Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KNOWING OUR CREATOR


The physical world we live in is governed by specific "laws of nature" that are
understood from experimentation and observation. Those laws and principles were
established by the Lord God Himself, and He said they were very good (Gen 1:31).
Understanding how these laws govern the order and workings of the physical
universe is the pursuit of good science.

Readers should keep firmly in mind, however, that the Lord God, who established
the observed physical laws of nature, is not Himself in subjection to those
laws. The Bible is replete with instances where the Lord God has supernaturally
intervened against the laws of physics and nature…

Source: © 1997 - 2013 Christian Geology Ministry




IN THE BEGINNING...Prologue

 WATER:
* is vital for all known forms of life on Earth…Jesus said that He will give us "Living Water" that we should no more thirst. And God says that He is the "Fountain of Living Waters".  (John 4:10 & Jer. 17:13)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth….(Gen.1:1)

THE STATE OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH…

And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face (surface) of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(Gen.1:2)

WATER…God used water to begin the process of creating our world…it was already here (Originated by God sometime beforehand.) Therefore, we should assume that water is a very important element to our Creator...and for us.

* Water is vital for all known forms of life On Earth.

The human body starts out with a composition of 77% water and steadily falls off by year one to around 66% until adult age male about 60% female 55% (more body fat = less water)
(Even our bones contain water)
There went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. (Gen.2:6)
*Note…There was enough water contained within the earth to sustain a viable ecosystem until the time of Noah and the flood. (over 1500 years later) *For the time frame, study the generations from Adam-Noah.
For yet seven days, I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. (Gen.7:4)



LIGHT: (Part One)

DAY 1:
And God said *“Let there be light”: and there was light.
Genesis 1:1-3
*Note This passage is not referring to solar or lunar ‘light’ since the sun and moon are not yet created.
(From the gospel of John)…
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him….
In Him was the life; and the life was the LIGHT of men…And that light shone in darkness; and the darkness could not overtake it….9] That was the true Light, (capitalized) which lighteth every man that cometh into the world…( gives life to)
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (John 1:1-5 & 9-10)
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and TRUTH. (John 1:14)
I am the way the truth and the life, no man may come to the Father except by me…(John 14:6)

Thus far we have established that God called forth light to bring life upon the formless, empty waters  in order to start the process of preparing our world to sustain life.
When I think of this I see it as if God stepped into his lab and switched the light on in order to begin a new project. But it goes much deeper than that, as we shall see in Part two (Coming soon).

For more scientific information about water continue reading here:


Water is a chemical compound with the chemical formula H2O. A water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at standard ambient temperature and pressure, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state (water vapor or steam). Water also exists in a liquid crystal state near hydrophilic surfaces.Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface, and

* is vital for all known forms of life On Earth.

96.5% of the planet's water is found in seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.
Water on Earth moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation and transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea. Evaporation and transpiration contribute to the precipitation over land.

21 comments:

  1. I have never felt that we have any control nature. We try to manipulate it, but in the end, it is a futile endeavor...we don't control it! Only the One who created can. Thanks for sharing Lisa. m.

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    1. Very true Maria,
      Only God is not constrained to the laws of nature, therefore only He can manipulate those laws.
      The more so called scientific discoveries I see happening the more I chuckle at the ego's of the scientists who 'discover' them...God always knew what was there invisible to us, or beyond our comprehension...there is nothing new to Him...I read the news about scientific discoveries and I give God all the glory for revealing another small piece of Himself to us!

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  2. God is outside of time and in control of all things. Love this post on water and how vital it is to not only us but all things.

    Blessings hon,
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    1. Hi Sweetie,

      Just another good example why we cannot put God (or our ideas about Him) in a neat little box...He just simply does not fit within the limited rhealm of our understanding...He is outside and in control, yet His Holy Spirit is inside each of us! Amazing!
      I can picture our world in the beginning held in his hand, fully formed while he sets it to spinning for the very first time...and it was set perfectly upon it's axel at the perfect angle...It continues to spin exactly the same way since the creation....until He decides to stop it all.

