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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Thanks John. Many Christians just think I'm nuts because they still think in 3 dimensions! - Well technically so do I but there is a way to connect science and God if you want to. My theories may turn out all incorrect but they help me sleep at night :-)

    I was born in 1978 to answer your question.
    I suspected it might be (1978).

    Humility is essential when approaching the Scriptures and it sounds like your attitude toward them also. Very intriguing interpretations. I too will sleep well tonight.

    God Bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    I have come to the conclusion there are 0 dimensions. We are actually nowhere but everywhere and we exist in the all that is. The creator creates 3 dimensions for us to experience.
    Good morning Luke,

    I think I understand your intent. It seems like you think that "ultimate reality" has zero dimensions whereas the world of our experience is an illusory four dimensional space-time manifold. It is an intriguing idea that coheres fairly well with some ideas from both physics and metaphysics. It's definitely worth more reflection.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    In the beginning of the Bible the creation takes 6 days(Evenings, Mornings and days) = 6 Evenings, 6 Mornings and 6 days(666 = incomplete and humanities number). Our journey through life is to achieve 777.
    The number 666 figures prominently in the alphanumeric structure of Genesis 1:1, but I personally don't find arbitrary concatenations like "6 Evenings, 6 Mornings and 6 days" as relating to that number. I have no reason to think God intended anything like that. Six "evenings and mornings" is just a way to describe "six days." I can't see any connection with the number 666.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    The God of "Time and love" has encoded the Bible with this 777 message. Many things Christian fundamentalists do not see is these numbers. All of these bizarre stories in the bible point us to Christ who is 77 and the pathway to God via the Holy Spirit = 777
    I presume you are using English gematria to arrive at Christ = 77. I don't think there is any validity to English gematria.

    How did you arrive at Holy Spirit = 777? That doesn't come from any gematria that I know of.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    I read your testimony about why you are not a Christian anymore. I consider myself a Christian however I just believe that Christ intervened through time and space as the incarnation of God who is outside time.
    That's fine. You can map any archetypes you like onto the idea of "Christ."

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Look at this:

    1.Honor Self - WHO Will lead me to God? - I am the good Shepherd - John 10:11 - Honor Jesus

    2.Evil - WHY am I trapped in darkness and sin? - I am the light of the world - John 8:12 - Holy

    3.Adultery - HOW do I renew myself? - I am the resurrection and the life - John 11:25 - Reborn, New life

    4.Greed - WHAT will make me stop hungering for worldly things - I am the bread of life - John 6:35 - Generosity

    5.Deceit - WHEN will I know the truth? - I am the true vine - John 15:1 - Truth

    6.Covet - WHERE is humbleness and the door to heaven? - I am the door - John 10:7 - To God be thankful

    7.Hate, Revenge - WHICH Way will lead me to God? - I am the way, the truth and the light - John 14:6 - Agape love, Forgiveness
    That's a good example of a mental exercise to transfer your thoughts from darkness to light. This is probably one of the greatest values of religions like Christianity and Islam. They give a "lens" that helps a person focus their mind on higher values.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    So we live in 0 dimensions and God created us to become like him. In his image and likeness. This creation is a spiritual creation and even though it has literal meaning(To encompass different times in history. Flat earth etc) I don't believe it is talking about the creation of the physical. God is not in the image of a person which should be one clue. Also from Gen 2:4 it explains a more physical way. Dust of the earth is actually quite powerful as we know from physics 99.9 percent of matter is non-matter.
    Yes, a "non-physical" (i.e. spiritual/metaphysical) interpretation of the Bible frees it from all its problems with regards to logic, facts, and science. But some might think that also disconnects it from reality and allows anyone to make up whatever interpretation they like with no ability to discern truth since their ideas are no longer tethered to reality. And why should anyone start with the Bible? If you are going to invent a metaphysical system, might as well invent one that unifies all the worlds religions. There is no conflict between Sufic Islam and Mystic Christianity, for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    I have big issues with all the bloodshed in the bible but numbers do not lie. The whole thing points to Jesus to take us away from this "Bronze age" tribal man made God.
    That's a fine view of Scripture. If I believed it were true, I could happily accept the Bible according to my own standards as you have done. But I'm not interested in inventing my own metaphysical interpretation of Christianity. How would I know it is true? How would I know if it was just my fantasy? Perhaps I'm just currently in the midpoint between a false understanding of Christianity and a new transformed version. I don't know. Any insight would be appreciated.

