Let one humbly suggest the possibilities of the Truth in the Bible are infinite and that Truth itself is infinite.Yes this subject matter seems complex, it really is not, though no doubt others could make it plainer. The resistance we have here, I suggest, is from being told we already have the truth. Now apologetics means a sytematic defence of the truth. Who could imagine that could be done, without some long winded posts? The Bible is not a book of a few words, or even a few writers.It would also be great if some well fielded balls came one's way, aimed at the wicket not the fences, to keep us all on target.
Should our defence be like that of the Laodiceans we are rich and have need of nothing? As if truth was something tangible, like a chair we could sit comfortably in? Let one suggest, that this same chair we are so comfortable with, could it the same that Paul speaks of: "seated with Christ in the heavenly places?" That is not future tense!
I thought when I was in Brethren I pretty much knew the Bible from cover to cover.I had been at times challenged by some very thoughtful people in open air preachings.I really could not give them an answer, there was too much uncomfortable hard brethren tapestry on my chair. I felt like Rachel who had hidden Labor's teraphim in her dogma baggage, I had been caught out! I knew I was lacking something vital, even back then. I was soon to realise this Book the Bible was the Book of all books, it was about knowing the only true God and His Son and their infinite possibilities in the Human race...of eternal life!This Book deserved respect and intelligent defence!
Yes it was about going on a grand voyage of discovery, discovering God in every aspect of one's life.It was about the great Mystery of piety...."God manifest in flesh".
When did God manifest in flesh first? Let one suggest it was with the first Adam. [Remembering Christ is the first and last and that the last Adam appears on the fourth day/millenium Gen.1 , as the Sun/Son of God, the true light of the world].And was not "God in the beginning" was the Progenitor, the ontological Subject of all as the Father, "to us there is one God the Father out of whom are all things", prior to to the Son. "My Father is greater than I" it was also the Son that said: "He doeth the works" ....so who then went to the Cross?
What is really meant when Paul in Acts 20:28 said: "Which the Holy Ghost, hath made you overseers, to feed the ekklessia of God, which He has purchased with His own Blood?" And also another who said: "who through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot to God"...would that not also suggest the timeless nature of this sacrifice and the unbreakable union of absolute Deity..."I and My Father are One".
Let one suggest then, that true foreknowledge of the Lamb slain, is not confined to any place in space and time.That God's sacrifices are infinite, beyond the ken of finite mind.The real ontological fact is that God bled forth the Universe out of His own Being...and that it is His Spirit that weaves the whole fabric of the Universe, the warp and the weft, into the perfect harmony of Psalm 19....all this from the Lamb that was slain, before the foundation of the world.How else could God make the Universe out of His own Being that Paul states?
Let one suggest the world itself cannot contain the books about this grand theme of the Son and who works through Him.It is rather about infinite possibilities.And ultimately you, in becoming a "partaker of the Divine Nature." Let one suggest you cannot become a partaker of the Divine Nature without Divine blood, can any here see now the Glory of God's Life that shines as a supreme noumenon at the Cross of universal reconciliation, that even made the 6 hours of darkness bleed eternal light forever over mankind?
Would it be incredible to suggest, "Adam" means "blood of God" "A" being for "Adonia" and "dam" for blood. How did Adam get the blood of the Lord? Was it from the dust, was it from the breath? And what happened to Adam when he was made as it says: "Male and female, created He him" when later the female part was taken out of His side? Was not all this during the great sleep God placed on man.......has mankind really woken up since, let one suggest the real waking up was like the Sun appearing on the fourth Day/Millennium? The Cross then is the very crossroad out of this dream of the world man has slumbered in so long like Cain who went out of Eden into the Land of Nod. The Cross of Christ then gives you the very co-ordinates I suggest of passing over the Jordan, into the Land of the Living who are awake.
Now remember, interesting word this REmember, that what Luke wrote in his Gospel of the blood line of God:[no mention of Cain in the Land of Nod] "Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of ADAM, which was the SON OF GOD."
Was it not during Adam's dream, and surely all men have participated in this dream of this world,["in Adam all die"/sleep] falling short of the real the Kingdom of God? [ a world that Tolstoy called a "terrible nightmare, from which one must awake"] So Adam and Scriptures views all mankind in Adam fell short of reality,totally missing the mark. How did this take place? Let one suggest it started when God opened up Adam's side, which suggest's also another great truth: "the Lamb that was slain," [for death in Scripture is considered sleep] referred to Adam losing his feminine part and the rest of the Bible, is HIStory, the story of this female part becoming again "bone of His Bone, and flesh of His flesh"....which is exactly why Paul called this a "great mystery?"
Is not the Holy Spirit's work here to bring us back to Christ as One?
Please understand one is only humbly suggesting what has been presented albeit crudely, maybe one of the greatest truths overlooked? The mystery of the shed blood goes far deeper than first thought, I would dare suggest.
What great truth has Christendom lost, that so plunged it into the dark ages and then into mass schism? Perhaps individual salvation? Salvation of the old nature? Can the old man be saved?And if it was would it not fall into bitter divisions? Amass huge fortunes? Or can we only be saved by joining the great august Body of Christ, that comes out collectively out of Egypt? That we can only have salvation in Christ and not in one's self?
"Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?"