Where is information taking us?

That depends on what information we find valuable and eagerly seek. In other words, all knowledge leads to love. Why? We seek the information that most promotes our heart’s desires. (This is a psychological detail that usually escapes our cognition).

As our young minds begin to develop, we first find delight in information that we recognize as serviceable towards helping us receive honor, personal gain, or enhancing our reputation. So any information that serves such a purpose is seen as “good” and it becomes our “truth.”

During the course of our education we have the opportunity to learn about more noble concepts. That is, we can learn to look beyond our biological selves for the sake of others and worldly society, and even, beyond terrestrial life to a heavenly society.

In order to receive “greater” truth we must adopt a more inclusive and higher principle of Love (otherwise, we will not find any real value in such rarefied data). The purpose of religion is to provide information that will guide the human heart and mind to spiritual goodness.

Since the universe is unified, all true knowledge must be ultimately connected and have its origins in a fundamental unifying principle. The essence of Love is to unite.

In God’s cosmological scheme of causal process, Truth proceeds out from Love and leads us back to Love. This divine patterning principle is why all coherent process in the universe is periodic and cyclic (and performs something useful along the way – which is a derivative of goodness and love).

With humans, information can serve God’s ultimate goal. The purpose of information is to lead us to truth. And the purpose of truth is to lead us to goodness. The benefit of such a wise scheme is that this is God’s strategy to lead us to eternal happiness in heaven. In the beginning of this evolutionary process, truth evaluates love but as we evolve into angelic beings, love evaluates truth.

And here is some good news hot off the press. Besides the sensory-data that is constantly coming at us from the universe’s ocean of information, the Lord God is currently making new revelations available to the human race. Those whose hearts have a sincere spiritual disposition will be open to these new truths and seek them out.

Website: http://www.provinggod.com or http://www.innergardening.net

About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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