Scientists and Cherubim

22AScience says one thing about the world, religion another.

There is a small but growing movement towards unifying these two paths of discovery. And I admit that I am a serious player in this unique movement.

While I have had some success in unifying these worldviews (see my award-winning book Proving God) convincing others of my success is like mixing apples and oranges. You see, the pursuit of profound ideas demands changes not only in human reasoning, but in the human heart.

Genuine goodness is every bit as important has having an inquiring intellect to procure a final theory of all things. That’s because the model we seek to illustrate such grand scheme is intimately connected with spiritual morality and wisdom.

Science can get us part way there (Tree of Knowledge) but Cherubim get us the rest of the way there (Tree of Life).

Cherubim are the Lord God’s allegorical creatures that guard the Great Truth from those who have not properly oriented their hearts to heavenly qualities. The reason for this divine care and protection is that all truth or true information is some manifestation of love finding its genuine form in action.

For instance, all organized forms act in unison to perform some coherent goal. Without that goal, the successive processes within a given organization have nothing to orchestrate their cooperation and gain true form, by which they can create a common equilibrium among many individual equilibriums.

The reason why the heart must be educated to perceive such a reality is that this cooperation is a dynamic of Love’s striving to unify things! (The closest thing natural scientists have to this notion of organization is the thermodynamics of gravitating systems.) So today’s scientists must get past God’s Cherubim to correctly recognize the relevance of such a theistic model of a world in rational process.

My book Proving God was not simply written for readers of this generation and era, but for those coming a hundred—even a thousand years from now—who will see the heart’s value even in intellectual pursuits. They will embrace both the scientist and Cherubim!

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
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