11965Re: [CreationTalk] Distant Starlight
- Aug 12, 2014On the contrary, I accept the literal text of the Bible that explains that the universe is understandable in one place. Day and night the plural heavens reveal God's glory. The things that spread out (Hebrew noun raqiya) declare knowledge to all. God has hidden many things in nature, things that are too wonderful for us to understand (things like how he continues to change our planet and the animals so that they can continue to survive as everything changes (See Job 39 - 41).
He commands us in the imperative to lift up our eyes and observe how he continues in unbroken continuity to spread out the heavens from dense things to cloud like things, as He continues to call the stars to come out, yet none goes missing.What we observe in visible cosmic history is precisely what Genesis says he did and what Isaiah, Jeremiah, the Psalms and the New Testament say he did. The visible history of the universe is the most powerful evidence for the Creator who has given us simple evidence for His power and glory in the things he did. The fact that the Earth continues to grow and our orbit continues to spread out are visible by comparing the parallax people took hundreds of years ago with modern parallax. The Bibe agrees with ancient societies from a few millenia ago about how the planets once passed close to Earth and some were shattered in collisions. We can see the evidence for how the oceans gradually formed along a global expansion seam, as one should expect from the Hebrew verbs of the scripture. However, these things cannot be detected with the symblocial measuring system that was contrived with the metaphsycs of the medieval friars.I understand where you are coming from. I also was trained in Western schools to think with the false assumption the Bible predicted for the last days. For many years, I tried to tailor the Bible to fit science. I did so ignorantly, since my mind was locked. I only knew how to think about nature with the metaphysics of the Catholics who laid the foundation for science. I tried for thirty years to tailor the Bible to fit science, but it was not the Bible that needed tailoring, it was the metaphysics of the westerners that needed testing.
God gives wisdom to any who ask in faith, if we are not double minded. May I gently say, trying to make the Bible fit the metaphysics of Friar Thomas is being double minded. The reason creationists are loosing the war of beginnings is that we have all been taken prisoner by the elementary assumptions of philosophy and the traditions of men (western science). Please see the Greek text for Col 2:8 that warns us of the things that can take even believer's minds captive.
Changing Earth Creation is unlike Young Earth or Old Earth Creation. We believe the Bible should be taken grammatically in the original languages using the ancient epistemic system. When we fight with the word of God, not an amalgam of science and the Catholic version of creation, we will win a great victory for our Lord. He promises us that when our obedience is complete, we will bring down the great castle of speculative reasoning (I believe this refers to science) that has been raised up against the knowldge of God. The most powerful weapon in this battle is the Word of God.
It is because there is one place where God has given knowledge to all, the plural heavens (the billions of galaxies) the things that spread (raqiya) the visible way galaxies grew from the unformed matter God created first. that we have the overwhelming evidence to defeat science and force the world to acknowledge the power and wisdom of the creator who made things exactly as stated in the literal text, but not according the Catholic ex nihilo Latin version of Creation.
Please consider becoming a fool for Christ so that we can participate in the triumph of the Bible over science. There is not a single verse in the Bible that would have been understood with a scientific mindset by a contemporary of the author.
Victor, Changing Earth Creationist
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 5:46 PM, 'Chuck' chuckpc@... [CreationTalk] <CreationTalk@yahoogroups.com> wrote:> When examining the universe, it is important to first examine one'sVictor lets look at some more of YOUR fundamental assumptions.
> fundamental assumptions.
5. You assume that the universe is not understandable.This is clearly the fact since you have already admitted that some of your key concept "Intrinsic change" is not fully defined. Science on the other hand starts with the assumption the universe IS understandable.6. You assume that God created a continually changing universe that changes in such a manner as to be effectively undetectable.This implies dishonesty on God's part since according to you he created a universe that is indistinguishable from one where matter is NOT intrinsically changing it self.7. You have to assume that the Earth is expanding in such a manner as at to show no ditectable change in diameter.This is clear since there is absolutly no evidence of an actual increase in the size of the Earth.8. You have to assume that the year of Noah's flood was something like 43,000 times longer than currentyears.One of the many fundemental problems whith your changing Earth creation idea is the FLood it That is an extremely long time to be shut up on a wooden both with abounch of animals. I really don't think you have really thought this through.
