Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.(Psalms 97:2) KJV
In order for God to proceed on the fourth day: creating the sun moon and stars; the sky had to be made black. However, the firmament couldn’t lose its brightness, that would defeat the purpose of it.
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And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.(Revelation 15:2) ESV
One of the most well known events in the science vs. faith fiasco was a match up between Ken Ham and Bill Nye. The debate was on the question “Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?”
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And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.(Daniel 12:3) KJV
In popular science (SciPop) the reason why we detect a distant brightness is because opposing forces, the solar wind pushing out and interstellar forces pushing in, cause glowing Hydrogen to accumulate like foam on a beach.
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The wise leaders will shine with all the brightness of the sky. And those who have taught many people to do what is right will shine like the stars forever.(Daniel 12:3) Good News Translation
Then God’s people will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Listen, then, if you have ears!(Matthew 13:43) Good News Translation
The creation of gravity and formation of the firmament was to establish a place, heaven, where God would dwell in perpetual light because the firmament is bright like the sun, as we see from Daniel.
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I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(Matthew 8:11-12) ESV
Outer darkness is only referred to three times in scripture, but by using context we can establish what and where it is. The easiest thing to take for context is the gnashing of teeth, which occurs nine times in the Bible.
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And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8) KJV
One of our favorite ways to study the Bible is to follow a doctrine through from the first time it’s mentioned to the last. This is a great way to develop understanding of the doctrine in the broad narrative of scripture.
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Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;(Psalms 97:2) English Standard Version
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
God gave us free will so that believing in Him is a choice. If proof of God was in plain sight then there’s no free will. God covered the proof of his presence, the firmament, as part of the plan of redemption.
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The Firmament of the Heavens
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!(Matthew 13:43) NKJV
Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.(Daniel 12:3) NKJV
The firmament gives us a source of light for the second and third days of creation, a source of water for Noah’s flood, literal windows of heaven and we can account for all empirical observations of the cosmos.
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Coming Down Out of Heaven
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.(Revelation 21:2) KJV
When the new Jerusalem comes down from God out of heaven, the Earth will be gone. What does the new Jerusalem come down to? What can we deduce about the new Earth of Revelation 21?
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