Any of you who have read my threads will realize that I hold a quasi-fundamentalist Christian view of the scriptures. I say quasi because my theology
it not what you might expect, yet I cling to the old rugged cross. Most recently, a few of my views have changed. I wanted to author this thread to
outline these small changes so that readers of my threads and comments can note the changes. Many of my threads have been an attempt to clarify my
own reasoning of scriptures. A book I am finishing is the result of this journey to find the end of the path. What have I found that has changed in
my theology recently? For one, the last four threads. Here is what these last four threads have allowed me to see:
Really, there are three items. I'll start with the longest held beliefs and work my way back.
First, baptism is clear to me now. It is the concept we have from antiquity called Involution and Evolution. The majority of the threads I have ever
authored reflect this belief, although it was on ATS that I first discovered this possibility of the meaning behind being born again.
Second, and more recently, I have discovered that Adam is the Kinsman Redeemer of mankind as the Son of God in the Bible. There were many threads in
the past where I could see the connection to the Lord (YHVH). From the proto-Canaanite, YHVH is short for Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail. I
formally thought the Lord might be the higher nature of Adam, and in a way, this is correct. By identifying Adam as the first and last Adam and now
knowing his identity as the Son of God, I can clearly see who the Lord of the Old Testament is. His name points to the Son and is not an
identification for who He is. My recent threads clued me into His identity in the Trinity and it is not the Son, although, ultimately, the Trinity IS
God in fullness.
The last change to my theology is to now see the Lord as what He represents. A few of my most recent threads identify Him, again, as the Son being
raised by God. This is incorrect. He is the Father raising the Son as His Shepherd. Why so you ask?
The Father above is Aleph Bet. We know this as the Alphabet of letters comprising the Hebrew language. Mother is Aleph Mem (Waters of Baptism and
the Material World). Son is Bet Nun, or the House of the Seed. Adam is that house of seed and the last Adam is Christ. This pattern in all of
nature happens in threes and allows the identification of the Lord by comparison. This is how I could identify the Lord. Look at this by the
Father above is Lord below. Just as man is involved with baptism, the Father participates, but is not under a veil.
Mother (Holy Spirit) above is Mater / Matter below. She is the womb holding the offspring. She is the water of baptism and the one carrying us to
term so to speak. We are here to be refined so we can be born into the Kingdom of God.
Son is (Son of God) and the creator of the Cosmos. Within Adam is held all of Humanity. Adam was created by the Son of God according to Luke 3. We
see this in the Genesis 1 Creation story as Elohim (Godhead and Trinity). When it says, "Let US make man," it is referring to Father and Mother
creating with the Son. Son is the creation, holding the seeds of all of creation. Genesis 2 is the Lord creating the material garden of Eden to
separate male and female Adam into parts. From this image of the Father/Mother, we get humanity, the image of God in Adam. Genesis 1 indicates that
mankind was both male and female, which the Gnostic texts and the Midrash show as Adam, holding all of humanity. The Lord is the Shepherd of the Son
until the Son becomes the Lord of humanity in the first century. This happens when the Mother (Holy Spirit) comes forward during the Day of the Lord,
2000 years after the Cross. We see this in the ages of creation.
Adam to Abraham is the Age of the Father. 2000 years.
Issac to the Jesus is the Age of the Son. 2000 years.
Christ to this day is the Age of the Holy Spirit. 2000 years.
At the end of each age, a character emerges to our view. Next to emerge should be the Mother. The Day of the Lord engages as mankind is baptized by
Fire and Spirit. Here is where baptism of the church is important. If we have the Holy Spirit already, then water puts out fire.
Anyway, there is a great deal more I could say to back this up, but I wanted to clear out the attic a bit and clarify my position and reasoning. Feel
free to debate the points. These are recent changes to my own view and are reflected in the book I am finishing. Debate might be helpful as I end my
Thank you all for assisting me in this over the last few years.
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