God's 7 Days of Creation

God and one of the 7 days of creation. The creation of Adam by Michelangelo. Detail from Sistine Chapel.
God and one of the 7 days of creation. The creation of Adam by Michelangelo. Detail from Sistine Chapel. | Source

The six days of creation had no time — not 24 hours, not 1 second. They were timeless. They were the template for the universe. They were the Word of God.

The seventh day is the realization of God's Word, the perfection of His Intent. The seventh day currently stands at 13.7 billion years long. Glory be to God. And why not! It's a beautiful universe we live in, and it did not happen by accident. Something created the constructs of space and time, the particles of energy, the mechanics of quanta, and much more.

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The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood (Volume 1)
The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood (Volume 1)

This book is from years of my own research into a biblical timeline compatible with those of mainstream science. I wasn't surprised that God's holy book would match his own creation (reality), but there were many surprises, including discovering through science the target of Noah's Flood -- a species which went extinct at that time.

 

Problems With Ego

Atheists have made a big deal about the sequence of events in the Genesis account of creation. Many of them are too arrogant to care to dig deeper into the possible meaning, because to them the meaning is worthless. It has no value. And that's a shame, for there is value all around us.

If one approaches life and the world around them with an expectation of value, then value appears more often. Solutions to problems are easier, because we are not blinded to their existence. In one of the most startling miracles I've ever created, the event started out with my focus on frustration, rather than solutions. When I realized that I was 100% responsible — giving no blame to others — I felt the loving embrace of God and traffic opened up on one of the busiest streets in the world, like Moses parting the sea.

Scientists are not immune to blindness. Arrogance and ego are equal opportunity cripplers. In my award-winning essay, "Outsiderness in the Scientific Community," I discuss one dynamic of this kind of blindness.

When NASA engineers could not figure out a design for a universal docking mechanism for their various space ships, a child pointed out to his engineer father that a funnel could solve their problems. Thankfully, the father was open to listening to his child. When grown men spend long minutes in heated argument about the friction, wear-and-tear on their Manhattan Project device, a moment's quiet reflection revealed the wear on their parts to be irrelevant, because the use of the atomic bomb would vaporize those worn edges. Blindness can happen to even the loftiest of intellects.

To some Christians, the words in Genesis are to be taken literally. From this, they build a small universe only 6000 years long. But science tells us otherwise. Science may not always be right, but scientists are the experts on physical reality. To ignore reality is to court delusion, and some Christians do this with wild abandon.

Wisdom is far older, far larger and far more intricate than some simple Christians give it credit for being. Having a low IQ is not their problem, but arrogance is. One should approach truth and the gates of Heaven with humility. Good scientists already know this, but some scientists have turned to the dark side (arrogance). So, some scientists and some so-called "Christians" share this one evil trait — deadly ego.

Mechanics of Creation

In 1973, while studying philosophical papers, I suddenly realized the mechanics of creation. My one simple test, that day, revealed the efficacy of those mechanics. The result was instantaneous.

First, one gets the mental image of the desired result. Next, one lets go of that picture, while maintaining perfect confidence of its realization. I understood that the "letting go" part could be accomplished by placing my conscious awareness on some other task.

It took me over thirty years to realize that these simple mechanics had been in Genesis all along.

The clues that led me to a new Genesis timeline compatible with those from science reminded me of the 7 days of creation. The Sabbath, or 7th day, is a day of rest, but also a day of perfection. On that day, one makes oneself more perfect by getting closer to God. But then I realized that the 7th day of creation was also a day of perfection, where the 6 timeless days (God's mental images or words) were made perfect. They were given persistence in the time stream of reality.

For many, getting a picture of timelessness is difficult, because we are immersed in time. We swim in it.

Any creation initially has no time element — no time dimension. It merely is what it is, outside of the space-time continuum. It remains in the discontinuous realm of creation and of God. To give it the continuity of time and space, the creation must be "not-known." The Buddhists use the word "allow" to communicate this concept. This is sort of like making something and then turning your back on it. It is as if you were giving the creation an ability to create itself. In a sense, the creator has weaned the creation of the nest. A similar effect is found in the inertia of a particle in movement or at rest.

