Truth, Understanding, Insight

101 Reasons why I trust the God of the Bible

10th October 2017, hej


2) 10. Motion, Mechanics & Energy

10: Israel Balfour Declaration

The people raised by miracle to positions of power, and the small window and timing

11. Infinity

The comprehesion of infinity (its use in caculations) and negative and irrational numbers, is an essential fact that allows humans to understand the God of the Bible.

Imagining “infinity” in our minds is certainly no simple task, but it can’t be deemed as impossible since there are many different ways of thinking about it and envisioning it..As LiveScience reports, ancient Indian philosophers grasped it as something from which parts could be removed or added, but the entity would remain the same. The ancient Greeks thought of it as the endless set of prime numbers. thescienceexplorer

Hebrew has from the beginning the concept of infinity and it is related to our understanding of life and death itself.

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Gen 2:16-17)

In Hebrew 'surely die' is muth ha-muth מות תמות This may also be translated dying unto death. Contrasted to the finite life is the infinite life,

The LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (Gen 3:22)

The Hebrew 'Olam' is thought from 'alam' a word meaning 'conceal', and it best understood 'to the vanishing point' or point where things are concealed (practically) by distance. Thus we can observe someone walking away from us further and further until they vanish from vision. The point is that it may be experienced and understood.

John Locke observes that,

Every one that has any idea of any stated lengths of space, as a foot, finds that he can repeat that idea; and joining it to the former, make the idea of two feet; and by the addition of a third, three feet; and so on, without ever coming to an end of his additions.. johnLocke

It seems an innate thing that we can, with thought, consider infinity,

He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work. (Job 37:7)

12. Energy

The orgin of Energy which is everywhere moving things when the law of conservation and the evidence of conservation, indicates that the universe should be even in the distribution of heat.

13. Movement in the Universe :not a big bang

The movement observed in the universe today connot be explained, as it MUST obey the currently observed Laws of Nature.

Fred Hoyle explains, "The notion that galaxies form, to be followed by an active astronomical history, is an illusion. Nothing forms, the thing is as dead as a door nail.. the punch line is that even though outward speeds are maintained in a free explosion, internal motions are not. Internal motions die away adiabatically, and the expanding system becomes inert, which is why the big-bang cosmologies lead to a universe that is dead-and-done-with almost from its beginning." We can now see the result of explosions in the same space, and it doesn't result in never-ending motions.

14: Circular motion of the sun and planets

Thanks to Isaac Newton for pointing out this to me.

There is a huge force, an invisible line of resistence to pulling apart, stonger than the chord of any truss ever made could resist, between the sun and the earth and planets, and the earth and the moon, and any other circling masses in the universe.

14. Atomic energy & struture

If the motion of the planets is impossible, that of atoms is also - impossible.

There are extraordinary forces at work that keep electrons circling the core of the atom, so that the majority of an atom is space. A space in which forces act.

The mechanics are well understood now, but nobody can answer how in the world such specific forces came into existence, or indeed why they continue to exist!

Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death. The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men. As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire. The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold. There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing. (Job 28:1-10)

15. Material Science

15. Water

Laws of Thermodynamics

The First Law of Thermodynamics is about

conservation of energy, adapted for thermodynamic systems. The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another, but can be neither created nor destroyed. The first law is often formulated
? U = Q ? W
It states that the change in the internal energy ?U of a closed system is equal to the amount of heat Q supplied to the system, minus the amount of work W done by the system on its surroundings. An equivalent statement is that perpetual motion machines of the first kind are impossible. Wikipedia

Therefore as we look at the amazing systems of the Universe where all thinsg are moving, the question has to be asked, where is the energy input comming from? WE have an answer in that the universe is not a closesd system a we are told in the Bible there is an input action

Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: (Psalm 102:25-26)

The God of the Bible actively changes the worn out, or inputs energy, to 'renew' as the Hebrew also implies.

The Second law of Thermodynamics, follows from the first, and is also based on repeatable observations,

the total entropy can only increase over time for an isolated system, meaning a system which neither energy nor matter can enter or leave. The total entropy can remain constant in ideal cases where the system is in a steady state (equilibrium) or undergoing a reversible process. The increase in entropy accounts for the irreversibility of natural processes, and the asymmetry between future and past. Wikipedia

We can look everywhere and objectivly observe, without exception, the state of the world and uinverse excatly as described by the God of the Bible.

Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.  Isa 51:5  My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.  Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Isaiah 51:4-5 
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. (Hebrews 1:10-12)