Chapter 9 The Beginning of Time [Part 2]

0 AT (After Time) The Beginning! Before, there was only God, and we swam in God. There was no “place” distinct from any other “place”. Now God has made a “place” distinct from God’s presence in general. He has named it “Earth”.

Some new force from this huge, yet small, place draws us “down”. We call it “gravity”. It seems related to the wave upon which the Host now travels.

God distinguished a second “place”: “Heaven”, where God’s glory is most visible, and where we have our homes. Not that there was no Heaven before; but now it is a “place” distinct from this other “place”.

This feat required the creation of a new substance called “matter”. It is composed of particles which are not as versatile as Lovatons. But through their rearrangement and movement, they can form hundreds of distinct “elements”. Or they can become “energy”. (Although not pure spiritual energy like what intelligence and love are made of; just physical energy.)

Along with Space, God has begun Time. Time, along with gravity, warps the space around the Earth. When we have more leisure, it will be great fun to just slide down its slopes, and then fly back up to slide down them again.

But God is keeping us very busy! We are working now in this new “Time”, which requires of us that we complete our tasks “on time”, “before we run out of time”, and “quickly”.

What strange, new, wonderful concepts! I wondered if this “Time” were part of God’s plan to fill Heaven with souls who would never choose to leave?

In respect to this invention, (Time), which offers a wonderful application in the orderly arrangement of diary entries, I have gone back through previous diary entries and marked them “BT”, for “Before Time”, to distinguish them from what has come.

When there was no space but God, who is infinite “mass” and infinite energy, that which later became “time” stood “still”. There was no “time” other than Eternity. But we now understand that The War, when our lost brothers retreated from God, was when time began to move, relative to them.

God made matter, space, energy, and gravity out of His Breath. God breathed this whole universe into existence.

VerseScout: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. [Heb: “Breath of Breaths, all is Breath.”]
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
VerseScout Relevance Report: The Hebrew word lbh (Hebel, translated “vanity” in the KJV), v. 2, literally means “breath”. Strong’s defines it: “Emptiness or vanity; figuratively something transitory and unsatisfactory.” This is a huge mistake! This verse is not a whine of dashed hope, but a shout of joy! To say “the universe is made of breath” is to imply its source: The Breather! The universe compared to God is like breath compared to a Breather. This is no cry of despair for those whose trust is in God!
Hebel means virtually the same as the Greek word (pneuma) which KJV translates “spirit” in the New Testament.
We have no theological or scientific reason to doubt that God quite literally breathed the universe into existence, just as Genesis says God “breathed into [Adam’s] nostrils the breath of life.”

In that way He guaranteed perfect balance between variety and stability. Stability, because all that is was exhaled from Him, giving uniformity to its composition. Variety, because with each successive breath the elements come out rearranged enough for us to see continual movement and change.

Too little variety would have bored us. Too much would have hopelessly confused us. God gives us the perfect balance, resulting in endless beauty and adventure.

God’s cycles of breathing became the model for all matter and all systems created with it. As breaths are exhaled, then inhaled, endlessly, even so electrons orbit around nuclei, sound spreads in waves, and waters circulate around the Earth.

VerseScout: Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
VerseScout Relevance Report: Translators turn these verses, beginning with verse 2, into Nihilism out of step with the whole rest of the Bible. GW and ISV say “all” is “Absolutely pointless!” ERV and NIV: “Everything is so meaningless.” BBE: “All is to no purpose.” CEV: “Nothing makes sense! Everything is nonsense.” “Life is useless, all useless” is the translation of the version named, ironically, the Good News Bible.
Perhaps the confusion is over the word “all” in verse 2. Even if lbh had some Nihilistic meaning, like “vanity”, “All is vanity” does not mean God is vanity, or breath: in ordinary speech, God is the understood exception to the phrase “all is ____.” For example, “all is lost” does not mean God is lost. When the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that all systems degenerate from the complex to the simple, the understood exception is God. “All”, like “everything”, is ordinarily understood to mean “all things”, by which we understand “all CREATED things”, which we know does not include the Creator.
Knowing that lbh really means “breath” clarifies the hope embedded in these verses. As amazing, incredible, and beautiful as we find our universe to be, enabling us to do such wonderful, interesting things, our ultimate hope is in Someone as much more substantial than the entire universe as a breather is than his breath!

