The Principles Of Creation

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The Nature of God


From Emile,,

"The book of nature lies open to every eye. It is from this sublime
and wonderful volume that I learn to serve and adore it's Divine
Author.  No person is excusable for neglecting to read this book,
at it is written in a universal language, intelligible to all mankind."

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

  The existence and nature of God has been questioned and debated
endlessly. Yet the Bible gives us validation for using logic, reason
and the observation of the creation itself in our approach to an answer.

   Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God's invisible
qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature-- have been clearly
seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are
without excuse."


So if we observe the universal and unchanging qualities within the
creation, we should begin to understand the fingerprints, the underlying
nature of God.  Just as the qualities and nature of an artist can be seen
in the artwork itself. 

  First, when we look at ourselves as a creation of God, we see that we 
exist as either a male or female. No matter where we live, or in which era
in history, we have always existed and reproduced in a pair system.
Man and Woman. 

   Likewise, animals exist in a pair system, male and female. Plants
propagate by way of a stamen and pistil.  Even subatomic particles, the
basic building blocks of all matter, possess either a positive charge, a
negative charge, or a neutral charge formed by the neutralization of the
positive and negative elements. 

   And finally, in
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the
image of God he created him; male and female he created them.


Man and woman exist as a visible expression of God's invisible nature.
Therefore, we can say that within God there exists original masculinity,
and original femininity, in perfect and divine harmony. Mankind is
therefore born from God, and we are His children. God is our original
true parent. 

   Then throughout the Bible we see examples of God's heart expressed 
in the firmness, discipline and justice of a Father, or the unconditional,
forgiving and embracing love of a Mother, because every attribute of
parental love originates within God. 

   Another pair system that has existed throughout time and creation
are the elements of internal character and external form, or mind and
body. The mind being invisible and subjective while the body or form
is visible and objective. This pair system is likewise seen in all levels
of creation, within man, animals, plants, and down to the inherent
directive nature within particles of energy. 

   So within God there is the power and energy of his being, which
allows Him to create and sustain the universe. And there is His inner
being, heart & mind. The eternal thought, love and awareness that
exist at the core and heart of God, likewise permeates the universe.
Therefore God is omnipotent, and omnipresent. 

   Whatever God creates contains an element of himself, a symbol
or expression of his mind & heart.  For example, the idea of flight
exists and originates within the mind of God, and finds it's expression
in the birds of the air.  God's absoluteness and unchangeability is
seen in the majesty of a mountain range. The whole process of
creation is one of manifesting his whole thought, heart and will
into visible form. Therefore the mind of God can be seen in the
design, beauty and purpose inherent in all of creation. 

   Man and woman, however, are not mere symbols or a minor
consumer in the food chain of life. To bring about an object of
His heart, the finale of creation was the emergence of another
eternal divine being, or couple. Man and Woman were to be
His temples, freely breathing the air of God's own heart & spirit.
Therefore, God's investment in the creation of His first children,
Adam & Eve, was total and complete. Therefore it says that man 
is made in God's image, male and female, and then He rested.


The Purpose of Life ~ The Three Great Blessings

The First Blessing ~ Be Fruitful 

  In my creative writing course in High School, we were asked to come
up with a title for our annual journal. In it would be all the best, funniest,
and most creative excerpts of our class time for that year.  I think I did
have one or two things submitted within it's back pages, but I've forgotten
them after all this time. However, I am proud to say that my idea for it's
title carried the day.   

  Paper Mirrors.
  Paper Mirrors won because I think everyone recognized the clear but
subtle truth it conveyed.  That the investment within it's pages was a
simple reflection of ourselves, hopefully at our best.  In other words,
we see a reflection of ourselves in our creative efforts.  And if our works
exhibit the original spark of our ideas then we're of course pleased. We
feel joy and happiness.

   The same is true for God.

   His fundamental motive for creating was to experience love, joy and
happiness.  The nature and impulse of love itself is to seek another.
God, being eternal,  sought an eternal partner.  Man & Woman didn't
merely begin as an idea within God.  More precisely, God was reproducing
himself in the couple of Adam & Eve.  More than any other creation God
sought to become one with this first couple, living within and through them,
his very own children.

  1 Corinthians 3:16 - 17   Don't you know that you yourselves are God's
temple and that God's spirit lives in you?   for God's temple is sacred,
and you are that temple.

   So God Blessed them saying,,

"Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish
of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that
moves on the ground." Gen 1:28

   So then God is seeking love and joy through man, you and I. 
Then our purpose, our life is fulfilled in returning joy and love to
God.  Our life is inextricably linked to God.  How then is our
purpose fulfilled?  How do we return joy to God?

