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No. The Bible says nothing about global warming either way. Any attempt to twist any scripture to support or deny global warming is pure speculation. Global warming is something that is squarely within the realm of science to support or disprove. We have facts, evidence, and trustworthy (if contradictory) data. It's a matter for scientific inquiry not ...


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The bible has very little to say on the topic. The closest would be Genesis 9:11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth. Even that passage has little relevance to the Global Warming issue today, as no one I know would suggest that Global ...


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Yes it was a miracle. It is clearly stated that God did this for Israel. There is no need to fall back on "illusion" if this is marked as a miracle. When a miracle happens, "natural laws" might as well no longer apply, because God applies. That is part of what "miracle" means. You've made a number of assumptions that I think are unwarranted. The passage ...


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In addition to Isaiah 40:22, which Ashansky pointed out, there's also Job 26: 7, which states that the earth is hung "upon nothing". This is quite a difference from, for example, the Greek idea of Earth supported upon Atlas's shoulders, or the Hindu notion of Earth resting upon the back of an elephant which stands on the back of a turtle which swims in a ...


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John, I am providing a fairly 'long answer' as you seem genuinely interested. You have tapped into a long historical theme in the Bible with your question. The first occurrence of the actual words ‘new earth’ occurs here at around 700 BC: "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to ...


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The idea comes from Revelations 21 Revlations 21:1 (NIV) 1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. The problem with interpreting Revelations is that there's a lot of debate on what it actually means. Will we live on a new earth? Yes in the sense that God ...


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The "young earth" figure comes from treating the descriptions of the creation of the earth in Genesis as a literal, continuous, description of earth history. It's fairly simple to do the calculation, adding up the ages of each person described, and concluding how long ago Adam and Eve happened. It was most famously done by Archbishop James Ussher. Most ...


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The passages that most suggest a flat earth are those that describe something geometrically impossible if interpreted literally for a spherical earth. Daniel 4:10-11 (ESV) 10 The visions of my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. 11 The tree grew and became strong, and its top ...


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Similar to this question (Where did Noah find polar bears and penguins in Palestine?), there are two distinctly different answers, depending on your underlying assumptions. Everything in the bible is literally true as written. In this case the answer is simple: God made it so because God made it so. Reason, causality, laws of physics, and logic can be ...


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I have heard a couple of "biblical" arguments against Global Warming. One is an appeal to God's promise that never again would a global flood destroy all life: Genesis 9:11 (NIV) 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” Genesis ...


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There's a verse in Isaiah that suggests that the earth is round. Isaiah 40:22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. The debate about whether this proves the bible taught the earth is round, seems to ...


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Jehovah's witnesses will also use other bible texts to back up the idea of a 'paradise earth', although the exact combination of these two words do not appear in the bible and sometimes discussion can arise about the 'correct' interpretation of the word 'land/earth'. The most important ones (or the first that come to my mind) are: Matthew 5:5 (NWT, part ...


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This question stems from a lack of understanding of what the ancients believed "heavens and earth" mean, or what they believed the whole of creation looked like. The Ancients weren't aware of other planets. Just earth, hence they are referring to the Earth when they say "earth". It was not out of neglect that they don't also say "and other planets", but out ...


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The only good answer to this is "We don't know". And we don't know because the people writing the book had no concept of 'land outside of our planet'. For them there were only three parts to creation: Heavens, Earth and the Underworld, floating on a cosmic ocean. It is completely impossible to definitively state whether their words were intended to include ...


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Theologically speaking, the first two verses of this Psalm give away the whole point: 1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. It is so tempting to see "the wicked prosper," and forget that even Jesus said that ...


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Two answers: The passage in Genesis 8:22 is perfectly applicable to the issue of global warming because it specifically says that summer/winter & cold/heat shall not cease. The seasons will not be interrupted. Someone on this thread said that even global climate change proponents are not saying that the seasons will be destroyed...and then they go on ...


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I'm a young earth creationist. No, not all Christians maintain this belief. Christians can identify themselves with two different categories, Young Earth Creationist (YEC) or Old Earth Creationist (OEC). As a YEC believe that God is more then capable of creating everything in six days and that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. As a YEC my argument ...


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As mentioned elsewhere, the Young Earth belief comes from a literal reading of Genesis. Problems do arise when we try to insert the day-age theory. Assume for a moment that one day is 100 million years. The symbiotic relationships in creation would be separated by hundreds of millions of years. Additionally, if Adam was created on the sixth day, and ...


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Yes , yes it does mean that the righteous will reside on a paradise earth . Notice verse 10 and 11 of the same chapter . There is certainly by no means an abundance of peace upon the earth now . Especially considering the wars and famine that pervade . However the time is soon for Jehovah to restore the earth to the paradise it once was as seen in the garden ...


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"Was the world (and I guess therefore the universe as well) perfect in the beginning? Didn't it suffer from any natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, storms...?". Let's unpack your sentence, above, before we attempt to answer your question. First, biblically speaking the world and the universe were never perfect. The word perfection is ...


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The earth was indeed perfect at creation. In fact, the Hebrew word for good (towb) used to describe God's creation pre-sin is the same word used to describe the goodness of God in the Psalms: Gen 1:31 ESV And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Psalm 25:8 NIV ...


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God created humans with mud and gave him the breath of life. He named him Adam, gave him a partner and made Eden garden for them. Will God do this if humans were fallen angels?


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The claim that the Bible depicts a flat earth is out of misinformation spread against the Bible. Some of the Scriptural references are used with an aim of justifying this hollow claim. Some of the verses such as: Revelation 7:1 7 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no ...



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