The Son of God, through whom all things were made, not only made creation possible but his ongoing role throughout history has been to purge it of all impurity and corruption.
Why are the Oceans Salty?
An interesting question that scientists used to ponder but now generally ignore was, "Why are the oceans salty?"
Create, purge: בֹּרִית – barar
Purging ties in with the broad narrative of scripture of refining and purification, the agent of which is the Lord Jesus Christ. Here's the meaning of the Hebrew root from which their word for soap is derived.
Baptism, Cleansing and Regeneration
God renewed the ground so that it would bear fruit again. The promise that God made to Noah. Noah's flood washed away the salts and toxic compounds that had accumulated. Earth was baptized.
Wash Your Clothes
Possibly the best advice which is the most sustainable and will avoid falling into the trap of trying to out do the Jones is this: wear clean clothes. The state of our heart is what counts, and only God can see that.
Holy and Profane
Holy and unholy (profane) are synonyms for clean and unclean. They're part of how the Bible describes spiritual condition. We're either alive or dead, spiritual or carnal, giving or receiving, holy or unholy, clean or unclean.
Prepare Your Heart
Preparing our hearts doesn't involve special diets or exercise, it comes down to taking two simple steps: believing in Jesus Christ, and confessing our sins.
In the Beginning
The deep existed in the beginning, before God began to create the universe as we know it. This means that creation isn't Ex nihilo, it's Ex abyssi. It's obvious but everyone else missed it completely.
If you thought that we had gone off the deep end before, then you should know that the deep end also has a deep end. We're combining the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ with Chemistry and Physics.
Lye: בַּנֶּ֔תֶר – Nitre, nether
We've frequently heard it said that the Bible isn't a science book. Many of the people who say this are Christians. We disagree, but we can understand why people, even Christians, would say this.