Bars, Beams and Pillars
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.(1 Samuel 2:8)
“The pillars of the earth” and their synonyms can be incorporated into a 3D model of the internal structure of a spherical Earth. Despite what you may have heard they don’t require us to believe that the Earth is flat.
Deduction is unrelenting, the more you pick at it the more there is to pick at. When we use logic to connect the dots in a framework that we have confidence in (because it’s based on the Word of God) we may be surprised when we discover something that we didn’t know. The more rigorous we are the more deeply satisfying this can become.
The Bible refers to hell in so many different ways that theologians waved the white flag and capitulated with popular science (SciPop). SciPop wants you to believe that there’s no hell so that you’ll ignore the warnings about it, reject Jesus Christ and end up in it. Sadly, you could walk into a church anywhere in the world and ask: “where is hell?” The most likely answer that you’ll get is something like “hell is a state of mind.”
We’ve developed a model of the interior of the Earth based on the Word of God, and an understanding of cause and effect, which has levels of hell and accounts for an assortment of references to physical structures of the Earth.
- There’s a physical cause for hell.
- There’s a reason for why it exists which is compatible with
- what we know about God’s character and,
- the broad narrative of scripture.
- IF hell is real
- AND the Bible tells us that it’s expanding
- THEN it’s the cause of global warming.
- Tehom and sheol both refer to the interior of the Earth at different times in history:
- tehom – before Noah’s flood,
- sheol – after Noah’s flood
Today we’ll demonstrate how four Biblical phrases refer to the same part of Earth’s internal structure and how they confirm our hypothesis that there was a transition from tehom, before Noah’s flood, to sheol after it.