And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.(Revelation 15:2) KJV
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.(Genesis 1:6) KJV
We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) conclude that the firmament is a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space. This solves several problems in both scripture and physics.
The Hebrew word that is translated firmament is raqia. Some people struggle to interpret the creation of the firmament, most don’t bother. Mainstream Christianity, for whom we have the unfortunate yet scripturally appropriate euphemism, the Unlearned, capitulated with mainstream science (SciPop) and insist that it doesn’t exist, which is ironic since SciPop has detected its presence in more ways than one and there’s empirical evidence of the firmament.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
We referred above to the fact that SciPop has detected the presence of the firmament in more ways than one. The most obvious is the fact that all current cosmological models predict that 90% of the mass of the universe is missing. It’s not missing, it’s the firmament. This is theoretical evidence of the firmament.
Firmament is translated from the Hebrew word raqia. The simple definition is expanse so many translations render the meaning as the expanse of the sky. However, raqia doesn’t refer to a vertical expanse of open space. To be in-keeping with the broad narrative of scripture, and to account for references to a sea of glass and a pavement of sapphire stone, the expanse has to be horizontal, not vertical, like a soap bubble but big enough to enclose the observable universe.
The stretching out, or expanse, referred to by raqia is horizontal, in the plane of the sphere of the firmament. Clearly the word refers to something that’s made or has been constructed and in every case specifically something that’s thin, like metal that’s beaten out to overlay a sculpture. It’s pictured as like a woven cloth, or a thin wafer. It’s a thin sheet of material forming a solid barrier between the waters below and the waters above. We’ve deduced that it’s a stratified array of crystalline compounds which is compatible with Bowen’s reaction series (Hypothesis 31).
Given that all empirical evidence draws us to the conclusion that there’s a firmament on the edge of space, and if we can deduce the physics of the universe from what God has revealed in scripture, then we ought to be able to construct an accurate cosmological model from the Bible.
The way that we do this is to look at every occurrence of the word raqia in the Hebrew texts, or the English word firmament from the first to the last mention. We call this the firmament rabbit trail and it’s an example of Hypothesis 22. The King James Bible is an English translation from which an accurate cosmological model may be deduced, because it translates raqia as “firmament.”
Then, given what we’ve learned about what the firmament is, we can then look from the end of the Bible back to the beginning for anything which fits the physical description of the firmament, even thought the word firmament may not be used. This procedure allows us to deduce the presence of the missing 90% of the mass of the universe from the Bible.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
To make a long story short the Bible makes it very clear that there’s a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space. It solves a lot of scriptural problems for the Unlearned, and fixes the broken cosmological models of SciPop.
Problems Solved by the Firmament
- The missing 90% of the mass of the universe,
- the reason why there’s a brightly shining wall on the edge of space,
- the relationship between quasars and the windows of heaven,
- a source of water for Noah’s flood,
- the source of the K/T boundary Iridium anomaly,
- the fulfillment of prophecy of the stars falling to Earth.
The Firmament – Navigation
|1||The Firmament||Revelation 15:2|
|Empirical Evidence of the Firmament||Psalms 19:1|
|Theoretical Evidence of the Firmament||Job 37:18|
|2||Firmament: רָקִ֖יעַ – raqia||Ezekiel 10:1|
|A Pavement of Sapphire Stone||Exodus 24:9-10|
|A Sea of Glass||Revelation 4:6|
|Hypothesis 31||Isaiah 50:3|
|3||The Firmament Rabbit Trail||Genesis 1:6-8|
Read through the Bible in a year
|Reading plan||February 15|
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