Descent into the Interior of the Earth
If one day the sky could be measured(Jeremiah 31:37) Good News Translation
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.
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
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?
We can take the featured passage from Jeremiah as a series of logic statements.
- IF God will cast off the seed of Israel if:
- heaven above can be measured, or
- the foundations of the earth can be searched out beneath,
- BUT God doesn’t cast off the seed of Israel,
- heaven above can’t be measured,
- the foundations of the earth can’t be searched out beneath,
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- 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:
- what the Bible tells us about it,
- seismological data.
- Show how the model accounts for:
- physical evidence,
- empirical observations,
- human history,
- 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
|Abraham’s Bosom||kolpos||Luke 16:22||16|
|Belly of hell||mibbeten sheol||Jonah 2:2||16|
|Bottoms of the mountains||qetseb har||Jonah 2:6||16|
|Chambers of death||chadrei maveth||Proverbs 7:27|
|Foundations of the hills||mowcadar har||Psalms 18:7||17|
|Foundations of the mountains||mowcadar har||Deut. 32:22||17|
|Foundations of the world||mowcadah tebel||Psalms 18:15||17|
|Lower parts of the Earth||tachti erets||Ezekiel 32:24||18|
|Midst of hell||tavek sheol||Ezekiel 32:21||19|
|Nether parts of the Earth||erets tachti||Ezekiel 26:20||18|
|Sides of the pit||yerekah bowr||Ezekiel 32:21||20|
Descent into the Interior of the Earth – Navigation
|1||Descent into the Interior of the Earth||Jeremiah 31:37|
|Why is the Interior of the Earth hot?||Matthew 5:22|
|Induction vs. Deduction||Titus 3:9|
|We all Have the Same Evidence||Revelation 15:2|
|Mainstream Science Needs Faith||1 Timothy 6:20-21|
|4||THE NARRATIVE awakens||Revelation 13:1-4|
|Journey to the Center of the Earth||Job 28:3|
Read through the Bible in a year
|Reading plan||March 15|
|Linear||1 Samuel 8-10|
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