What it means when God said “Let there be Light”?



Can you just imagine the world we live today without light? Everybody would be living a life of being blind that we can’t do so much for ourselves.

The existence of light is very important for us which allows us to grow and harvest our food to eat. Yes, other living things especially plants do need light to survive. So without plants, it will be impossible for us to live on this world.

On the Bible’s Old Testament, the word “light” was first mentioned on Genesis 1 verse 3.

Genesis 1:3

Some individuals interpret what God said about “Let there be light” as a form of metaphor. This means, it has a deeper meaning. The reason why is because of the very first verse Genesis 1:1 which stated that God created the universe.

Genesis 1:1

When God created the universe, everything had already came into existence including light. The rest was more about redesigning it particularly earth.

On the other hand, some individuals do have an understanding that light only began to exist on Genesis 1:3 when God commanded it.

If you are going to read the succeeding Holy Scriptures about God’s creation of the world, God had commanded all things to come into their rightful places.

Now, when it comes to my own understanding. Both interpretations are correct.

When God created the universe, it means that He already created everything. This means that physical form of light may already exist somewhere else in the universe. However, earth remains undeveloped at that time which is described on Genesis 1:2. So at this point, God started renovating earth for us human to live.

God commanding the light to appear on Genesis 1:3 was God’s creation of light specifically for earth.

Metaphorical Meaning of Light


The Holy Bible mentions more about light but with metaphorical meaning.

One of the best Scripture that I like most is John 8:12 where Jesus said that he is the “light of the world”.

John 8:12

This Scripture is actually so easy to interpret where Jesus was speaking in metaphor and not the physical form of light. We will discussing more about the meaning of this Scripture on another separate post.

Another Scripture found on the Holy Bible about light which has connection between God and Jesus Christ can be read at 1 Corinthians 4:6.

1 Corinthians 4:6

On this Scripture, God’s creation of light from the very beginning is mentioned. And as a Christian, He is the same God who made his light shine into our hearts which means that we are able to understand and interpret His glory through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Conclusion

Physical Light

In the Old Testament, when God spoke of the words “Let there be light”, it was a form of creation where physical form of light appeared.

But in the New Testament, light is more often used as a metaphor especially when light is referred to Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ being the light of the world means that he brought enlightenment to this world. So anyone who follows his teachings will never be lead astray and get salvation with eternal life. In short, light can be interpreted as the truth or guidance towards our salvation.
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Why is Earth the only Planet Not Named after a Roman god?



By the time that we start going to school as a kid, one among the major subjects being thought is science. This is the subject that we importantly need to educate ourselves because it does really help knowing them.

Although, there are some aspects of science that often left us with some curious questions such as why did they named the planets in our solar system after the Roman gods and goddesses except earth?

Let’s name them all except those that are just recently discovered:

1. Mercury
2. Mars
3. Venus
4. Saturn
5. Neptune
6. Uranus
7. Jupiter

According to my research, people from the ancient period of time named these planets after their Roman gods and goddesses.

Solar System Planets

It has been theorized that all of these seven planets were probably clearly visible to the naked eyes of the people in the past. This was the closest speculation for them to know the existence of the planets unless they were actually technologically advance that we never thought about.

But at this time, they do not consider earth as a planet yet. It is probably the reason why they never changed its name.

Many years later passed particularly at the 17th century, humans had concluded that earth was also a planet.

Did the Bible Originally Named the Planets?


God never gave any names to those planets in our solar system except for the two of earths’ main light sources which is the Sun and the Moon. He even never referred to them as planets but “stars” and there are no further description about them that can be found on the Bible.

Try to read Genesis 1 verse 16.

Genesis 1:16

The creation of the planets which are stars takes us back when God created “lights from the sky”. Thus, their sole purpose is to emit light from the sky which can only be observed during the night.

In my own opinion, the stars or planets aren’t really much important for us to know about. If it happens that they can be inhabited by us humans, it isn’t really necessary for us to go and live into those planets because we already have everything we need here on earth.

But, I highly doubt if there are any planets out there that are pretty much the same as earth. It’s because according to the Bible, earth was the only place designed by God for mankind to live and prosper.

Is Earth really a Planet?


In the field of science, earth is 100 percent a planet. But in the Holy Bible, I couldn’t find any on its Scripture that it is considered as one among the stars in space or universe. Thus, it is not a planet or star.

Earth isn’t even the name of this world that we live in. God simply referred to earth as the “land or ground” areas of this world.

