God doesn’t always tell us the whole truth. Why would this be?
For one thing, as humans with finite minds, we are unable to absorb and comprehend the ineffable data concerning an Infinite God. But God also keeps secrets from us about things that we are quite capable of comprehending.
In the second case, these secrets are kept from us for our own good. God actually keeps billions of people on earth in ignorance in order to save them.
When we know something, it is mere data in the memory. But what we acknowledge from the things we know becomes a part of the very fabric of our lives. In other words, what we acknowledge we become responsible for.
Not taking responsibility for what we believe to be true is to profane that truth or idea.
God is continuously seeking to reveal deeper spiritual truths to humankind. This includes putting many of the deepest mysteries of faith within the reach of human reasoning. But God has to be very, very careful. If we were to learn something new concerning God, acknowledge it, then not take responsibility for this new information, we would be profaning that very spiritual truth.
The mixing up of deeper spiritual truth with one’s own personal worldly preferences causes both divine and profane things to become fused together into the very fabric of one’s spiritual reality. Having profane things contained within the fabric and texture of our spirit is what leads to damnation. God never condemns anyone. The reason for damnation is that the spiritual world (one’s eternal abode) reflects the quality of one’s inner reality. Everyone is his or her own punishment.
So God is careful not to reveal deeper secrets to those who can neither handle the extra responsibility nor to those that the new information will simply go over their heads. In either case, nothing is profaned.
I am saying this to you because God is now actively making new information available to the world. The secret of the Lord’s Second Coming is that it involves new ideas—a paradigm shift. God’s revealed truths contained within the narratives of Holy Scripture actually have much, much more to reveal than meets the eye.
One of the main purposes of this blog is to help introduce you to new levels of meaning within the Holy Word. This new information will not only offer greater evidence for the authority of Scripture, but will even unify science with theology.
Remember, if this stuff goes over your head it is still a good thing!