What glory! What beauty!

God’s Breaths proceed, one after another, forever, with almost no variation in their elements but much beauty and variety in their configurations from one to the next. In the same way, the waters comprising this beautiful planet vary little in their elements, but display so much variety and beauty in their ever-changing configurations, as gravity compresses them, that we cannot help but just stare at them continually, praising God in wonder!

VerseScout: Ecclesiastes 1:3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? …8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
VerseScout Relevance Report: The pessimist looks at the cycles of nature and sees meaninglessness – an antique record stuck in a worn out groove. A normal healthy human looks at sunrises and sunsets and sees incredible, endless beauty; always the same elements, but arranged with infinite gorgeous variety.
Verse 3 is not some rhetorical question to which the presumed answer is “life is meaningless”, but rather it frames the question which the entire book answers. It is like a book title or subtitle. It introduces the topic of the book. Verses 4-11 describe the cycles of nature, which are like the oscillation of breath.
(See Appendix J for “What Matter is Made Of” (Ecclesiastes)”, a study of key words in Ecclesiastes, and a positive interpretation of its themes.)

God made matter by exhaling His Breath from His Holy Spirit. But God did not, then, abandon His Breath to let it survive on its own. He provided that the matter formed from His Breath would be sustained by His Holy Spirit, which is the Breath of Life of matter, and the hope and desire of all consciousness.

VerseScout: Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity [breath] and vexation [Heb: uvor r@uwth: longing for, striving after, grazing upon] of spirit [Heb:רוּחַ ruwach: Breath of His Mouth in Ps 33:6].
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Romans 8:20 For the creature [creation] was made subject to vanity [without profit], not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
VerseScout Relevance Report: The phrase “vexation of spirit” means longing for the Word of God, or feeding upon the Spirit of God.
“Vexation” uvor means longing for, striving after, grazing upon, “an aspiration or desire one wants badly enough to actively pursue” according to the Dictionary of Biblical Languages. The masculine form of the word means to graze upon. 1 Kings 5:3.
“Spirit” cvr means God’s omnipresence in Psalm 139:7, the Word spoken by God that created the earth in Psalm 33:6, the Word by which Jesus will slay the wicked in Isaiah 11:4, the Breath of Life in Genesis 6:17. (For more detail, see Appendix J.)

Day one – Evening In the center of vast empty space, through which we can see clearly and easily, from one end to the other, God has created a tiny ball of solid water. It is rotating in relation to the space. The Spirit of God is moving across the rotating watery Earth, making the final adjustments on His next move.

VerseScout: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing [Gr. “brought into existence”] out of the water and in [Gr. “through (the channel of the act)”] the water:
VerseScout Relevance Report: Could the Earth have been formed out of a solid ball of water? That is what 2 Peter 3:5 clearly says in the Greek, according to the Albert Barnes Commentary of the New Testament in 1868 even though Barnes found the idea incredible, living as he did before very much understanding of how fusion could turn water into all other elements. Dr. Russell Humphreys confirms the possibility using General Relativity calculations. (Continued in Appendix K, The Universe was Made out of Water)

The space near and inside the Earth was seriously warped. It was amazing to observe the effect of this warping on the speed of physical processes, like electrons rotating around their nuclei.
I did a simple experiment. I stood in the very center of the Earth, and had Rostufus stand at the very edge of the space. I counted the orbits of hydrogen electrons around their nuclei out loud to Rostufus, while he counted them out loud to me. He did all the work! Rostufus counted a few trillion orbits before the electron I was counting made it around its nucleus once!

(We chose the electron orbits of Hydrogen rather than Oxygen, because one of those little things whizzing around such a tiny space at 1,300 miles an hour is dizzying enough to count, without having to keep track of eight!) [Translator note: I could not understand the units in Comunicius’ diary, so I substituted the speed of electrons today.]

