Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets:(Jeremiah 23:15) ESV
“Behold, I will feed them with bitter food
and give them poisoned water to drink,
for from the prophets of Jerusalem
ungodliness has gone out into all the land.”
Reaping what we sow as bitter consequences for bad decisions is caused by misrepresenting God and leading people astray with false teachings. Jeremiah made this charge against false prophets in his time.
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Who is the man so wise that he can understand this? To whom has the mouth of the Lord spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined and laid waste like a wilderness, so that no one passes through? And the Lord says: “Because they have forsaken my law that I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice or walked in accord with it, but have stubbornly followed their own hearts and have gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them. Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will feed this people with bitter food, and give them poisonous water to drink. I will scatter them among the nations whom neither they nor their fathers have known, and I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them.”(Jeremiah 9:12-16) ESV
Gall as an effect is bitter consequences that we have to endure. The cause may take the form of immorality, idolatry or any other sin. The consequences are widespread and affect whole communities.
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Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit, one who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall be safe, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart.’ This will lead to the sweeping away of moist and dry alike. The Lord will not be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the Lord and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and the curses written in this book will settle upon him, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven.(Deuteronomy 29:18-20) ESV
Gall can be brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence. Someone heard the Bible being preached but decided that they’re immune. Their attitude was that it’s irrelevant and doesn’t refer to them.
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The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.(2 Peter 3:9) KJV
Water is the essence of free will which is why God used it as the raw material for the universe. God’s goal was to create sentient life that had the ability to accept or reject Him as creator based on the testimony of the creation itself.
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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.(Ephesians 2:8-9) ESV
People seem genuinely surprised when we point out to them that, according to the Bible, there was a body of water present before creation. It’s was the deep.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:3-6) ESV
God as the Holy Trinity existed with a formless mass of water in darkness, but they weren’t the only ones present. There are passages in the Bible that make it clear that God had already created all human souls.
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Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.(Revelation 22:1-5) ESV
If we’re going to live with the Lord God who’s going to reign forever and ever, and a pure river of the water of life is flowing, then it must be cycling because God isn’t going to constantly create new water forever.
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Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.(Psalms 42:7) ESV
“Deep calls to deep” may be flowery poetic language intended to teach us something deep and spiritual. However we’re going to use it as the description of a hydrological cycle. It’s an application of Hypothesis 22.
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In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.(Genesis 7:11) ESV
The deep and the great deep are both translated from the same Hebrew word, tehom. The difference signifies a transition from the deep where Earth was created to when the great deep is in the interior of the Earth.
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For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.(1 John 5:7) NKJV
We’re going to go off the deep end which we found at the bottom of a rabbit hole: we’ll draw a direct connection between the Holy Trinity and particle physics. By doing so we arrive at a theory of first cause.
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