March 15th

Descent into the Interior of the Earth

If one day the sky could be measured
and the foundations of the earth explored,
only then would he reject the people of Israel
because of all they have done.
The Lord has spoken.

(Jeremiah 31:37) Good News Translation

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) begin a descent into the interior of the Earth. We started with the grave, and now progress deeper into the underworld realm of the dead (sheol).

One of the questions which we have to answer is: why is the interior of the Earth hot?. However, we’re starting with the Genesis account of creation. God didn’t create hell during the week of creation, it began later at the fall of man in Genesis 3. What we have to do is deduce a model of the interior of the Earth which doesn’t have hell at the start, but which will be modified by hell over time.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

Scientific Faith

To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.

(Hebrews 11:1) Good News Translation

We don’t know what the internal structure of the Earth looks like. There are scientific theories about it but these are based on the interpretation of data. The theories are inductive and so since the purpose of mainstream science is a rationalization of godless existence (SciPop), then all current theories are based on the premise that hell is mythological. The truth has to be rejected A priori as either a premise or as a possible conclusion. Sadly, SciPop and truth are mutually exclusive.

The thing is: we all have the same evidence, so the data that SciPop uses as evidence that there’s no hell is also evidence that there is a hell. That’s how evidence works: it’s evidence of whatever you choose to believe about it. This is known as Matty’s razor. It demonstrates how the difference between truth and error is as simple as the relationship of cause and effect in the deductive process we use: induction vs. deduction. However, SciPop can’t prove anything about the internal structure of the Earth because THE NARRATIVE is theoretical, and we’ve deduced that theory is the scientific word for faith.

The absence of hell as a physical place is one of “the things we hope for” in the definition of faith which we find in Hebrews 11:1. SciPop has arranged all of its resources in such a way as to make it look like there’s no hell, theology capitulated, and now SciPop needs faith. We put our faith in SciPop because it’s what we hope for. The thing is, if there’s no hell then there’s no reason to fear death. So why do people fear death?


Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

Jeremiah’s Logic

We can take the featured passage from Jeremiah as a series of logic statements.

Jeremiah’s Logic

  • IF God will cast off the seed of Israel if:
    1. heaven above can be measured, or
    2. the foundations of the earth can be searched out beneath,
  • BUT God doesn’t cast off the seed of Israel,
  • THEN:
    1. heaven above can’t be measured,
    2. the foundations of the earth can’t be searched out beneath,

Salvation

  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

Building a Model

A person’s words can be a source of wisdom, deep as the ocean, fresh as a flowing stream.

(Proverbs 18:4) Good News Translation

Deduction is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? We deal with the fact that we (all of us) haven’t measured the sky in the daily devotional for April, which is our discussion of the creative work of the fourth day. As regards exploring the Earth below we can do a couple of things at this point:

  • Deduce a model of the internal structure of the Earth from:
    1. what the Bible tells us about it,
    2. seismological data.
  • Show how the model accounts for:
    1. physical evidence,
    2. empirical observations,
    3. human history,
    4. global warming.

Today we begin to look at how the Bible handles references to features of the mantle. We’ll piece together a picture of the interior of the Earth.

Biblical Features of the Mantle

UsageTransliterationScriptureMarch
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Abraham’s BosomkolposLuke 16:2216
Belly of hellmibbeten sheolJonah 2:216
Bottoms of the mountainsqetseb harJonah 2:616
Chambers of deathchadrei mavethProverbs 7:27
Foundations of the hillsmowcadar harPsalms 18:717
Foundations of the mountainsmowcadar harDeut. 32:2217
Foundations of the worldmowcadah tebelPsalms 18:1517
GravesheolEzekiel 31:1619
Lower parts of the Earthtachti eretsEzekiel 32:2418
Midst of helltavek sheolEzekiel 32:2119
Nether parts of the Eartherets tachtiEzekiel 26:2018
Sides of the pityerekah bowrEzekiel 32:2120
– Physical features of the Mantle in Scripture

Descent into the Interior of the Earth – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1Descent into the Interior of the EarthJeremiah 31:37
Why is the Interior of the Earth hot?Matthew 5:22
2EvidenceActs 11:23
Induction vs. DeductionTitus 3:9
We all Have the Same EvidenceRevelation 15:2
3FaithHebrews 11:1
Mainstream Science Needs Faith1 Timothy 6:20-21
4THE NARRATIVE awakensRevelation 13:1-4
Journey to the Center of the EarthJob 28:3
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Descend into the interior of the Earth

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planMarch 15
Linear1 Samuel 8-10
ChronologicalDeuteronomy 11-13
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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