   This we call the Three Great Blessings, which were conveyed in

Gen 1:28. Be fruitful, multiply and have dominion. But here I would
like to share their more precise inner meaning.

    Be Fruitful


To be Fruitful, means to grow and mature.  Just as a tree must
mature before it bears fruit.  Adam & Eve were to grow and mature
into perfection before advancing to the next blessing.




Jesus said  "You must be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect"
(Matt. 5:48). 



Jesus himself had to grow to reach perfection.
Isaiah 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; The
virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him
Immanuel.  He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to
reject the wrong and choose the right.  But before the boy knows
enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the
two kings you dread will be laid waste.

  This period of growth within man is the most critical stage in the
creation process, because this is the stage wherein lies the danger
of man's fall and disobedience.  And for reasons we'll discuss later,
God does not interfere with man's free will and responsibility, but
seeks to influence man indirectly in the growing process by giving
his words and commandments. Be ye perfect, Being one with God,
we would think and feel precisely as He does.
  In that state of divine love there would be no possibility of a fall or
corruption of man. Every thought or act would be motivated by love
from God for our fellow man.

The Purpose of Life ~ The Three Great Blessings

The Second Blessing ~ Multiply
Gen 1:28 Be fruitful and multiply, 
   Jesus said,
  "Haven't you read, that at the beginning the Creator made them
male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his
father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become
one flesh'?  So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what
God has joined together, let man not separate." Matt 19:4-6


 There is no greater change of life that one can experience than
in the birth of your own children, and to share this with the man or
woman you love.  This experience has moved my wife and I so far
beyond single life that I scarcely remember what it was like.  And I
must admit that the transformation was even more remarkable and
beautiful to observe in her.  So much of her mind, efforts and time
are taken up in caring for the home, myself and our son.  Yes, there
are people in the world,, but then there are Parents.

   In Paul's letter to the church in Corinth he states;

"It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much
immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman
her own husband." 1 Cor 7:1-2

"Now to the unmarried and widows I say: It is good for them to
stay unmarried, as I am. But if they cannot control themselves,
they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with
passion."  1Cor 7:8-9

    Paul of course is speaking to the state of fallen man, and his
disposition to sin.  In our discussion of The Three Blessings
we're speaking of the world as God designed and intended. 
Man & Woman would approach marriage with God's blessing
and as a Holy Sacrament and in the state of spiritual maturity
and perfection. Man & Woman would then embrace the Heart
of God as True Parents and give birth to their own sinless
children.  Children would be raised literally in the lap of God,
experiencing His love through perfected parents. Brothers &
Sisters would grow in an atmosphere of unselfishness and love
as the primary motive and ethic in life. Then that love and
goodness would be multiplied through the family to the society,
nation and world. This was God's hope and plan before the





The Purpose of Life ~ The Three Great Blessings

The Third Blessing
Have Dominion

  The Bible offers a sad indictment on our record as stewards of
God's handiwork.

Romans 8:19 "The creation waits in eager expectations for the
Sons of God to be revealed.   For the creation was subjected to
frustration, not by it's own choice, but by the will of the one who
subjected it, in hope, that the creation itself will be liberated to
it's bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of
the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been
groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time."

   What God intended was that through the fulfillment of the First
Blessing, individual perfection, and that of the Second Blessing,
family perfection, that man would then stand qualified as Holy
Temples and Lords of Creation. And as such we would exist in
harmony and love within it.

"Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over
every living creature that moves on the ground."  Gen 1:28

    Therefore, life in the spirit world was not the only place God
meant for us to find heaven. The whole process and experience
of life in this world, and in the next, was intended for us to
experience God's love to it's fullest.

     Jesus understood this and in his prayer expressed God's

"Our Father in Heaven, hallowed by thy name, thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."  Matt 6:9-10

Time and Creation

   Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said;

   "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without
knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and
you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth's
foundation? Tell me if you understand." Job 38:1-4

   While it is still true that none of us were around to witness the
birth of creation, it is also true that man has made great strides
in his knowledge of the universe since the days of Job, and many
of the questions posed to him can now be explained.

  And in the minds of many, that knowledge has come to challenge
the literal account of creation in Genesis. So much so that it is no
longer taken seriously as a viable theory in public schools. As a
result, the thought of God being the author of life has faced a serious

   Instead, the "Theory of Evolution" and "Origin of the Species" by
Charles Darwin, is being touted as the rational explanation to how
man and creation came to be. While I intend to provide space on this
site for a Creationist counter proposal, at this point I'll be relating
our views in general terms and how they relate with the Bible itself.
It is our view that science and religion need not be at odds with each
other and that differences between the two can be reconciled. 


