What a light!

This is primarily for my believer friends,  and do take the time to chew the cud as it were.

Other than what you have been taught, have you ever considered the POSSIBILITY that our night orbed friend, aka, the moon, has a light all of its own, and not a borrowed glory as has been put forth by people supposedly smarter than you? Would your bubble be busted if it is revealed that ‘science’ had it wrong all along, (as it is wont to do anyway) in precisely the same fashion that the so-called smart people say Mr. and Mrs. Adam never lived?

What would you then think of the God of creation, who has provided such a display of luminescence apart and distinct from the sun? Would your opinion of Him change as to HOW he supplies light at day and light at night? Since they serve two completely different purposes, would your faith be increased or decreased if in fact, the moon neither wants nor cares about the sun’s activity, any more than a night owl is interested in what mallards do at high noon?

Further, the stars are called lights by the Creator, His creation mind you, and the lesser of these lights called the moon, is in my opinion, the greatest of these lights, and I mean no disrespect to the sun, but it is the demureness of the moon which arrests my attention.

Light bulbs have become quite the rage of late, some burning for a very long time, and some providing very beautiful white charm, so unlike the dingy yellowish light which is so yesterdays news. Does one bulb rely on the light of another bulb ere it shines? Enter the moon. A light above lights, a white above white, but also providing a cooler temperature than the shade of the moon. Try it. Moonlight is colder, and it is measurable and provable.

But the light, full of grace and power, and it would be quite the treat if modern science has been wrong, like they are wrong about most things as far as the Creator is concerned, and the moon which makes her circuits, displays a nightly affection by a wise and loving Creator, where the power is in HIS hands, not as a sideshow needing help from that light which rules the day, and that is the rub.

Moonlight is neither happenstance nor accidental. This is the crème de la crème of godlessness, so on this point alone, I believe my point has strength, that moonlight is not a reflection of anything, as if it is a roadside lemonade stand.  But would your life change one iota if this were true? That depends.

The sun rules the day, while the moon rules the night. Individual. Distinct. Obvious. Full of purpose, full of grace and truth. Did I just say grace and truth? You don’t think it is gracious to be so warmed while enjoying the vitamins of the sun, and to rest in the moonlight pondering God’s almighty provisions for His creatures round the clock?

You don’t think it is truthful in that days, weeks, months, years, are measured with exacting purpose? Or do we just lazily accept the godless science which sees no real truth to the sun and moon, one which earthly patrons accept the emoluments of both while denying He who provided both to the earth?

I sure do.  So yeah, if godlessness is dead wrong about the origin of the moon, you can be certain it is equally wrong about the light itself, a truthful light which is as consistent as God Himself, a light which God has revealed in Christ Himself, that light which shone independent of another man, THAT light which is neither borrowed nor accidental.

Since God created both sun and moon, is it any stretch to believe that He also provided independent power and purpose for both? Not only is it not a stretch, it appears there is much evidence to override popular opinion, and remember, the majority is usually wrong.

But is it any real heresy to disagree or think otherwise upon things clearly out of this world?   😉

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20 Responses to What a light!

  1. violetwisp says:

    Interesting thoughts. Do you think it’s possible that your god could have created a scientifically comprehensible world? Or can creation only be creation if there are sloppy creative ‘magic clues’ everywhere. I’d like to think that a god so hidden could make things without the magic clues you see everywhere.

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  2. Citizen Tom says:

    @ColorStorm

    I think you too much enjoy jerking the chains of our unbeliever friends.

    The sun for the day and the moon for the night demonstrates what our God thinks about the importance order and balance. The day for work and wonder. The night for rest and contemplation. But I suppose “they” will miss the point.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Not really tom, not in this instance. I am of the opinion that the moon possibly does not share its light with the sun, that they are as distinct as night and day, with purposes far above our understanding.

      We take for granted that we ‘know’ because ‘smart people’ said so and so, but I think it is at least worth considering that the moon is self laminating, just as it appears.

      Either way, this does not detract from the fact that God made them both. This may be the finest examples of gender roles. 😉

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        @ColorStorm

        To reason, we have to make certain assumptions, that is, some things are true. Does that require some faith? Yes. Faith is not something just reserved for believing in God.

        Reason drives our belief that the light of the moon comes from the sun. We track satellites using electro-optical telescopes. The light we use is the reflected light of the sun. We have put people on the moon, and we have brought them back with moon rocks. We know what it surface is like. When men walked upon the moon, they could see the behavior of shadows. The could tell where the light that allowed them to see on the moon came from.

