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Four firmaments

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In creation, God broke the process up into four sections or four firmaments. Firmament means an arch, expansion, or to be compressed. What will be described is where each specific firmament is located and how it was made to fit within God's creation.

First Firmament

"And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." - Genesis 1:6 (KJV)

By following the Word of God, the first firmament is what has been defined by creation science as a crystalline canopy that surrounded the earth.

How is a canopy considered a firmament?

The crystalline canopy is considered an expansion or arch that would cover the earth. It is also considered to be compressed which quite possibly could be the result of it being magnetized by the earth's magnetic field upon it's creation.

Second Firmament

"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." - Genesis 1:7 (KJV)

This firmament can be considered our atmosphere. This is confirmed as it is also included as one of the three heavens.

"And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day." - Genesis 1:8 (KJV)

And again, it is confirmed by this verse:

"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". - Genesis 1:20 (KJV)

Birds cannot fly in something solid, so the definition fits making this our atmosphere.

How does our atmosphere fit into the definition of a firmament?

Our atmosphere fits into the definition of being a firmament because of the barometric pressure involved. At sea level, one atmosphere equals a little over 14 psi. This fits the definition of being compressed.

Third firmament

Genesis 1:14 (KJV)

The third firmament is our solar system. This is confirmed by the time mentioned as each objects movement in space keeps a certain time in order for us to understand time.

  1. Lights in the firmament to divide the day from night equals the creation of the sun.
  2. And let them be signs for the seasons equals the earth's orbit around the sun (cut into 4 parts), as the sun was created.
  3. Signs for days equals God showing that the earth was rotating on it's axis, and orbiting around the sun at the same time. Which means that days can add up to years.
  4. Signs for years equals what a complete orbit around the sun means as far as time (1 year) is concerned.

This is confirmed in this verse below:

"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." - Genesis 1:16 (KJV)

  1. Greater light for the day equals The creation of the sun.
  2. Lesser light to rule the night equals the moon.
  3. He made the stars also, is part of the next firmament.

Special side note: The first three firmaments were created to sustain life. The number three in God's word is a representation of life, and is also a trinity.

How does our solar system fit into being a firmament?

  1. The solar system also fits the definition of being a firmament because much like the canopy, the space of it completely surrounds the earth. So it fits the definition of being an expansion.
  2. And because it contains one object that controls the orbit of all the other objects within it by gravity. The pull upon these other objects to the center could be considered a type of compression. This is because without gravity, these objects would not be in orbit.

Fourth firmament

Fourth firmament is space beyond our solar system, which is considered the universe. This one firmament was created for us to see.

"And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth," - Genesis 1:17 (KJV)

What did God set into the firmament to give light upon the earth? The stars.

How does the universe fit into being a firmament?

The universe is an expansion beyond our solar system. And it surrounds our solar system. So it fits the firmament definition of being an expansion.

The fourth firmament and light

God placed the stars in the firmament billions of light years away. Many speculations have been made about what this means.

  1. The universe is old because most would not be able to see what is currently seen in space if it were not.
  2. Light traveled at different speeds back in time.
  3. Light was stretched to shine upon the earth.
  4. The first light was eternal so light travel does not apply.

But what if the actual answer was written in God's word and it just keeps getting missed?

"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:" - Genesis 1:14 (KJV)

Here it is seen what light does within our solar system. And it is referred to as a firmament.

"And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so." - Genesis 1:15 (KJV)

So here it is seen what the final goal of creating the lights that are within our solar system. Now take careful notice of the phrase: "and it was so". This phrase has the answer to the question about lights.

"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." - Genesis 1:16 (KJV)

Here the order of creation is being reconfirmed. First the firmament that is our solar system was created. Then the firmament that contained the stars was created after.

"And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,"- Genesis 1:17 (KJV)

Here again it is seen what the goal of their creation. Which is to give light upon the earth. So stars were created to shine upon the earth.

Word usage understanding

Why would God's word called them lights instead of stars upon their creation? Using the word "lights", instead of stars, answers the question of whether said objects were producing light upon their creation. So when the "lights" (stars) were placed, there is no confusion whether it was natural light or spiritual light.

The goal of the light was to shine upon the earth. So the next question would be: Was the light they produced shining upon the earth upon being created? The answer will surprise you. The light was not shining upon the earth when they were created. And God's word reconfirms this.

And it was so creation

Anytime you see the phrase: "and it was so." Means at one point it was not so.

"And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so." - Genesis 1:15 (KJV)

  1. The lights were placed already shining.
  2. The goal of why there were placed was made clear (to shine upon the earth).
  3. And because they were not shining upon the earth upon God creating them, so God said, and it was so.

Fourth firmament being created outside the trinity

Everything created within the first three firmaments were created with age already added because time is eternal within the first three firmaments as long as sin is not committed. The fourth firmament is created outside of this trinity so the same laws of eternal creation do not apply. And because the fourth firmament contains no life (anything with blood).

"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." - Leviticus 17:11 (KJV)

The fourth firmament was not created to sustain eternal life, or life that is not eternal. So aging can be a part of this firmament. But what aged the stars?

Distance and age

When God created the lights in deep space, and had to make them shine upon the earth (and it was so). The process of the light traveling within one day to reach the earth. Aged the stars according to their distance from earth. This is why the light was not shining upon the earth upon the stars being created. God could have created them that way. But in order for us to understand how the speed of light, light years, etc... Work. Which is a part of the time that God created. He had to allow things to age accordingly to distance and light travel.

Here is a flash movie for better understanding. Star ages according to distance of light travel.

Science has pulled away from the distance of the stars confirming the age of the stars because it raises questions they cannot answer. And makes people ponder things that do not support the current accepted truth about origins, and the age of everything. Questions such as:

  1. Why do old stars have to be further away, and newer stars have to be closer?
  2. Why can't a really old star be as close as some of the new stars?
  3. How are old stars actually seen in their exact state even though they are billions of light years away?

If the Big bang were true, and all matter came from the same object. Then all matter would date closely together (a range of age dating). But yet that is not what is seen. What is seen is a wide range of objects that can date from several 100 million years, to several billion years. Not related as age would have it.

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