Originally posted by TinFoilHatMan55
God should know what's it like without having to incarnate himself into a lower form as that would be limiting his abilities.
Actually, that is EXACTLY what is required in order for their to be a "reality". That which is unlimited and eternal(without time) limits itself
in order to bring about a "reality", or "experience".
You purposely do this all the time in order to have experiences. Take the game of poker for example. You purposely limit yourself and abide by the
rules of the game in order to have the experience. Nothing physically stops you from turning all the cards over etc. But if you do not limit
yourself, then there is no game/experience. If everyone was playing poker in the state of "all knowing" and "eternal/without time" in the hand,
then it means all players would know the winner before it starts, thus nobody would bet unless they were the winner.
Same thing with a movie. If you stretch it end to end, and view it in the mode of all knowing and eternal on the movie, then you do not experience
the movie itself. It's not until the view of the movie is limited to 1 frame, and then that frame is changed do you get "time". That is what
"time" is, change within a limited perspective. Time is an illusion and function of perception.
The only thing that changes is the perception. The same thing is still perceiving both, but 1 is all knowing, omnipotent, eternal and immortal, and
that which is in a limited perception and so forth is not. Thus, the father is within all, but the father is still much greater than all. The
whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. However, the whole is not whole without it's parts, thus each part is equally important within it.
Can you define what is "you" without naming a possession? What are "you"? A materialistic mind might say - oh I am my job, my family, my
back account. Some might even go to define themselves as their body. I am my body, my brain, my leg. But yet, if you look we are still talking
with the word "my", a possession. Even when we get to the spiritual level, and you can say - well I am "my" soul, "my" consciousness. All
possessions. What is it that possesses these things? That is what is "you". All physical/knowledge and the limit of it is merely your
experience - which "you" limited yourself to experience in the first place.
I'm not a Christian, and I am anti-religion. But the above and more is among the things Jesus knew and understood when he spoke. He acted purely
on his understanding of such things.
[edit on 12/26/2009 by badmedia]