Originally posted by Consequence
reply to post by EnochWasRight
You said it is natural to find the answers. The one problem you have in saying that the Bible is a reflection of those answers is that the answers were there first, in perfect form.
Why are you then going to great extent trying to modify the contents of the bible to match up with modern science?
If it's in perfect form, the Genesis talks about the Earth, not the universe.
Just accept the Bible as it is, your attempts are failing and makes the Bible seem bogus.
Yes, the bible was "first", based on what I've written above. Fascinating, but not accurate.
Heaven and Heavens is the universe. As we notice by Paul being caught up into another heaven, we now see that he was referring dimensions. The Bible also calls these realms. Ecclesiastes then reveals the secret that had been hidden from mankind since the beginning. Deuteronomy hinted at it, then Jesus spoke of many mansions in heaven being prepared for us. Many places in the Bible speak of the heavens.
The very first verses of Genesis establishes Time, Space, Matter and Energy.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Light is energy in motion. In the Beginning is Time. Created the Heavens is space. Earth is matter that was in superposition, before wave function was collapsed. The collapse happened in Genesis 2. We cannot say that any one part of this is what I am saying here. After interconnecting the whole, and finding a partner from science for all aspects of the physics we observe, it is hard to deny. If God is anything, He should match what we can observe both directly and indirectly. It is becoming clear that science is simply approaching what was in the Bible all along.