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Is there any obvious evidence today for the biblical global Flood?

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The one firmament/expanse that God created and called HEAVEN.

Which is not the firmament of the heavens.

He didn't call it earth, or crust, or land because it wasn't earth, or crust, or land.

Post #270 shows why this is flatly wrong.

And He tells us what He put in the firmament (HEAVEN) ----- sun, moon, stars.

No, He tells us what He put in the "firmament of the heavens." Not the firmament.

And He tells man to have dominion over the fish that live in sea, the critters that live on land, and the birds that live in HEAVEN.

What He said was this:

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” - Genesis 1:28 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis1:28&version=NKJV



HEAVEN ---- the same Hebrew word used for verses 1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20.

This is misleading.

The root word, "shamayim" is what you're thinking of. However, there's a distinction made by Moses throughout the chapter that isn't easily recognizable when translated into English.

"Samayim" is what is used in verse 8, and is the only time that it is used in chapter 1.

However, "hassamayim" is used in 1:1, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 28, and 30. Unlike "samayim," which is just a masculine plural noun, "hassamayim" is an article.

And EVERY time "hassamayim" is used, it is used in reference to the sky, or in contrast to the earth. "Samayim" on the other hand, is used while God is working with the waters on the earth.

In none of those verses can it be said to be referring to land of the earth.

Saying it doesn't make it so.

It is most definitely biblical.

Your view is certainly traditional, but it's not correct.

Just as biblical as the virgin birth, the sun standing still for a day, sticks turning into serpents, and several other biblical events. (none of which are going to make any sense using a scientific mindset)

Irrelevant.
 

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This "one firmament" is called heaven... it's not the "firmament OF THE HEAVENS".
There is only 1 firmament created in Genesis 1.
It is the same firmament in all the verses of Genesis 1.
It is your agenda that drives you to add to scripture another created firmament.
 

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There is only 1 firmament created in Genesis 1.

Yes, one raqia, was created.

However, there are two heavens mentioned.

The first in Genesis 1:1, and later from the second part of day 3 onward.

The second "heavens" was used as a name for the raqia that was created.

Genesis 1:1 says that God created the heaven and the earth.

And then called something on the earth "Heaven."

It is the same firmament in all the verses of Genesis 1.

Saying it doesn't make it so, and I have spent at least two full posts now showing you otherwise.

It is your agenda

Our "agenda" is to find out what God's word ACTUALLY says, and not just rely on tradition.

that drives you to add to scripture another created firmament.

No one has added anything to scripture.

We're simply recognizing that scripture says MORE than you're allowing it to.
 

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Yes, one raqia, was created.

However, there are two heavens mentioned.

The first in Genesis 1:1, and later from the second part of day 3 onward.

The second "heavens" was used as a name for the raqia that was created.

Genesis 1:1 says that God created the heaven and the earth.

And then called something on the earth "Heaven."



Saying it doesn't make it so, and I have spent at least two full posts now showing you otherwise.



Our "agenda" is to find out what God's word ACTUALLY says, and not just rely on tradition.



No one has added anything to scripture.

We're simply recognizing that scripture says MORE than you're allowing it to.
You are still attempting to add another firmament created by God in Genesis 1.
But Genesis 1 only has 1 firmament created by God.
 

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Wrong.

Wrong.

Wrong.

That's three strikes... YOU'RE OUT!!!

I'm correctly understanding God's Word... you are living in a fantasy world.
You are also adding another created firmament to Genesis 1.
But Genesis 1 only has 1 firmament created by God.
 

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Continue with your fairy story. But you've yet to address the water ABOVE the stars. Please explain.

Genesis 1:6-8 says:
“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

My commentary to the text:

Firmament is defined as Heaven.

Genesis 1:6-8
“And God said, Let there be a firmament [Heaven] in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament [Heaven], and divided the waters which were under the firmament [Heaven] from the waters which were above the firmament [Heaven]: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

There are three Heavens according to the Bible.

Spoiler

The Bible mentions that there are three heavens.

Jesus said that no man ascends to Heaven except Himself, when He said,

"And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
John 3:13 KJV

In other words, no man has ascended physically to Heaven but Jesus (i.e. the Son of Man).

