Arkiv | december 2019

The earth takes shape like clay under a seal – Job 38:14

Clay 2The earth takes shape like clay under a seal

Job 38 contains the famous verse ”Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?” (Job 38:4). The whole chapter revolves around God’s creation and that Job has no reason to question or criticize any of that since he is created unlike God. Job is also a book that contains many poetic expressions and analogies, but they all have meanings which the author would like to provide to the  readers. We are not supposed to ignore such descriptions and comparisons under the excuse that ”it’s only poetry and means nothing, so we are free to interpret it as we like”.

Here is the beginning of Job 38, in NKJV to make the language more up to date:

Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,7 When the morning stars sang together,And all the sons of God shouted for joy?8 “Or who shut in the sea with doors,When it burst forth and issued from the womb;9 When I made the clouds its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling band;10 When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors;11 When I said,‘This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud waves must stop!’12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, And caused the dawn to know its place,13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

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Notice that it is all about God’s creation and how everything came about/took form. We can read about God stretching out a line on and over the earth (easiest on a flat level), foundations being fastened, a corner stone, the sea being shut in with doors likened with a womb which will stop the water and the waves to go no further, a fixed limit for the whole construction with bars and doors (sounds like the restrictions of Antarctic), the earth having ends which you could take hold of to shake people off, etc.

Then comes our verse Job 38:14 which describes in which way the earth took form:

Job 38:14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. KJV

Job 38:14 It takes on form like clay under a seal, And stands out like a garment. NKJV

clay 2We already know from Genesis that the earth after coming into existence was ”without form and void”, and this could absolutely be likened to a piece of clay (empty and void of anything else but the clay itself).

Gen. 1:2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Job 38:14 tells us how the earth originally got its form. The procedure to form the earth is likened to clay under a seal. ”Seal” is a translation from the Hebrew word ”chotham” (Strong’s 2368) and apart from seal it can mean a signet-ring. From Blueletterbible we learn that the Hebrews were used to carry with them a signet ring in a string.

A  signet ring could be used to seal and sign a piece of correspondence through applying soft clay on it which is pressed down by this uniquely made ring. If placed right in the opening, this seal would reduce the risk of an unauthorized person reading the material since it would be obvious on the broken seal. At the same time as a distinctly made signet ring can be used to seal a document it is also used to prove identification and authenticity.

sealHere are some other verses containing the same word:

Gen. 38:18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Ex. 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.

1 King 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.

Jer. 22:24 As I live, saith the Lord, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence

Job 41:15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. (likely describing the scales of a dinosaur)

Sng. 8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart,as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Hag. 2:23 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts.

flat earthWhen a signet ring is pressed down on soft clay, the area in contact with the ring will get engraved according to the ring’s pattern and the excess clay will be pressed out and collected in a ring around the area, slightly elevated. This happened to be exactly the way a flat earth map looks like (the Antarctic being the outer ring)! At the same time this analogy is very difficult to understand when applied to a ball. How could a spinning ball be the end result of a signet ring pressed into clay? Things get more flattened out if pressed down, rather than getting shaped as a ball. (Other Bible verses suggesting the earth is flat here.)

The ”features” (the continents of the earth, including the hills) stand out like those of a garment. It is difficult to get the picture of garments and clothes appearing as a ball.

This is no proof of a flat earth, but on the other hand it is not a sin to trust the information in the Bible. God will never be mad at us for accepting his words as they stand – in context and without trying to reinterpret them. He knows our hearts and if our aim is to simply stand corrected by his Word. Sometimes we can get help from other Christians who point out misunderstandings for us, and vice versa. We should also always be ready to modify our understanding if the Bible requires it – in the immediate context and also in a wider Biblical perspective. Just like the Bereans.

2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness 

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

We are created to seek and find God – Acts 17:26-27

acts 17.jpegWe are all created to seek and find God

Maybe this is self-evident, but there are reformed Christians who do not believe this at all. They rather believe that some are created to seek and find God while others are created to be spiritually blind and unable to do so (according to God’s will which is sometimes ”mysterious” for us).

Acts: 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;27 That they should SEEK THE LORD, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be NOT FAR FROM EVERY ONE OF US.

The same text also tells us that we are all commanded to REPENT from our sins, and to make it clear we can read that this applies to ”all men every where”. This means that while God can be viewed as being very patient with us, the commandment still stands.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERY WHERE TO REPENT 

Since all are commanded to repent it means that we are capable of doing just that. Compare with God’s command to Adam (and Eve) in the garden, where Adam is asked to not eat from a certain tree. God informed him about the consequences should Adam take the decision to eat despite of the commandment. (Note below that the English translation/phrase ”for in the day”, yowm, Strong’s 3117, according to Blueletterbible can be understood as ”when …”, as is the case in my own language in Svenska 1917 års Bibel ”när”.)

Gen. 2:16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:17 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.

The fact that God informs Adam of the consequences for being disobedient proves that Adam has a genuine choice. The same is true with all of God’s commandments, such as the one in Acts 17. We are all commanded to repent from our sins, but not all of us will make this choice.

We are also told that God will still judge us in a very fair way. He knows our capabilities:

Rom. 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;Who will render to every man according to his deeds:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing SEEK for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Reformed Christians might then quote Rom. 3:10-11 where it says that there is no one righteous and ”none that seeketh after God”, but they fail to see that the apostle Paul is quoting from a couple of Psalms (”as it is written”), and if we go to these psalms we can read about unrighteous people who do not seek him, but in the same context we can also about righteous people who DO seek him. On top of it all, Paul calls himself righteous and also to having lived with a totally clean conscience (1 Thess. 2:10, Acts 23:1), so he would have contradicted himself if he claimed there were no such individuals to be found. Read more here.

