding is one of the symptoms. Disorientation is another. These are only two of the symptoms associated with a change in air pressure or weight of air on human body.

It took science about 3,100 years to realize what was revealed by the inspiration of God in the Word of God.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Life Is In the Blood:

In Genesis 9:4, written about 1500 BC, we read, “Only, the flesh with its life, its blood, ye shall not eat.” In Leviticus 17:11 and 14, written about 1500 BC, we read, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood… For as to the life of all flesh, its blood is the life of it… for the life of all flesh is its blood.” These are direct commands from God to man. It is so clearly stated that the life of all living and breathing creatures is in the blood.

In Acts 17:26, written about the first century, we read, “And has made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth.” The crux of the modern science of Anthropology is here. 

If we consider the history of science, we come to know the following. In the days of Moses, it was believed that the arteries are air passages that permeated the body. In 350 BC, B.C. Herophilos, a Physician in Egypt, taught that bloodletting as the means of getting rid of diseases. However, we should not forget the fact that Moses who was educated in all the science of Egypt wrote Genesis that life is in the blood. He wrote that in 1500 BC. The Egyptians considered blood as the carrier of disease and not life. In 1616 AD, a British physician, William Harvey, discovered that the blood circulates continuously through the veins. This newly found information enabled further study about the circulatory system and the function of blood. Still in the 1800 AD, there were barber-surgeons in Italy and elsewhere. They practiced bloodletting to get rid of the disease from the body. That is the reason they exhibits striped poles in front of the barbershops. The red and blue stripes represent the veins and arteries. In 1900 AD, man learned about the various aspects of blood circulation including the supply of life giving oxygen to cells, temperature control, food supply to cells, are few of them. Now the science knows that life is in the blood.

In any laboratory that is fitted to examine blood, will tell that the blood of cow, sheep, horse, ass, elephant,…, man are all different and could be distinguished with ease.  Man is made of one blood and it is different from all other creatures. All nations of mankind have one blood. Anthropology recognizes only one gene, the genes homo, and man is classified as homo-sapiens.    

What was revealed in the Bible about 1500 BC was accepted by science only in 1900 AD. There was a lapse of about 3,400 years to accept what was given to man by the inspiration of God, because of unbelief.

Shalom Malekim!!!

(To be continued)

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Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 18 Nov 2015 6:55:58 PM Close

Empirical Evidence – 39

Waters Swarm With Swarms of Living Souls:

In Genesis 1:20, written about 1500 BC, we read, “And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls…” The Hebrew expression is interesting to look into, and it is ﬣ שׁ  (ShERETs NEPhESh ChAIYAH) are the last three words of that verse in Hebrew: שׁ (ShERETs) means ‘swarmers,’ (NEPhESh) means ‘soul,’ and ﬣ (ChAIYAH) means ‘living.’ The literal meaning of שׁ (ShERETs) is “active mass of minute animals.” In other words, it refers to rapidly multiplying minute animals.  These are ameba like creatures. Moses wrote about them without the help of any microscope.  These animals were breathing creatures, souls. They are living souls similar to man who also became a living soul on the sixth day.

In 1676 AD, Leeuwenhoek invented microscope. To do this, he made magnifying glass that could magnify object to about 270 times. One day he was looking at a drop of rainwater through his microscope and exclaimed to his wife, to the effect, “See what I see, Maria. There are little animals in this rain water.” There, for the first time, man saw the water swarming with living souls. Each drop of water contains colonies of living souls, breathing creatures. Let us consider one of them, the protozoa spores. When dried up, it will be in the air, land, and in other dry places. When it become wet, it will come back to life and will hatch. One species will mature in twelve hours, reproduces an average of sixty young ones every twelve hours, and live up to sixty hours. At the end of a parent’s life, they may have about 55,411,000 descendants.

What was revealed in the Bible about 1500 BC was accepted by science only in 1676 AD. There was a lapse of about 3,200 years to accept what was given to man by the inspiration of God, because of unbelief.

Shalom Malekim!!!

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