How Did You Miss?

“The Guide says that there is an art to flying,” said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I’m reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to my son while I’m homeschooling him. We do all of the school assignments of course, but I have a few assignments of my own. These include reading to him some of the books that have had particular significance in my life.

We have read through John Watson’s the Double Helix, and Arthur Ransom’s Swallows and Amazons. We read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe and we just started Life, the Universe and Everything. That’s when we got to the part about learning to fly.

It somehow produced, in my mind, a tenuous connection to the Matty’s Paradigm predictive testable hypothesis 22, which itself is an outgrowth of the Sophia Proton thought experiment.

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 22

  • IF the Holy Spirit is the power of God to inspire human writers,
    • AND the physics of the universe has been written in scripture so that it’s
      1. obvious and
      2. invisible,
  • THEN phrases or words that look like physics, geology, chemistry or biology should be treated as if they are physics, geology, chemistry or biology,
    • AND the science will be congruent with the scriptural context.

The connection is, as I said, tenuous and, if I’m honest, I can’t quite put it into words at this time. However, it has something to do with so-called Biblical literalists not actually taking the Bible literally, and somehow managing to miss most of its meaning.

Something along those lines. I’ll figure it out.

Loyal to the Word of God

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

(2 Timothy 2:15) KJV

Speaking of George Muller (1805-1898)

He intended no assault upon brethren who hold other views, when he thus plainly stated in his journal the honest and unavoidable convictions to which he came; but he was too loyal to both the word of God and to his own conscience to withhold his views when so carefully and prayerfully arrived at through the searching of the scriptures.

– Arthur T. Pierson, George Muller of Bristol

I may be guilty of assaulting brethren who hold other views, but I certainly understand what it means to be loyal to the word of God and to my conscience. Here’s a quote from the book I’m currently reading, one which I’ve read before but return to.

6/7 Tribulation Rapture

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) KJV

The pre-tribulation rapture is pastoral fudge. Christians and the Church will be on the earth during six of the seven plagues that are part of the tribulation.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

(1 Corinthians 15:52) KJV

The Last Trump is After the First Six

…at the last trump (1 Corinthians 15:52). There will be seven trumpets. This means that the rapture will take place after six of the seven trumpets have sounded. Here’s a quick summary of what happens as the first six trumpets are sounded:

Tribulation 0.86 The First Six Trumpets

  1. The surface of the earth is devastated by burning hail,
    • humans and livestock are affected by burning sores in the skin,
    • the continents move together to form a contiguous landmass.
  2. The first of three extraterrestrial impacts pollutes the sea,
    • everything in the oceans dies.
  3. A second extraterrestrial impact poisons all fresh water,
    • the rivers, streams and lakes turn to blood.
  4. The sun emits solar flares and burns off most of its remaining fuel,
    • it briefly flares 7 times brighter then weakens to a dim glow.
  5. A third extraterrestrial impact ruptures the crust and mantle all around the periphery of the super-continent which has formed,
    • a swarm of horse-sized armor-plated locusts with scorpion tails come out of the depths of the earth,
    • smoke bellows out from the crack in the earth and darkens the sky,
    • the scorpions torment the people for 5 months.
  6. All the armies of the earth assemble for the battle of Armageddon.

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Two Trees

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

(Genesis 2:8-9) KJV

We have lots of questions and definitions today. I thought I’d share them.

  • Question:
    • IF God created a perfect world which got ruined by accident,
    • THEN why was the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden?
  • Answer:
    • God didn’t create a perfect world.
  • Question:
    • WHY did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden,
    • IF he knew that eating the fruit would ruin his creation?
  • Answer:
    • Eating the fruit didn’t ruin God’s creation.
  • Question:
    • IF God’s perfect world wasn’t supposed to fall into corruption, Plan A,
    • THEN was Christ’s death on the cross Plan B?
  • Answer:
    • God didn’t create a perfect world.
  • Question:
    • IF our soul is eternal,
    • WHY would we need a tree of life?
  • Answer:
    • The tree of life is for healing the body, not the soul.

Abiogenesis is the creative will of God expressed as progressively more complex biological life over the course of the 6 days of creation.

– Abiogenesis, definition

Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.

– Devolution, definition

Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animals saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the distribution of current biodiversity.

– Devolution, context

Evolution on the scale required in the SciPop paradigm requires death. There was no death before sin, therefore the evolutionary basis of the Phylogenetic Tree of Life is impossible.

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God Planted a Garden

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

(Genesis 2:8) KJV

Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animals saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the distribution of current biodiversity.

The probability that four habits evolved in 620 plant families is a number too big to display in Google Sheets. The probability that four habits were created with 620 flower types is not that big. Occam’s razor that.

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Tradition

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

(Colossians 2:8) KJV

Obviously the earth isn’t flat, therefore, the Spirit of Truth can’t lead you to that conclusion. It’s very simple, God isn’t going to expect you to believe something that’s obviously wrong.

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Who Wants to Attack Hell With Me?

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

(Matthew 16:17-19) KJV

We (that’s me and the Holy Spirit) have a question for you. Specifically for any Christians out there: Who wants to attack hell with us? We have a responsibility to do this you know.

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