Circumstantial Evidence

This bread of ours we took hot for our provision from our houses on the day we departed to come to you. But now look, it is dry and moldy.

(Joshua 9:12) NKJV

Circumstantial evidence is when two things happen at the same time which may or may not be related, but we decide to use one as evidence for what we believe about the other.

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Earth’s Form Fits its Function

Planet earth on the second day as concentric layers of sediment around a gravitational singularity

For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

(Isaiah 45:18) KJV

The creation of gravity caused the majority of the darkness and corruption in the universe to accumulate at the center of creation. This became the body of the Earth. The majority of light and purity accumulated in heaven.

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Hell is Below, Heaven is Above

Diagram showing how gravitational time dilation can account for observed redshift

Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

(Job 11:7-8) KJV

Hell is down, deep and below; heaven is up, high and above. There are many examples in scripture which are consistent with this orientation. Hell is never referred to as above, heaven is never referred to as below.

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Above and Below

Cutaway of planet Earth showing the crust, mantle, great gulf and hell.

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

(Deuteronomy 4:39) KJV

A recurring theme in scripture is heaven above and Earth below. Orientation occurs for the first time on the second day. It’s an ordering of the universe which occurred in response to the creation of gravity.

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Outer Darkness

I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

(Matthew 8:11-12) ESV

Outer darkness is only referred to three times in scripture, but by using context we can establish what and where it is. The easiest thing to take for context is the gnashing of teeth, which occurs nine times in the Bible.

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December 9th

Coming Down Out of Heaven

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

(Revelation 21:2) KJV

When the new Jerusalem comes down from God out of heaven, the Earth will be gone. What does the new Jerusalem come down to? What can we deduce about the new Earth of Revelation 21?

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