Downpour Protection Deleted Politically?
A wise man once suggested tht he whole of the Bible could be summarised in just three words.
CREATION - SALVATION - REVELATION
Maybe this is childish triviality, but Christmas does not really make sense taken out of Biblical context. Most of us know the oft-told (and oft badly told) narratives of the birth of the baby Jesus, but we do not grasp WHY it happened like that.
The Universe is here because it is!
... which is not very "scientific".
Modern cosmology becomes closer and closer to philosophy and faith as science becomes more speculative and, ultimately, unprovable. If you are brave, read it up and see for yourself!
In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water. Then God commanded, "Let there be light" ...
Scientifically, Light, in the form of hot ionised hydrogen gas, was the first manifestation of the universe that arrived out of nothing.
But the bible writers were simply not interested in the science, in how long a "day" might be, for example; they bravely attempted to explain the inexplicable with the best limited words and understanding that they had.
What mattered was that God did it and it ALL VERY was good!
Hmm, something went wrong?
You would have to assume this below is NOT genuine - but it really ought to be!