Joh 3:19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. Joh 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
Many secularist call this event the “Big Bang.” While the Christian calls it the Beginning. If we were to think through these two views, we would find that both hold to a common point that great release of energy began reality.
When the Christian thinks about the creation account, we are often seen as science deniers. However, when one looks at “scientific” discoveries, one can ascertain that the Scripture’s accounting of the creation is plausible. I have found two videos that give a good description to my woking theory.
A Working Theory
My theory is that the sun and stars are made up of condensed light matter/energy and that the earth, planets and stars are suspended in a fluidic dark matter/energy matrix. It’s a plausible theory. It gives an account of where the elements of the first day of creation went, when God rested from His creating. Since the secularists admit that something called dark/light energy and dark/light matter exists, it is up to them to prove that the light and darkness spoken of in Genesis 1 could, plausibly, exist without the creation of the Sun and Moon.
Where Did It All Come From?
The secularist will never admit that God called all time, space and matter into existence, and the Christian will never admit to any other way for existence to have begun. Knowing these two opposite views, I would like to call to mind another view.
My view is that the “Big Bang” and “Creationism” both give rise to the creation of light matter/energy, dark matter/energy. Due to my Judeo-Christian worldview, I will be following the outline found in the Christian Scriptures. I am a Creationist; however, I explain a plausible concept of what happened to the light and darkness after day four.
Let’s look at the Genesis account of the first and fourth days of the creation account and think through what is recorded. What we find in the first day’s accounting is that God calls light in to existence. We are also introduced to the concept of darkness.
Light and Dark: A State of Matter and Energy
Gen 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
I want to introduce the plausible concept of the creation of light and dark matter. In that, as the two videos that I have linked (for education purposes only, all rights reserved), secularists have gone out of their way to prove that light exists in various states and that there is something they have made a hypotheses of calling it dark matter or dark energy. Since they believe or know that light and dark exist in some state of being, the Christian account of light existing before the formation of the Sun and stars is, if not fact, highly plausible.
The video on light is by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: What Is Lighthttps://youtu.be/IXxZRZxafEQ, and What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy? https://youtu.be/QAa2O_8wBUQ. It is very important to note that, again, I am using these videos for education purposes. They do provide great explanation on the plausible existence of light and dark matter.
The Formation of the Sun and Stars
Gen 1:14And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
If we are to believe the information provided in the videos, then it could, also, be plausible to say that the earth (including all of the various types of planets), sun, moon and stars are condensed matter suspended in a fluidic constructed called dark matter. Light is condensed in to the Sun and stars, and earth and the other celestial bodies are condensed and suspended within the darkness (expanse). It’s like a submarine at perfect buoyancy under the ocean’s surface.
The submarine is being pressed on all sides by the pressure of the water. If there’s too much pressure, the submarine will collapse in on itself. If there’s too little pressure, the submarine will surface.
Thus, a submarine must keep and maintain perfect buoyancy to keep itself doing what it was created for. It is then plausible for God to have placed the celestial bodies where they are so that the earth can maintain proper buoyancy within the sea of dark matter. The light energy, in combination with dark energy, produces the solar currents that secularists use to determine their explanation of the created order.
For the Christian, we know that God created all of reality. All time, space and matter was created by Him and for Him. In the end, it can be said that it is highly plausible that the light matter/energy and the dark matter/energy from the beginning is still with us.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become an ideology permeating the world at large. It claims to seek equality by destroying the foundation that holds many societies together. It does this by accentuating the negative aspects of the human condition and isolating various people groups.
From the perspective of a Christian Thinker and Evangelist, I have come to the realization that CRT has no place in the Christian Church. I reached this conclusion by listening to those whom claim to speak for the movement and the careful study of the various definitions of CRT.
