04 November, 2014

Where Do We Go Next To Develop God's Internal Laws?

Where do we go next?

I found it interesting that the Pope now agrees with science that the universe was born in a cosmic explosion (Big Bang) some 13.7 billion years ago, which has been expanding since that time.

This is, of course, somewhat different to the Bible's words, but the Catholic Church no longer teaches creationism - the belief that God created the world in six days - and says that the account in the book of Genesis is an allegory for the way God created the world.

An allegory, according to the dictionary, is a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

The Pope said that the Big Bang ...

"... doesn't contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it. The beginning of the world was not 'the work of chaos' but part of a divine plan by the Creator.

Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve. God should not be regarded as some sort of 'magician', waving a magic wand. When we read about creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that He gave to each one so they would reach fulfilment."

I would just question one thing: If man is created so that we can develop according to internal laws, we as individuals can't do this in one life time. We only have to look around us to see this. So, assuming man is immortal, what happens after our present life is over? Do we come back again - reincarnation - or do we learn the next lessons somewhere else?

Just wondering out loud.

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5 comments:

  1. We come back - here, another planet, who knows? I thought the pope's reversal on this was interesting!

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  2. Gosh - I've been staring at this post for thirty minutes. I've reread it four times. You see I have all the answers within me but they're not from me. And though I could write several ages to explain - here's the thing - most would answer - "oh that's simply what you believe." In a real sense they would be correct. In the abstract, "knowing" indicates and proves what God has said He would do - write His laws on my inward parts. I say He has done this to me.
    Having said that - I also know that of myself I can do nothing to be the perfect human. And God has specifically said I would not be without perfect without Him.
    The Pope is right - there is no magic wand. There is a loving hand that is held out to me daily, to take or refuse. There is no magic, but there is mystery. The first sentence of Genesis in the Hebrew language explains that mystery, which foretold, came to pass... and is continuing to evolve.
    God has said: Your thoughts are not My thoughts and your ways are not My ways.

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    1. I don't know that I answered anything to do with your question, Mike. This is all that came to my mind. Excuse the quick ending - messed up to preview and could not get back! Interesting.

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    2. Thank you Dixie - appreciate your wisdom.

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