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reply to post by windword
that God is the whole of existence. God is God of the living because God is life itself.
You had me at first, until this...
We are our own Gods and we create or reject our OWN salvation.
If I am my own God and create my own salvation, then wouldn't the first part not fit? I would then be the source of all life and you would be the
source of all life, and your evil twin would be the source of all life (not that you have an evil twin, just a phrase to use)
That fourth plane could be the fourth dimension, which is time. You and I are bound to time, therefore we are finite. And if we create our own
salvation, then our salvation is finite because it depends on what we are thinking on that day.
I am sure that you don't think the same way today that you did ten years ago. Then your salvation would either evolve or devolve depending on what
your worldview is from day to day and year to year.
God is infinite, and that's what we cannot comprehend, because we are finite. Our salvation dependent upon us would then be finite as well.
People always say 1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 3, well that is true to Plato. But is also the whole. 3 is the one whole comprising of three parts. If you
take away any of the ones or add to it, then the whole is a different whole, such as 2 or 4. And since 2 and 4 are not 3, because they have different
properties, Pythagorus is still holding to the concrete, just adding more properties, until something different is achieved. But for Pythagorus, each
property must always be equal for it to work.
a squared plus b squared equals c squared (I hate looking for those keys in the dark). But that is still concrete because there is no whole and we
then must figure out what the whole is, and it becomes a mystery. We know what 1 is, we know what 2 is and we know what 3 is.
I don't think your arithmetic teacher would agree that 4 squared plus 7 squared equals 24000 squared. But if we know a squared and c squared, then we
could figure out b squared. It does require knowing the properties. But for the car example, a spark plug plus a tire does not individually equal a
car, but together they are parts of the whole. So therefore, they become properties of a car, even though they each have individual properties that
are not equal.
It's the echad, the whole. God is infinite, therefore He must have infinite properties. And if the properties are infinite, then the properties of
the properties must be infinite as well. But God is the whole, all properties cannot be finite. And if we as finite beings have our own finite
salvation, then we can't be part of an infinite God.
That's how I see it.