Yeah, but what about Elijah?

I believe confusion arises on this point because people do not understand that there are:


Three Heavens

The Scripture mentions three heavens (2 Corinthians 12:2), not just one!

The First Heaven:

The first heaven is earth's atmosphere where birds fly (Genesis 1:20, Jeremiah 4:25;34:20,Lamentations 4:19, Zephaniah 1:3). One of the Hebrew words for 'heaven' is shamayim. This same word is translated as 'sky' in the Scripture, as can be seen by comparing Genesis 7:3, "fowls also of the air," with Genesis 7:23, "fowl of the heaven." The word 'sky' and 'heaven' are used interchangeably from the same Hebrew word (Psalm 8:8). So the first heaven is synonymous with 'heights' or 'elevations.'

Here are other examples to illustrate the first heaven. Exodus 19:20 says the Lord was on top of Mount Sinai when he called Moses up there, and God describes Mount Sinai as 'heaven' (Exodus 20:22, Deuteronomy 4:36). Here, everything above the ground is called 'heaven'.

Another example of the first heaven is in Amos 9:1-3, where God states that at the time of this judgment, nobody will be able to flee away (verse 1), even "though they climb up to heaven" (verse 2). This "heaven" is defined in the next verse, verse 3, as climbing to the top of Mount Carmel.

Another example is where the Scripture speaks of the "dew of heaven" (Genesis 27:28,39,Deuteronomy 33:28, Daniel 4:15-33; 5:21). The first heaven, from which dew comes, means the atmosphere, where the clouds and the wind roam. Therefore, everything above the ground is called 'heaven."

Another Hebrew word for the first heaven is 'shachaq.' This same word for heaven (Psalm 89:6,37) is also translated as 'sky' or 'skies' (Deuteronomy 33:26; Job 37:18; Psalm 18:11), and as 'clouds' (Job 35:5; 36:28; Psalm 36:5; 68:34, Pro. 3:20; 8:28).

The Second Heaven:

The second heaven is outer space where the planets and stars exist (Genesis 1:14-17; 15:5;22:17;26:4, Deuteronomy 1:10; 17:3; Psalm 8:3, Jeremiah 8:2; Matthew 24:29). Usually the term "host of heaven" or "firmament of the heaven" is used to describe this second heaven.

The Third Heaven:

The third heaven is literally called "the third heaven" in 2 Corinthians 12:2. This third heaven is what Christ calls his "Father's house" (John 14:2), and both Christ and the Apostle Paul calls it "paradise" (Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians 12:2-4, Revelation 2:7). This is where God and the heavenly sanctuary exist (1 Peter 3:22). This third heaven is also known as the "heaven of heavens" (Deuteronomy 10:14; 1 Kings 8:27, 2 Chronicles 2:6; 6:18, Nehemiah 9:6, Psalms 148:4), "The heavenly Jerusalem" (Galatians 4: 26; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 3:12), the "kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 25:1, James 2:5), the "eternal kingdom" (2 Peter 1:11), the "eternal inheritance" (1 Peter. 1:4,Hebrews 9:15), and the "better country" (Hebrews 11:14,16). The fact that there are more than one 'heaven' can be shown by Psalm 115:16, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S." There are obviously two different 'heavens' being addressed in this one verse.

Since Elijah could not have gone to the heaven of God's throne, then to which heaven did he go? He was not taken to God's heavenly throne (as some imagine). He was actually taken into this earth's atmosphere, the first heaven. There could be no whirlwind in any other place but in the atmosphere surrounding this earth.


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Elijah, Enoch, and Moses
Important Note: Although I quoted part of this article to help explain the three heavens, I do not agree with their interpretation of on Enoch. I believe Enoch was translated or spiritually taken by God and did not see death (as the Scriptures say). So not all the views expressed at this website reflect my views on the Scriptures.


The Heaven mentioned in Genesis 1:6-8 is in reference to the 1st Heaven (the atmosphere, clouds), and the 2nd Heaven (the stars and planets in outer space). Genesis 1:6-8 is not referring to the 3rd Heaven by name (i.e. God's Kingdom), but it does allude to it with referring to the waters above.

