And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
After Noah’s flood the next major cataclysm was the breakup of the super-continent Pangaea, and the formation of tectonic plates.
We can deduce that this took place in the time of Peleg.
And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
The depth of Noah’s flood is used as an argument against the flood.
There isn’t enough water on earth to flood the world to the depth recorded in the Bible.
We solved this problem.
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Continuing my celebration of new life, I will be blogging about the accomplishments that have been made since it began in the days to come. Yesterday I noted that, at the time my new life began, I was neck-and-neck with Wake Forest University in Twitter followers.
Where do we stand today?
I have repeatedly said that the existence of the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is a predictive testable hypothesis based on Malachi 3:10. There is another predictive testable hypothesis for the existence of God in Acts 5:33-39 – Gamaliel’s Counsel.
He warns his fellows in the religious leadership that if the new Christianity, that they were trying to eradicate, is of God then it is going to succeed. Fighting against it is to fight against God.
In the time since I departed, Wake Forest University has added 2,600 followers. That’s about the size of the incoming freshman class and their parents. In the same time span I have added 11,600 followers, and lately I have gotten really lazy with implementing my social media growth strategy. Life has been so rich and fulfilling that Twitter just doesn’t seem very important any more.
The question is: Does Wake actually have a social media growth strategy? It looks like they are asleep at the wheel.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
I got fired from Wake Forest University on December 11, 2017. I ought to remember the date because it’s my Dad’s birthday. The management did a technically perfect logistical shuffle to get me out, but I sincerely hope that their motivation to do it was my growing presence on social media.
On that Day, December 11, 2017 I was almost equal to Wake Forest University in Twitter Followers. The screenshots here side-by-side were taken on December 19, 2017 eights days after I was fired.
This was the beginning of my new life.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Science says that the soul doesn’t exist because it can’t be detected.
But science doesn’t know what it can’t detect, because it can’t detect it.
What if science can detect the soul, but doesn’t know it?
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
If all of our impurity and corruption are in our heart, and gravity was created to attract all of the impurity and corruption of creation, is the heart a created instance of gravity?
Logic says yes.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
The soul as our personality and self-awareness has the attributes of heart, soul and mind.
Can we examine these attributes and get a better understanding of what the soul is and where it is located?
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
We are forbidden to eat blood because the blood is the life of a creature.
Is this equivalent to the soul?
If I can “pour out my soul,” does it mean that the soul inhabits the blood?
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Humans have both a spirit and a soul.
According to the Bible it is possible to distinguish them.
Could it be as simple as the different states of matter: solid, liquid, gas and plasma?
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
If animals created on land on the 6th day were derived from progenitors created in the sea and air on the 5th day we would expect this to be evident.
It could form the basis of a classification system.