    As for numbers, they neither lie nor tell the truth. It all depends on how they are interpreted. This has given rise to a couple famous aphorisms warning the wise, both found in the writings of Mark Twain:

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

    Figures don't lie, but liars figure.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Even prophecy is really just God encoding into the text what he knows will happen. I don't think God wanted to destroy Jerusalem in AD70 but I do know the 70 weeks prophecy using the same maths that gets you to the restoration of Israel in 1948 is amazing! - God does all this to point us to Jesus.
    I'd like to see your calculations.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    It's not a case of him wanting to sacrifice his Son(He is the Son) but more a case of showing that he(God) could come down and carry the burdens of this world. Of course it doesn't add up why innocent people suffer but I do know when I have seen a kid getting treated for Leukemia it makes me realise my shortcomings. When I see the starving in the world I realise I am greedy. This is how I make sense of it and try to change.
    I don't have any problem understanding the suffering in the world. I just take it as direct evidence that there is no god of the kind posited by Christianity. There may be a god, but he's not a "he" and he's not like a person who arbitrarily chooses to intervene to help Aunt Betty find her lost dog Fluffy while simultaneously letting 200,000 Christians die horrible deaths in the Hatian earthquake. I know that conception is false because it is fundamentally irrational.

    Thanks for the stimulating post.

    Great chatting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose
    Hi Luke,

    Welcome to the forum...

    Maybe, when ones consciousness departs this body it re-unites with the universal consciousness, and adds to the whole of a growing knowledge base. In this manner knowledge continues to grow and expand, and as more and more people become aware of our connectedness through understanding our oneness (being part of the whole), human consciousness rises. As each new life comes into existence consciousness emerges through it and experiences life, that experience is what expands the knowledge of the whole in a continuous cycle of increase.

    Everything has unfolded out of the same source, so everything is connected. If we could infold everything in the universe, it would eventually end up at one single point of beginning...everything came from that singularity.

    Amazing stuff to think about...

    Rose
    Rose, please explain this craps in simple terms that everyone can understand....or.....are you on some hallucinogens?

    GOD BLESSED.
    Cheow,

    Your description of Rose's post as "crap" reflects more on you than on her comments. The idea that "consciousness departs this body it re-unites with the universal consciousness" is an essential part of the Perennial Philosophy which is based on the unity of all religions:

    Quote Originally Posted by wiki
    Perennial philosophy (Latin: philosophia perennis, more fully, philosophia perennis et universalis; sometimes shortened to sophia perennis or religio perennis) is the notion of the universal recurrence of philosophical insight independent of epoch or culture, including universal truths on the nature of reality, humanity or consciousness (anthropological universals).

    The perennial philosophy is a perspective within the philosophy of religion which views each of the world’s religious traditions as sharing a single, universal truth and a single divine foundation of all religious knowledge. Each world religion, independent of its cultural or historical context, is simply a different interpretation of this knowledge. World religions including, but not limited to, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Sikhism and Buddhism, are all derived from the same universal truth. Although the sacred scriptures of these world religions are undeniably diverse and often oppose each other, each world religion has been formed to fit the social, mental and spiritual needs of its respective epoch and culture. Therefore, perennial philosophy maintains that each world religion has flourished from the foundation of the same universal truth, making these differences superficial and able to be cast aside to find religion’s deeper spiritual meaning.
    Aldous Huxley, who wrote a widely read book on the subject, defined the perennial philosophy as:
    the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical to, divine Reality; the ethic that places man's final end in the knowledge of the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being; the thing is immemorial and universal. Rudiments of the perennial philosophy may be found among the traditional lore of primitive peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions
    (The Perennial Philosophy, p. vii).
    You only display your ignorance when you call these deep ideas "crap." They may be true, they may be false, or they may be something in between. But whatever they are, they are built on the universal aspects of all religions which you constantly appeal to in our debates. And that's what makes your insulting comment so ludicrous - not only are you displaying ignorance, but you also are contradicting your own arguments.

    It would be good if you dropped the ignorant and insulting comments and joined us in a mutually respectful search for the truth.

    I'm sorry to speak so plainly, but it is simply wrong to dismiss other ideas as "crap" when you have no idea what you are talking about.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm not mad at you and I very much appreciate your contributions to this forum, so please think of my comments as "wounds of a friend" which are so much better than the "kisses of an enemy."

    Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    All the best to you my friend,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough View Post
    Good morning Luke,

    I think I understand your intent. It seems like you think that "ultimate reality" has zero dimensions whereas the world of our experience is an illusory four dimensional space-time manifold. It is an intriguing idea that coheres fairly well with some ideas from both physics and metaphysics. It's definitely worth more reflection.


    The number 666 figures prominently in the alphanumeric structure of Genesis 1:1, but I personally don't find arbitrary concatenations like "6 Evenings, 6 Mornings and 6 days" as relating to that number. I have no reason to think God intended anything like that. Six "evenings and mornings" is just a way to describe "six days." I can't see any connection with the number 666.


