Are we boxing God up?

Are we open to critically examining the Scriptures and be open to analyse possible explanations that are outside of our rigid theological framework?

“I will leave you [1] but I will never leave you [2],” says Jesus.
Such irony, right? Or are we missing the point?

Is it coincidental that Lucifer is both the big scary dragon in revelation [3] and the prince of the power of the air (on earth) [4]? In fact, as Satan even been to hell? No, he has not [5]! Is the “new Jerusalem” in the book of revelation a physical dwelling on the earth [6] or is it a place in an alternate dimension [7]? Is the question about “sin” [8] just an expression of how F-ed up we are as human beings [9]? Is the “salvation” story just an expression that all of these shit that is hidden inside of us doesn’t matter whatsoever [10]? Is the gospel about heaven descending onto earth [6] or is it about “Christians” going to heaven [11]? Is the ultimate promise of God the creation of a dwelling place for “Christian” to be in heaven [12] or a united spiritual being [13] on earth that understands His heart [14] and reigns on earth [15] with Him as Gods [16]?

What is your understanding of God? Are you open to test your theological beliefs against the Scriptures? Or will you live the rest of your life believing that you can box God up in a rigid framework that you have been socialised to believe without questioning? To these people, I will say, “The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain God. How much less this institution you filthy mortals have built!” (paraphrased: 1 Kings 8:27, NIV).

References:

[1] – I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father. — John 14:28, NIV.

[2] – And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. — Matthew 28:20, NIV.

[3] – The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. — Revelations 12:9, NIV.

[4] – As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. — Ephesians 2:1-2, NIV.

[5] – https://www.gotquestions.org/Satan-master-hell.html

[6] – I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. — Revelations 21:2-3, NIV.

[7] – https://www.gotquestions.blog/what-happens-after-death.html

[8] – But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. — Psalms 19:12-13, NIV.

[9] – https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150817132325.htm

[10] – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7, NIV

[11] – Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” — Luke 23:43, NIV.

[12] – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. — John 14:3, NIV.

[13] – I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one. — John 17:20-21a, NIV.

[14] –  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. — John 17:23, NIV.

[15] – They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. — Revelations 20:4, NIV.

[16] – Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? — John 10:34-36, NIV.

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