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6/28/2012 at 12:23:21 AM GMT
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Cosmos
What do you think about the compatibility of the physical end of the universe and Christian eschatology. What will the new creation be made out of?


6/28/2012 at 1:01:15 AM GMT
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Humans are embodied spirits. We can comprehend what a human is because we know everything that happens to us and everything that we do. But, we can't define or explicate what a human is. Christians believe that our freedom is before God and that when we die our past will somehow be gathered up and it will be the defining moment of our lives. Salvation will be a perfect fulfillment based upon human experiences. 

David Roemer


7/31/2012 at 9:20:38 PM GMT
Posts: 51
RE: Cosmos
B. Gambone said:
What do you think about the compatibility of the physical end of the universe and Christian eschatology. What will the new creation be made out of?


Looks like you're really thinking ahead!  The end of the universe is still a large unknown since Dark Energy is such a large unknown.  Will DE weaken in time, or will acceleration continue?  If it is the latter, there will be a gigantic hydrogen energy reserve that will support millions of civilizations.  The Big Crunch alternative is more formidable.



7/28/2013 at 12:32:23 PM GMT
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The Fate of the Universe
This is the Quranic account of the destiny of the universe. It began as a singularity and violently hot. The universe suddenly expanded creating space and time. The Qur'an then describes the early universe at a later stage as hot, hazy and gaseous. In the distant future overwhelming gravitational forces will halt the expansion. Space-time will be curved upon itself and the universe will start to contract. It will become gaseous once more and towards the end, matter will be crushed into its constituent atoms and subatomic particles and finally the universe will collapse into a singularity. From this second singularity a new inconceivable cosmos will emerge. This is not an oscillating universe. It is simply mind-bobbling that a 7th century document could give such a precise scientific account of the origin and fate of the universe.

There is no separate, scientific or philosophical truth, only a unified truth whatever its source. - Joseph Noor