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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Tehom

Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

(Deuteronomy 5:8) KJV

The deep, of Genesis 1:2 became the great deep, the deeps and the depths of the created world. They’re all translated from the same Hebrew word, tehom. The deep became creation. The word became flesh.

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There Went up a Mist

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

(Genesis 2:5-6) KJV

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

On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.

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Formed: יֹצֵ֨ר – Yatsar

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

(Psalms 136:6) KJV

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

On the 3rd day the dry land was stretched out above the waters of the deep in a manner which may be visualized as a potter making a hollow vessel out of a solid lump of clay.

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Deep Calleth Unto Deep

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

(Psalms 42:7) KJV

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

Why were there no Cherubim or flaming swords necessary on the North, West and South of Eden? Eden was surrounded on three sides by unscalable cliffs over which four rivers flowed as waterfalls.

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The Beginning from the End

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 March

SciPop has a rationalization for why there’s no hell or great gulf of open space inside the earth, because SciPop wants to be an antidote for guilt, and the fear of of judgment and eternal torment.

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