Is the Bible a scientific document?

Yes!!! And I provide lots of evidence for such an unexpected assumption in my new book, Proving God.

The Word not only existed with God before the creation of the world, but the Word was God. Scripture also states (John 1:1-3), that everything in the world was created by God (and His Holy Word). The Bible is the Word (Logos) of God. (If you say it was Christ who was the Word, remember that the Word was not made flesh just by Jesus being born in the world but by His fulfilling Scripture—resulting in His ultimate glorification.)

Therefore, the Bible must somehow contain God’s Infinite Love and Wisdom—which by necessity includes everything from first creative principles to the unification of the laws of physics to all the living functions of human bio-complexity to the creative transformation of the non-physical human spirit.

This knowledge cannot be obtained by a mere literal understanding of the Scriptures. This is why traditional or orthodox theological interpretation generally limits the science of the Bible to the Seven-day Creation Story in Genesis. But my book shows that all its stories contain deeper levels of meaning expressing scientific as well as spiritual laws. In fact, nature’s laws are spiritual laws extended into the spatio-temporal arena. The evolutionary development of the world, leading to life forms with increased intelligence and consciousness, is rooted in divine creative activity.

I not only demonstrate how the biblical narratives portray top-down causation (causal nexus) within a multidimensional scheme but also the patterning principles of universal process.  On every page of Scripture are demonstrated important aspects of relativity theory, quantum theory and string theory. The mysteries of faith have everything to do with the scientific mystery of quantum gravity and the tendency of gravitating systems to grow structure spontaneously (via common equilibrium).

This is not a rehash of Alfred North Whitehead’s ideas and his “philosophy of organism.” My book goes well beyond the current models of Process Theology because it addresses the ontological reality of both God’s infinite and non-physical (pre-geometrical) essence and how God’s infinite nature (Divine transcendence) acts lawfully and orderly in the finite world (Divine immanence). Whitehead could not grasp dynamical process happening in the absence of spacetime.

It is these new revelations about Holy Scripture that prove its authority, inerrancy and sacredness (not to mention making it more relevant to the post-modern world).

http://www.provinggod.com

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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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2 Responses to Is the Bible a scientific document?

  1. carla friedrich says:

    Love, love, love this post! My favorite: “The Bible must somehow contain God’s Infinite Love and Wisdom—which by necessity includes everything from first creative principles to the unification of the laws of physics to all the living functions of human bio-complexity to the creative transformation of the non-physical human spirit.”

    This blog reminded me that recently, I heard Swedenborgianism described as “post-denominational”

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear Carla,

    “Post-denominational” is a good way to describe The NEW JERUSALEM! We have only begun to scratch the surface of Swedenborg’s visionary insights. My blog and my new book “Proving God” are attempts at “scratching!”

    If I had taken the path of ordination much of my life would have been focused on “other things.”

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

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