The Majesty of God
This series was birthed from a fire in my belly, a passion for beholding the beauty of the Lord and enquiring in His Temple. God has given us a record of His works that relate to us, to help us find our way to Him and enjoy Him forever. It is, however, only a skeleton record.
The Apostle John said the world itself could not contain all the books that would be necessary to record the things that the Son of God did when He walked on the Earth as Yeshua of Nazareth. From my experience of meditating on the Word of God, I suppose he says this, not only because Yeshua's miracles were so numerous, but also because when God does something, it has layers and depths of meaning that will require an eternity to understand all the implications and applications of it.
Since it was not practical to include every detail, the Lord God gave us the bare bones and has left it to the Holy Spirit to connect the verses, to put muscle and sinew on those bones, to cover them with skin, and to bring them to life as an army of revelation within the soul to fit us for battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Without the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit when reading the Bible, it is like entering a valley of dry bones. This is why some sermons are dead, dry, and boring; the teacher is not under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and does not know how to bring the Word to life, as it says in 2 Corinthians 3:6, "He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."
The Bible itself refers to extra–Biblical documents, such as the Book of Jasher and the Book of Enoch, as valid sources of information. Whether the books by those names that are available to us now are genuine, or simply ancient forgeries that purport to be the books that the Bible was referring to, is another subject, but the test of the reliability of an extra–Biblical source of information is whether or not it agrees with the Bible. At the very least, it should not contradict what is written in the Bible.
If it doesn't contradict the Bible, but seems to be supported in its passages, or can be inferred by its passages, then one has put their God–given imagination and common sense to good use when they incorporate that information to get a clearer picture of Biblical events and to connect with them emotionally, instead of only intellectually, and thus produce more of the fruit of the Spirit.
I can't say for certain that all the events I speak about in this series happened the way that I think they happened, but I think that there is a good possibility that they happened as I suppose they may have. Read on and see if you don't think so, too. You may disagree with some of my conclusions or all of my conclusions, but I might have also brought out some points that you never considered before, and therefore your understanding of the Bible will be enriched.
Whether one has ever heard of the Bible or not, simple logic indicates that the Universe is not an accident, but rather an intelligent design, which in turn indicates that there is an Intelligent Designer, a Creator. God purposely has kept the foundation of the mysteries of the Universe simple so that, no matter how much we may be lacking in intelligence, anybody can comprehend that God made the Universe and that it wasn't hard for Him to do it, as well as understand that He loves us so much that He came to us as a human being named Yeshua of Nazareth to save our souls from sin and its penalty.
There are some highly educated people (but not all) who subscribe to the Theory of Evolution. University degrees do not demonstrate integrity. They demonstrate only that a person has completed courses of instruction and passed tests that require prescribed answers. People with university degrees can spin tales, confusing the issue with a vocabulary beyond the comprehension of the common man. When they assert that everything began with an explosion from which an amoeba emerged that produced all the life forms on Earth, they ignore the fact that explosions produce destruction and chaos; they do not produce order and life. If such an explosion had occurred, there would not be even a single amoeba remaining to divide its cells and produce other life forms; it would have been burnt to a crisp, if this fantastic amoeba existed at all.
The Theory of Evolution is an elaborate fairy tale that strives to make a monkey out of Man, and unfortunately succeeds much too often, for there are many who look for excuses to not submit to God, and thus permit themselves to be deceived. Unfortunately, when people play into this fairy tale, it affects more than just themselves. Sometimes innocent people end up being used as guinea pigs in distressing scientific experiments because the theory of evolution can pass them off as expendable, of no more value than an animal or a "blob of tissue," as if they were merely a cancerous growth that needs to be eradicated. The people in charge of those experiments don't have to concern themselves about public outrage because they have groomed the public, through the educational system, to be indifferent to such brutality and callousness.
A case in point: a government–sponsored experiment with orphaned babies was conducted where all the babies had their basic needs cared for, but only half of the children were given extra attention that included cuddling. Many of the other babies who were left in their cribs without extra attention died. It was proved that children need attention and affection. Duh. Those brilliant scientists who conducted that cruel experiment couldn't figure out through common sense that children need attention and affection?
Any time I read about that experiment, I never read any comment about what a sick experiment it was. To use children like that was callous and the blood of those children who died from emotional neglect is on the hands of those who approved of that experiment and of those who conducted it. People have been groomed to not protest what goes on in the name of Science, as if Science is a god that knows what is best for mankind. It is crazy to trust scientists simply because they are highly intelligent and highly educated. Degrees are not talismans against error, selfish interests, psychotic curiosity, or sadism.
