And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.(Matthew 16:17-19) KJV
A gate is stationary. It’s the weak point in a barrier that’s part of the defense of a place. Gates don’t move or go on the attack. On the contrary, if the gates of hell aren’t prevailing, then they must be under attack.
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For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.(Jonah 2:3-5) KJV
Jonah remembers sinking into the sea, and as he sank he saw the surface receding. He was mindful enough, while drowning, to think about the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. Evidently he didn’t panic.
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That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.(Romans 10:9-10) KJV
Principia Mattymatica is complicated but don’t worry, it’s not necessary for salvation. There isn’t a quiz or exam. Whatever you believe about the Bible and science doesn’t have any influence over your salvation.
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O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.(Psalms 30:3) KJV
One of the repercussions of the fall of man on creation was the start of nuclear decay. This was the beginning of hell, or at least, part of it. Hell is a complex of the regions of the interior of the Earth.
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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.
- Empirical observation:
- 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,
- stars will fall to earth.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.(Colossians 2:8) KJV
Obviously the earth isn’t flat, therefore, the Spirit of Truth can’t lead you to that conclusion. It’s very simple, God isn’t going to expect you to believe something that’s obviously wrong.
Tried Like Silver
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.( Psalms 66:10 ) KJV
Gravity is the force by which creation is being purified. It lets us reconcile physics, chemistry and biology with the broad narrative of scripture and the concepts of sanctification, refinement and cleansing.
And shall not God avenge his own
elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I
tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son
of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?( Luke 18:7-8 ) KJV
As we remember 9/11/2001 God continues to show us the exquisite harmony between the Word of God and our physical reality at the molecular and subatomic level: the fundamental physics of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.