Don Richardson produces choice fruit of information and insight in this helpful teaching from a Don's lifelong study of cosmology, astronomy, and theology. Don is a successful Christian missionary and frequent conference speaker whose earlier books include "Peace Child" and "Eternity in Their Hearts". The book opens with a disclosure of harmonies and natural laws. It posits that the extent continuum of matter and time is joined by a value continuum. The harmonies and laws are reasonable and helpful. In the universe, light pairs with darkness, matter with antimatter, male with female, and orderly natural phenomenon with an Order Arranger. People are different than animals and although people have finite origins, they have eternal destinies. Philosophically, miracles are considered as is the existence of evil.
As the book continues, it teaches much about the cosmos at micro and macro levels. Electrically unbalanced and transparent ions are contrasted with electrically balanced and opaque atoms and molecules; gravity is compared with magnetism. Harmonic Origin Cosmology (HOC) is offered as an alternative to Big Bang Cosmology (BBC) but it is really a variation upon it. Magnetic Field Reversals (MFR's) are posited as a powerful mechanism to position large amounts of electrically unbalanced ions and to explain the common spiral and symmetrical attributes of galaxies. Explanations are given for sub-atomic particles like neutrons, protons, electrons, and neutrinos at the micro end and for galaxies, globular clusters, nebulas, planets, moons, comets at the macro end. Geological phenomenon such as continental drift, the origin of mountains and the origin of oceans also get turns for explanations. Theologies of redemption and Christian missions are added to the mix.Read more ›
Unhidden by Don Richardson describes his discovery of a "series of 22 laws that by their nature link everything with everything!" Richardson believes a unified field of truth exists and is knowable. He presents these laws as evidence that God in Christ Jesus is the creator and sustainer of the universe. Using scientific language he delineates these laws. The book is beyond my comprehension since I have little science background, so much of it I skimmed over. I've learned from and enjoyed Richardson's other books, Peace Child, Eternity in Their Hearts, Lords of the Earth and The Secrets of the Koran. He has led an amazing life as a missionary to headhunters and now as a speaker and teacher of others.