When the Nazarene teacher told his followers that the truth would set them free, he was alluding to the mechanics of creation. When one "knows" the truth of a creation, it ceases to have its time dimension. As one moves into the next moment of the time stream, one is free of that former creation — a creation which can no longer pass from moment to moment. That formerly created object has returned to its "moment" or "instantaneity" of creation. For example, this happens when one forgives another for a perceived injury to self. If the forgiveness is complete and truth attained, then resentment is no longer the ball-and-chain it once was. Freedom is attained.

Humanity And Destiny

In the first 6 days of creation, God created Man in His own image. This is the spiritual component — the sleeping immortal within. On the 7th day, God created Homo sapiens — the physical component.

I suspect Genesis was not intended to be entirely sequential. The first few chapters are thematic. The first chapter is the timelessness of God's word. The second reveals the continuity of space-time and its relation to Heaven (the Garden). Third comes the fall of "Man" from grace and the ejection from the Garden. This is the "long sleep" of immortal "death." If that sounds like an oxymoron, you're right. Immortals cannot die, but the complete lack of conscious awareness and the crippled ability to create, makes these baby gods look as good as dead. This looks more like catatonia — a modern term that might be more apt.

Genesis, chapter 4, is the female side of life. Chapter 5 is the male side of life. And Genesis 6 is where our narrative takes on a more event-based quality. This is the protection of God's purpose — to reawaken His sleeping children. This is Noah's Flood story.

In the unraveling of the purpose behind Noah's Flood, God's purpose was brought into sharp focus — the purpose of the creation of Homo sapiens and of the nurturing of civilization and its eventual democratization. Awakening sleeping immortals is not easy, especially when they do not want to be awakened. But that is the nature of the poison of the Forbidden Fruit — a fruit which is hardly physical, but rather a conceptual matrix of ideas and needs. This is similar to the Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" which was discovered embedded in two chapters of Genesis.

Where does this leave us? Not everyone is ready for reawakening. Some have been hurt by physical reality and fixate on its details. All too often, they blame God, or simply disbelieve God exists. Some have been hurt by those who purport to be followers of the awakened one. Those supposed followers, however, follow only their own egos. So, though the count of Christians on this planet may tally in the billions, the actual number of true Christians may prove to be far less than this. Those who are humble and loving would not condemn others — would not start wars against "unbelievers."

Suffering is a part of mortal life. It is a part of the process of awakening. We should not embrace suffering, however. Masochism is not the goal. But we should not resent it, either. We should be grateful for all of life's lessons. For, in that gratitude, we open our eyes to see that for which we can be truly grateful. The water of everlasting life is right here. One decision could use that water to wash away the poison we took in the Garden. With that antidote, we open our immortal "eyes" and regain permanent continuity of consciousness, removing the need for our Homo sapiens bodies.

Alas, too many are still so attached to these beautiful creatures, despite the problems we suffer with them.

The Miracle of Awakening

A fellow Hubber helped open my eyes a little further. He is Hindu and his Hub on "How to see God - Part 1" showed me a new way (new to me, at least) to open my immortal "eyes" to God a little more. His parable of the drowning acolyte gave me a perfect tool for developing the proper hunger to overcome the barriers of mortal desire.

There are lessons that can be learned all around us. If our heart is truly open, then we are ready for the opportunities when those lessons become available.

And just now, as I was finishing writing this Hub, I found the love of God again, in its full glory. I found myself holding my breath and not feeling the desperate urge to take another breath, because He had sustained me. I continued to hold my breath and found my body at peace. In great joy, I exhaled a laugh, emptying my lungs, yet continued to refrain from inhaling. Time passed. My body remained at peace. There were no convulsions to gasp in the needed oxygen, because I now hungered more for the Father's embrace than for my mortal existence. I was sustained by a more permanent "breath of life."

