There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Ready for some actual science?
This is a valid interpretation of what we can learn from seismological data about the internal structure of the earth.
How do we test it?
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Do you even Science?
This is what you have been told to believe.
It is not a testable hypothesis, therefore it is not scientific.
Science is not scientific.
Are you paying attention?
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Science is supposed to know the answer to this question.
One possible explanation is compatible with our hypothesis that God created gravity on the 2nd day, and the earth formed around it.
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?