Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.(2 Timothy 2:15) KJV
We’re harmonizing science with the Bible. How can this be possible if, superficially, science and the Bible look completely different? We have to know what’s real science and what’s not.
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Then the Lord told me to say to the people, “Listen! I, the Lord, am giving you a choice between the way that leads to life and the way that leads to death.(Jeremiah 21:8) Good News Translation
This life is our opportunity to experience sentient life. God is the source of this life and he’s made this obvious. However, he’s not going to make us believe a certain way. We’re free to believe whatever we want about life.
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The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) New King James Version
God’s ultimate goal is a place which is perpetually light, where there’s no impurity or corruption, and where he has fellowship with sentient beings. But he isn’t going to make anyone be there unless they want to be there.
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In all his wisdom and insight God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ. This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.
All things are done according to God’s plan and decision; and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning. Let us, then, who were the first to hope in Christ, praise God’s glory!(Ephesians 1:8-12) Good News Translation
One of the things which allows Matty’s Paradigm to be a consistent with the broad narrative of scripture is understanding that creation has a specific purpose. This purpose harmonizes physics with spirituality.
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Tried Like Silver
For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.(Psalms 66:10) ESV
Gravity is the force by which creation is being purified. It lets us reconcile physics, chemistry and biology with the broad narrative of scripture and the concepts of baptism, refinement and cleansing.
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