Read Genesis 1 verse 10.

Genesis 1:10

In my own personal opinion, I totally agree that it is best to call it earth rather than by any other name because God repeatedly mentioned it several times. Everything He made were for the benefit of the earth making it completely habitable for us to thrive.

Why did they name the Planets after Roman Gods?


With so many interesting names that one could come up to name the planets in our solar system, why did they choose to name them after the Roman gods and goddesses?

The answer to this question will take us back since the ancient period of time. Most people of the ancient world actually viewed that beyond the sky was the heaven. So for this reason, every objects that they discovered or sighted from space was that, they considered them as their gods and goddesses.

Every cultures around the world do have different names for the planets. But there is one thing in common, they name them after the gods that they worship.

You may even be surprised to know that the ancient Egyptians worship the sun as their god. Another interesting fact is the occurrence of the “solar or lunar eclipse”. Many people in the past believed that this rare event means that their god was angry where they immediately need to pray and ask for their forgiveness.

The earliest record on our history that named the planets according to their gods were the “Babylonians”. They had given names such as Nabu, Ishtar, Ninerta, Nergal and Marduk.

When the Greeks came next into power, they replaced it into their own deities names where they called them Hermes, Aphrodite, Ares Zeus and Cronos.

Next to the Greeks were the Romans in which they renamed the planets into their own and it is what the West have adopted and use until today.

Some of you may ask about the dwarf planet called, “Pluto” which was discovered back in 1930. This means that ancients didn’t originally named it but the scientists at the time of its discovery named it after the Greek god of the underworld.

Conclusion

Since we now know that the only reason why the ancient people named the planets according to their gods was due to their lack of knowledge about them. Isn’t it a good idea to rename them again to a much better and suitable ones?

Planet mars being now called by many as the “Red Planet” is one good example.

Scientists should come up with better names for these planets that provide some interesting and useful information about them. It’s because calling them by their Roman god names which is currently being thought at school just makes no sense to a kid.
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Analysis about the Separation of Light from Darkness



On the first day of God’s creation of the entire universe, the world is nothing but complete darkness. So on His command, He created light. Then, He separated the light from darkness so that the light will be referred as “Day” and the darkness as the “Night”.

If you want to get a view of what’s total darkness look like, just go to a dark room and then close your eyes. That is complete total darkness where you won’t be able to see even a tiny small shiny spot.

The complete Scripture from the Holy Bible can be read at 1st Genesis verses 1 to 5.


With darkness, there is no beauty which is connected to creation that can be seen around the reason why God commanded for the light to appear.

The question here is that, can light co-exist with darkness?

The answer is “no”. So when God created light, it overlapped darkness where everything were clearly visible. Perhaps this was the reason why God was pleased by what he saw as mentioned on 1 Genesis verse 4.

Since darkness was completely replaced by light, God thought of giving it a place so He decided to separate the light from darkness. And, this was the end of the first day of God’s creation of the universe.

Based on my understanding, God must had placed the light on the west side of the universe while the darkness remains on the east side. They were constantly on that position. So if you are going to travel to the west, then you are at the “Day Side” while “Night Side” on the opposite.

The Creation of the Sun, Moon and Stars


A conflicting verses about God’s first creation about the light is at 1st Genesis verses 14 to 19. These verses describes how God created the sun, moon and, stars that gives light down to earth.


My understanding to these verses is that, God made some necessary adjustments and improvements. Originally, the light He first created had no source or sources. It was just completely light that shines out from nowhere. So on 1 Genesis verse 14, God placed this light at a better position which is on the sky.

He did it in a manner as describe on 1 Genesis verse 16, God created the sources of lights which are the sun that gives light during the day and the moon and stars at night.

As you are going to continue reading 1 Genesis verse 17 to 18, God positioned all the light sources he made up into the sky which brings light down to earth. They are the rulers of the day and night where they have a very important function of “separating light from darkness”.

Conclusion

God’s creation of the light and separating it from darkness isn’t just for us to see the world with our eyes. It also has an important role to “time” which allows us to know the number of days, years and when to celebrate special events particularly, religious festivals.

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The Dome Mentioned on 1st Genesis 6 to 7



Are you a conspiracist? If yes then, you will surely enjoy this topic because we are going to discuss about the mysterious dome from the sky that prevents anyone from exploring the outer space.

I know that such knowledge is against what you have learned in school particularly in your science subject. This is about man being able to break their way out from the outer space and landed on the moon.

