Is it possible to understand God, an Eternal aspect of infinity? How can God be unchanged, yet allow for a changing universe? Answer the question
below, and you see why we were created and how we repeat the same process below that is in progression above. The entire universe is a garden and God
suffers the hoe in his patch of ground. Once you can answer the question below, you can see above.
What did God use for materials to construct the universe?
This is a question that the Hebrews scholars have asked since antiquity to demonstrate what emanation of the Image of God represents. According to the
Hebrews, God opened a void within Himself and then refilled that void with Himself. We then see what the Son of God is. Keep in mind, the Son is
immortal and moving. God is Eternal and unmoved. Again, the question.
What did God use for materials to construct the universe?
1 Colossians 1: 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven
and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He
is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
The Son is the perfected Image of God. That image was then used to render all of what we see in the Cosmos--the void opened to hold the emanated
image. The Cosmos is the macrocosm that is the Son and we are the microcosm that is the Son's image. Why? The Son contains the whole just as we
contain the whole. We must be raised to become the perfected image that the Son was in the beginning.
Genesis has two creation stories. One is the Elohim creating paradise. Genesis 2 is the willing involution of the Son so that his flock could be
shepherded back to the Father. In reality, all of it represents the original Father and His involution within the void. The purpose is to broaden
infinity and for the Delight of the Father. When Christ says, "I and the Father are one," He is making a broader statement than simply saying He is
God. We are all part of God, yet there can only be ONE totality. The Son is that totality as the emanation.
Again, the question: What material did God use to construct the universe? Consciousness. The only way for One consciousness to be divided is for that
One to become many. Involution into the void allows the Spirit of God to fall into matter as a process to rediscover the whole. The Father is Adam and
then Abraham. The Son is Issac and then Jesus. The Holy Spirit is then given to mankind as a final aspect of the process to develop Holy
How does the child stand on His own? He must be released from the grip of the father and mother. How does the Prodigal Son return? Love for the
Father. Where did the Prodigal Son go? The wilderness in the mud.
Gospel of Philip
When the pearl is cast down into the mud, it becomes greatly despised, nor if it is anointed with balsam oil will it become more precious. But it
always has value in the eyes of its owner. Compare the Sons of God: wherever they may be, they still have value in the eyes of their Father.
Gospel of the Nazarenes (Lection 88)
12. For by involution and evolution shall the salvation of all the world be accomplished: by the Descent of Spirit into matter, and the Ascent of
matter into Spirit through the ages.
Involution is turning in on one's self (within). Compare this to Luke 17:
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that
can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
Jesus was the FIRST to have the Holy Spirit and a body representing the new blood (DNA) that we will all receive.
Additionally, from the gospel of Philip:
A Hebrew makes another Hebrew, and such a person is called "proselyte". But a proselyte does not make another proselyte. [...] just as they [...] and
make others like themselves, while others simply exist.
----A Kinsman of the Son makes another Kinsman, and such a person is called a stranger. But a stranger does not make another stranger. A stranger is
simply passing through to another place.
The slave seeks only to be free, but he does not hope to acquire the estate of his master. But the son is not only a son but lays claim to the
inheritance of the father. Those who are heirs to the dead are themselves dead, and they inherit the dead. Those who are heirs to what is living are
alive, and they are heirs to both what is living and the dead. The dead are heirs to nothing. For how can he who is dead inherit? If he who is dead
inherits what is living he will not die, but he who is dead will live even more.
------The slave (Bond servant to the Son) seeks only to be free, but he does not hope to aquire the estate of the master (God). But the Son is not
only a Son but lays claim to the inheritance of the Father. Those who are heirs to the dead (Slaves of sin and death) are themselves dead (Locked in
Baptism into the water), and they inherit another life of death. The dead are heirs to nothing. For how can he who is dead inherit? If he who is
dead inherits what is living he will not die, but he who is dead will live even more (In the water) because of those who find life. It's a process
that only ends when it is no longer needed.
A Gentile does not die, for he has never lived in order that he may die. He who has believed in the truth has found life, and this one is in danger of
dying, for he is alive. Since Christ came, the world has been created, the cities adorned, the dead carried out. When we were Hebrews, we were orphans
and had only our mother, but when we became Christians, we had both father and mother.
-----A Gentile (Lacking the Word) does not die, for he has never lived in order that he may die. He who has believed in the truth has found life
(received the word), and this one is in danger of dying (Finding the water), for he is alive (Soul wakes up). Since Christ came, the world has been
created, the cities adorned, the dead carried out (Baptism of Spirit). When we were Hebrews (Kinsman), we were orphans and had only our mother
(Spirit), but when we became Christians (Adopted into the family of the Son), we had both Father and Mother.
Those who sow in winter reap in summer. The winter is the world, the summer the other Aeon (eternal realm). Let us sow in the world that we may reap
in the summer. Because of this, it is fitting for us not to pray in the winter. Summer follows winter. But if any man reap in winter he will not
actually reap but only pluck out, since it will not provide a harvest for such a person.
Those who sow in the World reap in the next world to come. Let us sow (Fruit of repentance from baptism) in the world that we may reap in the world
to come. Because of this, it is fitting for us not to pray in the winter (for more world). The world to come follows the world of material reality.
But if a man reap in the world (Goods and wealth) he will not actually reap but only pluck out, since it will not provide a harvest for such a person
(in the world to come).
Does this give you a better view of what the Father represents and why we must all have the Father and Mother (Holy Spirit)? Jesus is the firstfruits
of this process and the one that we are all Shepherded by. The Trinity of Father, Son and Spirit is the Trinity that IS God.
I will try to get through the entire Gospel of Philip in this thread.
To be continued....
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