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Job 38:4-6 (The Foundations of Earth) by Parastos Job 38:4-6 (The Foundations of Earth) by Parastos
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“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,

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CielStudios Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that. ^^
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WBrad99 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Hah, this made me smile. Master Architect undertaking the largest construction project in history..
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey bro!

Nice drawing!

I do have a question though. In Revelations it says that Jesus will come upon the clouds with Fire for everyone to see.
How can everyone see it if the Earth is round? :)
I'm neither saying the Earth is flat nor round, I simply don't know.
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WBrad99 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
I see you've already gotten a couple excellent answers to this, but I have an alternative possibility. Everyone can see Jesus descend because, well… we're at the end of the Tribulation by this point. The vast majority of the earth's population has been killed between the judgements of God and the persecution of the antichrist. In the first couple waves of judgement alone we see a quarter of the human race wiped out, and then later a third of what's left; that's half the population of the planet gone within the first 3 1/2 years of the 7-year Tribulation, not counting all the Christians who were raptured and already gone! Numerous other judgements describe unspecified large numbers of people being slain. The antichrist murders at least another 144,000 people (which is a sizable chunk of the population by this point).

In addition to this, another couple judgements turn one third of the earth's land area, one third of its inland water, and all the oceans into uninhabitable wastelands. (One third of the earth's land area is conveniently the size of North and South America; they may be out of the picture at Jesus' Second Coming.) What little of the human race is left by this point will be gathered closely together; the saved believers who haven't been slaughtered hiding together in the mountains, where God told them to flee, and the antichrist's subjects hanging tightly around Jerusalem (most of these subjects have likely been drafted into the military and assembled at Armageddon).

While I don't doubt God's ability to bend matter and make Himself visible to all at once, I think the solution is as simple as this: the few people who remain are all assembled close together out of necessity in the Middle East, since Jerusalem is where the antichrist has set up the world's government. Everybody looking up to see Jesus at once is no different then from everybody looking up to see the sun at once.

I can't recall the references describing all that bloodshed and those judgments off the top of my head, but I can get those to you later if you'd like.
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, could very well be so :)

I mean, it doesn't matter if the Earth is round or flat. It won't determine your eternal future. The only way is to have Jesus as Lord and Saviour and to love him wholeheartedly!
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WBrad99 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Very true...
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CielStudios Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that question wasn't directed towards me, but I'd love to help give an answer. So...ignore this, if you want to. xD Now, I don't know for sure exactly how that'll work-- and no one living does-- but here's my theory. I'm sure if God can build the earth from literally nothing, he could make himself visible to all people at once in the clouds. Kind of like...I don't know, a video game sprite? That's my best reference for it. No matter what direction you're facing in-game, a sprite will always be facing towards you, and all the other players individually, too, in their respective field of vision and whatnot. (I had those Minecraft title sprites in mind that are used on servers to tell you what area you're in based on a hovering thing of text over a beacon. I don't know if you play, but if you do, this'll make a lot more sense. ^^;) But, none of us are John or anything, so we can't tell for sure. ^-^
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Well, I thank you for your answer. Sadly I cannot say I understand it all. I'm no gamer - used to be, but no more - and I'm not familiar with Minecraft.

But why I asked this was because of this:
Apparently the World is round but turned slightly - which is what they say is causing the seasons. But get this: apparently that turn is 66 degrees. I don't know about you, but to me that rings a bell of deceit.
I'm not telling anybody of course! They'd think I'm lunatic. But now that we got to this subject anyway, I thought I'd bring this in :)
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CielStudios Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay! Sorry about that.
All the sites I see say it's a 23.5 degree tilt. :)
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks :)
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CielStudios Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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Parastos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heya Truth-Lover! 

Essentially, when we speak about God, we cannot speak of our categories of space and time.
God is everywhere present and fills all things. Christ, in His incarnation, was born of Mary while still preserving Her virginity intact; He arose from the dead without breaking the sepulchral seals; and He entered the room where Apostles hid without opening the door. 
Also, Jesus will return after the resurrection of the dead, after "the heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place" - meaning that there will be a complete transfiguration of matter as we know it. That fire spoken of in the Revelation is the selfsame light that shone upon the Apostles during Christ's transfiguration on Mount Tabor. In that way, every person will be able to actually see Christ regardless of their actual position in space. :)
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...now that gets me thinking bro! :nod:

Thanks for your easy yet strong explanation!
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Parastos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An iconographer here finished painting the local church with the Last Judgement. I thought you might be interested in the frescoes:

The Angelic Trumpets: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…

The Angels Stop the Time: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…

Angels Descend the Cross: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…

Judgement: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…

The Throne of Judgement: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…

The Righteous: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…

The Sinners: scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v…
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice paintings alright!

Is this catholic?
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Parastos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean by 'Catholic' exactly? :) 
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Parastos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs! :)
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