We repeated the experiment at many points between, and confirmed that time travels slower, the closer one is to the center. In other words, the closer one is to infinite mass, the slower time crawls. Trillions of times slower, at The Beginning!

VerseScout: Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: … he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
2 Samuel 22:10 “…he bowed the heavens…”
Job 9:8 “…spreadeth out the heavens…”
Job 26:7 “He stretcheth out the North [Heb: “the hidden”] over the empty place [“desolation”, a good word choice for space] and hangeth the earth upon nothing”
VerseScout Relevance Report: The Bible says at least 16 times that God “stretched out” the Heavens, meaning the universe was previously less “stretched out” than it is now.
How much has God stretched the universe? Considering that on day three there were no stars and day four there they were, the stretching must have been pretty dramatic – enough to significantly affect time.
The meaning of “times” in Daniel 2:21 is broad enough to possibly refer to this.
The evolutionists’ beloved Big Bang Theory agrees that the universe stretched out from a single point suddenly, although evolutionists assume the Earth was not at the center of it, so they assume its formation happened ages after the Big Bang instead of at its beginning.
Dr. Russell Humphreys, with his background both in General Relativity and the Bible, shows the impact on time from the alternating Black Hole and White Hole conditions of the universe on the First Day, as he explains how distant starlight got to us from stars which today are 20 billion light years away.
On one point, the Bible and Big Bang scientists agree: those stars didn’t start 20 billion light years away from each other! (Continued in Appendix L, Starlight on a Fast Track.)

Of course, Rostufus and I are one with God, who is more infinite than mere mass can ever get, so we were outside the five dimensions of time and space anyway. Otherwise we couldn’t have
done the experiment.

VerseScout: Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. (Compare with Isaiah 40:22, God unrolled the universe like unrolling a tent to set it up for living in.)
Revelation 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
VerseScout Relevance Report: Five dimensions? The three dimensions of space, as we know it, are commonly called height, width, and length. But the physical heavens can be rolled up like a roll of paper. This means there must be some fourth spatial dimension, not counting time, wherein the three-dimensional space we know about is thin. Although we as yet have no perception, observation, or experience of such a dimension, general relativity calculations deal with it comfortably. (p. 67, 95, “Starlight and Time”, by Dr. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. pub. Master Books, 1994.)
Science encourages Bible believers to take these passages literally, since science, while unable to add to our understanding of this additional dimension, is adamant that it exists. Albert Barnes, writing in 1868, though normally faithful to every “jot and tittle” of the Bible, wrote of the rolling up of the Heavens, “it never can literally occur.” He takes the turmoil as symbolic of mere political upheaval.
But what if God literally means what He says? What if literally “ALL the host of heaven” (all the stars)“shall be dissolved” and “shall fall down”? Does that describe the collapse of the universe into a massive Black Hole? (The traditional interpretation is that a few mere “falling stars” or comets are described!)
Whether that is the correct interpretation of God’s plans or not, we should be cautious about saying of what God has written “it never can literally occur.” What God did once, in two days, He probably remembers how to do again! Not that the scenario described in this book is now Gospel, but everyone must agree that the Bible, interpreted literally, says on day three there were no stars but on day four there they were. And Revelation says on one day there will be stars, and the next day they will be gone, which is pretty clearly a reversal of what God did at Creation.
If the literal interpretation is the correct one, it would certainly explain why Jesus calls those future days worse even than the days of Noah’s Flood!

We found electron orbit counting a practical way to compare time’s varying rates under varying gravitational conditions. Since gravity is exactly proportional to the speed of time, this standard allows us to compare the rates of time and gravity at several locations. We used Earth Surface Time (EST) as a standard.

I should say, we tried to use EST as a standard. Almost immediately we found it was slowing down, as Earth’s diameter began shrinking, its waters compressed by its enormous gravity. Although we had to continually recalculate EST, it remained a useful standard.

