A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
(Genesis 2:10-14) ESV
At the end of the third day the Earth is a hollow sphere covered with lush vegetation. The land mass covers the majority of it’s surface. The the dry ground is described as having four major geographic areas.
And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and with it he struck 1,000 men. And Samson said,
“With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey have I struck down a thousand men.”
(Judges 15:15-16) ESV
The universe is both young and ancient simultaneously due to a phenomenon called gravitational time dilation (GTD). 2 Peter 3:8 is a mathematically accurate equation for GTD. We call it the Donkey’s Jawbone.
And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
(Matthew 13:52) ESV
Deduction is a wonderful thing. When applied to practical life situations it’s as straight forwards as: when one door closes, another door opens. When the doors are closed the conclusion that we may deduce is: it’s time to stay put.
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.
(Jonah 1:1-3) ESV
We went off on a bit of a tangent today as we drew a comparison between popular science (SciPop) and science fiction (SciFi). It was apt. That being said we’re huge SciFi fans and we spent may years writing trash in the hope that one day we would have a novel on the New York Times bestsellers list.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
(Matthew 13:7) KJV
I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing. My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word: God was going to tell me what to do. This is what I heard: There is a book in you that only YOU can write!
IF 1,000 years has passed for each day on earth since the 2nd day,
AND the earth is about 6,000 years old.
THEN a minimum of 2.19 billion years has passed at the radial distance of the firmament, the remote regions of the cosmos, in the same period of time.
It’s part of a theory of gravity which is at the heart of God’s plan of redemption. Here’s a brief summary of what we can do with it.
Matty’s Paradigm, Harmonization
The broad narrative of scripture:
separation of light from darkness,
redemption, propitiation and salvation,
fulfillment of prophecy.
earth is the center of the observable universe.
earth is about 6,000 years old.
a source of Hydrogen for nucleosynthesis,
origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR),
a mathematical solution for black holes and dark matter,
the sun is less massive than the earth,
the remote regions of the cosmos are at minimum 2.19 billion years old,
the cosmos may be more than 13.8 billion years old,
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 2:35) KJV
When we consider the similarities between the 3rd day and the Millennial Kingdom we should realize that, if flat earth is Biblical, then maps of the supposed flat earth should have Jerusalem at the center. They don’t.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
(Genesis 2:10-14) KJV
The Logic of Eden
IF a river from Eden watered the whole surface of the earth,
AND water flows downhill,
THEN Eden was the highest point on the surface of the earth.
The second river is the Gihon; it flows around the country of Cush (Ethiopia).
(Genesis 2:13) Good News Translation
The fear of doubt, that we (me and the Holy Spirit) actually had a calling, lead us to volunteer for a missions trip to Ethiopia in 2013. We were desperate to find the will of God. We wanted to do something for God.