2 Peter 3:5
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There is much dispute among Bible researchers as to whether the Bible supports the possibility of an ancient orbital canopy surrounding the earth above its atmosphere, formed by God on the second creative day some 40,000 years ago. The first reference to this canopy is found at Genesis 1:7, below are various bible renderings.
Douay-Rheims"And god made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament",
King James Version"And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament (sky) from the waters which were above the firmament:" (note firmament =sky)
New Living Translation"God made this space to separate the waters above from the waters below".
New Revised Standard Version
"So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome".
The New World Translation
"Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse."
These comparisons are all very similar in describing an expanse, firmament, dome, or space created by God that divided or separated waters that, up until then, had all been on the earth's surface. This space separated waters above from waters remaining below on the earth's surface. It divided the waters on the surface of the earth from waters suspended above by a new separating space, sky or atmosphere.
The second reference to this suspended water is found at 2 Peter 3:5-6; a comparison of various bible translations, again, helps clarify the understanding.
The Bible in Basic English
"in the old days there was a heaven, and an earth lifted out of the water and circled by water, by the word of God And that the world which then was came to an end through the overflowing of the waters";
King James Version"by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished :"
New Living Translation
"God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood ".
New International Reader's Version"Long ago, God's word brought the heavens into being. His word separated the earth from the waters. And the waters surrounded it. But those people forget things like that on purpose. The waters also flooded the world of that time. It was destroyed".
The Complete Jewish Bible
"it was by God's Word that long ago there were heavens, and there was land which arose out of water and existed between the waters and that by means of these things the world of that time was flooded with water and destroyed."
The New World translation
"long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water".
These verses refer to an earlier 'old earth' which had surface waters in the form of seas with an 'old heaven' or sky which had a water layer suspended above. It was this suspended water canopy that came to an end when it fell to the 'old earth' and flooded it.
WATER CANOPY COMES DOWN AT DELUGE
Prior to the Flood, the earth's climate was apparently very different but changed quickly and dramatically by this world deluge. Where did all this water come from to flood the entire earth up to a depth of 7 meters above the then highest mountain? The Bible evidence seems to support the understanding of an earth that once had a water layer suspended high over the atmosphere, probably in ice crystal form. Possibly held in orbit by balancing centrifugal and gravitational forces suspended in a geostationary earth orbit some 35,000 kilometers above the earth,s surface. If it followed the direction of the earth's rotation, it would appear motionless to ground observers as orbiting satellites now do. This suspended layer, much wider than Saturn's rings, would have formed an efficient climate controller, evenly distributing heat over the planet, protecting the equator regions from burning high temperatures as today, while dispersing heat out toward the polar regions providing a more even temperate spread throughout the entire earth's surface.
This orbiting screen would have protected life from harmful exposure to direct cosmic C14 radiation. It would have concentrated the percentage of earth,s oxygen in the atmosphere, making it higher than today. Under this climate regulator, the rain cycle, as we know it, would not have operated in the same way; apparently, instead, a more efficient system of dew watering and irrigation of plant life took place (Gen 2:6) with rivers being fed from underground aquifers (Gen 7:11).
This suspended shield would explain many of the mysteries still not understood by science today, for example, why the remains of warm climate animals such as the sabre-toothed tigers and mammoths have been found preserved in permafrost arctic areas all suddenly destroyed. Why evidence of temperate forests once covered the world's major equatorial deserts. Why much land under today's oceans was once above water, supporting temperate vegetation and populated with animals and man. This protective shield would have prevented the build up of C14 in the atmosphere and it explains why the 30,000 year saturation level has not yet been achieved, invalidating carbon clock dating older than 4,400 years.
see Neanderthal = Nephilim? Carbon 14 Dating
The flood waters descended when the break-up of his suspended ice canopy occurred. Possibly, the original constructor of this shield adjusted balancing forces holding it in orbit. Billions and billions of tons of ice crystals would have been drawn down toward the poles by rotating gravitational forces as a satellite's decaying orbit draws it down to earth. Turning ice crystals to water and then refreezing into massive glaciers created by high winds and sudden dramatic changes in temperature at the polar regions.
Water and ice would have been forced under eminence back pressure from the poles over the surfaces of the globe toward the equators, forming massive glaciers with great depths until the sheer weight of the glaciers cracked the earth's mantle, forcing up new mountain ranges along new fault lines. The sheer weight of downward water pressure depressing the earth's crust, causing water to eventually settle into new deep ocean basins we have today. Even today, the weight of the ice mass at the Antarctic is causing the earth's crust to depress up to half a mile.
The removal of this protective canopy, allowed for the first time, direct bombardment of the earth by detrimental radioactive cosmic rays, creating a build up of C14, in the now exposed atmosphere. This seriously diminished the life span of all living creatures. The 30,000 year, presently assumed saturation point, of C14 (equilibrium) in the earth's atmosphere has in reality still not been reached. This invalidates all carbon dating readings made on things older than four and a half thousand years. By wrongly assuming saturation equilibrium of C14 in the earth's atmosphere has been reached it renders age reading many times older than in fact they are. For more information on this see Carbon 14 Dating.
Following the flood, the earth's climate changed dramatically, raising the temperature at the equator and lowering it at the polar regions, drastically reducing the quality and amount of food production areas. Radioactive cosmic ray bombardment along with diminished, food quality affecting man's diet further, reduced life expectancy. Interestingly, Man first received approval to eat meat after the canopy was removed, in order to supplement his now deficient diet (Genesis 9:2-4). After the first 1,600 years of human history, life span declined from a maximum potential of 1,000 years to some 130 years. See REDUCTIONS IN HUMAN LIFE SPAN.
Scriptural records testify to an 'old world' long forgotten that four and a half thousand years ago was destroyed by a deluge falling from these previously suspended waters, raising the water levels on the earth by some 120 meters. The cause of this is covered in RADIOCARBON DATING MAY BE SERIOUSLY FLAWED?
It appears more than likely that this protective canopy may well be replaced in the future. The evidence for this comes from Peter's words, following his reference to the pre-flood earth and heavens in 2 Peter 3:5-6. At verses 10-13 Peter under inspiration says "the heavens will pass away with a great roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, ... the heavens being on fire will be dissolved and the elements being intensely hot will melt! There are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise."
These words prophesy that present earthly atmospheric systems are due to end. The heavens we know today will end by roaring fire dissolving it, possibly steaming off vast amounts of water held in the atmosphere. The earthly elements become intensely hot, melting and possibly vaporising much of the water contained in the oceans. These events carry the hallmark of massive nuclear energy release. Could this facilitate the remaking of the protective orbital canopy, a new firmament system by removing vast amounts of water from the oceans by heat vaporisation for re-fashioning into a replacement canopy? This would have the effect of dropping sea levels, possibly by up to 120 meters, reclaiming vast amounts of land on a new geographical earth.
This remodelling a new earth is one of the
objectives of a world administration that is being
set up right now.
For more information on this administration go to THE KINGDOM TIMETABLE.