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Did God Allow Noah To Eat Meat?

The passage of Genesis 9:2-4 was the subject of great debate and controversy. After years of study and research and virtually leaving no stone unturned on the subject, to date I have not read a commentary on the passage which is worthy of a serious consideration. Generally it is argued that here we have the first biblical passage where God explicitly told Noah that he may kill any animal he wanted to in order to eat its flesh. Even vegetarians who abhor meat eating and who practice vegetarianism on ethical grounds admit that here we are faced with a biblical text which clearly sanctions the killing of animals and eating of their flesh. All they can say is that due to the fallen and corrupt nature of humanity God gave a “concession” concerning meat diet but it was not His ideal as in Genesis 1:30 where God ideally prescribed a completely vegetarian diet. But nothing can be further from the truth.
 

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Did Jesus Eat Fish?

 There is only one passage in the whole of the New Testament where it is explicitly and specifically said that Jesus actually ate meat. If this text is true and genuine and in fact inspired by the Holy Spirit, then it would follow that Jesus was not and could not have been a vegetarian. But if on the other hand it can be satisfactorily demonstrated that this passage in Luke 24 is actually a forgery, then it follows that Jesus must have been a vegetarian, since a lying hand felt a need to insert a lying passage in order to portray Jesus as a carnivorous being.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:30

 

MATTER AND ENERGY


 

- Prove God’s Existence -



In order to demonstrate and prove God’s  existence I must begin with something. I must either start with the primeval infinity and work my way to the present and the infinite future or else I must begin with the present and work my way back to the primeval infinity and finally to the infinite future. In either case I must begin with something. In neither case can I actually begin with nothing. But what does that mean? It means exactly what I just said. I simply cannot begin with nothing - which means no thing. Out of necessity and because of the First Law of Thermodynamics I must begin with something - which means some thing. For if I begin with nothing I simply end with nothing, since nothing can ever come out of nothing. This truth is neatly captured by a Greek proverb “a bit of something is better than all of nothing.” Put simply, if there ever was a time that nothing was in existence then even now there would be nothing in existence.

By definition, universe is “complete physical world.” But what is a complete physical world? We would never know what complete, physical, and world is unless there was in existence the Law of Contrast which enables us to perceive things by the means of its opposite meaning. Thus “complete” must be a contrast of “partial” and the two concepts enable us to understand and appreciate the one by contrasting it with the other. What do we mean by the word “physical?” If this word did not have its contrast then the word “physical” would be an unknown mystery and we would never be able to give its definition. But because the word “spiritual” exists we are able by the means of contrast to understand that “physical” means “that which pertains to the body” and “spiritual” that which pertains to the “spirit.” Thus the “complete physical world” stands in contrast to the “complete spiritual world.” The one cannot be known without the other and the one cannot exist without the other. The word “world” means “earthly existence” in contrast to “heavenly existence.” All these definitions stand or fall together. If the “complete physical world” exists then there must also be a “complete spiritual world.” If however the existence of the spiritual world is denied then out of necessity the existence of the physical world must also be denied. Since we all know that it is impossible to deny the existence of “physical” then it follows that the existence of “spiritual” cannot be negated either. You just cannot know what a day is unless you also know what night is. You cannot perceive  what light is unless you had a perception of what darkness was. You would not know what is high unless you knew what is low. You would have no concept of what  joy is unless you knew what it means to be sad. You could not know what is female unless you knew what is male. The list goes on. Thus if there is a physical world there must also be a spiritual world. If there is a finite existence there must also be infinite one. If there is something that is mortal then there must also be something that is immortal. If this was not the case you would never be able to make a distinction between these and therefore you simply could not put things in their perspective. But is there a way to prove that infinity and therefore eternity actually exists? Is there a way to prove that something exists which actually has neither a beginning to its existence nor an end? Is there a way to prove that something is actually indestructible and therefore immortal? There most certainly is something which out of necessity always exists and which could not have been caused by any means. That something is all around you and can be proven by all our physical senses. This very thing enables you to live and have your being. All existence derives its being from this very dynamic “something.” But what is it? It is “energy.” The First Law of Thermodynamics, a law which is universally accepted and which can be actually observed and verified by everyone categorically states:


“Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.”

If energy can neither be created nor destroyed then it simply exists - it is always here, it was always there and it will always be. Since energy can neither be created nor destroyed it is simply invincible, indestructible and immortal. If this is true then it can be dogmatically said that there never was a time, nor can there ever be a time when nothing can exist. If energy, which I will prove to be an emanation of God’s spirit, can always exist then it is ludicrous to ask “who made God?” Something that always exists cannot be made nor can it ever “pop up” out of nothing. To say that there is real nothing in actuality while something exists is a real contradiction of terms. I don’t want you to just take my word that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. I want you to be sure and convinced that this definition was not my own but rather a definition which all scientists accept as an irrefutable fact. Collier’s Encyclopedia, Vol. 9, on p. 140 says:

“the law of conservation of energy states that it may be neither created nor destroyed.”

Dictionary of Scientific Literacy, by Richard P. Brennan, on p. 96, art. Energy, says:

“The first law of thermodynamics states that energy is conserved; that is, it is indestructible - there is always the same amount of energy in the universe. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.”

