By Victor J. Stenger
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Cosmologists have purposes to think that the giant universe during which we are living is only one of an unending variety of different universes inside a multiverse--a mind-boggling array which can expand indefinitely in house and forever in either the previous and the long run. Victor Stenger studies the foremost advancements within the historical past of technological know-how that ended in the present consensus view of astrophysicists, taking pains to give an explanation for crucial techniques and discoveries in obtainable terminology. the writer exhibits that science's rising figuring out of the multiverse--consisting of trillions upon trillions of galaxies--is totally explicable in naturalistic phrases without having for supernatural forces to give an explanation for its starting place or ongoing existence.
How can conceptions of God, conventional or in a different way, be squared with this new worldview? the writer indicates how long-held ideals might want to suffer significant revision or differently face eventual extinction.
About the Author-
Victor J. Stenger (1935 - 2014) used to be an accessory professor of philosophy on the collage of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics and astronomy on the college of Hawaii. He was once the writer of the hot York occasions bestseller God: The Failed speculation, God and the Atom, God and the Folly of religion, The understandable Cosmos, and lots of different books.
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Sent out into all theearth" (5:6). The Old Testament 60 Revelation 1:1-8 Prologue background of this imagery is found first in the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Isaiah 11:2 where seven designations ofthe Spirit of the Lord are mentioned: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and godliness, and the spirit of the fear of God. Another reference is in Zechariah 4 where the prophet saw the seven lamps (4:2) which were to denote "the eyes of the Lord which range throughout the earth" (4:10).
Jon Paulien, "Interpreting Revelation's Symbolism," in Symposium on Revelation-Book 1, Daniel and Revelation Committee Series 6 (Silver Spring, MD: Biblical Research Institute, 1992), 82. 22. Ezell, 18-19. 23. See David E. Aune, Revelation 1-5, Word Biblical Commentary 52a (Waco, TX: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997), 105-106; see Gregory K. Beale, The Book of Revelation, The New International Greek Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998), 152-169, for possible objections to such a view.
2: 16; 3: 11; 22:7, 12, 20). How should we understand this imminence of the end in light of the fact that almost two thousand years have passed since the promise was given through John? It seems clear that John focuses not on the final fulfillment of the prophecies with regard to the end but on the beginning of the fulfillment. This "soon" must, first ~f all, be understood from God's perspective. With rum a thousand years is like one day (2 Pet. 3:8). The realization of his plans regarding the earth has entered the final phase.