The Firmament is all the chemical bonds, creating molecules, exchanging Light & building worlds.
In thinking on the Faith model of Creation in comparison to the proven Scientific model of Evolution. Duh, God is the First Scientist, the Maestro Craftsman, El Primo! He set it all up and let science work for him, as a force multiplier. Of course Evolution is happening and of course God created Science and the Laws of the Universe, for us to discover. Consider Creationary Evolutionism.
According to Hinduism, of which the following Yogas are particularly relevant: Jnana (Knowledge), Karma (Work), Raja (Willpower) and Bhakti (Devotion) God (Brahman) sends forth 10 divine avatars. Both Buddha and Jesus are avatars. The first five avatars are animals, through fish, turtle, boar, lion-man, and finally to dwarf.
These are avatars to manifest God’s thumb and help evolution along. I mean of course, that’s how he gets past the numerical explosion of search spaces in Evolutionary Processes and introduces Mitochondria, for example. God sometimes puts his thumb on the scale, Thank God Again! (TGA!)
“a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day.”
So time is twisted up.
Alright, let us look closer at Genesis 1, always King James Bible. Please consider the manifestation of the physical universe in the following passages. How did God create the universe?
[1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.]
He creates the heaven (spiritual realms) and the earth (physical realms). Also may be viewed as mind and matter. Here is how he created the beginning…
[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.]
There was not any solid things, so phase state of a solid wasn’t there. There was no light upon the face of the deep, just darkness. There were no exchanges of energy in the form of photons. The Spirit of God is conducting reactions in the fluid, the waters. The waters can also be viewed as quantum Schrödinger wave functions. Lots of cats! Both liquids and gases are considered fluids. Moving on the face of the waters is the chemical interactions of the elements of the fluid universe.
[3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.]
Introduction of photons to exchange energy.
[4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.]
The light is observed. The darkness (Quantum Foam) creates photons and this light is divided into photons of different wavelengths. The Light comes 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.]
The sun is day and the area of void in night. First thing that happens exchanges of photons and that is the first cyclic motion of time. Also superimposed is the solar system is created, so there is overlap of concepts, at different scales.
[6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.]
Create solids. There are different scales of chemical reactions, thus more than one water. This gets separated. There are two scales of water: Quarks creating atoms, virtually. And atoms creating molecules. These are separate functions. The firmament are the chemical bondings.
[7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.]
God only needs to say “Be” and it is. Atoms separate from molecules. Atoms are below chemical reactions and Molecules are above chemical reactions. The waters above the firmament are all of the molecules and catalyst functions formed in chemical reactions. The Firmament.
[8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.]
Now matter may be created. This second day is the formation of chemicals according to time-oriented chemical processes, using the energetic firmament.
[9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.]
Out of the chemical reactions of a diverse fluid, solid matter was built. Starting with a fluid (water) solids are built. Gathered together in one place is gravity.
[10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.]
The Seas are those energetic chemical reactions within a molecular soup. Shit is happening!
[11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.]
And now organic chemistry has formed the first cells, of cellulite structure. From here propagates biological evolution and God has the Oporto nudge this evolution in the right directions. For example the construction of Eukaryotic cells by the incorporation of a nucleus and the use of Mitochondria as an ATP battery factory and ultimately Genetic Evolution.
[12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven] Here we see that multicellular life came out of the ocean, which fits the scientific theories and have evolved.
And so on it goes..so you see?
Other news, to continue to build a reasonable case for a science minded individual to have faith in God. I really like dimensional geometry and so in that sense, please consider the dimensionality of the objective, provable world. There are FOUR dimensions, also known as space-time.
Now step into the realm of consciousness. Is it emergent or a bestowing of God’s spirit, reflected and refracted through a glass darkly? As there is separate realm of subjectivity from objective reality, how do functions emerge? They are emergent in the subjective sense, self, soul, instinct, intellect, inspiration, identity. “Who am I?”
Please consider with all observational humility and judgement, the dimensionality of the personal subjective space. I believe I can make to you a convincing argument that we exist within a space of much higher consciousness dimensionality than objective physical reality.
If the subjective dimensionality is higher, than it stands on top of objective reality space-time: above and below. As such there are physics between these spaces that are undetectable by any physical test, tests being bound to lower dimensionality and the physics is higher dimensional through subjective spaces. There may be found ways to manipulate these connections between spaces. See Meditation. And Medication.
What is a thought? Is it a Form within the world? Yes. Which world, objective or subjective? Who observes thought? It what dimensionality is the Observer? Heh!
Without evidence the only choice is to unabashedly assert logical absolutism of one’s faith in God. Assert this as a Platonic Ideal without doubt and then you may gain your evidence, of a subjective sort. God answers prayers!
I prayed for an Angel and the next day met my Angel! God answers prayers.
My positivity-minded Angel, such a blessing to me! Praise Be To God in the Highest! The Most High!