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Subject: RE: [CreationTalk] Distant Starlight> When examining the universe, it is important to first examine one's
> fundamental assumptions.OK Victor lets look at YOUR fundamental assumptions.1. You assume that God inspired the original autographs and then abandoned His word to errors and malicious corruption of men.This assumption is clearly false sin God promised to preserve His words for ever.Psalm 12:6-7 (KJB)
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver triedin a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preservethem from this generation for ever.Since you are so fond of the Hebrew preserve is translated from the Hebrew verb "natsar" which is Qal Imperfect indicating active incomplete action. "natsar" means to preserve, or guard from dangers. So Psalm 12:6-7 is saying that God is actively guarding His words from dangers. Those danger would include copying errors, malicious corruption by men and the Devil, and accidental corruption by well meaning men. This preservation would include God's inspiration in copying and translation.2. You assume that you actually have a accurate understanding of Greek and Hebrew.This is proven false by the amateurish way you "translate" them, which is to take a single English word from a lexicon which was written by a liberal Bible hating critic or some one who got their definitions from such that you insist is the only meaning of the the Greek or Hebrew word despite the fact that most words in most languages have varying meanings depending on context. You further "translate" verb tenses by adding he verb tense to the single English word from your corrupt lexicon rather than supplying the proper English equivalent.3. You assume that you can actually get into the mind of bronze and iron age men and know how they would see a given passage,This is impossible since we do not any bronze and iron age men to converse with. Trying to determine their mind set by their language is not necessarily helpful because some concepts such as time can be determined by context rather than verb tense.4. You assume that God was incapable of expressing concepts in Greek and Hebrew that would be beyond the understanding of the human authors, but that we would understand in the 21st century.This is proven false by the fact that manyprophecies were not fully understood by the human authors and their contempories that we can understand because the prophecy has been fulfilled or as we get closer to the time how it can be fulfilled becomes clearer. For example is is easy for me to see how the entire world will see the two wittiness in Revelation, while previous generations spiritualized it.I could go on but I thing this makes the point.> Peter predicted the false idea that the last day mockers would use> to obfuscate cosmic history. They will use their notion that all things> that exist remain the same (panata houtos diamenei) to obfuscate> the evidence that the plural heaves are ek palai - out old.This is NOT what peter predicted. Just because you studied a little Greek and have a lexicon written by unbelieving men who set out rewrite the Bible not mean that you have any real ability to understand the Greek.2 Peter 3:3-6 (KJB)
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days
scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for
since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they
were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of
God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of
the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with
water, perished:Fist of all verse for is a prediction the scoffers will be saying that physical processes continue unchanged; which they do. Second that because if that they are "willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of
God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water." The actual phrase that "by the word of God the heavens were of old" in other words they denying that the heaves were created by the word of God on the claim that physical processes continue unchanged and not "that the heavens came out long ago"By the way your repeated references to the plural heaves shows that you do not understand the English use of the term any better than you do the Hebrew. In Hebrew the plural can indicate large size as well as number such is the case in the Bible when referring the the universe. If you knew Hebrew 1/10 th as well as you claim you would know this. This concept is reflected in the English Majestic Plural.> Once you question the fundamentalist assumption of all scientist,> that matter is not continually changing itself,This is not the fundamentalist assumption of all scientists. The real fundamentalist assumption of all scientists is that the universe is understandable. Which makes since from a Christian perspective.Science does accept the there are ways in which is continually changing itself. Atoms interact with each other forming new substances wit unique properties. Subatomic particles interact or decay forming other particles. The mass of a particle can change by absorbing or giving off energy, this bases of nuclear power. So before claiming that scientists assume that matter is not continually changing itself, you need to define exactly what you mean by this term.> then you can accept cosmic history as we observe it actually> happened in all parts of the light spectrum.Except that what you call cosmic history has no basses in reality. I don't reject you so called cosmic history because of not excepting your notion about matter continually changing itself but because what you claim is there does not exist out side you imagination.> Jeremiah 10:12 He actively continues in unbroken continuity to make the earth.> (Zech 12:1 says he continues in unbroken continuity to lay the foundations of the Earth.
> Compact objects, such as the Earth continue to get bigger, as we confirm in the fact
> that the continents fit together on a minuscule globe.) In the same Jeremiah verse,
> the stretching of the plural heavens uses a perfect verb, a completed action. He
> finished stretching out the primeval galaxies long ago. It was not until the fourth
> day that he began to continually form the Sun Moon and stars and make them
> into things that spread out (raqiya - see the literal Hebrew for day 4).>> However, Isaiah 51:13 uses an active participle (active action that continues
> in unbroken continuity) for the stretching out of the plural heavens (not the
> singular vacuum of space time). Isaiah 40:26 says he continues in unbroken
> continuity to call the stars to come out, yet none go missing.First of Victor NO ONE has confirmed that the continents fit together on a minuscule globe. To get them to do so requires computer simulation as actually twist and stretch the the continents to make them fit. Even the original not computer models have significant gaps in them. The also totally ignore the the continual shelves. So this expanded Earth theory is bogus.Second you talk about understanding the Bible the way the human authors would have but yet they did known about galaxies so you claim that the "plural heavens" refers to galaxies goes against your entire premise about understanding the Bible the way the human authors would have, so you do not apply your own principles consistently.Once again Victor you writing your words and claiming them as being from the Bible. Lets see what the Bible actually says.Jeremiah 10:12 (KJB) He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established
the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.Zechariah 12:1 (KJB)
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth
forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of
man within him.Isaiah 51:13 (KJB) And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth
the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually
every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy?
and where is the fury of the oppressor?Isaiah 40:26 (KJB) Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these
things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by
the greatness of his might, for that he isstrong in power; not one faileth.Victor in translating between languages you CAN not just add the verb tense definitions to the translated word as get an accurate translation your have to translate the verb tenses in to that of the new language other wise you get total non sense as you repeatedly prove. Also even if you deny that God inspires translation, you are still being argent in the extreme to imply that you know Greek and Hebrew better than the King James translators did.The fact is given the Hebrew use of the plural to refer to size and the English and other languages use of the Majestic Plural using the plural "heaves" and singular "heaven" to refer to the universe is not only legitimate but accurate as well.