We are promised that we will find the Lord if we search for him with all of our heart:

Jer. 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart

Matt. 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you

More examples which show that we are able and requested to seek God:

Deut. 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

1 Chron. 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

1 Chron. 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chron. 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers. 

2 Chron. 15:4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them. 

2 Chron. 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

Ezra 6:21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat 

Psalm 10:4 The WICKED, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 

Psalm 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, LetGod be magnified.

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts.

Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days. 

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Wernher von Brauns gravsten om himlavalvet, samt märkliga nödlandningar

von BraunNASAs raketforskare påminner om himlavalvet?

Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

(Ps. 19:2 Himlarna vittnar om Guds härlighet, himlavalvet förkunnar hans händers verk.)

Ovan psalm valde Wernher von Braun åt sig själv för sin gravsten som finns i Alabama i USA sedan begravningen 1977. Frågan är förstås varför NASA-pionjären och raketforskaren valde just denna vers som talar om det berömda bibliska himlavalvet (som är någonting annat är ”himlarna”) som i psalmen beskrivs som ett fysiskt bevis för Guds skapelse. Om NASA har rätt i sin beskrivning av området ovanför oss så kan det  omöjligt finnas ett himlavalv som en barriär, för i Bibeln så beskrivs himlavalvet som något som kan ”sträckas ut” och någonting som kan ses från jorden. Bibelns himlavalv beskrivs också vara hemvisten för sol, måne och stjärnor, som en dag i framtiden kommer att falla ner på jorden utan att jorden påverkas, samt utgör en begränsning av vattnet ovanför valvet och vattnet nedanför. Himlavalvet kan därför beskrivas som raka motsatsen till NASAs bild av himlen/rymden. Varför välja just denna bibelvers av alla verser i Bibeln för eftervärlden? Frågan är befogad också med tanke på de många anomalier som NASA producerat genom åren.

Versvalet inkluderas automatiskt i den stora plattjordkonspirationen som också handlar om formandet av NASA (1957) som i sin tur anses vara kopplad till formandet av The Antarctic Treaty som bildades i samma veva (1959) och som fastställer en lång rad restriktioner för privatpersoner och fartyg att ens närma sig Antarktis utan inbjudan och/eller övervakning. Saken blir inte bättre utav dokumentation (se film) där det framkommer att NASA, CIA, amerikans militär, etc, använder sig av en platt stationär jord, snarare än en snurrande glob, som grund för diverse uträkningar.

Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) var aktiv i nazityskland och misstänks för en rad övergrepp enligt vittnesmål från hans offer. Operation Paperclip var ett hemligt program efter andra världskriget där ca 1600 tyska vetenskapsmän, ingenjörer och tekniker överfördes till USA för att vara behjälpliga med att starta ett vapenprogram under von Brauns ledning. Von Braun och flera andra nazister slapp alltså straff för sin aktiva medverkan under kriget.

flightsMärkliga mellanlandningar

På det södra halvklotet förekommer en rad märkligheter vad gäller de vanliga rutterna mellan kontinenter eftersom planen vanligtvis gör mellanlandningar i norra halvklotet innan de åker tillbaka till södra halvklotet till sin destination. Exempelvis så mellanlandar man vanligtvis i London eller Senegal vid flyg från exempelvis Chile eller Brasilien till Sydafrika. Konspirationen bli än värre när de längre flygrutterna på det södra halvklotet inte kan följas i de sedvanliga internetprogrammen (bara starter och landningar) till skillnad från flygrutterna i det norra halvklotet. Det förekommer dock några långflygningar men de är få, dyra, ofta fullbokade eller inställda. Dessutom har resenären Max Igan visat att flygplanets kompass inte överensstämde med hans egen medhavda kompass, så flygplanets egentliga rutt är osäkert.

Det finns också några kända nödlandningar som inte har några logiska förklaringar eftersom dessa rutter på den officiella jordgloben varit så pass tids- och bränslekrävande att piloten inte borde ha valt dem utan i stället letat efter första bästa säkra land med advekvat sjukvård. Man kan fråga sig varför en pilot väljer att göra en tidskrävande omväg i en krissituation? Eller är svaret att det kanske inte var en omväg trots allt?

De berömda nödlandningarna är dessa:

#1) China Airlines från Taiwan till Los Angeles: emergency landing in Alaska

#2) Cathay Pacific från Hong Kong till Los Angeles: emergency landing in Alaska

#3) Qatar Airways från Chicago till Doha: emergency landing in Moscow

#4) Emirates från San Francisco till Dubai: emergency landing in Moscow

#5) Lufthansa från Shanghai till Munich: emergency landing in Moscow

#6) PIA Pakistani Airlines från Islamabad till London: emergency landing in Moscow

Det här är alltså stora frågor att utforska, men det går inte längre att göra sökningar på youtube eller google för att hitta de bästa filmerna pga censur. Du måste alltså i förväg känna till namnen på youtubekanalerna och göra sökningar i dem, samt passa på att leta upp ytterligare intressanta kanaler bland ”följarlistorna”. Passa på att göra det nu, för i framtiden blir censuren hårdare och du kommer inte ens hitta youtubefilmer med kritik av känsliga officiella historier. Den film i ämnet (NASA, Antarktis, jordens form, etc) som de flesta rekommenderar är Mark Sargents Flat Earth Clues.