(Fourth Day Note: After the Earth was made so much smaller, by stripping it of the rest of the universe, I have come back to earlier diary entries to record comparisons. The gravity on the Earth’s surface on the first day was 300,000,000,000,000,000 times stronger than the Earth’s surface gravity on the fourth day. I have decided these smaller numbers will make this Diary easier to read than the charts we recorded, on the First Day, of hydrogen electron orbit counts.)

The more the Earth collapsed, the more the pressures increased. The molecules of water in the center, which were under the most pressure, were the first to change. The simple arrangement of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, in each water molecule, broke apart and became ionized.

The next thing to change was the tearing apart of nuclei into neutrons and protons. We saw that the way things were moving, the next result of greater pressures would be the tearing apart of basic particles, creating a dense plasma of gluons and quarks, the particles of atoms nearly touching each other, in contrast with the vast space that separated them when the water was at its normal temperature and condition.

(Fourth Day Note: when not compressed unnaturally by gravity, atoms have so little matter in them that if an atom were as big as a tree, its matter would only be about the size of an acorn, including its nucleus in its center, and its whizzing electrons. And the empty space between atoms is even greater.

(VerseScout Plagarism Alert: When you read scientific words and concepts woven into this story which the author has never heard of and still has no idea what they are, they were probably borrowed from “Starlight and Time”, by Dr. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. pub. Master Books, 1994. Dr. Humphreys assumes no responsibility for the result.)

Morning

As this process began, God smiled and told us He was going to create something wonderful! Then he looked back down at the receding waters, and commanded, “Let There Be Light!” God’s Word produced a change in the atomic structure of the water which, encouraged by the spiraling pressures, caused many of the atoms to explode with great force, sending out rays of a new kind of heat and light!

Unlike the light from God’s Face, this new light is made from certain water particles, and it interacts with certain other water particles. But its energy is not infinite, like the light from God’s Face, so whenever a photon interacts with a particle, its journey ends – or it bounces away in another direction. Therefore, the more dense the material which light strikes, the more quickly all the light is stopped. In other words, on the other side of dense material, this new light cannot reach, leaving dark shadow. How unlike the light from God’s Face, which instantly reaches every atom, and causes it to shine – not just to reflect light, but to itself become a source of energy rays!

VerseScout: Revelation 1:13 …the Son of man,…14 …his eyes were as a flame of fire; ….16 …and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. …25 …there shall be no night there.
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
VerseScout Relevance Report: The sun was not created until the fourth day, yet light was created the first. If the source of the first day’s light was not the sun, what other possible source of light could there have been?
Theory One: After the sun goes out, light will be provided by The Lamb. Why not, also, before the sun was created? This same Lamb created the sun, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:2, Psalms 136:5, Proverbs 3:19, so He certainly understood how to shine.
Problem: the light of the Lamb, after the sun dies, will never go out, as contrasted with the light of the First Three Days, which was broken by dark nights. If the light of the Lamb is the source of light, what could account for darkness? Does God’s Face turn on and off? Maybe He gets tired and rests, and half closes His eyes, and that makes the light go out?
Theory Two: Although the Light from God’s Face surely shone for the angels before God created the Heavens and the Earth – surely angels were not blind – perhaps that light is not normally visible to physical eyes made of matter. Therefore Genesis was concerned with the new light source which humans would need. Although the sun wasn’t created until the fourth day, light of similar quality would have existed from the first day, intermittently, if indeed the universe began as a giant ball of water. All matter emits energy. We do not call most of it “light”, because it is not in the part of the spectrum which is visible to human eyes, or it is not bright enough for our eyes. But perhaps with angels’ eyes we could see it.
Theory Three: What Comunicius wrote actually happened.

This new light is slow! I can almost walk that fast! I wonder if it is fast enough to ever reach from one side of the Earth to the other? It is going to have to hustle, to make it while there still is the other side, the way the Earth is collapsing, faster than light! As the Earth collapses, its rotation increases proportionately.

