March 26

The Pit of Corruption

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

(Isaiah 38:17-18) KJV

The Bible has names for all of the physical features of the Earth which have to be part of a model of it’s internal structure. “The pit” and “the pit of corruption” are phrases the Bible uses to refer directly to the molten core of the Earth.

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The Bottoms of the Mountains

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

(Jonah 2:6) KJV

Jonah wakes up in the underworld realm of the dead, sheol. From his vantage point he can see across a chasm of open space between the lower mantle, stretching out above him, and the surface of hell down below.

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