In the Third Heaven (God's Kingdom) we read:

Revelation 4:6
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.”

This “sea of glass” in the Third Heaven would be the waters above the Firmament (Heaven - Clouds in Earth's atmosphere, stars & planets in outer space). The waters below the Firmament (Heaven - Clouds, stars, etcetera) would obviously be the oceans of the Earth. In other words, far beyond our universe of the vast stars is the Third Heaven of God's Kingdom that has the sea of glass. This is the waters above the Firmament or Heaven (Cloud, stars, planets, etcetera).
 
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So as I ponder the global Flood, that a great mass of water was covering the whole earth, one of the first things I think is, Where did all that water go?

And I think, maybe nowhere? Maybe it's all still here? Is there like a boatload of water just sitting around here somewhere?

Maybe it's all the world's oceans? Maybe 'the seven seas' are 'residue' of the Flood?

Somehow, the earth before the Flood already had all this water in it, or it didn't and all the water for the Flood basically 'magically' appeared (us Christians believe in miracles, not magic). But if it was miraculously created just for the Flood, was it miraculously removed from the earth, or is all that water still here?

tldr The oceans are 0.13% of one trillion cubic kilometers of water. A cubic kilometer is one billion cubic meters. A cubic meter is 1000 liters. A liter of water is 1 kilogram. The oceans weigh over one million trillion tons. So if you take one trillion tons of water from the oceans, there's still 999,999 trillion more.

The global flood is not a theory. It's a biblical fact.

Genesis 7:19-24
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.”
 

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The global flood is not a theory. It's a biblical fact.
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Genesis 7:19-24
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.”
Genesis-through-Revelation.
 

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The best exercise to understanding the overview of creation is to take a pencil, markers and paper, read through the passage, and every time it says Earth, water, heaven, firmament, stars etc draw them all.
 

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Genesis 1:6-8 says:
“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

My commentary to the text:

Firmament is defined as Heaven.

Genesis 1:6-8
“And God said, Let there be a firmament [Heaven] in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament [Heaven], and divided the waters which were under the firmament [Heaven] from the waters which were above the firmament [Heaven]: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

There are three Heavens according to the Bible.

Spoiler

The Bible mentions that there are three heavens.

Jesus said that no man ascends to Heaven except Himself, when He said,

"And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
John 3:13 KJV

In other words, no man has ascended physically to Heaven but Jesus (i.e. the Son of Man).

Yeah, but what about Elijah?

I believe confusion arises on this point because people do not understand that there are:


Three Heavens

The Scripture mentions three heavens (2 Corinthians 12:2), not just one!

The First Heaven:

The first heaven is earth's atmosphere where birds fly (Genesis 1:20, Jeremiah 4:25;34:20,Lamentations 4:19, Zephaniah 1:3). One of the Hebrew words for 'heaven' is shamayim. This same word is translated as 'sky' in the Scripture, as can be seen by comparing Genesis 7:3, "fowls also of the air," with Genesis 7:23, "fowl of the heaven." The word 'sky' and 'heaven' are used interchangeably from the same Hebrew word (Psalm 8:8). So the first heaven is synonymous with 'heights' or 'elevations.'

Here are other examples to illustrate the first heaven. Exodus 19:20 says the Lord was on top of Mount Sinai when he called Moses up there, and God describes Mount Sinai as 'heaven' (Exodus 20:22, Deuteronomy 4:36). Here, everything above the ground is called 'heaven'.

Another example of the first heaven is in Amos 9:1-3, where God states that at the time of this judgment, nobody will be able to flee away (verse 1), even "though they climb up to heaven" (verse 2). This "heaven" is defined in the next verse, verse 3, as climbing to the top of Mount Carmel.

Another example is where the Scripture speaks of the "dew of heaven" (Genesis 27:28,39,Deuteronomy 33:28, Daniel 4:15-33; 5:21). The first heaven, from which dew comes, means the atmosphere, where the clouds and the wind roam. Therefore, everything above the ground is called 'heaven."

