And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.(Genesis 1:6-8) KJV
On the second day the formless mass of the deep, which teemed with life created on the first day, was ordered. The ordering was to fulfill the requirement for a permanent separation of light and dark.
The purpose of creation is to bring about the permanent physical separation of light from darkness, day from night, good from evil.– The Purpose of Creation
What actually happened? A very simple way to interpret this passage, and indeed, to understand the broad narrative of scripture, is that God created gravity. In modern technical jargon this would be called a “singularity“. The point where He created it became the center of the observable universe. This is at the center of the Earth.
The observable universe is a spherical region of the Universe comprising all matter that can be observed from Earth at the present time.– Observable universe, definition Wikipedia
The idea that gravity was created on the 2nd day in a previously zero-G environment occurred to us as we were praying over the passage above. The backdrop to this was being at Calvary Baptist Church in Carrboro, NC around 2001-02, and listening to good expository preaching. We were continually struck by the way that preachers could take what looked like a nondescript passage of scripture and mine it for meaning. When it’s done well it’s like peeling back layer after layer of meaning which builds into something which is relevant in our time and to our lives.
We figured that if we looked at the passage above long enough and prayed fervently then we’d find something which would help us to understand what happened on the 2nd day. This is when we find the sudden appearance or orientation. A previously formless mass of water now has an up and down.
Gravity (A) is a field emitted from a created instance (a singularity) which causes a body to have attractive force (p) proportional to its mass and inversely proportional to the square of its distance from the source (pG).
G is the gravitational constant. This is a general physical law derived from empirical observations by using deduction.– Matty’s Law of Biblical Gravitation
We develop the Biblical theory of quantum gravity in the devotional for February. It combines a unified field theory of gravity and magnetism with the plan of redemption and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
|Where did you get here from?|
|1||February – The Second Day|
|2||August 1st – Noah’s Flood|
|3||October 1st – A Pearl of Great Price|