One of the most dangerous things in life is to make determinations about one’s destiny from a base of ignorance. The more consequential our deductions and conclusions are, the more we must seek accurate understanding. Determinations of issues of faith have eternal consequences. We must not swim in the pool of ignorance.
Well respected intellectual magazines like The Economist have sometimes written about “the myth of the Bible.” That becomes a very questionable deduction in the face of pertinent facts and realities. Doesn’t the nation of Israel exist as a historical fact and modern reality? Don’t Arabs exist as descendants of Abraham through Hagar’s Ishmael? Didn’t Pharaoh exist? Didn’t history record the existence of Paul? Aren’t his letters being studied in universities? Didn’t Babylon exist? Aren’t its archaeological sites in modern day Iraq? Wasn’t Jesus a historical figure? Aren’t the New Testament journeys of Paul traceable in modern day Turkey? How then can the Bible be a myth?! It is not advisable to wrestle with the Word of God. We do so to our destruction, the Bible says.
Our lack of knowledge or understanding of the Word of God cannot impeach the credibility of God. The veracity of the Word of God is not anchored on our understanding. That we don’t understand the science of creation or the language of its narration cannot make it a myth. Creation is extreme science. If only we take time to STUDY the Word of God as Paul admonished. That certain of us can’t see Lucifer doesn’t make him a myth. That he is called a myth is in fact the proof of his existence. That our space probes can’t detect the location of Heaven and Hell doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Neither does our limited understanding of spiritual realities disprove spirit facts. Ignorance cannot be the metrics of knowledge. It’s the other way round.
It is disingenuous to accept Jesus as a historical fact yet mythicize his words and acts. You can’t separate Jesus from his words. He says we should believe what he tells us about Heaven because he knows what he’s talking about. In John 3:11-13 MSG, Jesus said: “Listen carefully. I’m speaking sober truth to you. I speak only of what I know by experience; I give witness only to what I have seen with my own eyes. There is nothing secondhand here, no hearsay. Yet instead of facing the evidence and accepting it, you procrastinate with questions. If I tell you things that are plain as the hand before your face and you don’t believe me, what use is there in telling you of things you can’t see, the things of God? No one has ever gone up into the presence of God except the One who came down from that Presence, the Son of Man.” And where’s Heaven, you ask? Heaven is in a higher dimension. We live in a dimension. Earth exists in a dimension. Our pedestrian understanding of scriptures is what makes us think Heaven is “up there” as if after Neptune. The biology of the denizens of this higher dimension is beyond bizarre. Read the Book of Revelation. Winged creatures with a plethora of eyes?! The eyes can see around and “within”. Locusts that look like horses… Dragon creatures… Chimeras… The physiological attributes of these creatures will instill fear in grown men.
Whatever laws of Physics operate in this realm we have no idea of! The laws of physics as we know them break down! This is a dimension without time as attribute. This may be difficult to grasp because we live in a space-time dimension. Time is the 4th dimension for us. It is woven into the fabric of space. (I’m not being creative. This is science). How can time be woven into “length, breath and height” you ask? But that’s one of Einstein’s great insights. The truth is, our understanding of the Bible only turns into incredulity when we encounter narration of higher dimension Physics.
Yet God constantly superimposes the higher laws of Physics onto our existence. It’s why we have “miracles.” Miracles overthrow our laws of science. But what we call miracles are normalcy to God. The parting of the Red Sea is no big deal to God. There are bigger “impossibilities” in the Book of Revelation.
Angels are clearly not products of our 3D dimension. Neither are demons or Lucifer. Remember Lucifer was an angel in Heaven. Angels are higher dimensional creatures. It’s why they have out of this world capacities. They fly at the speed of light. Hebrews 1:7, referring to the angels He says, [God] Who makes His angels winds and His ministering servants flames of fire. These angels undertake interdimensional errands.
From Daniel we learn about the political geography of the spirit realm. Why can’t we see angels and demons? Why can’t we see God? They can see us. Why can’t we see them? It is for the simple reason that Physics tells us we can’t apprehend higher dimensions from a lower. Physicists often use the illustration of a mythical “Flatland” creature to explain the limitations of lower dimensions. To a Flatland creature existing in 1D, everything is a line. (A line is one-dimensional). Everything appears in 1D to a one-dimensional creature. He CAN’T see beyond 1D. As far as this 1D creature is concerned, our 3D world CANNOT exist. He is bound by the limitations of his dimension.
As lower dimensional creatures, we can’t ordinarily access higher dimensions. We have limitations. Like the Flatland creature, to us in the natural realm, the notions of Heaven, Hell, angels, demons will be difficult to grasp. When Jesus says he is from “above” he is in essence telling us we are Flatland creatures. And the Bible says the higher dimensional realities of the Kingdom of God can only be apprehended through faith. In other words, faith is a higher dimensional knowledge device. Paul made copious references to the higher dimension. He says for example that the things that are visible are temporary but the things that are invisible are eternal. In other words, the invisible do not have time as dimension. They’re timeless – “eternal.” God does not dwell in time for example. He can’t grow old. It’s why he calls himself “I am”. He is present continuous existent. Jesus taught the laws of this higher dimension. Believe first and you will see, he says. (We say seeing is believing). Nothing shall be impossible to him who believes. Why? Because there are no “impossibilities” in the higher dimension.
If you want the high life, please pray this prayer: Father, I call upon you. I know that I am a sinner and Jesus died for me. I accept him today as my Lord and Saviour. Amen. Congrats! Now go to church and learn the higher laws of Physics. Go learn about faith. God bless!
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