Another Hebrew word for the first heaven is 'shachaq.' This same word for heaven (Psalm 89:6,37) is also translated as 'sky' or 'skies' (Deuteronomy 33:26; Job 37:18; Psalm 18:11), and as 'clouds' (Job 35:5; 36:28; Psalm 36:5; 68:34, Pro. 3:20; 8:28).

The Second Heaven:

The second heaven is outer space where the planets and stars exist (Genesis 1:14-17; 15:5;22:17;26:4, Deuteronomy 1:10; 17:3; Psalm 8:3, Jeremiah 8:2; Matthew 24:29). Usually the term "host of heaven" or "firmament of the heaven" is used to describe this second heaven.

The Third Heaven:

The third heaven is literally called "the third heaven" in 2 Corinthians 12:2. This third heaven is what Christ calls his "Father's house" (John 14:2), and both Christ and the Apostle Paul calls it "paradise" (Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians 12:2-4, Revelation 2:7). This is where God and the heavenly sanctuary exist (1 Peter 3:22). This third heaven is also known as the "heaven of heavens" (Deuteronomy 10:14; 1 Kings 8:27, 2 Chronicles 2:6; 6:18, Nehemiah 9:6, Psalms 148:4), "The heavenly Jerusalem" (Galatians 4: 26; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 3:12), the "kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 25:1, James 2:5), the "eternal kingdom" (2 Peter 1:11), the "eternal inheritance" (1 Peter. 1:4,Hebrews 9:15), and the "better country" (Hebrews 11:14,16). The fact that there are more than one 'heaven' can be shown by Psalm 115:16, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S." There are obviously two different 'heavens' being addressed in this one verse.

Since Elijah could not have gone to the heaven of God's throne, then to which heaven did he go? He was not taken to God's heavenly throne (as some imagine). He was actually taken into this earth's atmosphere, the first heaven. There could be no whirlwind in any other place but in the atmosphere surrounding this earth.


Source:
Elijah, Enoch, and Moses
Important Note: Although I quoted part of this article to help explain the three heavens, I do not agree with their interpretation of on Enoch. I believe Enoch was translated or spiritually taken by God and did not see death (as the Scriptures say). So not all the views expressed at this website reflect my views on the Scriptures.


The Heaven mentioned in Genesis 1:6-8 is in reference to the 1st Heaven (the atmosphere, clouds), and the 2nd Heaven (the stars and planets in outer space). Genesis 1:6-8 is not referring to the 3rd Heaven by name (i.e. God's Kingdom), but it does allude to it with referring to the waters above.

In the Third Heaven (God's Kingdom) we read:

Revelation 4:6
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.”

This “sea of glass” in the Third Heaven would be the waters above the Firmament (Heaven - Clouds in Earth's atmosphere, stars & planets in outer space). The waters below the Firmament (Heaven - Clouds, stars, etcetera) would obviously be the oceans of the Earth. In other words, far beyond our universe of the vast stars is the Third Heaven of God's Kingdom that has the sea of glass. This is the waters above the Firmament or Heaven (Cloud, stars, planets, etcetera).

See posts #270, 281, 283.
 

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See posts #270, 281, 283.

Thank you. I like to keep an open mind on things. I just re-read Genesis 1 with this particular viewpoint in mind. I have never heard of this explanation before. Very intriguing. I like it, and it makes a lot more sense In light of the context of the chapter. This would also explain the fountains of the deep breaking up in Genesis 7:11. The only thing is why is this firmament called “Heaven” if it is landmass that separates the waters above (the oceans) and the waters below (the deep)? That to me is a little puzzling. Any answer would be appreciated.

Blessings to you in the Lord.

Note: I also hold to the possibility that the waters above could simply be the clouds in the atmosphere (Which holds rain, i.e. water) with the firmament being the sky. But I like your explanation. I would just need a good reason why firmament is called Heaven to make it all fit together neatly.
 
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I was just meditating this morning on the possibility of how this firmament in Genesis 1:8 could be called Heaven according to it being the part of one of the significant deep layers of Earth that separates the oceans (waters above) and the fountains of the deep (waters below).

I may have discovered a solution. According to the real life narrative of “Lazarus and the Richman” in Luke 16:19-31: “Abraham's bosom” or “Paradise” is in the heart of the Earth and it is a heaven like abode where Lazarus and Abraham were at. It's also where the thief on the cross went, as well. In other words, this is a temporary dwelling place for the righteous.

