This post is part of the series Gravity
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
( Genesis 1:6-8 )
Dividing the waters above from the waters below requires at least two things to happen, as we will see. Above what? is a good question, since there was only a formless mass at this time. Whatever was to divide the waters has to be constructed in the process of dividing them because there was nothing there to do it before. God made a firmament in the midst of the waters, and there is something both under it and above it. The concept of under and above tells us that there is now an up and a down, so an ordering has already taken place, at the beginning of the process of dividing the waters.
On the 1st day there was a formless mass of water. By the end of the 2nd day there is above and below, an up and down, and a firmament in the midst.
When it comes to up and down we think of the earth as down and the sky as up. Heaven is above, Biblically speaking, and Hell is below. Whatever happened on the 2nd day of creation that involves water under and above a firmament has to allow for the eventual formation of heaven and hell. These are not merely spiritual concepts. Whatever mechanism for this part of the creative process we consider also has to account for the physical evidence that we see around us. Thankfully there are several scriptural references to this precise moment in the process of creation. One of the most helpful is in the book of Proverbs:
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
( Proverbs 8:27 )
This refers to the drawing instrument compass, not the device for finding direction.
The mechanism that I propose to achieve this structuring is the creation of gravity. A point was selected at the center of the watery mass (the deep). This became the location of the equivalent of a gravitational singularity in physics speak. In scripture this is referred to as the foundations of the earth. A literal line was drawn in a circle at the location where the firmament was formed (Proverbs 8:27). God stretched out the heavens in the same process as establishing the foundations of the earth.
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
( Psalm 102:25 )
Here we see that the establishment of the foundation of the earth (the gravitational singularity) occurs at the same time as the heavens were made. The water below the firmament is to be made into the dry ground (earth) on the third day. The firmament (heaven) is equivalent to the sea of glass in Revelation 4 and 15, and is the location of the windows of heaven in Genesis 7. The water above the firmament was used to flood the earth in the time of Noah.
Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
( Isaiah 48:13 )
This is even more specific, where Isaiah tells us that the establishment of the foundation of the earth and the spanning of the heavens was the same command. This can be accomplished if the command is the creation of gravity.
And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
( Isaiah 51:13 )
Again we see that Isaiah has this concept firmly established, stretching forth the heavens and establishing the foundations of the earth are linked as one event.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
( Isaiah 51:16 )
And again Isaiah reiterates this concept of the synchronization of the establishment of the heavens and the foundations of the earth at the same time.
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
( Hebrews 1:10 )
Even in the New Testament the idea is firmly ingrained.
I have shown in another article that there is an Hebrew concept of gravity in scripture at the precise moment that would be required is this is true.
The implication of this is that the first day of creation was a Zero-G environment. This has profound implications of its own, including the possibility that the life forms that were created on the first day were of unusually large size compared to similar forms today. This gives us great insight into the formation of the original earth. When we consider that the waters below the firmament contracted so that an atmosphere could form, and gases came out of aqueous solution and were available to combine with many different molecules and compounds this gives us a source of material and a mechanism for the deposition of the Banded Iron Formations.
This also gives us an incredibly strong position from which to explore the possibility that we live in a geocentric system. As crazy as this sounds, it turns out that it is impossible to prove heliocentricity. This is not really surprising, since the truth is that it is entirely theoretical. However, the use of gravity as the mechanism that drives the creative process, thus forming a spherical earth makes the possibility of a flat earth absolutely impossible. Even so, we will develop a geocentric system that is very different from what is widely known as Geocentricity or Geocentrism, because we will use Kepler’s Laws and Newtonian math to show that the Sun is in fact much smaller than the Earth. As a result it is necessary to find a new name to describe this system and differentiate it from both flat earth and geocentricity: Geocentrosphericity.