Without motion, matter as we know it could not exist. From the living cell to the atom, from the atom to the stars and planets, it is motion which is the basis of all physical phenomena. Matter and energy are intertwined together and motion cannot take place without the expenditure of energy. Matter is a form of vibrating energy. The theory of relativity states that matter is energy. Radiant heat and matter are different manifestations of energy. Genesis 1:2 shows that God’s spirit was “moving” over the waters - obviously generating motion and energy required to shape all atoms and matter into existence. Hebrews 11:3 shows that the whole universe which is visible was formed [given shape] of the things that are invisible. Please note that it does not say “from nothing” but rather “from the invisible.” The whole universe was made from the elements which are composed of atoms and which cannot be decomposed by ordinary chemical means. 2 Peter 3:10 shows that after fiery judgement takes place the “elements” will not be destroyed but only “dissolved.” Energy is an emanation of God’s spirit and therefore it can neither be created nor destroyed. It has always existed and will always continue to do so. That is why it is impossible to make anything out of nothing. God is Spirit [John 4:24]. He is God from everlasting to everlasting [Ps. 41:13; 90:2’ 106:48; Isa. 40:28; Jer. 10:10]. God is eternal [Deut. 33:27; Isa. 57:15]. You just can’t make anything out of nothing. You need matter, the vibrating form of energy, if you want to make anything. This energised matter can be moulded and change form so that various materials are created from it. Then these materials are used to construct any object we want to produce. Thus if you want to make anything you must do so from matter which already exists and which cannot be created - since it is eternal. Thus the First Law of Thermodynamics is correct when it says that “energy cannot be created.” It can only assume different forms and shapes. Thus when you build a new house and call it “new” it is not that new after all, since the materials used to construct it were made from the substances which had always existed. You cannot create matter since it always existed. But you can neither destroy it. You can only destroy a certain appearance or form of matter but you can never turn it into nothing. When you observe a log burning in the fire you notice that “poison” that is, “carbon dioxide” ascends in the form of a smoke. This poison is absorbed by trees and once again is converted into oxygen - which all living beings need to sustain life. When all combustible material is consumed, what is left? That what we call “ashes.” Please note that the fire did not and could not destroy everything you put in the fire - no matter how hot it is. It could only destroy that which is destructible but it could never destroy matter and chemicals from which it was originally formed. It could not destroy them because they are indestructible - immortal and eternal - just as the First Law of Thermodynamics states.

Thus the First Law of Thermodynamics which is universal in application and which no scientist ever questions or challenges, clearly establishes the fact that there could never have been a time when nothing existed. Furthermore, it needs to be realised that scientists just don’t know and simply cannot know what energy really is. They know what it does and how it can work and how it can be utilised but they don’t know what it is because it is simply invisible and undefinable. You can observe the fire but you cannot see the tremendous energy it produces. You can see the mighty rush of water which creates a tremendous amount of energy but you cannot actually see the energy. You can see the electrical wiring, the globe and the light radiating from the globe. But you cannot observe the electrical current, that is, the energy which is causing the light to appear. You cannot see the energy because it is not physical or tangible. Behind every bit of movement there is motion and energy at work. This energy is the emanation of God’s spirit and that is why it is invisible, unfathomable, eternal and only a fraction of its ultimate source - the fullness of God’s spirit. The Bible clearly shows that God is present everywhere. That means that God is present in every particle of the universe through and by the means of His spirit. God did not only create the universe by His spirit but He also sustains it by the power of His spirit. Thus when I say that God is eternal and that He never just “popped up” into existence is scientifically feasible and true. There never was a time when God did not exist and there never will be a time when He will cease to exist - since as energy He can neither be created nor destroyed. Since God was never created and therefore never actually began to be it follows that out of necessity He is what He is. God told Moses “I am that I am” - a self existent Being with a self inherent life and nature. God is what He is by the  nature of His being and eternal existence. It is therefore unscientific to ask who made God and where did God come from and it is in contradiction of the First Law of Thermodynamics. Something that can neither be created nor destroyed obviously cannot have a beginning and therefore it can neither be made nor unmade due to the nature of its eternal existence.  

The Second Law of Thermodynamics, equally universal in application whose validity is unchallenged is known as the Law of Entropy. This Law states that every mechanism even the most sophisticated one tends towards entropy and disintegration. In time all things which have a definite form and shape decompose and return to its principal matter. This Law is clearly observed and visible all around us. Please note that only matter which is actually given any shape or form is finite and cannot have infinite existence. The matter/energy itself however is not subject to the Second Law of Thermodynamics since it cannot be destroyed but always remains in existence. From biblical perspective God is Spirit. In order to be seen by anyone God must manifest Himself in a form or shape that could be visible. He appeared to Jacob in the form of a man and wrestled with him. He manifested his back to Moses on Mount Sinai. He manifested Himself to Elijah in the form of a storm. Only in His original essence - that as SPIRIT/ENERGY - is God what He really and truly is. Any form of manifestation is only temporal and therefore, in accordance with the Second Law of Thermodynamics, ceases to be.

In its infancy, science spoke of magnetism and electricity as two distinct concepts - as two different forces. All this changed when it was discovered that magnetic effects could be produced by electric currents. Now we speak of electromagnetism as a unifying force. Theoretical physicists predict that ultimately it will be discovered that all forces and forms of energy are unified and spring from the same source. They see a day when all these will be simply referred to as a single “superforce.” This “superforce” is in fact the emanation of the “divine energy” which the Bible simply calls “spirit.” 

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