New information which has arrived from a sophisticated telescope in Antarctica confirms the Big Bang Theory which occurred 14 billion years ago.
What?! The world was not created by the Creator of the Universe??
Several hundred years ago, when Copernicus came up with the theory that the earth is not the center of the universe, it was the Christian Church that strongly objected to this way of thinking.
In those days there was a tight connection between the thought of religion and the thought of belief. Whoever believed in religion, could not accept the notion that our world was not the center of the universe. This seemingly contradicts the Bible, the source of our understanding that man is the center of everything!
How can we live with this sort of contradiction?
There is no doubt that Copernicus' words were heresy! That's the way they thought in the ancient world. There was an inextricable link between the world of science and the world of religion.
Since then, the world has slightly matured. Today we realize there is not necessarily a connection between these two disciplines. Each area specializes in completely different questions, and, even ostensibly opposing insights can "occupy the same house…"
Truth be told, 400 years preceding Copernicus, the Rambam had already written in his book, Moreh Hanevochim (The Guide for the Perplexed) that there is no connection between these two worlds.
Science examines nature's data mentally, as we know – while the Bible is the word of the Creator as it was revealed to us through the true prophets of Israel, and deals with moral questions regarding how we are to relate to one another.
Furthermore, the minute we allow ourselves to "loosen up" between these two areas of thought, not only have we reached amazing achievements in science (which does not contradict the Bible at all, and we will deal with this at length in our next lesson!), but we are also heading towards great achievements in our connection with the Creator of the Universe. We are able to return to the much larger and deeper way of thinking than that which is accomplished through the brain. We will return to the direct connection with G-d; prophecy will again make its appearance!
-------------- In the neantime until the prophecy willcome back:
Have a doctor’s appointment and feel the need to pray?
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The prayers which was passed on traditionally
from the time of the Prophets – And have been
preserved for thousands of years among the people of Israel?!