Sunday, May 1, 2016

Genesis 1:6-8 comments: the firmament

6 ¶  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

The firmament, heaven, or what we call our atmosphere and outer space, the heavens, is a band dividing waters on earth from waters which must now exist in the furthest reaches of space. I noted this previously although there is much more to be discovered and one could predict that at the outermost distance in space there should be quite a significant amount of water.

Psalm 148:4  Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

God made the firmament and clearly expanded it creating the immense realm of space we see around us. Modern theoretical scientists talk about this rapid expansion of space but their starting point is not God’s creation but a god-like inanimate object, the Singularity, previously mentioned before what they call The Big Bang.

If the universe is 93 billion light-years (the distance light travels in one year) across as some theoretical scientists suggest and we have no way nor, in this life, ever will have a way to measure if this is true, then this happened very rapidly, by God’s hand, in a day. So, the evidence these scientists observe to come up with their atheistic theories, postulates, and conclusions are merely the evidence of the handiwork of the God of the Bible.

First there is the appearance of light, as theoretical scientists call the Photon Epoch, then a rapid expansion of the universe. I am not certifying that what scientists say is true when they make educated guesses nor do I mean to tie the Bible into current scientific understanding, which is changing, but merely to show that even theoretical science has dipped its toe into the pool of truth, perhaps to take it out again or perhaps to immerse itself further in understanding God’s actions in creation if they can just get past atheistic determinism caused by their inner fear of God’s judgment.

Again, I must repeat;

Psalm 19:1  « To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. » The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

And add;

Psalm 8:3 ¶  When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Psalm 33:6  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Notice at the end of this day God does not say that it was good. There are things that will abide in space above us in a short while (for us reading) that we must be aware of.

Job 15:15  Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

Job 25:5  Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

That the heavens have depth and distance is clear. Imagine a curtain being stretched out in a wind, with depth and distance.

Psalm 104:2  Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

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