Genesis 1 (“In the Beginning”) and modern cosmology are in perfect agreement and to understand why will require that you take two actions:
- Watch the video above. If you don’t have an hour to invest, watch the segment beginning at 20:00 (Twenty minutes) and lasting through 55:42 – a little under 6 minutes.
- Attend the 2nd biblical creation class on 25 January.
Now, just a bit of background:
The idea of “space-time” is often thought of as having been described and developed in the early twentieth century, most famously by Albert Einstein. However, among ancient cultures, the Incas and their Andean brethren viewed space and time as a single, interwoven continuum which they named the “pacha“. Much later, in 1813, Arthur Schopenhauer similarly described space and time as a unified continuum. But, going back even further (some 3000 years), the author of Genesis 1 (“In the Beginning“) describes God as creating the universe as a space-time continuum – a continuum in which there is no distinction in time between the past, present, and the future.
In the second class of our upcoming class on biblical creation, we will learn that the Hebrew text, unlike its English translations, describes a space-time continuum as elegantly as any physicist might today. In so doing, we will lay to rest the debate over the age of the universe.
Now, go and study