Yesterday, after I had finished reading my Hindu friend's Hub, I tried to hold my breath and found overwhelming discomfort and convulsions occurring after only twenty seconds. I pictured in my mind the vector of intention to gain more oxygen. I then compared that to my vector of "need" for God's love and attempted to harness that spiritual need to the powerful physical need. Today, I was ready to receive the gift for which I had asked

 

The 7th Day

We are living in God's 7th day. It is a day of perfection wherein the images in God's mind were made manifest as physical reality. This reality may not be "perfect" in the critical sense, but it is "perfect" as a self-perpetuating realization of the instantaneity which was creation.

This universe is a good "day." Make the best of it — all 13.7 billion years of it and whatever else we care to take of it.

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Sam9999 6 years ago

Thought provoking hub! I enjoyed it.


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, Sam. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Anti-Dolt 6 years ago

I don't know if it is true or not with you, but I hear that a lot of these religion hubs' admin, often delete comments without reason. I sure hope you don't delete mine, since I just have a simple query:

I'm very familiar with metaphorical speak, but don't ya think the metaphors that are often laid out in holy scripture and/or format, are left to be ambiguous for a perspective reason? You know, not really nothing carved in stone but just left to possible find an angle of observation, if one can't find any other option through one's own self. Hey, sort of like how Nostradamus' quatrains are often interpreted as people see fit. Interesting subject; please elaborate on the metaphorical value of all of this, for us grammatically challenged ones, when you get a chance......

Thanks in advance!


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Mark Knowles 6 years ago

Guess you are not interested in logical discussion after all. LOLOLO


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Utterly fascinating, my friend. I truly enjoyed reading about your concepts. You think out of the box—in a good way. Thank you for this pleasure.


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Mark Knowles, you bring up some good points and raise some very important issues. I appreciate that, and I appreciate your passion for your viewpoint. That's all good stuff.

However, you bring with it enough illogical half-truths and divisive anger to choke a horse. If you can leave the vindictive attitude behind, I'd love to discuss things with you, but that's your choice.


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

James, you made my day. I appreciate your comments and glad to share.

My own explorations continue.


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Mark Knowles 6 years ago

Ah - I see. So rather than discuss it rationally - you delete my comments.

ciao


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Anti-Dolt, I looked at your blog and found it raunchy, obscene and full of zany fun! Very creative. I love it.

DELETIONS?

I don't know why you mention "religion hubs' admins." Any hub's admin has a duty to remove content that adds little and detracts much from the discussion at hand. That would apply to hubs or articles on pets, automobiles, space travel or even sexy ladies.

If anyone were to have a hub or article on sexy ladies, for instance, the hub admin would be duty bound to remove a comment from a judgmental, arrogant, Bible-thumping pseudo-Christian, especially if that egotistical religious nut had little to say of value, but tons of attitude attached to it. But then, the admin might find some oblique value in answering such a comment. That's a judgment call.

And thankfully not all "Christians" are that way.

I have been tempted to delete some comments from a religious nut on another hub, because what they said was full of holier-than-thou attitude. However, I left the comments in place only because there was enough valuable content for extending the discussion.

Initially, I included the comments of an atheist on this hub, but the attitude of vindictive self-righteousness was thicker than that of the religious nut. There were many juicy points made, but I felt the arrogance was too thick. Regrettably, I felt it necessary to delete the good with the bad. Alas! Some people shoot themselves in the foot that way.

SIMPLE QUERY?

Mr. Dolt, your query is anything but simple, but delicious enough to warrant discussion. Thanks for bringing it up.

What you say is a bit unclear (yes, grammatically-challenged), but I think I get the gist of it. And a very good point. (BTW, the grammar on your blog is far better. I appreciate your misguided compassion in trying to "dumb it down" for me, but it wasn't necessary. Really. But thanks anyway.)

