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Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
ב״ה
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”
 

It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith.
But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile. (Titus 3:9)

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Please Note: Nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church. I am not anti-anything or anyone. I am only pro-Torah, pro-Truth, and pro-Grace. Sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. Why isn’t my theology consistent throughout this website?

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Developing a
Systematic Messianic Theology

“The purpose of careful theological formulations is not to put barriers in the way of people who are seeking salvation, but to define clearly the truths upon which genuine [Biblical] faith rests, so that people will not be misled by false doctrines.”[GN]

[Explanations of rabbinic citations are HERE]


About Creation

The creation account as described in the first two chapters of the book of Bresheet (Genesis) is to be accepted as factual, historical, and perspicuous. All things in the universe were spoken into existence from nothing by God in the six days of special creation. This knowledge is foundational in the understanding of every fact and phenomenon in the created universe. The theories of random spontaneous creation and the evolution of species should be rejected as not only unbiblical but also intellectually untenable. As they are diametrically opposed to the known universal laws of thermodynamics, they simply cannot be accepted by any credible scientist, and are not science, but faith in the tenets of the religion of Secular Humanism.

Although I do not accept extra-biblical sources to be authoritative, it is interesting that the Gemara[1] teaches that ”seven phenomena were created before the world was created, and they are: Torah, and repentance, and the Garden of Eden, and Gehenna, and the Throne of Glory, and the Temple, and the name of Messiah.”

I do not pretend to know, nor do I believe that it is important for us to know, whether the period of time included in the “six days of creation” was equal to six periods of 24 hours each, according to man’s current calculation of time. Since the Scripture specifically refers to “the evening and morning” of each day, I personally assume that literal days are intended. However, they may only refer to the beginning and ending of each phase of creation. God, Who is the Creator and Author of Scripture, exists outside the dimensions of time and space, and mankind has no way of knowing what “six days” means from God’s perspective. What is important is that God said it, and we therefore accept it as Truth without having to fully understand it.

That having been said, current understanding of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity holds that time as we know it is relative to the position and circumstances of the observer. Nuclear physicist Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D., has demonstrated in The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (May 9, 2002) how, by using Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, he has calculated that when viewed from the point of creation looking outward (God’s perspective) the Bible’s six days of creation are identical to the 14 billion years since the “Big Bang” as viewed from earth looking back toward the center of the universe.

“We look at the universe, and say, ‘How old is the universe? Looking back in time, the universe is approximately 14 billion years old.’ That’s our view of time and those years went by. But what is the Bible’s view of those billions of years looking forward from the beginning? How does it see time? …

“We look back in time, and measure of the universe to be 14 billion years old. But as every scientist knows, when we say the universe is 14 billion years old, there’s another half of the sentence that we rarely bother to state. The universe is 14 billion years old as measured from the time-space coordinates of the earth, that is, from our current position in the universe.

“The key is that from the creation of the universe to the creation of the soul of Adam, the Bible looks forward in time, from time-space coordinates when the universe was vastly smaller than it is today. Since then, the universe has expanded out. Space stretches, and that stretching of space totally changes the perception of time.”

The calculations are also explained on his website.

HERE is an interesting discussion of a Jewish opinion of the topic of “Six Days.”

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  1. The Gemara is a commentary on the Mishnah forming the second part of the Talmud. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Thursday, 02 December 2021

Page last updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 06:40 PM
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