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In the Hebrew scriptures there is no word for spiritual. And Jesus never used the phrase spiritual life. Why? Because for Jesus and his tradition all of life is spiritual. But what does that really mean?Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: INSTRUCTIONAL Rating: NR Age: 025986285562 UPC: 025986285562 Manufacturer No: EVERSPIR
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But if you are looking for a thoughtful person engaging with faith, culture, and life, then you might have found someone that will really speak to you in a refreshing confession of Christian faith.
Rob Bell is a pastor with a heart for humanity. He is a person that desires to unite, rather than divide. He is a person who recognizes the burden of our society and addresses them in faithful ways and "Everything Is Spiritual" is a wonderful testimony of God at work within Humanity.
I was blessed to watch this. And I trust that those who have ears to hear will come away from this experience moved in profound ways.
The most disappointing chapter - embarrassing, actually - is Chapter 2, "100 billion galaxies" in which he gives several examples of measurements that, Rob claims, have to be exact or there is no life on earth. "There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of these unbelievably precise numbers that all add up to life on planet earth... It's as if there are these dials to create and sustain life on planet earth. There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of these dials and every single one of them has been adjusted just perfectly... the haunting truth is that if just one of them were even slightly turned in any direction it would render the accuracy of all the hundreds of others irrelevant. It isn't just that there are hundreds and hundreds of these dials, it's that if you mess with just one, it wouldn't matter about the precise accuracy of every single other ones." What are these?
"Our oceans are 3.4% salt, which is the exact percent salt in the human body. 4% salt in the oceans or in our bloodstream, no life on planet earth. 2% salt in our blood stream or the ocean, no life on earth."
I can't say about the human body, but ocean salinity is well mapped and varies with geographic location and the seasons. And every fisherman knows there is life in salt water, brackish water, and fresh water.
"Our atmosphere is 21% oxygen. 23% oxygen, no life on planet earth; 19% oxygen, no life on planet earth."
Numerous examples of life sustained on much more or much less oxygen - mountain climbers, SCUBA divers, fliers, astronauts, intensive care patients, etc.
"a planet is racing through our galaxy at 67 thousand mph. It is also spinning, rotating, at a thousand miles per hour. This planet is called Earth."
Rotation is measured in revolutions per unit time (e.g., rpm), not miles per hour. The earth's rotation with respect to space is 15.041 degrees per hour.
"Unlike other planets, the earth tilts on its axis at 23.5 degrees. Why did the earth tilt? If the earth did not tilt it would become what is called tidely locked, which means one side of the earth would get stuck facing the sun all the time while the other side would never see the sun. One side of the earth would get hotter and hotter until it could not sustain life, while the other side would get colder and colder until it could not sustain life. So that this 23.5 degree tilt of the earth's axis is just exactly precise to allow this blue an green little ball to sustain life."
If the earth did not tilt on its axis it would still have day and night. If the tilt angle were different the seasons would be either less or more extreme, affecting the distribution of living.
"Which raises the question, 'How did we get our moon?' Scientists believe that our moon was some sort of meteor or asteroid that was just flying through our galaxy and essentially got stuck in the earth's gravitational pull."
If a meteorite or asteroid approached the earth from distant space the earth's gravity would pull it into a hyperbolic curve and it would pass the earth moving fastest at the closet point (perigee), definitely not slowing down into an orbit around the earth; or if close enough it could hit the earth.
There is overwhelming evidence of an Intelligent Designer - an incredibly intelligent and powerful One. We do not need to exaggerate the precision. Just consider at the DNA molecule.