Originally posted by CB328
When presented scientific facts in support of a Creator, their mind somehow crumbles
You mean the fact that 99.99999% of the universe is completely uninhabitable by people???
Really! Think again. Our inheritance is the universe. Science now knows that the universe could be teaming with life. There are planets around
nearly all stars. It's called the kingdom of God.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and
worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven. 20 But as for you, the LORD took you and brought you out of the
iron-smelting furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are.
The universe is our inheritance. There are families, principalities and powers in the universe. Read about it in the Bible.
10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his
glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
Did you catch that? Families in Heaven. In the Bible, Heaven is always noted as the place above the Earth. The Earth is symbolically seen as Egypt.
We are scheduled to exodus from Egypt to the promised land. We can't leave until we pass through the iron smelting furnace of trials and
tribulations here. We must learn why love is the only law. Egypt is the place to learn by experience.
A New Heaven and a New Earth
1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I
saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a
loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and
God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or
pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the
spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the
cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be
consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Again, why do we need a new Heaven and Earth? We took the fruit of knowledge (Carbon 6 protons, 6 electrons, 6 neutrons) and destroyed the garden.
We inherited a garden and left it a field of burning and toxic weeds.
Genesis is the story of our journey to learn why God's fruit is of higher value than what we can create from lack of wisdom and knowledge. Can you
really choose the version science dishes out over this? Which seems more realistic as we float through a universe on a ball of matter? Be
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