But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.(Galatians 1:15-18) NKJV
After Paul’s conversion on the Damascus road he spent three years in Damascus and Arabia being taught, by the Holy Spirit, the doctrine which he would preach, teach and eventually write.
It wasn’t God’s plan for him to go to a seminary, college, or back to the church in Jerusalem for anyone to teach him anything. They couldn’t, because they didn’t know what the Holy Spirit needed him to know. That’s how it for us is today.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
For over 20 years (since 1998) we, me and the Holy Spirit, have been developing Matty’s Paradigm in what amounts to spiritual seclusion. We’ve been disciplined out of two churches. On the rare occasion that we get to interact with other Christians to discuss doctrine, it almost always becomes contentious.
The big problem faced by Christians who are trying to reconcile the Bible with scientific evidence is that, whether they realize it or not, they’re doing it within the mainstream science paradigm (SciPop). What do we mean by that? Take this for example, something which has been brought to our attention and we were asked to comment on it:
Recent creationist literature has been filled with papers critical of catastrophic plate tectonics, even suggesting that a schism has divided Flood geology.– CREATION.com
Fortunately for us, we don’t pay any attention to creationist literature. We just develop our model. However we were asked for our opinion. On closer examination it seems that Creationists are doing a fabulous job of accounting for scientific evidence within the Biblical narrative of the flood except that they’re hung up on something which is baggage from the SciPop paradigm.
Putting aside the details the main issue is: what could have caused catastrophic plate tectonics (CPT)? Some people think that the waters of Noah’s flood caused the tectonic plates to form and others think that it had to be an extraterrestrial impact. However they look at it, though, there has to have been a miracle of some kind. They don’t have a natural solution.
“The application of miracles is a necessary part of defining biblical history. There are many geological events mentioned in the Bible that cannot be explained outside of ‘miracles’.
Their claims that the rapid horizontal movement of the plates across the earth requires a miracle, that accelerated nuclear decay requires another miracle, and that global deposits require yet another miracle, are no different than calling on miracles to initiate the Flood as they themselves have done.– CREATION.com
It’s sad. It’s also moot. Our comment was a simple question: where’s hell? The answer: there’s no hell, they’re arguing over a model of the Earth’s internal structure which is a capitulation with the SciPop paradigm.