2 Peter 3:8 With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a
thousand years are like a day. 

   This verse was written in the context of God keeping his promises,
yet it also shows that, time to us, and, time to God, aren't necessarily
the same.  One "day" in Genesis doesn't have to mean the rotation
of the earth on it's axis in a 24 hour period. It can also mean an epoch
of time. An age, much as the "ages" described in modern science.
Paleozoic, Mesozoic,, etc.. 

   Understood in this light, what was recorded in the Bible thousands
of years ago coincides with modern science. Therefore the account of
Moses was indeed a revelation from God, given to men at the level of
their understanding. 

   As a 'for instance', the Bible describes the process of the third day
(age) of creation where the water is separated from dry land, and there
becomes the "seas" and the "land". We can imagine now that such a
process would involve much time and seismic activity, even volcanic
eruptions that would fill the atmosphere with smoke and toxic gasses.

What came next is vegetation, plants and trees,, which we now know
produce oxygen from carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and they
become instrumental in filtering, cleaning and creating an atmosphere
through which the sun, moon and stars become visible on the fourth
day (age). ( actually created on the first) Then the seas begin teaming
with life and the birds take to the skies on the fifth day (age) of creation.

   The account of creation in Genesis remains a beautifully stated and
accurate account of the overall process by which God brought the world
and life into being. While it doesn't provide the technical and minute
details, I don't believe it was ever meant to. 

   Where we agree with the observations of science is that the creation
involved immense amounts of time. In between cause and effect there is
time. Time for processes, cycles and seasons. Time for growth.

"A time for every purpose under heaven." Eccl 3:1

   The evidence in archaeology is such that I've heard some suggest that
perhaps God created the world in 6 days *with* a history. Like a woman
giving birth to a 5 year old child. But I just don't see the point in such an
idea except to deflect unsupportive evidence.

   Creationists don't need to try and hold such slippery ground if they can
only accept that some words in the Bible have an inner meaning beyond
the obvious one. It's God's prerogative not to have to explain details to a
finite mind when it's certain that a more suitable time for such revelations
will come.

"I still have many things to say to you, but you can not bear them now."
John 16:12

   The truth of the creation process  is much more spellbinding and
wondrous when the whole picture emerges. We have to include divine
guidance to the  theory of evolution.

  God created the world by plan, not blind chance. God created each
organism specially. He created the first amoeba, the first fish, the first
deer, the first ape, the first man. Every organism has an original parent.

   In future contributions to this site we'll provide more in depth
exploration of creation science. But before we go to such lengths we
need to understand the position of man in all of this, and how time
and growth play an important part in God's overall plan for us.

Growth & Human Responsibility

  "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is
excellent or praise- worthy -- think about such things. Whatever you have
learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me -- put it into practice. 
And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9

     Over the years that I've studied the Bible, this topic, in my opinion,
lies at the heart of many important issues, and in fact there are virtually
none that are untouched by it in one way or another.  Issues of
Predestination, Prophecy, The Fall Man, Salvation, the life of Jesus
and the Second Coming of Christ, all can be better understood starting
here, with Growth & Human Responsibility.  So I approach this topic
profoundly challenged by it's myriad threads of implication.  

     It's clear from Genesis that God regards all other creatures,  the
birds, fish, animals and all the various other forms of life as minor
creations compared to man and woman.  Since it is they who must
rule and exercise dominion over them all, as well as the whole of the
earth. Man and woman appear on the scene as God's finale, and

     Gen 1:26  "Let's make man after our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

     It is truly a blessing and a responsibility.

   All the plants, insects, fish, birds and all other life however, have
in their favor an important  consolation and blessing of their own.

     They grow automatically to reach their own perfection and maturity. 
Their growth doesn't require of them anything they can't find inherently
within themselves and their environment.  They grow autonomously
through the power of God's energy and the nutrients available from
their surroundings.  They are ruled by and depend upon their own
instincts for survival.  

     Man also will grow physically through childhood, adolescence
and then reach maturity as long as he receives necessary life elements
from the environment.

     Then what is *perfection* for man?   According to the Bible man
has two bodies, the physical and the spiritual.  

     I Corinthians 15:44 "If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual

      As our physical body needs to grow, so does our spiritual body
need to grow, and it does so through time and in accordance with life
experience and certain 'life elements'.  There is a strict cause and 
effect relationship between our earthly life, how it's lived, and the result
it reaps for our spirit in the next life.