I doubt that people are given all the facts even in university, never mind in books and magazines for the common man, such as how the layers of strata that conventionally determine the dates of artifacts found in them are found in reverse in other parts of the world, and that evidence of people living at the same time as the dinosaurs has been found in some of those strata, and that some of those people were giants, just as the Bible has recorded. Nor, in regards to dating methods, does it seem to be taken into account that radiation levels might be elevated above normal expectations due to radioactive weapons being used on the Earth prior to its recorded history.
Roger Oakland is a biologist who used be an atheist and he believed in the Theory of Evolution, until he contemplated the intricate composition of a cell, which convinced him that there is a Creator. After he realized that the claims of Creationism are true, he became a Christian. Not all scientists believe in the Theory of Evolution, as can be seen in this video on CREATION VS. EVOLUTION where even Dean Kenyon, one of the leading evolutionary theorists in the world, backtracks on aspects of the theory that he used to believe.
Facts and logic do not support the Theory of Evolution, as seen in the video featuring DR. RICHARD LUMSDEN, who used to be an atheist, until honesty compelled him to realize that he was teaching error. I watched a video where the narrator asserted that the fossil records support evolution, but here is a video where a highly educated and qualified individual, DAVID BERLINSKY, avows that the contradictions in the Theory of Evolution are never honestly examined.
DR. JONATHAN WELLS, however, explains some of the flaws in what evolutionist scientists have been presenting to the public as evidence for their theory. It has been predicted that scientists will eventually stop pushing the Theory of Evolution because it has far too many flaws. Judging by how many scientists are already jumping off that leaky boat, it would seem that the prediction is well on its way to being fulfilled.
It is logical that the Creator of the Universe is entitled to make rules to govern His creation, and that it would be unjust of Him to not tell us what the rules are. He sent a record to the Earth to tell Man how he must live in order to realize his optimum potential, as well as to please his Creator. Those who have had access to this Manual for Living have a responsibility to share it around so that everybody on Earth has access to it. Every person on Earth has the right to know how to obtain their inheritance as a wise and noble lord of the Earth, the destiny that God has in mind for all human beings.
To those who do not believe that the Bible is the Word of God, I ask that you give me a hearing, and allow the possibility that perhaps you did not understand what the Bible was saying, and therefore received a distorted view of God that made you feel that you did not want to serve such a God, even if He is the Creator, causing you to look for excuses to disbelieve in Him so that you would not feel condemned about disobeying Him. He is a kind and merciful God who feels compassion for you, and has given you this opportunity to know Him more as He really is.
I don't claim to know Him infallibly, but I do know Him better now than what I did nearly 50 years ago when I first came to see that the Bible tells the truth about God. Before then, I was bruised and wounded and placed in spiritual bondage through the skewed teaching of the Christian sect that I was raised in, and then I got myself more confused by delving into eastern religion, but the Lord opened my understanding and helped me see that the Bible makes sense.
God has revealed Himself to me through His loving care, to help me see that He is not the cold–hearted monster I thought He was, but a tender–hearted God who is full of grace and mercy, as well as very interesting and a lot of fun.
Please bear with me as I draw upon my experiences, observations, studies, and deductions to visualize how the Universe came to be and has been unfolding since its inception. You might discover validity in my deductions, even if it turns out in the end that I was off in some ways.
Click below to read:
The Majesty of God, Chapter 1, The Beginning
The Majesty of God, Chapter 2, Lucifer's Rebellion
The Majesty of God, Chapter 3, Expulsion
The Majesty of God, Chapter 4, Restoration
The Majesty of God, Chapter 5, King of the Earth
The Majesty of God, Chapter 6, The Queen
The Majesty of God, Chapter 7, Animals
The Majesty of God, Chapter 8, Paradise Lost
The Majesty of God, Chapter 9, Travail
The Majesty of God, Chapter 10, Escalating Sin
The Majesty of God, Chapter 11, The Cleansing
The Majesty of God, Chapter 12, The New World
The Majesty of God, Chapter 13, Father of Faith
The Majesty of God, Chapter 14, Sow and Reap
The Majesty of God, Chapter 15, Birth of a Nation
The Majesty of God, Chapter 16, Brothers in Strife
The Majesty of God, Chapter 17, Noble Joseph
The Majesty of God, Chapter 18, Joseph in Chains
The Majesty of God, Chapter 19, Reunion
The Majesty of God, Chapter 20, Moses the Prince
The Majesty of God, Chapter 21, Moses the Pauper
The Majesty of God, Chapter 22, Moses the Prophet
The Majesty of God, Chapter 23, Moses the Pastor
The Majesty of God, Chapter 1000, Soul Diagram