The Big Picture

What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

(Psalms 8:4) NKJV

July 19

Let’s take a moment and consider what we’ve accomplished in our discussion so far. It’s important to remember the big picture because of the subject matter that we’ll consider in the next few days.

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The Intention of Man’s Heart

And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

(Genesis 8:21) ESV

The intention, also translated imagination, of man’s heart is to devise all kinds of wickedness and evil. It’s a picture of the separation of heaven and hell manifested in our mind and heart. It’s the pattern of creation.

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Someone’s Own Interpretation

And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

(2 Peter 1:19-21) ESV

One of the things which allows Matty’s Paradigm to be 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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