“Something” or “Nothing”?

Have a seat for this challenging read. Mac Deaver works on the concept of nothingness. This will twist your noggin, in a good way.

Biblical Notes

By Mac Deaver

The issue of “origin” as a concept has to begin somewhere. From whence did everything that is arrive? What is the source of all that we experience on earth? Ultimately, we are going to have to face two theoretical possibilities. Either there was a point at which there was “nothing,” or there has never been a point at which there was “nothing.” But before we go further, let us make sure that we are all on the same page regarding what nothing “is.” Look at those last quotation marks. They indicate that the very concept of “is” is opposed to the very concept of “nothing.” If we say that nothing is so and so, we are trying to give nothing some sort of ontological or “being” status, which by definition it simply cannot have. Nothing is not something. Nothing has no characteristics or qualities. Nothing is void…

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About J. Randal Matheny

Randal has lived in Brazil with his family since 1984. He teaches the gospel in person, in print and on the Internet. Email him!
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