INTERPRETATION AD INFINITUM

Nostradamus' quatrains are a wonderful example of obfuscation. If there is any value in them, Nostradamus did a good job of hiding that value. One quatrain, for instance, talks about some people (by name) dying 200 kilometers off the coast. My first impression was that the names were of astronauts 200 kilometers above the Earth (in orbit... off the coast of Earth). Yet, there are so many possible interpretations. With a monkey typing on a typewriter, there may be an occasional word or two in all of the "scribble." Similarly, in the quatrains of Nostradamus, there may be an occasional "alignment" to make the believer's hearts start fluttering.

Is there any truth in the Bible? What if there is? What if a profound truth is woven into the obscene narrative of hate, wars, incest, adultery and all that fun stuff we humans like to do? I think there is. And I think many of the apparent "mistakes" are red-flag clues to a deeper, hidden wisdom.

However, it's not easy to find something valuable with a bulldozer. That's arrogance, for you. If there is any good stuff, such an attitude runs right over it, whether the ego comes from atheist, holier-than-thou freak, or rigidly logical scientist. Sometimes answers are not in a nice, simple box. Einstein found that out when he used a little imagination to imagine a relativistic universe.

For instance, Genesis talks about Man being created twice--first as immortal spirit and then as Homo sapiens. The physical flesh is obvious, but not nearly as interesting. Many people have had spiritual experiences. Many more have had delusions or hallucinations. But this is Terra Incognita--the undiscovered country. This may not be the "final frontier," but it remains a frontier, nonetheless.

Mr. Dolt, do you think you have a spiritual component? Have you ever had an out-of-body experience, seeing without human eyes? Have you ever had any other kind of spiritual experience (and I'm not talking sex with a beautiful woman)?


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Mark Knowles, as I said before, you made some good points. What I deleted were the uncivil attitudes attached to them. I cannot very well edit your comments to leave the juicy topics in place while deleting the offending portions.

As I said, it's your choice. You can re-submit the salient issues you brought up, but in a civil manner, and I will gladly _not_ delete your comments. And again, it's your choice.

May God bless you always. Ciao, my friend.


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Mark Knowles 6 years ago

You must be joking. Resubmit to suit you? Yup - genuine thought police. Oh - sorry - Christian. LOL No wonder you cause so many wars.

Dear me. :(


Anti-Dolt 6 years ago

@Lone77Star:

Thanks for the Blog promo; I'm glad you enjoy my politically incorrect blogspot.

I meant to reply earlier, but I've been busy adding vile content throughout my other blogs & websites, along with posting demented comments and fire-starting tidbits on random people's comment fields via the world wide web.

Plus, I had to take care of several offline errands and chores, as I'm yet to get my beer delivered through cyber means. LOL!

I always enjoy getting people to think, even if they would rather see me stick my head (either one of them) in a gargantuan blender while hitting the 'grate' button during the blending process. Ha-ha!

Well, I'm not an atheist but I'm damn sure not into organized religions, either. Lets just say I have a diverse way that I look at existence and/or life itself and it is not uncommon for me to often add a touch of my personal wooism into the mix. I guess you could call it the religion of one's self that leads to a theory of unity - with a very open mind to endless possibilities, and also with a hint of self-inflicted woo-woo, science, hate, love, and utter indifference for anything other than what I feel - due to the experiences at hand.

You took my bait quite nicely; I hope it tasted well. Cheers!


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Mark Knowles, I admire your keen ability for illogical and hate-filled invective. That might be a useful talent somewhere, though I'm hard-pressed to figure out where (LOL).

Thought police? That is deliriously funny (LOL). Do you think you would be invited to a party after yelling insults at prior parties? I suppose you would, if it was a "yelling insults" party. That could be fun and perhaps challenging, especially if we had lots of booze and wild women to win for the best insults. I would have to beg out of that contest; my wife wouldn't allow it. ;)

And, Mark, you seem to be a master at illogics, so I'm still not convinced you would be a valuable asset in any logical debate. Non sequitur, ad hominem, arguments to ignorance and other illogics do not bode well for any hope of being invited to a logical debate. Alas! You bring up some important issues. I guess I'll just have to write a Hub instead of debate with you. Yet, it would be so much more fun to debate.