Today, there are already some reports where astronauts are planning on sending a manned-mission to the red planet known as “Mars”.

But, if you are going to ask me then, “no one has ever broke out from the dome” and it is impossible to explore the outer space.

Let’s carefully read 1st Genesis of the verse 6 to 7.


The Dome Divides the Water in Two Separate Places


On the 1st Genesis of the verse 6 to 7, the Holy Bible clearly stated that God created a dome (the other common term is also known as “firmament”). The main purpose of this dome or firmament is to separate water into two different places.

My own understanding to this is that, the entire world was first actually filled with water. Literally, a world with water except for the “light” that God first created mentioned on 1st Genesis verse 3.

So God’s next creation was a division which is the dome or firmament as already stated above. This division had created a separation somewhere in between this entire body of water which opened a space. God called this space as the “sky”.

Now, I want you to pay more attention into this part of the Holy Scripture where it stated, “water under it from the water above it”.

It is so very clear that due to the dome that God had created, there are now water from above the firmament and below it.

The separation of the water and the creation of the dome was all created by God on the second day.

Why God did not just completely removed the Water Above?


It would really be nice to know if the outer space is indeed a vast empty space that is not filled with water. Through our advance human technology, we can actually send brave astronauts out there for exploration.

But, I highly doubt if we could find any place out there that are perfectly suitable for human habitations.

Anyway, Earth is actually a very large place that can accommodate all of us. I don’t believe any of those nonsense information that our population is so overwhelming that sometime in the future, there is not enough room for everyone.


If we are going to look into the Holy Scripture found on 1st Genesis verse 28. God blessed both the first male and female that He created to bear many children. And, their descendants will also populate all over the Earth.

That’s it. Our Creator never mentioned any limitations such as when to stop. Thus, this gives me the conclusion that Earth offers more than enough room for each of us to have their own rightful place to live.

Going back about the water above the dome, this actually prevented any space exploration. Exploring space is probably the same thing as exploring the underwater found here on the land.

Did you know that we can’t still explore the deepest portion of the sea? And, why?

The answer is, “pressure”. If a submarine would go quite deep under the water then, the pressure will crush it like a tin can.

Therefore, astronauts can’t also go any further away from the firmament provided that the pressure is above. But if the pressure is below then, it is quite impossible to even penetrate the outer surface of the dome.

Conclusion

God made everything with a purpose. The dome and the water found above and below clearly prevents us from going any further from Earth. It’s because Earth is the only perfect living place for us to thrive designed by God. In short, there is no post of going out there.

I read on some sources that the funding made into those space exploration and their high-tech equipment are composed of insane amount of money.

Why not just use that money to make Earth a much better living place for all of us instead of looking for another place somewhere from afar with very little chance of being able to find one.



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The End of Times as Foretold in the Revelation



When talking about “Revelation” from the Bible, it can really strike quite a fear on me. It’s because basing from what is currently happening around us, particularly the world, written and prophesied on the Holy Scriptures are slowly being fulfilled.

The Bible particularly the second book called, “The New Testament” is where you can read Revelation. This is the final scripture where it describes the End of Times but in parable form.

Although, it is not completely in parables where there are also some direct details especially the signs that indicates the beginning of the End of Times.

The Signs of End of Times


Jesus actually had provided us some very important clues in the form of signs about the End of Times. These signs involves worldwide events which ensure that every Christians at any part of the world will become aware that the final prophecies are now being unfold.

So what are these signs?


Great Earthquakes


I wanted you to take a very close look at the two words “great earthquakes” from Luke 21:11. If you noticed it, the event is in plural form which means, there will be a lot of earthquakes that will occur around the world.


As for the word “great”, we can easily translate what it exactly mean in relation to earthquake. It means powerful or very strong that can cause so much damages, casualties and for the worst part are a lot of deaths.

According to Wikipedia, the total earthquakes worldwide that occurred back in 2017 alone was 12,860 where there was one that reached the highest magnitude scale. It happened in Mexico in the 8th of September.

As time goes on, the occurrences of earthquakes will only become more common and more violent.

Plagues


Plagues are now more commonly considered today as very infectious type of diseases. In the past few years, there were so many of them that suddenly surfaced which affected both humans and animals.


We won’t be able to cover them all on this post so let’s just take a look at the report this last year of 2017.

1. Hepatitis A

In September 2017, the United States of America had suffered from Hepatitis A outbreak. It was first observed at San Diego, California where it spread like wild fire which forced the health officials to declare a State of Emergency on the month of October.

