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Originally posted by allgoodnamesaretaken
Thank you for a thoughtful and logical response to the people who blindly believe in evolution, the idea that everything has been created from a few billion chemical reactions that randomly produced life.
The Church of Evolution is a faith-based religion that requires tremendous amounts of bias, much like the religion of man-made global warming.
Good luck withstanding the slings and arrows that will come from the many ATS members who pride themselves on their hatred of God and particularly Christianity.
We see what appears to be a parallel situation in Revelation 12:7-9, which describes an attempt by Satan to overthrow God shortly before Christ's return: "And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
"And it shall come to pass in the day that the L-RD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say..."
"The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing."
"Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. "
"They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; "
"But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
For I will rise up against them, saith the L-RD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the L-RD."
"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."
"But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia."
"So he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come; but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.
Originally posted by Onboard2
reply to post by Hemisphere
Yes, it is interesting. There is so much life in water. Enki is very interesting to me. Enki comes from his watery home the Apzu or Apsu. I've seen it spelled both ways and he was also known as EA. I'm not so sure the serpent in the Garden of Eden isn't Enki. Have you ever wondered why 'the gods' would turn away Adam and Eve lest they become one of them? Strange. "We are made in God's image" comes straight from the ancient Sumerian writings.
Nachmanides says the text uses the words "Vayehi Erev" -- but it doesn't mean "there was evening." He explains that the Hebrew letters Ayin, Resh, Bet -- the root of "erev" -- is chaos. Mixture, disorder. That's why evening is called "erev", because when the sun goes down, vision becomes blurry. The literal meaning is "there was disorder." The Torah's word for "morning" -- "boker" -- is the absolute opposite. When the sun rises, the world becomes "bikoret", orderly, able to be discerned. That's why the sun needn't be mentioned until Day Four. Because from erev to boker is a flow from disorder to order, from chaos to cosmos.
Originally posted by digifanatic
reply to post by Hemisphere and post by Safandjaro
Yup, it is interesting. The ancient Sumerians believed that their Gods came from an abyss of water and actually have many images depicting it. They've said that their Gods came to and fro regularly via this water. So if all these different civilizations (who didn't talk to each other) agree that God came from water and then man was created, then my hypothetical question is: "What is this water and what were we created for?" It might be an interesting read for you guys to check out the Stargate thread by Undo.
The other interesting thing is that there is written evidence by the ancient Sumerians that there was a sky battle among their Gods. It is also hypothesised that the Sumerians didn't write anything that wasn't true because the written language was so new and they wanted to chronicle their lives in hopes that future generations would learn from them.
Check out the Epic of Gilgamesh for more info.
The nub of what I’m trying to get at here is that the world is made of language. Our entire Western religious tradition begins with the incredibly cryptic statement, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was made flesh.” What is this making the word into flesh? And does it not imply that eventually the flesh will become word?
As we now know, since the discovery of DNA, we arise out of sequences of what are called codons, which are the nucleotide units in the DNA which code for protein. The messenger RNA takes the template of the DNA and runs itself through a ribosome, and the ribosome gathers amino acids out of the ambient environment, connecting them up to create a protein. What this means is that we are, in fact, textural. Each one of us is a word of approximately 700,000,000 characters, and this word is made flesh when the sperm and the egg form a zygote and the DNA textural message is downloaded into matter. Now we are on the brink of decoding the human genome, and the end result of this is that the flesh will be made word.