     As Jesus said,  "I give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven,
whatever is bound on earth, is bound in Heaven, and whatever is
loosed on earth, is loosed in Heaven." Matt 16:19

   The 'life elements' that our spirit needs for its earthly growth is first
of all, God's love and truth. God's love and truth to the spirit body are
like air and sunlight to the physical body.  And as we receive, inherit
and embody these life elements from God, our spirit grows closer to

Though these elements are given by God, they are elements which
we must actively and faithfully embrace and apply to our daily life.

  Our actions and deeds motivated by truth and love, therefore,  play
a role in shaping our habits, character and heart. It's not through instinct
that man responds to God, but through conscious thought and acts
of our own free will.  Therefore God has always asked us to treat His
words with honor,, and place them deep in our hearts and in the center
of our lives.

  Deut 6:6 These words which I command you today shall be in your
heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk
of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when
you lie down, and when you rise up.

     Keeping faith in God's word therefore is man's portion of responsibility,
which only man can fulfill. Not even God will violate this principle. There
are several reasons for this which we'll discuss later,, but one of these
relates to man's position and responsibility as ruler over creation.

     Since God is the creator of life and the universe, it is only right that
God should be the only ruler, and exercise dominion over His creation. 
For man to be qualified to rule over creation then he must have qualifications
to do so, and be superior to it.  By giving man free will and his own portion
of responsibility, God is then placing man in the position of co-creator with
God.  And by fulfilling his responsibility in faith, and by growing into oneness
with God, man can then be truly qualified to stand as the Lord of Creation.
In that way fulfilling a responsibility given to no other being or creature in
the creation.

     Therefore, preserving man's ultimate position as Lord of Creation,
for God, it means not acting or entering into an area that is man's
responsibility alone to fulfill.  We can then understand that this is one
of the reasons why God does not act to prevent evil, nor did he stop
the fall of man, because it was man's responsibility to have faith in
God's words and reject all temptations to the contrary. 

     God's portion of responsibility extended through the creation of the
universe, the world and man.  To place a number on it we can say that
God shouldered 95% of the responsibility in the creation process.  The
final act of God in fulfilling His portion of responsibility was in giving
Adam & Eve the commandment. Giving his word or warning.  Man's 5%
responsibility, though smaller, is no less important to the overall
fulfillment of God's will, which is the union of God and man into one
heart and in one love.

     This of course leaves the question of,  'how is God then going to
deal with evil in man and the world?  This will become very clear as
we approach our discussion of the life and mission of Jesus.  But for
now I wish to emphasize the point that man's faithful response to God,
and his fulfilling his own portion of responsibility is absolute and crucial
to God.  It is an immovable pillar and an unchanging principle of creation.

     However great are God’s intentions to bless and save fallen man
through the Messiah, this fundamental truth is still unaltered.

It states in
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one
and only Son, and whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
eternal life”,
and in verse 18, “Whoever believes in Him is not
condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned,,” 


Growth and God’s Direct Dominion 

  After Jesus was presented at the Temple for  circumcision, and upon
his return to Nazareth it says in,,  
Luke 2:40 And the child continued to grow and become strong, increasing
in wisdom; and the Grace of God was upon Him.



 Also at the age of twelve after his discussions with the Elders in the
Temple it states in,

  Luke 2:52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature,  and in 
favor with God and men.



 From the time of his birth, until the baptism of John, there are few
details about the first 30 years of Jesus life. Except that at the end
of those 30 years God would declare, 

"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

  From this we can see that Jesus also had to pass through a growth
  The Old Testament also refers to his growing period.

  Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold a
virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name
Immanuel. He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough
to refuse evil and choose good. For before the boy will know enough 
to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread
will be forsaken."



The period of growth where man is still immature in heart and not
yet living in oneness with God is a period we call the Indirect Dominion
of God. It’s period where God seeks to influence the growth and
direction of man indirectly, or through his word. It is also the  period
of man’s portion of responsibility, where he must respond to God’s
word in faith.

  Had there been no Fall of Man in the beginning, the Indirect Dominion
would have only been a temporary stage in man’s growth towards God.
It was God’s intent that adult  life, married life, our life as parents and
grandparents would have been lived in a state of oneness with God,
or a state that we call God’s Direct Dominion, and in such a state of
divine and perfect love, no fall would then be possible. If Adam & Eve
had achieved such a standard in the beginning then God's ideal of
creation would have been secured for all time.  Adam & Eve would then
directly raise and guide their succeeding generations in God's Direct

  Living in Heaven is simply to be living in God’s Direct Dominion of
Love, where the Heart of God and the Heart of Man is one and inseparable.   
That’s why Jesus advised us not to go looking here and there for God’s
Kingdom, as if it were some outward place or location, he said,,  

"The Kingdom of God is within you."



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