Then on the month of December, the total number of reported cases was 571. Out from this number, 390 of the infected individuals were hospitalized. And sadly, 20 of them had died.

The virus continued to plague the two nearby cities of California which are Los Angeles and Santa Cruz. Then it also suddenly appeared in the other 4 states namely Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan and Utah.

2. The Black Death

On the month of August 2017, there was an outbreak of plague that attacked Madagascar. Health officials had confirmed three types of the plagues which are pneumonic (390 cases), bubonic (355 cases) and, septicemic (1 case). That not all, there are 207 more types of plagues that still remain unclassified by the expert.

3. Salmonella Infections by Maradol Papayas

Reports claim that the maradol papayas where imported from Carica de Campeche farm in Tenabo, Mexico which got distributed in 23 states of the US. And on May 17 to October 4 of 2017, cases of the illnesses started to surface.

The infection caused a total of 220 individuals to feel terribly ill that 16 of them had to be hospitalized. And among them, 1 had died.

4. Marburg Virus in Uganda

The Marburg virus can be acquired from the African fruit bats. If you got infected, the symptoms will start to appear in 5 to 10 days period. The symptoms includes fever, chills, headache and myalgia. As for the worst part, there is currently no cure or vaccines for this virus.

There was an alarming outbreak of the virus in the Eastern region of Uganda on October 17, 2017. It was confirmed that there were three people who acquired the virus and they end up dead.

5. Cholera Outbreak at Yemen

A staggering number of 994, 751 individuals in Yemen got infected by a life-threatening disease called, “cholera”. Among this large number of people, the disease already claimed 2,226 lives – according to the Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin published on December 2017.

6. E. Coli 0157:H7

On May 2017, a toxin called “E. Coli 0154:57” has infected 12 states of the US causing a total of 32 individuals to fell ill. 12 of them got hospitalized and 9 had developed serious health conditions. They actually developed hemolytic uremic syndrome and kidney failure.

Fortunately, there were no reports of death counts.

7. Diphtheria in Bangladesh

A disease called, “diphtheria” has plague Bangladesh where according to the World Health Organization, there were a total of 804 suspected cases. And, there were already 15 individuals who died from it.

8. Avian Influenza (H7N9) in China

China was hit for the 5th time by an Avian Influenza or more commonly known as “H7N9” on September 13, 2017. WHO had reported that there were a total of 764 patients diagnosed with the virus.

9. Legionnaires’ Disease

Disneyland situated at Anaheim, California got hit by the “Legionnaire’s disease” where reports claim that there were 12 people affected. And, it has already taken 1 precious life.

10. Campylobacter Infections

In this past year of 2017, an infection called “Campylobacter” has spread to 12 states of the US causing a total of 97 people to suffer from the illness. 22 of them required treatment from the hospitals.

- The original source of this information can be found at Contagion Live.

Famines


You might be living from a place where you have sufficient or abundant source of food. If you do then you should be thankful because on some parts the world, there are so many people suffering from famine or starvation.


According to Washington Post, famine around the world is now threatening the lives of about 20 million people. This is a number far greater than the number of people who suffered starvation in the past WW2.

There are three main causes of starvation and they are the following:

1. War and Conflicts

War and conflicts simply bring nothing to us but destruction. The news today are now filled reports about them.

Just to name a few of these countries, we have Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Central African Republic, and so on…

These countries got devastated due to conflicts which left many of their residents suffering from hunger.

2. Greed

People have now become so greedy that they wanted so much wealth. Thus, countless commercial establishments are built resulting to the increase of pollution in all aspects of our environment.

Pollution has a huge impact against crops and animal livestock. When crops are exposed to a polluted environment, they get injured, reduced their growth and yield, and result to premature death.

3. Natural Unknown Cause

For some unknown reasons, animals just end up dying so as some edible plants are now becoming extinct.

Great Signs from the Heavens


Just search either Google or Youtube by using the keyword “UFO Sightings”. You will get tons of result complete with photos and recorded videos of many strange objects floating from the sky.


In the past, common UFO objects sighted are those flying saucer shape spacecraft. Now, there are many other much stranger things such as the floating city witnessed by many individuals in Yeuyang, China.

We may never know what exactly they are, but there is one thing for sure. They are considered signs of the End of Times prophesized in the Bibles ages ago.

Moreover, with all of the signs already happening around us today, we should all come into our senses and draw ourselves much closer to Jesus Christ by learning more about his teachings from the Holy Bible.
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