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  3. This is an interesting post. One thing that's cool is how the air is composed of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Water Vapor, argon and Carbon Dioxide. Where water is composed of Hydrogen and Oxygen. It's like God's boundary between the earth's water and the air is still in place like at creation. What I learned from science about the Big Bang Theory is that the discovery of DNA proved humans and other life forms couldn't be created in a split second. They couldn't find any DNA in the fossils. So they determined they were a part of a longer process. We could've told them that from the Bible : )

    God created the earth in 7 days but... a day is like a thousand years to God. 2 Peter 3:8
    "But beloved do not forget this one thing that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Your comment made me smile...This post is really condensed from my original where I included the properties of water as well as the various forms that it takes in our earth and atmosphere...the deeper we dig the more there is to connect everything to everything else.
      I am only getting started with this essay...the creation of man and woman is coming soon...but I will try to put up some links for folks to review concerning the elements of water and air, which is coming next...but that is when we will look at the breath of God.
      Concerning God and time...I guess I have to agree with Child of God...God is outside of the constraints of what we know as time, and I do believe mankind's attempts at understanding God in the context of time as we understand it...fall short and even cause us to err.
      But God surely does seem to indicate that time is of little or no consequence to him in 2 Peter 3:8.
      I think that verse is God telling us that time for him is simply not the same thing as it is for us...I don't think it was meant to use to calculate anything specific.

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  4. This was so very interesting and informative. I find it hard to believe that some people think science "disproves" the existence of God. I truly believe that everything we find out just points more specifically to the one and only God, the One who created everything with His ultimate love and wisdom.

    Can't wait to read more in this series.

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon,

      As I read your comment, I am reminded of the photo from your last post of the plume of smoke filling the mountain side, and I know you were scared, but I bet that really put things into perspective on how mighty God is...especially when he circumvented the path of that fire!
      I have never really looked at the book of Genesis through the lens of science before...but it is remarkable just how much God is seen (under the microscope);)
      God bless!

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  5. You can not look at nature and not see God...one day all of Gods creation will be reunited with him as it was meant to be before the fall and the ravage of sin. I can not wait:)

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    1. Hi Dee,
      I love nature, but lately I find myself really daydreaming about what it would be like if satan had not been allowed to contaminate the earth...I cannot wait either my friend!

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  6. Beyond interesting my friend.

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    1. Hi Denise,

      I'm glad you are enjoying this...more soon, God willing!

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  7. Hi Never Forsaken! I am coming over from Sharon's blog.

    Wow, you have taken on a really big project here! But it will be a blessing for you, and those who read it. You did a great job on the first day :) A great mix of science and God's creative love. Beautiful!

    So nice to meet you today!
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil, welcome!

      I am blessed through this study...I will likely be skipping ahead through it though...and stopping at the fall of man, and summing it all up with the hope of our eternal home. I feel that is the pinnacle for which our Creation starts to become our destruction, thus it is the end of us as mortals, and a new beginning as immortal like Jesus.

      Very nice to meet you too!
      Lisa

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  8. Very good post and informative. I really get upset when people think God does not exist or try and prove his existence. He's in front of them or beside them and they don't have ears to hear or eyes to see. You always inspire me with your wonderful and blessed posts. Hope you have a nice weekend. Blessings.

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    1. Hi Susie,
      I tend to get upset too, even to the point of feeling helpless to defend our Lord...But He needs no defending...just let His truths shine in and through you, and it will be clear to those whom He is calling to Himself..It's all right there in His Holy Word!

      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  9. When I work in the garden I don't use gloves because I love to work my hands into the earth- and unimaginable thing- but truly remarkable thing of truth- it is our God's creation!!! and I love the dirt because of this- makes me in awe everytime I am out there. ***And what a beautiful place to take rest in when we need it- The Lord's nature.
    Lovely post:)

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    1. Hi Deanna,

      I don't use gloves either...I too love the feel of the earth under my fingernails...and even the smell of it as we tend to the fragile plants...it is good.
      ~God bless~
      Lisa

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    2. Just coming back to do some re-reading. and to watch the video. wow! and they say God and science doesn't mix.

      also, so sad about the horses! I am so happy to know with you that one day in the new earth no animal will have to face starvation... as well as man:)

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  10. God is awesome...so much more than we can understand or realize. Water, living water, is the most important part of our health. So Jesus in his wisdom knew what he was saying when he declared himself to be Living Water. We are incomplete without him filling our life.

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    1. Hi Crystal Mary,

      There are so many references to 'Living Water' in scripture, that there is no way we can ignore it's significance.
      I laugh at my husband when he drinks bottled water because our water is very good here (glacial).
      Likewise there is nothing complicated about the way Jesus is the only source of spiritual refreshment and rejuvenation that we shall ever need...He is The Source of all our sustenance! We needn't accept anything less in place of Him...and the world has much less to offer us instead.

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