Cause so many wars? Wow! Thanks, Mark. I didn't know I was so powerful. A veritable Hitler and Stalin rolled into one. Tasty violence! But you know, I think wars are started more by illogical, hate-filled people like you. Yes, there have been many such illogical, hate-filled Christians, Moslems, Hindus and others affiliated with religions. That does not convict the religions. It would be illogical to do so. It convicts their ego, their arrogance and their hateful attitude. Look in a mirror, Mark. That's what I'm talking about.

The guy who yells "FIRE!" in a theater is thrown in jail not to trample on his USA "First Amendment" rights to Free Speech, but because he is being dangerously irresponsible. Just look in a mirror, Mark. You are not invited to this party because of your bad behavior. Clean up your act, and you will be invited.

There are numerous atheists I admire. They are not hate-filled war-mongers who accuse first and ask questions later. It's not because you are an atheist, agnostic or anything. It's your behavior that's out-of-line.

Baileybear, for instance, is a hubber and atheist I admire greatly. She shows a great deal of class (most of the time). But she's been hurt by ignorant, stupid (and there is a difference), hate-filled, arrogant Christians. I don't blame her. Some of those Christians are already in hell, as far as I'm concerned. The flames of ego are licking at their minds.

I can't help but love you, Mark. You are a fellow human and brother immortal. I hope some day you wake up to that, and that whatever "bee sting" hurt your mind will have healed. Anger is not a very pretty way to live your life, now matter how good ego feels thrashing out the insults.

Take care, my friend.


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Anti-Dolt, your humor reminds be a bit like that found in Mad Magazine. Zany and off-the-wall! Hilarious.

I have to admit, your blog is not my favorite, but your content has the ability to shake up people's stuck viewpoints, if they can get past their own prejudices.

If we don't have the freedom to look in dark places, we will never be able to shine a light there. Spiritual awakening will die a slow death.

And please! Don't use the blender! Your head is much more valuable un-grated. ;)

Yes, the bait was tasty. But now I have to ask, did you read my article? It's far from the usual religious dogma. Catma? Karma? Whatever... Any thoughts on it?


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C.V.Rajan 6 years ago from Kerala, India

Hi Star,

Thanks for your note that brought me here. This article is thought provoking, though, I should admit that the direction of flow of the theme of the article was not too clear to me. Perhaps I should give a more peaceful second read.

Coming to your observation about your stopping breathing and the inner peace; Interestingly, this subject is dealt with in Hinduism. Breathing is called "Parana" and controlled breathing technique is known as "Pranayama". Saints say that mind and prana are interconnected. If your mind calms down and stops, your breathing calms down and stops.

Conversely, when the prana is calmed down and stopped, the mind too calms down and stops. When mind stops wavering you attain peace. So, as part of meditative technique, Practice of pranayama is also recommended by many Hindu schools of religious practice.

But there are also saints who say that mind/ prana will automatically calm down from other spiritual practices too (like Bhakti - devotion to God).

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Rgds

C.V.


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Disappearinghead 6 years ago from Wales, UK

An interesting alternative view. I just don't understand the arogance of some Christians who absolutely insist the the 6 day creation must be literal. From Gen 2.4 we have a different sequence of events than those from Gen 1:1. Some say this indicates different authors...maybe.

However as long as Western Christians approach the OT from a Western mindset, they will always have difficulty understanding it, and in the case of Genesis, try to to it into a literal 6day science book.

The Solution I believe is to submit to the Jewish authority on this one. Genesis was written for them with their culture and mindset in mind. So that is what I'm trying to do. As a gentile, I'm seeking to understand Jewish culture, and that way scripture will open up its true meanings. From what I've seen thus far, the Jewish view is that Genesis is not literal, and the days could be eons of time.