    I presume you are using English gematria to arrive at Christ = 77. I don't think there is any validity to English gematria.

    How did you arrive at Holy Spirit = 777? That doesn't come from any gematria that I know of.


    That's fine. You can map any archetypes you like onto the idea of "Christ."


    That's a good example of a mental exercise to transfer your thoughts from darkness to light. This is probably one of the greatest values of religions like Christianity and Islam. They give a "lens" that helps a person focus their mind on higher values.


    Yes, a "non-physical" (i.e. spiritual/metaphysical) interpretation of the Bible frees it from all its problems with regards to logic, facts, and science. But some might think that also disconnects it from reality and allows anyone to make up whatever interpretation they like with no ability to discern truth since their ideas are no longer tethered to reality. And why should anyone start with the Bible? If you are going to invent a metaphysical system, might as well invent one that unifies all the worlds religions. There is no conflict between Sufic Islam and Mystic Christianity, for example.


    That's a fine view of Scripture. If I believed it were true, I could happily accept the Bible according to my own standards as you have done. But I'm not interested in inventing my own metaphysical interpretation of Christianity. How would I know it is true? How would I know if it was just my fantasy? Perhaps I'm just currently in the midpoint between a false understanding of Christianity and a new transformed version. I don't know. Any insight would be appreciated.

    As for numbers, they neither lie nor tell the truth. It all depends on how they are interpreted. This has given rise to a couple famous aphorisms warning the wise, both found in the writings of Mark Twain:

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

    Figures don't lie, but liars figure.


    I'd like to see your calculations.


    I don't have any problem understanding the suffering in the world. I just take it as direct evidence that there is no god of the kind posited by Christianity. There may be a god, but he's not a "he" and he's not like a person who arbitrarily chooses to intervene to help Aunt Betty find her lost dog Fluffy while simultaneously letting 200,000 Christians die horrible deaths in the Hatian earthquake. I know that conception is false because it is fundamentally irrational.

    Thanks for the stimulating post.

    Great chatting!

    Richard
    Hi Richard,

    I'm going to have to be quick as it's Saturday and we have a 2 and 3 year old. The 777 is not Gematria. The number for Jesus = 888 or Jesus Christ = 2368.

    No what I'm trying to say is we are all born in the image of God(Conciousness is the image) but we start out as a beast. 666 is an incomplete creation. To enter rest with God we must transform into 777. As an example you don't really thing Lamech lived to be 777 years old?. Have you noticed there are 77 generations in the Geneology of Jesus in the book of Luke?

    Jesus is the way, truth and the life(77) to the father(777) via the holy spirit. Like the story with Jericho Moses could not cross into the promised land as he represents the "Law" but Jesus(Same as Joshua) represents Grace and Truth. So if you read Chapter 5 & 6 of Joshua you will realise the wall in Jericho is your mind and the enemies that are so coldly killed are not real people but barriers that stop your spiritual growth. I've got to take this new understanding and gradually go through the old testament and I'm hoping to find a loving God and that as Jesus spoke in parables maybe that is one way of seeing the old testament. Do you really see any point in blowing 7 trumpets to bring down a wall?

    Even the 7 seals in Revelation I believe are in the mind. The Bible is a sealed book and it needs to be unlocked. It's probably all the violence that has made the book survive as man likes violence.

    I'll leave the 777 thing alone for now and let you meditate on it. I don't want to hear from anyone that wants to justify the violence as Jesus healed the man who had his ear cut off. God does not change and does love us.

    OK I'll include a couple of links for the prophecy stuff I mentioned:

    Israel restoration prophecy:

    http://www.khouse.org/articles/2000/276/print/

    70 weeks prophecy:

    The same Maths above gets you from 444BC to 33AD. I cannot find the link. Do you already know about the calculation of the 69 weeks with the 360 day years? - I'll get you a link if you don't.

    Also Daniel 9:24-27 has 86 words(Hebrew gematria = God) and 360 letters which is another sign why using 360 day years is acceptable. We know from Genesis 5 months was considered 150 days(12 times 30 = 360) - It's all a code!

    Your site gives me 359 letters for Daniel 9:24-27 but I checked it with a Peter Bluer who has written "373 a proof set in stone" and he confirmed he has been studying this text for 30 years so either your hebrew text is wrong or maybe I miscounted. I have his book here too and I checked it myself.

    I noticed many posts on evolution here. You are aware our DNA is mathematical symmetrical?

    Also the value of Gen 1:1 is 2701(37 times 73) and we have 37 primary genes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_DNA

    Also I believe the standard model of physics requires 37 sub-atomic particles for the big bang. That was according to a statement from the director at the Hadron collider. I've never studied the standard model.