(Fourth Day Note: In the Beginning, the diameter of the Earth was two Light Years. About 12,000,000,000,000 miles. It would have taken six years for light to circle the globe once. By contrast, the Earth, after the rest of the universe was stripped away from it, shrank to a scant 8,000 miles in diameter, around which light could circle almost 8 times in one second if light could shine in a circle.)

Light began first in the very center, and steadily spread outwards, as pressures further out reached the pressures which had triggered this process. One byproduct of this process was over a hundred new elements besides water!

By the time the Earth had completed about a quarter of a complete revolution since its initial creation, the light reached the surface! What a glorious display! It blazed a long time! Of course, time itself took a long time!

(Fourth Day Note: as measured by EST – Earth Standard Time, it took the Earth the same time to complete one revolution, on the First Day, as it did after the Fourth Day. Except that after the Fourth Day its speed of rotation was constant, but on the First Day it began slowly and gained speed as it compressed.)

The gravity of Earth was so strong, that the light could not travel very far away from it before gravity pulled the photons back to crash again into the Earth. We had to be within that distance to see it at all. But when we swam on the surface, we could see the light coming up through the water beneath us, in every color, as well as the photons raining down on us from up above. What a show! It gave the illusion of a sky which was one giant fireball, hovering over an ocean which actually was atop another giant fireball! Because Earth was dark from a distance, and because of the way its gravity warped space, we dubbed it a “Black Hole”.

The Light Horizon. At one point we took a walk to measure how far the farthest photons were traveling before arcing back. (Fourth Day Note: the calculation came out to 450 million light years.)

As we strolled right up to the line from outside, and stepped over it a ways, continuing our conversation with angels at the edge of space, a surprising phenomenon became apparent.

Our friends at the edge told us that as we approached the line, it looked like we had completely stopped, and that time around us had completely stopped, too! As we got to the line, they said we looked to them as if we had simply turned red and disappeared!

We, conversely, told them they looked as if time for them was racing towards infinite speeds, the closer we got to the line! But then after we crossed the line and looked back, it looked to us as if time, for them, was going backwards at infinite speeds! As we walked farther inside the line, their time appeared to slow down to almost the same speed as our own, but still in reverse!

It was so much fun, that most of the Host, when we were on break, took their turns racing, walking, or jumping across the line, while friends watched from the edge of space and the center of the Earth.

What good times! Such laughter and frolicking, against so beautiful a backdrop! An experience to remember!

God watched us enjoying the Light, and the other wonders that attended it. He turned to the Light, enjoyed it for a “long time”, and said “It is good!”

At least Hell’s angels allow God the credit for light. But they say it is evil, and God did it only to punish them! They say they loved the darkness, and God took from them the one thing they loved!

Actually they could hardly see it. God had moved Hell to the Outer Darkness. I’m not sure how they even knew about light. Apparently a few photons stuck to us while we were playing around, and fell off while we were checking up on them.

Light is really quite a remarkable invention. And complicated. The First Day was spent not just shining, but carefully helping infuse all matter with the Light it needed to hold together. We found it miraculous, in any case, that matter was able to hold together! But while we were merely studying it and running errands, God was the one doing it.

VerseScout: John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. ….9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

As I reflected on these things, I just stopped and stared, for
a “long time”, at God working. Sure, we already knew God was infinitely powerful and creative. But the more I comprehended of the majesty of this day’s events, the more respect I had for infinity, and the more awe I had at the ease and grace with which God stretched it!

God can do all that, and yet He still has time for me? God is that awesome, and yet He still loves me?

Meanwhile, the collapse was concentrating gravity so much, that light from the interior could no longer reach the surface. The Earth was dark again. Day Two had begun.

VerseScout: Genesis 1:2 …darkness was upon the face of the deep…. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. …8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
VerseScout Relevance Report: The first day began in darkness; then light was created, so that the first day consisted of evening and morning, or night and day.
The second day likewise began in darkness, and light appeared midway through it, so that the second day likewise consisted of first night, and then day.

Chapter 10 Days 2-4: The Universe  There wasn’t just “light”. There was a light show like no DJ could imagine. Plants, before the Sun. Where the sun came from.

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