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
I think I only dressed up for Halloween one time in the last 35+ years but for some reason I decided that this year was my year.
I got the kernel of the idea with a few items I picked up at Spirit of Halloween, but the idea kept on growing until I had decided to make a Steampunk brass sniper rifle.
It started with a $10 kids gun from Dollar General Store.
I went through the kitchen drawers and unpacked moving boxes to find things to modify it with.
I used odds and ends that I have had for 25 years.
Then it was time to take it apart and paint it.
I was taking this very seriously…
I was really pleased with the final result.
I ran into an old friend while I was out today, but I couldn’t remember her name. I knew it started with chim… but I couldn’t remember what was next. I was pretty sure that she was in the Heath family, the Ericaceae.
I actually pulled out my phone so I could Google chim… and see if it would jog my memory. No way. Do you know how many things start with chim? I had to look in an actual book to be able to find the rest of the name. Fancy that!
I found the image, which is somewhat similar to the plants I found, here.
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Daniel records a vision of seeing a stone, cut out without hands, symbolically destroying human rule of the earth and forming a mountain that fills the whole earth.
All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
The land from Geba to Rimmon, an area including Jerusalem with a diameter of about 40 miles, is going to be lifted up.
This will be a plateau at the summit of a mountain that fills the whole earth.
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
If every mountain is to be lowered and every valley raised up, then we are talking about flattening out the entire surface of earth.
Is this poetic language or a prophecy of major tectonic activity?