Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Phos to alethinon

Sunrise. Mt Catherine, Sinai
῏Ην τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ὃ φωτίζει πάντα ἄνθρωπον, ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον.
ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, καὶ ὁ κόσμος δι᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ ὁ κόσμος αὐτὸν οὐκ ἔγνω.

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:9-10 KJVA

Phos to alethinon, true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

Gospel of John begins with Logos, the Word of God, and continues with Phos, the Light. Jesus Christ is there in the very beginning when God creates the world and the world is made by him.

The holy Trinity is presence in the three first opening verses of the Bible

Father - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Holy Spirit - And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Son - And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

God said - the Word of God

The first thing that God created was light.

Light and everything else has been created by the Word of God

This Word of God became flesh and was born in Bethlehem about two thousand years ago to virgin Mary from the Holy Spirit and the angels praised the Father in Shepherd's field.

According to the divine revelation in the Bible this is how it all started.

Many modern people living in the age of scientific and technological revolution may dismiss all this as nonsensical language that does not have any true meaning. Declare with Ludwig Wittgenstein that it is beyond what is "given to us" in the spirit of August Comte's Positivism.

But Comte's rejection of metaphysics is a metaphysical statement in itself. A contradiction of his own declared principle about the true nature of world.

Many of the modern people who instinctively adopt logical positivism and empiricism and deny God for rational reasons should take another look at one of the top sciences of our day, where they are moving: Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology and Genetics... even Neuro-Psychology.

In this blog we try with our very limited knowledge and understanding work out some of the outstanding and hugely important theories about the origins and structure of the physical world and life.

For as God's first Word of creation said Genesis 1:3
ויאמר אלהים יהי אור ויהי־אור

"Let there be light!"

With this modern scientific Cosmogony agrees. First there was light

יהי אור

First a tiny dot, a sparkle in total darkness.

Then with sub-second speed of our clocks it grew into such a massive light that it still shines in all the creation to the limits of the universe as we know it in all its glory.

Including all living things, you and us.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. And the light was created before the sun! Which has sounded a bit odd, but yes!