Before there was separation,
there was One.
Our homegrown perspective defines this separation as “Creation” or “our known Universe”. For the sake of this story, the first cause of all we can perceive is labeled as God. God named himself “I-AM”.
I-AM is our key.
An extravagant work of beauty is found in allowing (moreover creating) choice… not to mention the freedom and self-awareness that can be opened no other way.
Growing out of this, we humans have boundaries we are born into. One of those is that we only gain knowledge by experience – even if some experiences are through our heart’s imagination.
God’s enemy (named “False-Accuser”) used our species as a trap… and his invention of lying (though cleverly masked as figurative language) grew out of his character, and led to a run on God’s throne. From that point forward; we have fed our addiction to the power of self-exaltation (which is a lie). This juggernaut of evil stretches its roots each time we fight to protect that power by silencing truth. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves.
Every society has some explanation for what was in place before all this life on earth – even if it’s a giant plate balancing on the back of infinite tower of turtles… all the way down.
The only truly foolish choice seems to be found in pretending none of it matters.
Our best scientific minds calculate that (traced far enough backwards) everything in our physical universe was so dense that mass and energy was infinite and unified.
God is One.
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Includes all Jesus’ words from: Matthew 4:23–5–6–7–8:1 Luke 6:17–7:1 Mark 2:13 One day; Jesus was walking down by the sea. Noticing a crowd around him, he climbed up a mountain side. Finding a level place to teach his followers, he said, Blessed are the spiritual beggars, because God’s Kingdom is theirs. Blessed are you who […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: Matthew 8:2-4, 9:1-8 Mark 1:35-2:12, 3:1-12 Luke 4:42-44, 5:12-26, 6:6-11 Early the next morning, he got up before sunrise and went off by himself. Finding him; Peter passed on the crowd’s demands for Jesus, and he said to them, “Let’s go to other towns. I must speak-out the good news […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: Matthew 8:5-34 Mark 1:21-34 Luke 4:31-41, 7:2-10 On Sabbath in his new hometown; Jesus was approached by Jewish leaders asking him to heal someone. The army commander who just built the new church had a favorite servant who was ready to die. Jesus went with them, and the Officer came […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: Mark 1:16-34 Luke 4:31-41, 5:1-11 and 7:2-10 Matthew 4:18-22 and 8:5-34 Jesus saw Peter and Andrew as they were cleaning their nets on the beach. He said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men.” He got into the boat, and taught. When he was done teaching, […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: Matthew 4:12-17 Mark 1:14-30 John 4:44-54 Luke 3:19-20, 4:14-15 A royal family’s son was about to die in Peter, Andrew, James and John’s hometown (Capernaum). It was about one in the afternoon when this family’s leader fell down at Jesus’ feet, and begged him to please heal his boy. Jesus […]
Source Text Prioritization: John 3:22-4:42 After baptizing people long enough to be noticed, his followers walked a couple days through the land of Samaritans. Samaritans include 10 of the 12 tribes of Israel. Israel is the name that God gave to Jacob (Abraham’s grandson). These ten “northern” tribes sided with Assyria’s king against Judah (and […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: John 2:13-3:21 Jesus entered Jerusalem’s temple during Passover in 29 A.D.. He chased the vendors out with a whip (built from cords he had picked up). He was knocking over tables, and scattering animals and money …with passion. He said, “Take these things out of here! Don’t make my Father’s […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: John 1:19-2:12 The next day, Jesus was determined to go to his home state (Galilee). He found Philip and said, “Follow me.” After an all day hike, Philip found his brother, Nathanael. Jesus saw him approaching, and said, “Look, this an Israelite who has no deceit in him!” To Nathanael, […]
Includes all Jesus’ words from: Matthew 3:1-4:11 Mark 1:2-13 Luke 3:1-23, 4:1-13 John 1:6-8, 15 Jesus approached John the baptizer, and John immediately called him out as the “Chosen One” …the promised Son of David. In that same moment (which John must have dreamed about 100s of times), the path Jesus directed didn’t make any […]
Spoken as: John the Baptist When the powerful of my time sent their leaders and experts to ask me, “Who are you?”, I didn’t deny, but openly stated, “I am not the Christ.” They pressed, “What then – are you Elijah?”, and I assured them I’m not. Again with, “Are you The Prophet?” I continued, […]