Interestingly, their view on the 'fall' of man is somewhat different too. There is no personification of evil called 'satan' but there is a 'yetzer hara' an inner inclination to do evil. That's what went wrong at th beginning. Eve had an inner conflict, and decided to disobey. Though holding such views as a Christian is to get oneself labelled a heretic.

Oh Lord how can we turn back the tide of bigotry and blind unbelief?


Anti-Dolt 6 years ago

Ahh, man; I was hoping I could stay in the debate just to joke around a bit more, but ya want me to get serious.

What's your question, oh, what did I think of your article? Okay, it's simple:

It just simply stated the obvious that the whole "bible thing" can either be took as a bunch of metaphors that is open for everyone to twist and turn into whatever they want to make out of it, as long as they stay by the code of conduct that permits the flame thrower and the grand lake of hell fire for all of us ignorant folks.

The other aspect of this article covers what you think of the fools who call their self "Christians" who are actually dumb enough to take it all literally, as I also have wondered about how dumb can a person get, so I agree with ya there.

What do I think? I think you should have turned to Buddhism if you can't do like me, for example, and believe in your own self, because other than listening to my blended brain of chaos, maybe you should just keep reading other peoples' madness. Hmm, you sound more like you lean toward the Buddhist way, as there is nothing wrong with that, if it helps you find your way.

I'm not here to ridicule, but I can't help that some people sit on top of their roof at night and pretend to fly away while imagining that they are somewhere else, even though they are merely sitting on their roof. Even my alien hood rats from another planetary system (that I communicate with through my interstellar beacon) will tell ya that your body is only vessel (capsule) to carry your soul from place to place, but that is only after you physically die. So I can't answer your question about if I have ever had an "out-of-body" experience, unless you really want things to get kooky around here...AND we're talking about spiritual transit times and all that crazy mess, ha-ha!

Hey, as I've tried to tell people before, you can't organize the chaos of creation, so take that however you like.

I can be just as much a lunatic as the next guy; I can play the rational role if needed; I can joke or get serious...along with that hateful game called "I'm intellectual and you're not." Ha-ha!

I also like the original series Star Trek and the Twilight Zone; I enjoy big booty babes, my favorite hobbies are [...] ......


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, C.V. I appreciate your information on breathing. When I was a teenager, my whole family practiced breathing exercises, sitting in lotus position and meditating.

And thanks for the helpful comments on the flow of the article.


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Disappearinghead, I love your insights, especially the 'yetzer hara' -- inner inclination to do evil. I have long felt that "satan" was ego -- selfishness. The seed of this was with Adam's and Eve's (our) arrogance to think we knew better by disobeying.

How can we turn back the tide of bigotry and blind unbelief? By having these discussions in the open where the bigots and the blind can find them. Ultimately, though, it's up to them to decide to turn back. And that's important. What got them (and us) in trouble to begin with was a decision in the Garden (heaven). We each (individually) have to "decide" to step back into the Garden. No one can make us do it.

My friend (beloved "enemy"), Mark Knowles, is playing some delicious game of hate and can't seem to get past that. To him, all Christians are the cause of war and strife, even though most wars had nothing to do with Christianity or Christians. As long as he continues focusing on hate, he will never see. Ego is an equal-opportunity slave master. All we can do is wish him the best and try to help others who are more interested in the light than in the dark.


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lone77star 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Anti-Dolt: Ahh, man! I didn't mean to make things too serious, but I see you didn't let it descend into that too far.

Buddhism? Yeah, been there, done that, and loved it. Still do. Gautama Siddhartha was one very cool dude. He broke down the walls between ego and the immortal self and had ego wither and die. THAT is a major accomplishment. Heck, I've been at it for several million years, and still don't have it right. And yes, I can remember some of that stretch.

OBE? I've only done it once with any degree of clarity, and it wasn't your typical drug-induced or trauma-generated "vision." No, that evening in 1971, I was wide awake, having a conversation with a spiritual counselor, then suddenly I was 5 meters off my body's left shoulder and 5 meters off the ground. I had no contact with my body whatsoever, yet I could see as clearly as if I were using my Homo sapiens eyes.

