Ancient Israelites “saw” this barrier when they looked up. There were no telescopes, space exploration, or means of testing the atmosphere, and believe me, they didn’t need them. There was no light pollution and no smog. They relied on what their senses told them and their senses lined up with God’s word. Even today, looking up at a clear sky in open country, the sky seems to “begin” at the horizons and reaches up far above. That is because it does and is. Ancient Israelites and others in that part of the world assumed the world was flat, and so it looked like the earth is covered by a dome, and the “blue sky” is the “water above” held back by the raqia. The translation “firmament” (i.e., firm) gets across this idea of a solid structure. Is God’s word wrong about the biggest fact surrounding where we live and what we live on? Of course not. There is a war for your mind and most importantly, your soul by the forces of darkness, headed up by satan himself.
Biblical scholars agree on this understanding of raqia. How could they not for it says what it says. For some Christians that try to mix scientism and The Bible, this is troubling. It should be because you don’t mess with the word of God.
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How can the Bible, which is the inspired, revealed word of God, contain such an accurate piece of information that is at odds with all the propaganda and lies of our time? What else is new? It always has been. Truth tends to do that. The phonies who run these seminaries invest a lot of time and energy to show that the raqia is not solid but more like the atmosphere. Often, the word “expanse” is the preferred translation because it does not necessarily imply something solid. Nice try.
Arguing for a non-solid raqia in Genesis is extremely problematic, for two reasons. First, the biblical and extrabiblical data indicate that raqia means a solid structure of some sort. The second problem is a much larger theological issue, but is actually more foundational. Regardless of what one thinks of the raqia, why would anyone assume that the ancient cosmology in Genesis could be expected to be in harmony with modern science in the first place? I mean really, our finite understanding of our existence is now based on what we have been taught by the atheist, secular humanists who run the mind control operations called schools. These are all in alignment with the Occult black magic group of masonic sorcerers that run the Hollywood style pseudoscience cartel called NASA.
This second issue creates a conflict where they need not be one. The raqia “debate” is not the result of new evidence that has come to light. Our understanding of ancient perceptions of the cosmos has not been overturned by more information. The debate exists because of the assumption made by some Christians that the ancient biblical description of the world must be compatible on a scientific level with what we have been led to mistakenly believe today by the enemies of God.
Genesis and the high priests of modern science are indeed enemies. Scientism is a false religion and is not a friend of the Bible. Two different ways of describing the world according to the means available to the people living at these different times is merely indicative of the the level of mind control in lace at the time. You really believe all those fake images of space exploration? The screens are god now and the hellavision is always more truthful than scripture right? You know the networks that bring us all kinds of sociopathic, psycopathic, debaucherous behaviors beaminng vampirisim, murder, lust, greed, overtly satanic music, pills, dope, booze, kinky gay crap, transgender freak shows and the like right into your homes? Of course we have been reduced to having the discernment of mere animals by this mind control system but only if you let it. To insist that the description of the sky in Genesis 1 must conform to contemporary scientific is a big theological problem. It is important to remember that God always speaks truth that never changes.
Let me summarize some of the general arguments for why raqia is understood by contemporary biblical scholars as a solid structure :
- The other cosmologies from the ancient world depict some solid structure in the sky. The most natural explanation of the raqia is that it also reflects this understanding. There is no indication that Genesis is a fictitious, novel description of the sky;
- Virtually every description of raqia from antiquity to the Renaissance depicts it as solid. The non-solid interpretation of raqia is simply not Scriptural.
- According to the flood story in Gen 7:11 and 8:2, the waters above were held back only to be released through the “floodgates of the heavens” (literally, “lattice windows”);
- Other Old Testament passages are consistent with the raqia being solid (Ezekiel1:22; Job 37:18; Psalm 148:4);
- According to Gen 1:20, the birds fly in front of the raqia (in the air), not in the raqia;
- The noun raqia is derived form the verb that means to beat out or stamp out, as in hammering metal into thin plates (Exodus 39:3). This suggests that the noun form is likewise related to something solid;
- Speaking of the sky as being stretched out like a canopy/tent (Isaiah 40:22) or that it will roll up like a scroll (34:4) are clearly similes and do not support the view that raqia in Genesis 1 is non-solid.
- The solid nature of the raqia is well established. It is an immutable fact. It is not the result of an anti-Christian conspiracy to find errors in the Bible, but the “solid” result of scholars doing their job.
Any discussion or debate must involve questioning the actual sources of conflicting information, the moral character and associations of its agents, and the motivations of those involved. In this case, we know NASA is a satanic masonic cult. We also know the media,and the educational system is controlled by dark spiritual forces that force atheism, moral relativism, pedophelia, transgenderism, homosexuality and eugenics on your children.
To turn Genesis into a novel account of raqia would require new evidence or at least a reconsideration of the evidence we have that would be compelling enough to those who do not have a vested religious interest in maintaining one view or another. The fact is we do. NASA is not interested in truth. They will never admit to the trillion dollar treason they have engaged in. The problem is, no one wants to challenge NASA, and its bought and paid for pedophile lackeys in academia, especially the theologically inclined as they too have been brainwashed.