As with all secular ideologies, CRT, by design, has no room for repentance, reconciliation, or restoration. One need only read the “basic tenets” of CRT as found in the book Critical Race Theory: An Introduction to find that the author and designer of the concept places no room for individuals, who have been branded as racist, to repent, try to be reconciled, or to be given the opportunity to restore relationships. As found in the Encyclopedia Britannica:
Critical race theory (CRT), intellectual movement and loosely organized framework of legal analysis based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of color. Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.
In their work Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, first published in 2001, the legal scholars Richard Delgado (one of the founders of CRT) and Jean Stefancic discuss several general propositions that they claim would be accepted by many critical race theorists, despite the considerable variation of belief among members of the movement. These “basic tenets” of CRT, according to the authors, include the following claims: (1) Race is socially constructed, not biologically natural. (2) Racism in the United States is normal, not aberrational: it is the common, ordinary experience of most people of color. (3) Owing to what critical race theorists call “interest convergence” or “material determinism,” legal advances (or setbacks) for people of color tend to serve the interests of dominant white groups. Thus, the racial hierarchy that characterizes American society may be unaffected or even reinforced by ostensible improvements in the legal status of oppressed or exploited people. (4) Members of minority groups periodically undergo “differential radicalization,” or the attribution to them of varying sets of negative stereotypes, again depending on the needs or interests of whites. (5) According to the thesis of “intersectionality” or “anti-essentialism,” no individual can be adequately identified by membership in a single group. An African American person, for example, may also identify as a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a Christian, and so on. Finally, (6) the “voice of color” thesis holds that people of color are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of other members of their group (or groups) regarding the forms and effects of racism. This consensus has led to the growth of the “legal story telling” movement, which argues that the self-expressed views of victims of racism and other forms of oppression provide essential insight into the nature of the legal system
Notice how it is only the white race that is in need of change. Minority groups are seen as perpetual victims. When it comes to the Gospel, all have sinned and fallen short of the kingdom of God (Roan 3:23).
However, CRT defines the concept of sin to be a white construct to keep minorities from prospering. It deconstructs the Judeo-Christian ethic, and replaces it with a humanistic progressive liberal view of morality. Thus, all forms of debauchery is allowed, as long as the one doing it is a member of an “oppressed” group.
Christianity is seen as a hindrance. When properly adhered to, Christianity is the great unifier. One need only read Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10 to find that every knee shall bow to Christ.
The Scriptures speak of those who seek to use CRT to justify their claims of inequality. Jude 16; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Galatians 2:6; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 3:24; 1 Timothy 5:21; James 2:1, 9 speak to favoritism and partiality. The sixth step in the CRT state that only a member of a race can speak for that race.
My final thoughts. CRT is fundamentally antichrist! All of the six steps, as laid out in Critical Race Theory: An Introduction leaves no room for repentance, reconciliation, or restoration.
I find it interesting how, it seems, racism can not be done against a white person. I have been pulled into my manager’s office, on multiple occasions and told, “You’ve done nothing wrong, but stop it!” I have seen my coworkers not do their jobs, and I am the one being told to stop doing the job.It has gotten so bad that I was threatened with bodily harm this weekend, and the manger and the supervisor failed to show up. You would think that students making threats to harm someone would be investigated by security. Apparently, not when it’s the white guy.I would not get away with saying, or doing to another race what have been happening to me. I am not going to be bullied, or intimidated into doing that which is wrong. Scripture is clear on this.
When dealing with secular culture, you must alway pray for discernment. It possess its own language, traditions, and concepts that will have the Christian lamb’s head spinning. Those who are not prepared to encounter it will fall for its traps.
When applying Romans 13, are we to abide by the Constitution, or the false interpretation of it?
That question is very similar to Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisee about divorce.
Mat 19:1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. Mat 19:2 And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. Mat 19:3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” Mat 19:4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, Mat 19:5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? Mat 19:6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mat 19:7 They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” Mat 19:8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. Mat 19:9 And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
Which statement is greater, Scripture or Man’s interpretation of it?