Most Christians believe this temporary Heavenly dwelling place ended when Christ had risen. However, based on my understanding on God's Word, I believe it still exists today and any faithful believer who dies still goes to “Abraham's bosom” until the “Rapture” happens.

For in the “Rapture(or Catching Up Event), it says:

“...and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:...” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).​

Where exactly are dead believers in Christ rising from?
Naturally it would mean that they would be rising from Abraham's Bosom.

In other words, after the Rapture happens, faithful saints or believers who die in the LORD will go directly to God's Kingdom (Heaven) up above.

Side Note:

So if the firmament in Genesis 1:8 that separates the waters below from the waters beneath is an earth like layer separating the oceans from the fountains of the deep, then the Second Heaven has to include both the sky (Earth's atmosphere with the clouds) and outerspace (stars, and planets, etcetera). For Paul talks about either himself or another man being taken to the Third Heaven (Which is God's Kingdom above) (2 Corinthians 12:2). This would make the First Heaven the firmament (deep Earth layer below separating the Oceans from the Fountains of the deep being symbolic of Abraham's Bosom or Paradise - A temporary Heavenly Dwelling Place). This would mean that the firmament of the heaven (Genesis 1:14) on Day 4 (that carries the lights like the sun, moon, and the stars) would be an entirely different firmament than the one mentioned in Genesis 1:8.
 
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Thank you. I like to keep an open mind on things. I just re-read Genesis 1 with this particular viewpoint in mind. I have never heard of this explanation before. Very intriguing. I like it, and it makes a lot more sense In light of the context of the chapter. This would also explain the fountains of the deep breaking up in Genesis 7:11. The only thing is why is this firmament called “Heaven” if it is landmass that separates the waters above (the oceans) and the waters below (the deep)? That to me is a little puzzling. Any answer would be appreciated.

Blessings to you in the Lord.

Note: I also hold to the possibility that the waters above could simply be the clouds in the atmosphere (Which holds rain, i.e. water) with the firmament being the sky. But I like your explanation. I would just need a good reason why firmament is called Heaven to make it all fit together neatly.

The crust of the earth was called heaven because God intended for what He would create ON that crust to be a paradise. Literally heaven on earth.

It wasn't until Adam sinned that God changed the location of "heaven" to be "above" this plane of existence.
 

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The crust of the earth was called heaven because God intended for what He would create ON that crust to be a paradise. Literally heaven on earth.

It wasn't until Adam sinned that God changed the location of "heaven" to be "above" this plane of existence.
Yes, this seems to explain a lot now. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. It seems to make more sense then the other viewpoints out there. While scholars do offer some great incite at times, it is things like this that they miss. It really gels together Genesis 7:11, as well. Thank you again.
 

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I was just meditating this morning on the possibility of how this firmament in Genesis 1:8 could be called Heaven according to it being the part of one of the significant deep layers of Earth that separates the oceans (waters above) and the fountains of the deep (waters below).

I may have discovered a solution. According to the real life narrative of “Lazarus and the Richman” in Luke 16:19-31: “Abraham's bosom” or “Paradise” is in the heart of the Earth and it is a heaven like abode where Lazarus and Abraham were at. It's also where the thief on the cross went, as well. In other words, this is a temporary dwelling place for the righteous.

Most Christians believe this temporary Heavenly dwelling place ended when Christ had risen. However, based on my understanding on God's Word, I believe it still exists today and any faithful believer who dies still goes to “Abraham's bosom” until the “Rapture” happens.

For in the “Rapture(or Catching Up Event), it says:

“...and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:...” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).​

Where exactly are dead believers in Christ rising from?
Naturally it would mean that they would be rising from Abraham's Bosom.

In other words, after the Rapture happens, faithful saints or believers who die in the LORD will go directly to God's Kingdom (Heaven) up above.