FORGET THE VATICAN, THEIR LUCIFER TELESCOPE, THE PEDOPHILE PRIESTS, AND THE PAROCHIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT KEEPS THE LIES GOING STRONG. HOW CAN A SO CALLED CHRISTIAN PASTOR READ THE BIBLE, AND BE OK WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND NASA ACCOUNTS SUPPOSEDLY DISPROVING THE INERRANT, INSPIRED WORD OF GOD THAT THESE CHRISTIAN CIRCUS CLOWNS CLAIM AS A TENET OF THEIR CORE BELIEFS? IT DEFIES LOGIC!
They are the ones actually keeping the lies going ladies and gentlemen. They are the ones who will receive the greater damnation. The phony religious leaders are cowards and downright evil. When you allow the theory of evolution to be taught as fact in schools, and then to finish Annihilating the Bible with the lies of NASA, you are a heretic. I have never ever seen one pastor ever at a school board meeting addressing the lies of evolution.
Some would also rationalize between what ancient authors described and what they actually thought can explain this discrepancy. This is sometimes referred to as the “phenomenological” view. It acknowledges that the raqia in Genesis 1 is solid, but the Israelites were only describing what they saw without necessarily believing that what they perceived was in fact real? This is a joke for the fact remains that their unadulterated view of the unpolluted night skies with visibilities unimpaired by smog and light pollution was far more objective that our current perspective which is force fed to us via backlit screens flickering away all day and night.
Modern figures of speech are often called upon to support this argument. For example, when modern people say “the sun rose” we are merely describing what we perceive without any of us actually thinking that the sun rises. We think that we know it doesn’t because that is what we have been force fed, but we talk as if it does. Likewise some say, as the fallacious argument goes, Israelites were merely describing what they saw in the sky and not what they actually thought about what was up there. What a bunch of nonsense.
To make a distinction between what ancient texts say and what it is presumed people actually thought is hard to justify. The only reason to argue this way is because it is already concluded that the biblical description of the sky and modern scientific observations cannot be fundamentally at odds.
But this logic cannot be pressed very far, even within Genesis 1. For example, are we to say that the Israelites actually knew better than to think that the moon was a “lesser light to govern the night” (v. 16) corresponding to the light-giving sun, the “greater light to govern the day”? Did they look up and think, “Well it looks like the moon is a light-producing body that gives off less light than the sun, but something else probably accounts for its light. Let’s just call the moon a ‘lesser light’ without committing ourselves to making any pronouncement on reality.”
It is unreasonable to suggest that Genesis 1 knowingly describes only what Israelites perceived, while holding back any commitment that what they saw was in fact reality. The meaning of raqia is likewise a description not only of what the Israelites saw but also of what they actually believed to be true. They were in good company, for their understanding of what was “up there” was in harmony with what ancient peoples believed in general. God spoke to the ancient Israelites in a way they would readily understand.
The arguments for a non-solid raqia can only gain traction by swimming against the strong current of what the Bible says, what we know of the ancient world, and placing your blind faith in the modern lies of NASA, and its truth suppressing agents in academia. But the problem is not just the arguments themselves. Rather, it is the very fact that the arguments are not being made in the first place. Feeling the need to make the arguments at all is indicative of our strong faith in God’s word, our duty to be truth tellers and to give Him the credit he is due. The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handy work. Ask Genesis to be involved in a discussion that it is designed for. Call a lie and lie and a liar a liar. NEVER MIND THE LUCIFERIAN VATICAN ASTRONOMY LIARS WITH THEIR LUCIFER TELESCOPE, THE ALCOHOLIC MASONIC LIARS THAT NEVER WALKED ON THE MOON, NEVER MIND THE MASONIC OCCULT CABAL CALLED NASA THAT HAS STOLEN TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE US TAXPAYERS. PAY ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THE DEVIL HAS BEEN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL IN DISCREDITING THE BIBLE TO MANY PEOPLE, IF THE BIBLE IS SUPPOSEDLY WRONG ABOUT THE FIRMAMENT, THEN HOW CAN ANYONE LOGICALLY GET PAST THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE FIRST BOOK? THEY DON’T AND THAT IS WHY WE ARE IN THIS MESS. OUR SOCIETY IS A SEWER RUN BY PSYCOTIC CHILD MOLESTERS AND PERVERTS. OPEN YOUR EYES!It is important to be clear on what we have a right to expect from Genesis, the truth. From the very first chapter, we are given the truth of how we got here and what we live on and under. This is central to making progress in the conversation between the false religion of scientism and a real faith. It is a false expectation of Genesis that allows the enemies of God to continue the heated exchanges about things like the description of the cosmos in Genesis.
Who placed us in this closed system, how did we get here? The debate over the nature of the raqia is the central issue. It is a symptom of a deeper, more fundamental disagreement over what you really believe the Bible to be and for the book of Genesis, what it means to read it well as the TRUTH THAT IT IS. It is only when we can get to this level, then we will be where the truly important discussion must take place.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY AND ALL PRAISE AND HONOR TO HIS NAME, AND MAJESTY TO OUR KING, HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST WHO PAID IT ALL. ACCEPT IT AND LIVE OR REFUSE IT AND BE ETERNALLY DAMNED.