December 6th

Dwelling in the Light

Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

(1 Timothy 6:15-16) KJV

The reason for creation drives its purpose which, in turn, dictates its form and function. The logic of the broad narrative of scripture requires us to establish that God is light, light is in heaven, and heaven is above.

The logical steps in the broad narrative of scripture require that we establish that God is light, light is in heaven, and heaven is above. This may seem unnecessary or needlessly pedantic but we’ve found that a strictly systematic approach to deduction turns up all kinds of unexpected thing. Like gravity, for instance.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

It turns out that gravity is the force capable of bringing about just such an ordering of creation and so it dovetails perfectly with the broad narrative. We’ve established that gravity is what caused the Earth to form as a sphere of concentric layers of sediment at the center of creation, while the firmament crystallized as a vastly larger hollow sphere of concentric layers of unknown compounds with crystalline characteristics.

The firmament of light is presently on the edge of space which is where God the Father dwells, where his throne is situated. God and light occupy the same space. Just to be sure, this is above us in heaven.

Above and below were made possible by the creation of gravity. This is as fundamental as you can get and it lays out a template for how we can understand and handle other concepts in the broad narrative by using gravity dependent concepts.

Conditions and Opposites

Gravity-free

ConditionOpposite
LightDarkness
ProtonNeutron
GoodEvil
HolyProfane
PureImpure
IncorruptibleCorrupt
LifeDeath
Gravity-independent conditions and opposites.

Gravity-dependent

ConditionOpposite
GodMan
AboveBelow/Under
UpDown
HeavenHell
Gravity-dependent conditions and opposites.
A collision of light and dark.

Light and darkness as opposites, whether as opposing elemental forces or aspects of human nature, are not unique to Christianity, not by a long shot. We can see motifs illustrating the relationship between light and dark in a wide variety of cultural symbols, the Yin and Yang, for instance. What we are learning that the very existence of light and darkness were established by the God of heaven, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in order to manifest free will. You may attempt to make the case that there is no such thing as free will. You are free to do that.


Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

As we work to establish the broad narrative of scripture there are a series of logical steps which have to be shown to have a firm basis in scripture. Our goal here is to show how the existence of good and evil make sense. We will also show how our loving God is justified in any and all judgements that he makes.

He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

(Daniel 2:22) KJV

To make a long story short, God and light are, at this time, on the extreme periphery, but this will change when God comes down to dwell at the center. By the same token, darkness is presently at the center but it will be cast off into the outer regions, never to be thought of again. Light and darkness will literally trade places.

Dwelling in the Light – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
December 6th
1Introduction1 Timothy 6:16
December 7th
2God is Light1 John 1:5-7
2.1The LambRevelation 13:8
2.2The Light of LifeJohn 8:12
2.3The Father of LightsJames 1:17
2.4Everlasting LightIsaiah 60:19-20
2.5Marvelous Light1 Peter 2:4-12
December 8th
3Light vs. Darkness; Good vs. EvilJob 30:26
3.1Light = Good; Darkness = EvilIsaiah 5:50
3.2Where Light DwellsJob 38:19-20
3.3Down the Rabbit HoleJob 11:7-8
3.4Off the Deep EndGenesis 1:4
3.5Hell is Darkness, Heaven is LightJob 33:27-30
December 9th
4Coming Down out of HeavenRevelation 21:2
4.1Above and BelowDeuteronomy 4:39
4.2Hell is Below, Heaven is AboveJob 11:7-8
4.3Earth’s Form Fits it’s FunctionIsaiah 45:18
4.4Outer DarknessMatthew 8:11-12
December 10th
5Cast off the Works of DarknessRomans 13:12
5.1Separation2 Corinthians 6:17
5.2The Milk of the Word1 Peter 2:1-3
5.3Soup or Milk?Isaiah 28:9-10
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate you way around Dwelling in the Light.

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