Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Muskogee Phoenix of Muskogee, Oklahoma. The letter is titled Bible and science, and the newspaper has a comments feature — but there aren’t any comments yet.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His rather unusual first name is Cheparney. Excerpts from the letter will be enhanced with some bold font for emphasis and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
In 1897, a physicist named JJ Thomson discovered the first subatomic particle. [Yeah, the electron!] The Bible in Hebrews 11:3 states that “the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (English Standard Version)
Wowie — subatomic particles were in the bible! Isn’t that amazing? What else does Cheparney have for us? He says:
Most physicists believe the universe is expanding. The prophets Jeremiah in 51:15 and Zeckariah in 12:1, both use the phrase “the Lord has stretched out in the heavens.” [Gasp!] The Bible over 2,000 years before our modern era, states that the universe is expanding.
Shocking — absolutely shocking! After that he tells us:
Scientists believe the universe is running down. The Bible says the earth and the heavens shall perish, but that there is a solution.
Ooooooooooooh! What’s the solution? Cheparney reveals:
Psalms 102:25-26: “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish [Egad!], but thou shalt endure: Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.”
What does that mean? We’ll get a new universe, like a change of clothes? There’s only one more line to Cheparney’s letter, and here it is:
In Revelation 21:1, John said, ” And I saw a new heaven and a new earth.”
That was a really great letter, Cheparney. Thanks!
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