Side Note:

So if the firmament in Genesis 1:8 that separates the waters below from the waters beneath is an earth like layer separating the oceans from the fountains of the deep, then the Second Heaven has to include both the sky (Earth's atmosphere with the clouds) and outerspace (stars, and planets, etcetera). For Paul talks about either himself or another man being taken to the Third Heaven (Which is God's Kingdom above) (2 Corinthians 12:2). This would make the First Heaven the firmament (deep Earth layer below separating the Oceans from the Fountains of the deep being symbolic of Abraham's Bosom or Paradise - A temporary Heavenly Dwelling Place). This would mean that the firmament of the heaven (Genesis 1:14) on Day 4 (that carries the lights like the sun, moon, and the stars) would be an entirely different firmament than the one mentioned in Genesis 1:8.

Abraham's Bosom/Paradise was a "city of refuge" for the righteous dead, where they waited until the death of the High Priest, Jesus Christ.

Consider listening to this Theology Thursday episode where Pastor Enyart talked about cities of refuge in the Bible:

Also, consider reading Dr. Walt Brown's "In the Beginning" (purchasable in hard copy or available for free online) or watching Bryan Nickel's video explanation of the Hydroplate Theory for a more scientific look at Creation and the Flood of Noah, links found here:


https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpl6E8stJTiIi8wdLgYj1eXpp-4o1UUkZ (note: the first video in this playlist is all six of the main videos combined)
 

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Fingerprints of the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!

In the opening chapter of God's love letter to man, God lets us know that He created all things in six days and stops from all His work on the seventh and blesses it. However, what you may not know, is that God had also secretly told us about the greatest love story of all in the beginning of His Word, too.

1. Day One of Creation:
God brings forth Light.
In the New Testament, Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:14) who is the light of all men whose light shineth out darkness (John 1:4-5). For He is the light of the world (John 8:12).

2. Day Two of Creation:
God separates the Water & creates the firmament or Heaven in-between them.
In the New Testament, Jesus is baptized in water and then the Heavens open up, which begins His earthly ministry (Matthew 3:16). Jesus is our firmament or Heaven (i.e. bridge or stairway) between that which is Heavenly above and that which is Earthy below. For Jesus is the mediator between God and men. (Note: This could be reworded better).

3. Day Three of Creation:
Dry land (including rock) appears and vegetation such as trees come forth.
In the New Testament, Jesus is the rock of our salvation (1 Corinthians 10:4) who is crucified upon a wooden cross or tree for our sins or transgressions against Him (Acts 5:30).

4. Day Four of Creation:
After three days pass by, the sun, the moon, and the stars are raised up into the sky.
In the New Testament, on the third day, Jesus who is the Son of God or the Sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2) (Revelation 1:16) rises from the grave (Matthew 28:5-6), ascends to the Father up in Heaven (John 20:17) enters the Holy place, and obtains eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:12).

5. Day Five of Creation:
God creates marine life and the fowl of the air.
In the New Testament, Jesus is the fisher of men (Matthew 4:19) (John 21:4-8) who returns to be with his disciples for 40 days, greeting them with a meal of fish, and then leaving them back up into Heaven again like a bird going up into the sky (Acts 1:9-10) (Psalm 91:4).

6. Day Six of Creation:
God creates animals and man.
In the New Testament, thru Christ's redemptive work of his death and resurrection, the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19).

7. Day Seven - After Creation:
God stops from his work, and blesses it as a weekly Sabbath rest for man.
In the New Testament, Jesus can forgive of us of our sins (1 John 2:1-2) and give us an eternal rest and Sabbath for all eternity if we choose to accept it (Matthew 11:28) (Hebrews 4:8-11). Thus restoring a broken relationship between God and man so that we may walk with Him in the light (1 John 1:7) and so that He may give us love and peace (Ephesians 3:17) (John 14:27).

This is the greatest love story ever told. Jesus, who was God Almighty in the flesh knew before the beginning of creation itself that we would sin against Him. So He came down into the flesh of a man to pay the price for our sins against Him. He died so that we could have life and so that we could have a loving and glorious fellowship with Him that is unlike any other. That is how much God loves us; And it is hidden for us to discover like a secret love letter or loving finger print right in the first chapter of Genesis.

For there is no greater love than what the Creator did for you on the cross!

Thank you for reading and may God bless you all greatly!


Side Note:

God revealed this to me a long while back.
 
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