The Bible,        A Unification Perspective

 

            The Nature of God

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From Emile,,

"The book of nature lies open to every eye.
It is from this sublime and wonderful volume that I learn to serve and adore it's Divine Author. No person is excusable for neglecting to read this book, at it is written in a universal language, intelligible to all mankind."

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

  The existence and nature of God has been questioned and debated endlessly. Yet the Bible gives us validation for using logic, reason and observation in our approach to an answer.

  
Romans 1:18-20 "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature-- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

   What may be known about God, his qualities and divine nature, are "plain" and "clearly seen" in the creation. In Genesis it says,, 

  
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Gen 1:1

   So in logical terms, the relationship between God and the Creation  is a relationship of cause & effect.

  So if we observe the universal and unchanging qualities within the creation, we should begin to understand the fingerprints, the underlying nature of God.  Just as the qualities and nature of an artist can be seen in the art itself. 

  First, when we look at ourselves as a creation of God, we see that we exist as either a male or female. No matter where we live, or in which era in history, we have always existed and reproduced in a pair system. Man and Woman. 

   Likewise, animals exist in a pair system, male and female. Plants propagate by way of a stamen and pistil. Even subatomic particles, the basic building blocks of all matter, possess either a positive charge, a negative charge, or a neutral charge formed by the neutralization of the positive and negative elements. 

   And finally, in
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

   

 

 

 

Man and woman exist as a visible expression of God's invisible nature. Therefore, we can say that within God there exists original masculinity, and original femininity, in perfect and divine harmony. Mankind is therefore born from God, and we are His children. God is our original true parent. 

   Then throughout the Bible we see examples of God's heart expressed in the firmness, discipline and justice of a Father, or the unconditional, forgiving and embracing love of a Mother, because every attribute of parental love originates within God. 

   Another pair system that has existed throughout time and creation are the elements of internal character and external form, or mind and body. The mind being invisible and subjective while the body or form is visible 
and objective. This pair system is likewise seen in all levels of creation, within man, animals, plants, and down to the inherent directive nature within particles of energy. 

   So within God there is the power and energy of his being, which allows Him to create and sustain the universe. And there is His inner being, heart & mind. The eternal thought, love and awareness that exist at the core and heart of God, likewise permeates the universe. Therefore God is omnipotent, and omnipresent. 

   Whatever God creates contains an element of himself, a symbol or expression of his mind & heart. For example, the idea of flight exists and originates within the mind of God, and finds it's expression in the birds of the air. God's absoluteness and unchangeability is seen in the majesty of a mountain range. The whole process of creation is one of manifesting his whole thought, heart and will into visible form. Therefore the mind of God can be seen in the design, beauty and purpose inherent in all of creation. 

   Man and woman, however, are not mere symbols or a minor consumer in the food chain of life. To bring about an object of His heart, the finale of creation was the emergence of another eternal divine being, or couple. 
Man and Woman were to be His temples, freely breathing the air of God's own heart & spirit. Therefore, God's investment in the creation of His first children, Adam & Eve, was total and complete. Therefore it says that man is made in God's image, male and female, and then He rested.

 

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