        When you walk outside on a sunny day, what allows you to see is the light of the sun. There is nothing extraordinary about the moon reflecting the light of the sun. It would be odd if it did not. In fact, we can calculate the amount of light that the moon should reflect.

        Does the Bible say the moon produces its own light? No. Can we predict the stages of the moon based upon the sun as the moon’s light source? Yes.

        We are made in the image of God. God gave us the gift of reason. Our ability to reason usually works well enough. Our problem is that we sin. Usually, our pride drives us to sin.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ah but Ctom it is certain assumptions that have been put forth as gospel that are still a clear and present danger.

          I have a post in the works about the psedo intellectuals who also assume things, and their assumptions, false as they are, are as good as any other assumptions, and usually, he with the cleverest imagination wins the day.

          And it is precisely this point that Mr Tesla crushed Einstein for his magical theories which are presented as ‘knowledge,’ which knowledge by the way, Tesla said was formulas clothed in deceit too fool the simple.

          I happen to agree that certain assumptions are true, while others are not. It is up to us to know the difference, and in this, common sense goes a long way.

          But your response is in fact proof that believers do differ on things, yet hurting nothing insofar as true fellowship.

          And this was also a point I wanted to make, so tkx.

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  3. SLIMJIM says:

    What an awesome Creator…but also what an awesome Savior with Christ being the “Light’

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  4. “I think you too much enjoy jerking the chains of our unbeliever friends.”

    Chuckling here, but you know who Citizen Tom’s comment reminds me of? The Lord! I think He absolutely delights in yanking our chain, kind of like the way a beloved uncle might pull quarters out from behind his ears. Simply to entertain and charm the children, to leave us feeling in awe.

    Something I love, the Lord said, “let there be light and there was light.” Than a bit later He creates the sun! Science would insist you cannot have light without the sun, and yet we read about it again in Revelation, “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.”

    Well said, Colorstorm. I think it’s right to challenge our beliefs, to ask ourselves where we are placing our faith. Peter can ONLY walk on water when he’s got his eyes on Jesus, not when he’s calculating physics and pondering H2O. Both things are true at the same time, but only one belief is going to keep you dry.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Dang ms b, I have no clue why this sat in spam. I surely do not moderate you or Tom, go figure.

      Awesome observations by you too. Great reminder that the sun was AFTER, and to be sure, it is only temporary as we know how it all ends.

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  5. Clyde Herrin says:

    Reading this post made me think of a question that was raised in a comic strip I read. Sunlight is fatan to vampires and moonlight is reflected sunlight, so why isn’t moonlight fatal to vampires?

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      Darn it! Now Violet is going to think we believe in vampires.
      😆

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      • shiarrael says:

        But don’t crucifixes help against vampires? And holy water or suchlike?
        Doesn’t that mean at least some Christians believe in the bloodsuckers?

        Not sure about the moonlight. Maybe an intensity issue? Otherwise they’d crumble in starlight, too.
        Kinda like people with severe sun allergy, it’s the direct exposure that’s a problem.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Some people who call themselves Christians also believed Obama could lower the level of the oceans, but that has nothing to do with being a Christian. In fact, because Christians believe in the God of the Bible, they believe in a God who made an orderly Creation. Vampires don’t seem to fit in such a creation. You may find this interesting => https://www.livescience.com/40843-real-dracula-vlad-the-impaler.html.

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        • shiarrael says:

          Ah, a Real vs Unreal Christians issue?

          I was pretty sure there was nothing about vampires (the Bram Stoker kind) in the bible, but there’s always a chance they’d fall under the header “Witchcraft” or “Demonic Possession”. Like werewolves. People with rare diseases (or just plain weird people) being branded as evil/demonic creatures. Those latter ones are in the book, as far as I know. Just not sure which brands of Christianity take those as literal fact, and which think it’s allegorical. Real or Unreal, as it were.

          And there’s the issue of non-biblical superstitions having become part of monotheistic cultures and beliefs, too. Sometimes by creatively interpreting the respective books. It can be tough for an outsider to figure out what’s what.

          Thanks for the link – I knew about old Vlad and his reputation, but there were some interesting details I was unaware of!

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @shiarrael

          There is much in the Bible I don’t pretend to understand. The Bible tells us what happened, but it does so from the viewpoint of people who lived 2,000 or more years ago. If you have ever seen anyone suffering a severe mental illness, it requires some effort to disbelieve that that person is not possessed by a demon.

          Are there angels, both good and bad? The Bible says there are. Beyond what the Bible says about them, I don’t know anything about them. In this era, when Christians pray to Jesus, and the Holy Spirit resides in us. I don’t think angels do much. Nevertheless, I recommend against Satan worship. That is begging for trouble.