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Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CreationTalk] Distant StarlightTelescopes are great, since they gather light and let us see the past. Since we taxpayers pay for the great telescopes, we can observe the universe in gamma, X-ray, ultra violet, optical, infrared and radio waves from the comfortof our armchairs. NASA has a policy (different from ESA) that spacetelescope pictures are in the public domain. This permits us to download 60 mb files of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and examine the spectra of each galaxy as the universe existed long ago. You can also join the galaxy zoo and help catalog raw images of galaxies. There are at least 500 billion galaxies and astronomers do not live long enough to catalog more than a few in their lifetimes.
When examining the universe, it is important to first examine one's fundamental assumptions. Peter predicted the false idea that the last day mockers would use to obfuscate cosmic history. They will use their notion that all things that exist remain the same (panata houtos diamenei)
to obfuscate the evidence that the plural heaves are ek palai - out old. Once you question the fundamentalist assumption of all scientist, that matter is not continually changing itself, then you can accept cosmic history as we observe it actually happened in all parts of the light spectrum.The universe is not getting bigger. The Bible uses two different verb forms to explain how God created the universe.
Jeremiah 10:12 He actively continues in unbroken continuity to make the earth. (Zech 12:1 says he continues in unbroken continuity to lay the foundations of the Earth. Compact objects, such as the Earth continue to get bigger, as we confirm in the fact that the continents fit together on a minuscule globe.) In the same Jeremiah verse, the stretching of the plural heavens uses a perfect verb, a completed action. He finished stretching out the primeval galaxies long ago. It was not until the fourth day that he began to continually form the Sun Moon and stars and make them into things that spread out (raqiya - see the literal Hebrew for day 4).However, Isaiah 51:13 uses an active participle (active action that continues in unbroken continuity) for the stretching out of the plural heavens (not the singular vacuum of space time). Isaiah 40:26 says he continues in unbroken continuity to call the stars to come out, yet none go missing.Is the Bible contradicting itself? No. The space between galaxy clusters is not stretching out, as in scientific mythologies. Yet individualgalaxies and galaxies clusters are shooting out small galaxies and continually spreading out. The Magellanic galaxies are connected to the core of the Milky Way by a long river of neutral hydrogen, evidence that they were ejected from the MW. In countless galaxies and clusters, we observe streams of stars emerging and spreading out to form huge growth spirals as God continues to call the stars to continually come out. Indeed, he commands us in the imperative to lift up our eyes at the heavens that reveal his great glory. When you use your telescope you are obeying the BIble.What is visible trumps invisible things like the spreading vacuum of space time or other absurdities. The Bible says that light reveals the truth and exposes error because all that is visible is light (see the Greek for Eph 5:13). Indeed, light and matter are intimately related (see creation day one). which is why light is important but mathematical theories based on the notion that atoms are perpetual motion engines are nonsense.
Victor, Changing Earth CreationistOn Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 7:02 PM, kptnfmrs@... [CreationTalk] <CreationTalk@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I joined the Creation Talk group on Yahoo today and saw a bunch of the posts about distant starlight and such. I don't have any letters after my name, but I have enjoyed amateur astronomy since I acquired a C-8 telescope back in about 1978.
Without boring you with a bunch of my life's details, I have recently (in the last year or so) taken a special interest in the distant starlight conundrum. I have watched John Hartnet's DVD: Starlight, Time and The New Physics about ten times. I was captivated by the notion of the accelerating expansion of the universe and Hartnet's conclusion of the consequential compression of time. I haven't read Moshe Carmeli's book yet (don't know if I'll even be able to comprehend it when it gets here), but it makes me wonder about the "engine" that is driving the acceleration. Is it being pushed from the inside or pulled from the outside (rhetorical?) One question that comes to mind is "What is the expanding universe displacing?" I'm guessing that beyond the finite expanding universe is nothing, absolutely nothing.
"Nothing" would be less dense than the vacuum of the space that we're familiar with, therefore I speculate that the universe is being drawn out into the void with the diminishing acceleration that has been observed. This appeals to me because the energy that would cause the acceleration is identified (that being the difference in density.)
Okay, I'll stop jabbering, now. You guys with letters after your names can tell me what you think.
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Jb 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place (and) hangeth the earth upon nothing.
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