Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hebrews 11:1 - 3 tells us that faith is the underling support for the assurance of hope, the proof of things not seen. “By faith we understand (we continue to exercise our minds) that the aionas (the plural eons) were prepared by the command of God.” The verb “prepared” is perfect, passive infinitive showing that He did not actively create eons by creating time. The Bible never states that God created time. He passively prepared the plural eons out of things that do not appear.
Can we find evidence for plural eons? There exists more than 230 layers of coal in the Ruhr district of Germany. The coal beds reach the surface along the Ruhr river and dip down towards the north, reaching a depth of 4000 meters. The coal consists of trees that once grew in marshes. The beds are separated by sandstone layers that contain the fossils of giant ammonites, which like the modern nautilus were free swimmers. Forests grew and died and alternately deep water extended up the river valleys. Job listed one of the markers for the few days of a lifetime during the dinosaur age as: the sea (Hebrew west) dried (Job 14). Indeed, we find alternate layers of marine oozes, salt, stromatolites and gypsum in the deep Mediterranean, clear evidence that the oldest sea on the planet repeatedly dried. The layers of coal and the sea floor layers support the writer’s claim for plural eons.
The writer says faith understands that things that are seen were assembled out of things not seen. How does faith know this? The Bible plainly states that God created the plural heavens and the Earth (completed action) first. However, at that stage the earth was not formed; its dark surface (Hebrew face) did not have extension. It was not until Elohim continued to command light to continue to be that visible things (matter) were formed (not created) as a relation with light. We know this because we believe the literal text and confirm it with the visible evidence.
Faith can see the proof for these things. In our day, powerful telescopes show us cosmic history back to the creation age. In hundreds of billions of galaxies through many eons, we observe the evidence for His continuing commands for light to continue to be - giving form to the things we see. We observe tiny point sources shooting out pulsed jets as matter continues to receives form as a relation with light. We observe how the stars continue to form and continue to spread out in the spreading place, exactly as the literal creation account states. According to the Bible, He spreads out the plural heavens in unbroken continuity. He is not spreading the vacuum of space, as in scientific myths. He continues to form the galaxies as they visibly grew from things not seen, the unformed and dark material created first. According to the Genesis text, He continues to finish the plural heavens and earth even after the sixth day. Indeed, Earth’s continents only fit together on a tiny globe without surface seas, that supports several biblical passages.
A young earth creationist might insist that the Bible refers to 24-hour creation days and that the genealogies only add up to 6,000 years, which cannot encompass multiple eons. This is why it is so important for creationists not to allow the first law (arche ktiseous) of the last days, the idea that substance does not continue to change, to control our thinking. The concept of linear time did not even exist when Moses wrote. Moses quoted Jacob that the days and years of the son are shorter and worse than the days and years of the fathers (Genesis 47:9). Indeed, we can see that the earliest atomic clocks pulsed at tiny fractions of the frequencies of modern atoms. We confirm that this is real because we see in billions of galaxies how the star stream orbits accelerated outwards along with the accelerating atomic clocks. This is supported by the clock signals transmitted from the past by NASA’s Pioneer 10 & 11. Their clock signals accelerated, relative NASA clocks of the moment, at the Hubble ratio, with respect to distance. Astronomers use this ratio to estimate the distance to ancient galaxies using their observed light clock rates.
This is an image of a PKS 0637-752 taken at radio frequencies by Dr Leith Godfrey, ICRAR and Dr Jim Lovell, UTas. The bright quasar on the left shines at 60% of the frequencies of modern atoms. The region around the quasar glows in X-rays that extend along the knotted jet until the bend. X-rays also extend to the left of the quasar to a large blob (evidently part of a counter jet) not shown in this view. The jet is far too long to support theories of magnetic acceleration. The matter in the jet begins to bend from gravity as it ages at the point of the bend. What we are observing is the biblical creation - that God continues to command the Sun, Moon and stars to continue to form and continue to spread out in the spreading place.
Changing Earth Creationists try not to tailor the Bible to fit the visibly false idea that atoms are perpetual motion engines. Scientists contrived their empiricism, their methods and mathematics with their presumption that the properties of matter are fixed, not relationally emerging. They obfuscate the age of the plural heavens with their empirical methods, as the Bible predicted. Not a single physical constant is visible anywhere in as billions of galaxies intrinsically grew. The literal words of God will completely vanquish Western science.