For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.(2 Corinthians 5:21) NKJV
God can’t abide sin, he can’t look on it. Yet in order for free will to be a possibility, sin has to be possible. How does a perfectly pure and righteous God create a world where evil exists? He became sin for us.
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And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.(Genesis 1:4) KJV
On rare occasions we encounter someone who has an inkling of what we’re doing, harmonizing science with the Bible, and they ask an intelligent question about it. The intelligent question was this:
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Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. (Psalms 90:2) KJV
The idea of Christ being begotten in an act of conception is carried forward with the analogy of the labor of childbirth. As such, the Son was brought forth as if a baby was being born.
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The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!(John 1:29) ESV
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.(Revelation 13:8) KJV
Why was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world? So that light could become darkness, good could become evil, the sinless could become sin, and we could have sentient life with free will.
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By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.(Hebrews 11:3) NKJV
Theory is the scientific word for faith. That’s going to freak a lot of people out but it’s a conclusion which has been deduced. That means it’s a logically certain conclusion.
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And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.(Genesis 1:3) KJV
The Bible accounts for the Big Bang nucleosynthesis. Popular science (SciPop) grudgingly arrived at this conclusion but it has no cause for it nor source for the material used. The Bible gives us both.
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According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.(2 Peter 1:3-4) KJV
There’s a relationship between corruption and free will which goes, of necessity, all the way back to the formation of the cosmos. Light and darkness had to be mingled together in order to manifest free will.
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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:1-2) ESV
The deep existed in the beginning, before God began to create. This means that creation isn’t ex nihilo, from nothing, it’s ex abyssi, from the deep. This is so obvious that everyone has missed it completely.
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On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.(John 2:1-11) ESV
The first act that God performed in the Genesis account of creation was nucleosynthesis. It would appear that the first recorded public miracle of Jesus was also nucleosynthesis, when Jesus turned water in to wine.
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Copy the Heavenly:Water into Wine
Those things, which are copies of the heavenly originals, had to be purified in that way. But the heavenly things themselves require much better sacrifices.(Hebrews 9:23) Good News Translation
Pattern and process repeat themselves in creation. We’re told that things on Earth are copied from things in the heavens. Can we use this truth to understand how Jesus turned water into wine?
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