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Originally posted by Isaiah 24:21
You are observing the universe that now is.
The universe that was, wasn't 95% darkness.
Both assume death is normal.
Aside that monumentally erroneous assumption, science cannot by observing the state of the physical world as now is (including light and its speed and what have you) reveal the state of the universe preceding a past singularity.
This universe now is cursed, and populated by devilish powers, and hence darkness is rightly viewed negatively.
I've got a couple of verses for you since you mentioned the Bible
3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, the LORD, who calls you by your name, the God of Israel.
4 For Jacob My servant's sake, and Israel My elect, I have even entitled you. I have named you, though you have not known me.
5 I, the LORD, and there is none else, no God besides Me; I clothed you, though you have not known Me;
6 that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to the sunset, that there is none besides Me. I, the LORD, and there is none else;
7 forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I, the LORD do all these things.
My my my....isn't that book amazing...it's almost like the God of the Bible knew what people would be thinking years down the line...that verse was written 2700 years ago.
Another deadly assumption is that if something is spiritual, it must necessarily be therefore good. Of course, people forget that the devil is a spirit himself.
Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Originally posted by Isaiah 24:21
Ok, I can see it's my fault, I wasn't clear.
Ditto science. You see death fits the picture, now.
This is what you observe as the order of things, now.
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
But religion and science assume that such has always been the case.
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
You get to the Bible however, and it says: wait a minute.
Death was not part of God's original order. Adam and Eve were created immortal. Nature did not decay and perish. Animals did not devour each other.
All these things came later as a result of sin against God, a physical consequence of a spiritual problem.
That judgment was carried out against Satan in his rebellion.
The other one was a judgment dealing with earth only: Noah's flood.
See the Bible is primarily a history book.
So there are treasures that were hid in darkness that God gave Cyrus.
As for the eye being single, this is the king's english. It doesn't mean "one" as is evident by the fact that he contrasts it with "evil" and never says "eyes".
In fact that very verse you quoted proves the negative connotation of darkness in the Bible. He just finished equating evil with darkness.
The Bible is always literal, except where it tells you it is not.
It is its own dictionary.
a) don't believe what they're reading
b) don't understand what they're reading
c) both don't believe and don't understand what they're reading
d) have their own ideas and so suit the words to fit their understanding (and reading between the lines whenever necessary)
Originally posted by JimmyBlonde
reply to post by ForceMaster
So if darkness is the vessel through which light travels then what is the opposite of light?
I would guess gravity.