And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. ( John 3:19-21 )
IF scientific “ truths ” are arbitrary data points placed strategically to establish the scientific narrative of godless existence,
BUT the universe exists because God created it,
THEN science is not truth.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)
God could have created a perfect creation from nothing, he didn’t.
He created a corrupted system which is temporary and bound for destruction.
He did it In order to manifest free will.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
If God saw the light, that it was good, why didn’t he just keep it light?
If the ultimate goal is a heaven which is permanently full of light, where there is no day or night, then why did it get dark again?
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Non-believers frequently demand proof of God, and insist that absence of said proof is proof of the absence of said God.
This proof is available, you may have proof of God any time you want.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The truth is neither testable nor falsifiable, therefore it is unscientific and must be rejected.
According to the scientific method, science and truth are mutually exclusive.
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Both. The literal parts should be taken literally, but the figurative parts should not.
So how do we know what parts of the Bible are literal and which are figurative?
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The action “Let there be light” caused the reaction that “the deep” split into H+ and OH-.
The H+ underwent nucleosynthesis which caused light.
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Science describes the physical characteristics of water, but it doesn’t tell us what water really IS.
God used water to form a physical matrix in which souls could be given sentient life with free will.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
In Genesis 1:2 a body of water “the deep” was present before creation.
If this material was used in creation then the 1st law of thermodynamics was not broken.
Δ U = Q – W
Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Water is the essence of free will. Water is inherently unstable. Water is the physical medium in which cause and effect are linked. Gall is defined in a variety of ways, but they represent cause and effect.