Truth, Understanding, Insight

101 Reasons why I trust the God of the Bible

19th January 2022, hej


9) 80: Blessing, Design and Purpose

80: Israel: The blessing on those that bless the natural sons of Abraham, Isaac and Israel

Britain is a great example. Jews came with the Normans to Britain. When the nation expelled the Jews they were not a nation of any note. The development of Greate Britain's empire may begins in the era of Elizabeth I, but much greater progress is made after the era of Cromwell, who allows dissenters some freedom (as long as they are not Catholic or monarchists) and who allows Jews to re-settle. Spain and Portugul were nascent empires until they exported their Jews. Their decline may be seen in the years after, more so as they supress all dissent.

81. Need for meaning and purpose in Life

There are very few humans happy with no purpose or objective in life.

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. (Pro 29:5)

82. Purpose in good design

83. The great Architect

Yahweh Elohim of Israel is credited as the architect for three buildings. There is considerable distance in time between the first two designs for the Tabernacle and the Temple but some striking similarities. Both Moses and David maintained they obtained the pattern from Yahweh Elohim directly. Architects generally are not known for hiding their idenity. Moses' account of how he obtains the pattern (plan) does not flatter himself or Israel, as it includes the account of the worship of the golden calf. David's account adds that he was prevented from building it because he had shed blood.

The third design of a great temple is given to us though visions given to Ezekiel where he walks though it following an angel measuring it. As the vision contains a promise to Ezekiel and significant condemnation of the people, we have to conclude it was not a figment of Ezekiel's mind.

When artists wished to portray the God of the Bible they have used the image of the great Architect, because not only has the God of Isarel designed builings, he is shown to be the maker and designer of all things

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. (1Cor 3:10)

84. The design of all things not material & rational

85. The rightness of good design

86. Inventions & Industrial Revolution

The growth of knowledge, the discovery of new materials, fufills the prophecy of Daniel

87. Literary Structures in the Bible, infinite depth of meaning

88. Genesis One is the true account of a Design Process

89. Design of light in the Universe

Because of the location in the galaxy the sky has stars but is not blindingly bright.

The most remarkable thing about the universe is that it has clusters in beautful patterns. There ought to be no patterns.