          You want to call that superstition? Well, time will time, but I think our host has a point. Too much of what people call science fits the definition of superstition far better than believing in angels.

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        • shiarrael says:

          If you have ever seen anyone suffering a severe mental illness, it requires some effort to disbelieve that that person is possessed by a demon.

          That’s an interesting thought.
          It also makes me wonder if the idea of possession didn’t originate with people trying to make sense of such illnesses.
          A bit like medieval societies drilling holes into the heads of people suffering from epilepsy to let out the evil spirit, maybe?

          Beyond what the Bible says about them, I don’t know anything about them

          Well, I don’t even know what to make of the accounts in the book, let alone the tales from people who swear they’ve seen angels, or felt them, or talk to them … I blame the nuns for giving me ideas about lots of feathers and harps. Leaving me more confused than ever.

          Nevertheless, I recommend against Satan worship. That is begging for trouble.

          The sisters would agree. On the other hand, there are Christians (Unreal ones? I don’t know, They think they’re real…) who declare my having an Yggdrasil pendant is devil worship.
          Personally I think it requires at least some dancing around a fire without your drawers on, but what do I know…
          No seriously, I don’t know.

          You want to call that superstition?

          I’m actually not qualified to declare what is, and what isn’t. I might laugh at not walking under a ladder – until a bucket of paint lands on my head. I might roll my eyes at heavenly messengers in white sheets and with the wingspan of a short-tailed albatross – until I end up with feathers in my face.
          I don’t know.
          I work with what I got and run with it, until new information comes up. Then I compare that, see if maybe it fits, or rearranges the old bits, or contradicts. Maybe I chew on it a bit, then add it to “things acquired” and keep on keeping on.

          Too much of what people call science fits the definition of superstition far better than believing in angels.

          Ah, well. In tangible matters I tend to go with Occam’s Razor. It’s not always correct of course, so I like to leave myself a margin of error.

          For example: What’s more likely: Werewolves, meaning humans who shapeshift into canine predators when the moon is full, or rare mutations like hypertrichosis giving rise to some legends and stories about wolf-people?

          Or the whole moonlight thing. What’s more likely? That during a lunar eclipse the moon moves into the earth’s shadow and goes dark because there’s no more sunlight to reflect … or that it conveniently stops shining just as it moves behind the earth, in exactly the way it would if it just … reflected?

          I don’t claim to know with absolute, utter, complete certainty.
          I’m just guessing the reflection thing is a lot more likely.
          For all I know, the darn thing is made out of cheese and the Man in the Moon is having a good laugh at our expense, turning the lights on and off…

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @shiarrael

          It also makes me wonder if the idea of possession didn’t originate with people trying to make sense of such illnesses.

          The idea that demon possession originated with people trying to make sense of such illnesses has been around for awhile. The idea of demon possession probably predates the Bible by many thousands of years.

          Is demon possession real? The way the New Testament is written strongly suggests that demon possession was taking place. Jesus spoke to the demons, and they recognized Him. There is also a story or two in Acts that deals with the issue, but the rest of the Bible does not have much to say about demon possession.

          I am not exorcist, and I don’t believe Christians can be possessed by demons. So I don’t have much occasion to worry about demons or evil spirits. It is a problem I cannot resolve and don’t have to resolve.

          I was raised as a Catholic. When I was a boy, I was educated by nuns for a couple of years. Christianity did not take hold in me until I was in my fifties, but that was not any fault of the nuns. Like me, I suspect you are more responsible for your confusion than the nuns.

          Are you qualified to declare what is, and what is not? Well, we all have to make decisions. When our decisions turn out well, we increase our faith in the assumptions upon which they our decisions are founded. When our decisions turn our poorly, we may eventually reexamine the assumptions upon which our decisions are founded.

          Do we live for a brief while and then rot? Or is what our hearts tell us true?

          Ecclesiastes 3:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

          11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

          After I read the Bible, I realized men would not have written that book. The more I have studied the matter, the more certain I have grown that Jesus is who He claimed to be. It is a decision that has turned out well.

          Wearing a Yggdrasil pendant? I don’t know if it is devil worship, but it is a needless expense and dead weight. Still, I suppose it is pretty.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Too many negatives. Sigh!

          If you have ever seen anyone suffering a severe mental illness, it requires some effort to disbelieve that that person is possessed by a demon.

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  6. ColorStorm says:

    Maybe clyde because the alleged reflected sunlight is the issue. Maybe it just doesn’t work. Maybe we have been spoon fed a tale from the underworld!! 😉

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