Hell: αδη – Hadés

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

(Luke 16:23) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

The New Testament (Greek) references to hell and the interior of the earth are in harmony with the spherical hollow earth model (SHEM) which we have constructed from the Old Testament (Hebrew).

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From Tehom to Sheol

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

(Genesis 7:11-12) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

  • IF God saw the wickedness of man,
    • AND decided to take action,
  • THEN the fountains of the great deep were established either:
    1. as a hedge against this outcome or,
    2. they existed for an unrelated reason.

The existence of hell isn’t an example of God being mean. Hell is the default outcome for all matter and souls, however there is a freely available alternative: faith and life in Jesus Christ.

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Deep Depths

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

(Proverbs 8:24) KJV

The great deep is a feature of the internal structure of the earth, located in the mantle, which is why we are picking our way through this today in March. However, our featured passage speaks of a time when there were no depths. There was a time before the deep existed.

There’s a difference in usage between the English phrases the deep, (Genesis 1:2) and the depths (Proverbs 8:24) vs. the great deep (Genesis 7:11) which is contextual rather than based on nuance of translation. The phrase the deep is used to describe the body of water which was present in the beginning, when God said let there be light. The phrase the great deep, for instance, contextually is this water starting at the end of the 3rd day when it’s drained through the mantle into the great gulf as the earth was spread out over the waters.

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

“When there were no depths,” can only refer to Genesis 1:1, because the first mention of the deep, “tehom,” is Genesis 1:2. The Bible uses “tehom,” to refer to the body of water from which the universe was made.

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Thought for the Day

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(2 Chronicles 7:13-14) KJV

The Pillars of the Earth

Creation Theory Predictive Testable Hypothesis 8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.

(1 Samuel 2:8) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 8

  • IF geological features such as
    • Monument Valley, Utah;
    • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming;
    • Pilot Mountain, North Carolina; and
    • Saint Michael’s Mount, UK, are remnants of the pillars of the earth,
  • THEN we have the approximate radius of the inner surface of the earth’s mantle on the 3rd day,
    • AND a way to calculate the original radius of the earth,
  • THEREFORE these geological features will be finely bedded metamorphic structures, not igneous intrusions.

If there are remnants of the pillars of the earth today, then we have an important clue that allows us to calculate the original radius of the earth as it was on the 3rd day of creation: approximately 7,653 km.

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Thought for the Day

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(2 Chronicles 7:13-14) KJV

The Bars of the Pit

They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

(Job 17:16) KJV

We’re on a downward descent into the heart of the earth. So far we have considered Biblical references to physical features of the crust and mantle. As we go deeper we pass into the great gulf, which could also be rendered mega chasm, which is the region in the interior of the earth which SciPop arbitrarily calls the liquid outer core.

Great Gulf, Biblical Features

UsageTransliterationScriptureMarch
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Bars of the eartherets beriachJonah 2:621
Bars of the pitbad sheolJob 17:1621
Beams of his chambersqarah mayim aliyyahPsalms 104:321
Great deep, depthstehomProverbs 8:2422
Great gulfchasma megaLuke 16:2621
Pillars of the earthmatsuq erets1 Samuel 2:821
Waters under the earthmayim tachath eretsDeuteronomy 5:822

The pillars of the earth are incorporated into a 3D model of a Biblical spherical earth in which they are part of earth’s internal structure. They don’t require us to believe that the earth is flat.

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The Sides of the Pit

Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword: Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

(Ezekiel 32:22-23) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

If you’re on a downward course and leave the lower mantle, once you enter the great gulf, there’s nothing to stop your fall into the core. This means that the pit refers to everything below the mantle.

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 28

  • IF the grave refers to the region of the earth’s mantle,
    • AND the pit refers to the molten core,
  • THEN you may be brought up from the grave, but not the pit.

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The Belly of Hell

Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

(Jonah 2:1-2) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Jonah drowned and died. According to his testimony his soul went to hell, his body was swallowed by a fish. In hell he cried out to the Lord and he was resurrected in the fish’s belly. Chapter 2 of Jonah includes a first-hand eyewitness account of the internal structure of the earth. It gives us the clues we need to assemble the pieces of our spherical hollow earth model (SHEM).

Jonah gives us direct observation of the pillars of the earth. Direct observation is also known as empirical. The pillars of the earth aren’t allegorical, metaphorical or theoretical, they’re empirical.

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The Ground: הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה – adamah

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

(Genesis 3:23) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Levels of Hell

LevelGrave (sheol)Earth (erets)World (tebel)
Crustsheoleretstebel
Mantlemibbeten sheol
tavek sheol
tachti erets
erets tachti
mowcadah tebel
Great Gulfbad sheolerets beriach
matsuq erets
mayim tachath erets
Coresheol tachtimowcadar erets

The Hebrews had a well developed idea of life after death. For them death, the grave, was a portal into a complex underworld realm. The grave is just the beginning of what happens next.

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The End from the Beginning

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:

( Isaiah 46:10 ) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for September

If seismic P-waves can propagate through solid, liquid or gas, how do we know that there is a liquid outer core rather than a great gulf of open space in the P-wave shadow zone?

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