And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:(Matthew 13:7) KJV
I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing. My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word: God was going to tell me what to do. This is what I heard: There is a book in you that only YOU can write!
- IF 1,000 years has passed for each day on earth since the 2nd day,
- AND the earth is about 6,000 years old.
- THEN a minimum of 2.19 billion years has passed at the radial distance of the firmament, the remote regions of the cosmos, in the same period of time.
It’s part of a theory of gravity which is at the heart of God’s plan of redemption. Here’s a brief summary of what we can do with it.
Matty’s Paradigm, Harmonization
- The broad narrative of scripture:
- separation of light from darkness,
- redemption, propitiation and salvation,
- fulfillment of prophecy.
- Empirical observation:
- earth is the center of the observable universe.
- earth is about 6,000 years old.
- a source of Hydrogen for nucleosynthesis,
- origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR),
- a mathematical solution for black holes and dark matter,
- the sun is less massive than the earth,
- the remote regions of the cosmos are at minimum 2.19 billion years old,
- the cosmos may be more than 13.8 billion years old,
- stars will fall to earth.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
( Matthew 13:7 )
I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing.
My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word.
God was going to tell me what to do.
This is what I heard:
There is a book in you that only YOU can write!
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. ( Romans 8:18-25 )
The discipline it took to get through this month deepened my understanding. My earnest expectation is that if I apply the same discipline to writing in February as I did in January then my understanding will deepen more.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. ( Psalm 90:12, 17 )
If we commit to fulfill God’s minimum expectations, and He promised to meet our needs, then whatever work meets our needs and allows us to fulfill his expectations is the work he established for our hands.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. ( Philippians 4:8 )
By the grace of God I am intellectually and physically free. I get to think about whatever I want and decide how I spend my time. There are few constraints. I should be mindful not to squander this freedom.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ( Philippians 4:4-7 )
I have been writing about science and the Bible for over 20 years. Things are coming together in a way that makes more sense than ever. Yet today we can pause and reflect before making the next step.
When I was a kid the idea that the human race had evolved was still taught as a possibility. Folks were sometimes afraid to admit that they believed it because they understood it’s significance. It is the antidote to God, at least, that’s what people hoped, even if secretly. I was educated in a system that still taught the history of science and it’s milestones as they were passed. I was shown the evolution of thought as humanity began to be bolder and bolder about what they were ready to assert.
That is long gone now. Kids are taught that the evolutionary origin of humanity is real and that anyone who has a different opinion is either stupid or Christian, and therefore an idiot. Not only that but science has a slam dunk on earth being an insignificant speck orbiting an insignificant speck drifting through a vast cosmos.
What is tragic is that people are not taught that believing science is a choice, the equivalent to an act of faith, but it is. Millions upon millions of young people have been deceived into thinking that is just is. Science includes both truth and error. Truth gives us the iPhone, error sends you to hell because you believed the lies of science and rejected Jesus Christ. Evolution, for example, is really two things bundled together as one. On one hand, it is a well documented process of change over time. On the other hand it is revered as the origin of humanity. Truth and error, as there is in so many things.
Science is a prison for your mind. From within the prison freedom looks just as stupid as the Christian trying to help you.
The origin of the human race by evolution is impossible folks, simple as that. But if I give you the key to your prison, what will you do?
You know I love Science Fiction and the cultural icons that we all know. The comparison to “The Matrix,” is just about unavoidable here. Take the blue pill and stay in your prison, believe science and go to hell when your body dies. How does that sound?
Or, take the red pill and you can be free, understand the greatness of our God, trust in Jesus Christ, repent of your sin and have everlasting life.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)