The Bible, A Unification Perspective
The Nature of God
"The book of nature lies
open to every eye.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
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.
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.
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.