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I came across this today while reading a blog called "Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible." This was one of the comments left on one of his posts. I have never heard of this way of interpreting the Bible before... I'm not really sure what to think. But it would allow for the earth to be as old as science says it is, and allow for 6-day creation at the same time. It's weird.

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   Believe it or not, the Bible is a coded book. It is not designed to be read straight forward, but it is a like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces scattered in the Bible itself. As mentioned in Isaiah, "...there a little, here a little..." The Bible is clear about the chronological events without contradicting science. The following is a brief sequence of events as described in the Bible, if only one will truly open his mind and do research without bias and biggotry:
   1. (John 1:1) In the beginning, There was God and the Word (Logos in Greek, meaning spokesman). These 2 supreme beings co-existed. Later, we learned that the Logos became a human being, that is Jesus Christ. And we learned that the Logos itself did the creating as told by God. These 2 supreme beings are creators and lives in perfect harmony.
   2. (Job 38:7) God created angelic beings. It is revealed in Job 38, that when God created the earth, all the "morning stars" shouted for joy. The morning stars refer here refers to angels. This verse proves that angels existed before the creation of earth.
   3. (Gen 1 And God created the heavens (plural) and the earth. There you go, the creation of the universe and earth. The sun, galaxies, etc. will be here.
   4. (Isa 14:12, Eze 28:12) God put Lucifer, a cherub in this earth as a ruler with 1/3 of angels inhabiting earth. After some time, Lucifer rebelled, wanted himself to be the ruler in place of God. Convinced 1/3 of angels under him to fight God.
   5. (Rev 12:7) There was war, Michael, one the archangels, and his army (angels also), fought with Lucifer and his legions. Lucifer was defeated along with his army, sent back to earth awaiting judgment day. The war destroyed God's creation including earth. Lucifer became Satan (enemy) and his legions became demons.
   6. (Gen 1:2) The earth became waste and desolate. This would be the correct translation after examining the original Hebrew words and after the sequence of events. This would also be the most logical and scientific explanation. The universe including earth has existed millions of years and not only 6,000 yrs as assumed by many. The creation of the universe, rebellion of Lucifer, could have taken millions of years to happen. The rebellion destroyed God's creation, a good example is the moon with so many craters resulting in impact. These angels possess incredible powers. Darkness also covers the earth. darkness doesn't mean there is no sun to give light. But Satan's rebellion resulted in earth being destroyed, became waste and desolate, killing everything living on earth at that time, could also be ash from volcanic eruption or craters hitting earth. You can imagine that this war is the real Star Wars movie. The waste and desolate in the original Hebrew came from the words tohu and bohu. We know from the New testament that "God is not the author of confusion (of tohu / bohu). Also, the angels shouted for Joy when God created the earth. It could only mean it is very beautiful at that time and not waste and desolate. And we continue...
   7. (Gen 1:3) God recreated the earth in 6 days. God removed the darness by saying Let there be Light. It means, removing the darkness (ash and dust) that surrounded the earth due to Lucifer's rebellion. Sunlight shines again in the face of the earth. God created man, in his image, in the 6th day. The earth is now ready for a new creature called man, created in the likeness of God, which makes him unique over God's creation. God said "Let US make man in OUR image." This doesn't conflict John 1:1, that there are 2 supreme beings, God and Logos. God of course, being the leader of the two. Does this mean there are 2 Gods? God in Hebrew came from the word Elohim, a plural form, in layman's term, it means a family or a surname. In this case, God family composing of God and Logos. One God family composing of 2 supreme beings almost identical living in perfect harmony. Scientists today believe that dinosaurs became extinct due to a meteor that crashed on earth resulting in ash and dust covering the earth. Without sunlight, plants and animals died. How true! This is because of Lucifer's rebellion that earth became a wasteland.

   There you go, a brief sequence of events truly happened in harmony with science. The Bible is correct if all the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle has been put together. The earth existed more than 6000 yrs, this is evident from carbon dating, that our universe has existed for millions of years. The Bible never contradicts itself, it may look like if you don't study it carefully.



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Oh God, we need you here
We're sinking fast and we don’t care
The evidence is all around me, on both sides of my door
Our hearts beat
 


Posts: 58 | Posted: 8:07 PM on April 16, 2008 | IP
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Meh, I preferred my 'consequences of Omphalos' interpretation from the other thread, if only because it doesn't require cut-and-pasting bits of the Bible around. Oh, and it allows for evolution, as well...


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Posts: 81 | Posted: 8:49 PM on April 16, 2008 | IP
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It's a form of Gap theory, and a fairly convoluted one at that.  Gap Theory has quite a long history, but it never seems to satisfy very many people.

Arthur C Custance - A LONG-HELD VIEW

This view is indeed a long-held one, beginning with the Massoretic and the Jewish Cornmentators, re-appearing by implication in one of their earliest Aramaic Versions, reflected perhaps by Paul in his letter to the Corinthians, adopted by some of the Church Fathers, held thereafter by early and later Medieval writers who, expressly stated and elaborated upon it, preserved in the centuries that followed to influence 18th century translations, seized upon by commentators when modern Geology challenged the Mosaic chronology, and subsequently explored by a few of the best Hebrew scholars right up to our own day. Yet, for some strange reason, it is still identified by many modern writers as a recent invention, without linguistic or exegetical support in Scripture, and never favoured by any scholar with a reputation!



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Pogge:” This is the volume of a sphere with a 62 kilometer (about 39 miles) radius, which is considerably smaller than the 2,000 mile radius of the Earth.”
Wikipedia:” For Earth, the mean radius is 6,371.009 km(≈3,958.761 mi; ≈3,440.069 nmi).”
Wisp to Lester (on Pogge): Do you admit he was wrong about the basics?
Lester: No

 


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