About a year later, I met a fellow named Larry Smith who had a far better "skill" at stepping out sans corpus. He was part of a research effort in the mid-50's. During one research session, he was asked to go to an office where he'd never been before. While there, he was asked to describe the contents of the room next door. Though the door was closed, he described the contents accurately, including reading off the titles of the books on the file cabinet next to the door. No doubt, the CIA might have wanted to talk to him, if they had known about him. He was an archaeologist. I wonder if his talent came in handy for finding artifacts.

Well, I have to disagree with you on organizing the chaos of creation. That seems to be my "talent." Like, looking at Genesis and finding the Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" embedded. It wasn't easy, and it took a few years of research, but now it's as obvious as "let there be light."

From the sound of it, I gather that you're not too attached to any one viewpoint. That sounds like a whole lot of freedom. Keep enjoying! But I think the big escape from this joint is coming down, soon. And I figure you gotta be in the right place at the right time, figuratively speaking. Hope to see you on the other side.


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A.Villarasa 5 years ago from Palm Springs

Hello Lone Star:

First I must congratulate you for a very thought provoking presentation of the perspicacious connectedness of God-Universe-Man. I am very thrilled as well that a fellow Filipino would have the intellectual temerity to tackle believers and non-believers alike in their not being able to discern the verity of man's dual reality i.e. the spiritual and the physical. As you so aptly stated... their EGO just got in the way.

In my own hubs, I have written my belief that man's existence on earth has a higher purpose, the purpose being... that man, having been allowed to evolve, by his creator(God), with a mutli-layered and multi-faceted complexity that is the human brain, should and would follow his destiny to seek the mysteries and therefore the meaning of his existence and the universe that sorrounds him.


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A.Villarasa 5 years ago from Palm Springs

Hello again:

Sorry about my mis-perception that you are Filipino... was blindsided by your posted Cebu Philippines address.


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

AV, thanks for stopping by. No problem thinking I'm Filipino. My brother has been married to a Filipina for 21 years, and I've been married to one for 3. Having lived here for 3+ years, I'm an "adopted son."

Thanks for the kind words and keen observations. I look forward to reading more of your hubs and sharing insights.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Absolutely outstanding. I haven't written a theological hub in .. too long. (I've been banging the political monkey promoting my new organization.) I was studying the Pew Survey on Christian percentages, and kicking around a hub on God verses the Intellect. About that time the old "you've got mail" came through the sound system, and there you were following me. I'm honored to say the least. I've written some hubs in this area that has stirred up some interesting debate, but nothing much above the norm. This was totally fresh, and now I'm following you my friend. Thumbs up, useful, and awesome!

jim


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, Jim. I appreciate your kind words, and I am honored to have you stop by.

I look forward to reading your hubs. And I noticed you live in Tucson. I spent ten years in Phoenix before moving to the Philippines three years ago. A different kind of heat, here.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

I got that. I also have a home in Houston, and that's a different kind of heat there too. (laughing)

jim


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I fully understand what you are saying. But,! if we are to accept the Bible as factual at least for the most part if not all then we must accept the Bible's own interpretation of a day as being from sunrise to sunrise as expressed in Genesis as the first day is described. That said all six days would be as described.

See Gen: 1:5..Gen: 1:8..Gen:1:13..Gen: 1:19..

Gen: 1:23..Gen: 1:31


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, Dave. I appreciate your input.

I personally believe the Bible is a tool to get us to a certain state of mental preparedness. That tool includes many methods. Like a mystery whodunit, couldn't the Bible use misdirection to get us to work for those clues? The object of the Bible is not to spoon feed us a nice bedtime story, but to right a multi-million year wrong. That takes tough work and a faith that the answers can be found.

I've had a little experience with creation and miracles. It has taken me more than thirty years to understand my experiences. I'm still learning. And yet, I see parallels between Genesis 1 & 2 and the mechanics of creation I discovered three decades ago.

God exists outside of space and time. He is superior to them. They are His products. Creation takes place outside of the space-time continuum. That is what I have observed. The so-called "day of rest" is the act of "perfecting" a timeless creation, and giving it the dimension of persistence. Finding the "truth" of something is the opposite effect--that of taking the time dimension out of an object or problem. Thus we are set free.

The "trick" of the Bible is to elicit from us the proper humility--the proper point-of-view. Like looking through a telescope, you have to place your eye just so to receive the image. The Bible guides us to place our minds just so. Don't get lost in the details, or be thrown by the "misdirection." Those are there to help us find the proper humility.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

77,

I'm a big fan of guys like Lewis, Sakall, Moreland, and Sproul. My journey takes me all over the place I'm afraid. As I said in an earlier comment, I find you to be really fresh, and love your analogies. Wishing you a fantastic New Year.

jim


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

lone77star: you ask about "Mis-direction" this is a tool of Lucifer, aka. satan. Granted spoon-feeding us a bedtime story is not how we are to see the Bible, but as a tool or a guide derived from the past enabling us to manoeuver through the present as effortlessly as possible. It also gives us a glimpse into what might be the future, maybe not in our time, but in time somewhere.

I see the Bible as a text book like a History text, only this one also holds clues to the future too. If we look at people like Cesar, Napolean Hitler, infamous leaders in history, each learned valued lessons from those preceding them therefore the Bible is a History text and through the prophets Pre-Messiah we learned of His coming. The Messiah gives to John a glimpse into our past, present, and future, until Christ returns to reclaim that which is rightfully His, earth and humanity.

I am aware that all written in the Bible cannot be taken literally, for instance the writings of John in Revelations. The writings here are purely prophetic in nature and open to a wide interpretation as to how they should be received, but still the Bible doesn't lie, nor does it contradict itself, to the contrary, both old and new testaments seem to compliment each other.


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

NoPants, thanks! Could you tell me the full names of the authors you mentioned? I too am all over the place in my search. You have my curiosity.

May this new year be rewarding to you and yours.


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks Dave, for your words of wisdom.

I understand that Satan can use misdirection. He can also use seduction, which is a form of misdirection. Something that feels good is not necessarily righteous.

The Bible talks of God's vengeance and God hating. And yet, God is strictly and only a loving Father. This is the kind of "misdirection" I mean. And perhaps there is a better word for what I mean.

What is God's vengeance? How is it compatible with God's love? How did God's hate of Esau have anything to do with love?

Those who dig deeper into the Bible's wisdom find new meaning and see exactly how such wording not only is compatible with God's love, but complements it in a deeply spiritual way.

How was Jesus "turning the other cheek" or "loving his enemies" when he whipped the money changers in the temple? How was God being a loving Father when he brought Noah's Flood or the fire which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Knowing the truth behind these stories, it is easy to see why they are entirely loving actions.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

lone77star,

You bet my friend. I'm refering yo C.S. Lewis, J.P. Moreland, Dan Sakall, and R.C. Sproul. There are of course, others like Peter John Kreeft, and Willian Lane Craig. When I quit reading the Bible and started to study it, I realized a lot of what has been taught here in the west reguarding scripture, just isn't there, while so much is there that isn't taught. In short, I'm amazed at how true science and scripture line up so beautifully. I've found these gentlemen re enforce what my brain and heart have put together.

jim


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Jim, this is great. C.S. Lewis I've heard of, of course. I'll check out the others, also. Thanks, my friend.


Anti-Dolt 5 years ago

@Lone77Star:

Held your breath lately?

Just checking if you are currently using our "earthly" reconing of time, or if you are still living in the Creator's seventh day.


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Anti-Dolt, long time no hear. Welcome back!

Held breath lately? No, still working on the impediments to faith, though. I've create a lot of garbage over the past few eons and I'm still too attached to all of it.

I'm not sure what you mean by your last sentence. My understanding of Genesis 1-2 is that the first 6 "days" were not days by "earthly" reckoning. And that the 7th day is all of physical existence -- everything since the Big Bang.

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