    Anyway it is all something for you to consider. Kids are destroying house so gotta go! - No time to proof read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Hi Richard,

    I'm going to have to be quick as it's Saturday and we have a 2 and 3 year old. The 777 is not Gematria. The number for Jesus = 888 or Jesus Christ = 2368.

    No what I'm trying to say is we are all born in the image of God(Conciousness is the image) but we start out as a beast. 666 is an incomplete creation. To enter rest with God we must transform into 777. As an example you don't really thing Lamech lived to be 777 years old?. Have you noticed there are 77 generations in the Geneology of Jesus in the book of Luke?

    Jesus is the way, truth and the life(77) to the father(777) via the holy spirit. Like the story with Jericho Moses could not cross into the promised land as he represents the "Law" but Jesus(Same as Joshua) represents Grace and Truth. So if you read Chapter 5 & 6 of Joshua you will realise the wall in Jericho is your mind and the enemies that are so coldly killed are not real people but barriers that stop your spiritual growth. I've got to take this new understanding and gradually go through the old testament and I'm hoping to find a loving God and that as Jesus spoke in parables maybe that is one way of seeing the old testament. Do you really see any point in blowing 7 trumpets to bring down a wall?

    Even the 7 seals in Revelation I believe are in the mind. The Bible is a sealed book and it needs to be unlocked. It's probably all the violence that has made the book survive as man likes violence.

    I'll leave the 777 thing alone for now and let you meditate on it. I don't want to hear from anyone that wants to justify the violence as Jesus healed the man who had his ear cut off. God does not change and does love us.

    OK I'll include a couple of links for the prophecy stuff I mentioned:

    Israel restoration prophecy:

    http://www.khouse.org/articles/2000/276/print/

    70 weeks prophecy:

    The same Maths above gets you from 444BC to 33AD. I cannot find the link. Do you already know about the calculation of the 69 weeks with the 360 day years? - I'll get you a link if you don't.

    Also Daniel 9:24-27 has 86 words(Hebrew gematria = God) and 360 letters which is another sign why using 360 day years is acceptable. We know from Genesis 5 months was considered 150 days(12 times 30 = 360) - It's all a code!

    Your site gives me 359 letters for Daniel 9:24-27 but I checked it with a Peter Bluer who has written "373 a proof set in stone" and he confirmed he has been studying this text for 30 years so either your hebrew text is wrong or maybe I miscounted. I have his book here too and I checked it myself.

    I noticed many posts on evolution here. You are aware our DNA is mathematical symmetrical?

    Also the value of Gen 1:1 is 2701(37 times 73) and we have 37 primary genes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_DNA

    Also I believe the standard model of physics requires 37 sub-atomic particles for the big bang. That was according to a statement from the director at the Hadron collider. I've never studied the standard model.

    Anyway it is all something for you to consider. Kids are destroying house so gotta go! - No time to proof read!
    I should add this as it throws out any dispute of the 70 week prophecy starting at any other time but 444BC. This also proves Jesus was crucified in 33AD without a shadow of a doubt. Watch from 39 minutes onwards for a few minutes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGeSRyzN49Q

    It validates the math used in the Israel(1948) and Jesus prophecy. There is also proof Venus went into retrogade(Full stop when viewing) on December 25th 2BC. This fixes the life of Jesus at 33.5 years if we take his birth in September(Jewish New Year). The sign on December 25th is amazing because it seems more of a sign to us then the people back then. I know Christmas is some sort of Pagan date but the sign on December 25th seems to indicate God knew how we would celebrate the birth of Christ on that date. Thankyou to NASA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Hi Richard,

    I'm going to have to be quick as it's Saturday and we have a 2 and 3 year old. The 777 is not Gematria. The number for Jesus = 888 or Jesus Christ = 2368.

    No what I'm trying to say is we are all born in the image of God(Conciousness is the image) but we start out as a beast. 666 is an incomplete creation. To enter rest with God we must transform into 777. As an example you don't really thing Lamech lived to be 777 years old?. Have you noticed there are 77 generations in the Geneology of Jesus in the book of Luke?
    Hey there Luke,

    The idea that we are made "in the image of God/Consciousness" makes good sense to me. I am inclined towards the idea that consciousness is the "Ground of Being." But I don't think the idea of a "Theistic God" as a sort of super-human agent who goes about doing things make much sense. This is because something universal like God (infinite) cannot be particular (finite) like a person. If God is "all in all" he can't just be a part of the all.

    The idea that we start out as a beast makes great sense from an evolutionary point of view.

    But I don't associate 666 with any kind of "incompleteness." The number 6 is the first "perfect number" (6 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 1 x 2 x 3) and it is the basis of space-filling hexagonal symmetry so many of the ancients saw it as a symbol of physical perfection.

    Your symbolic use of the numbers is curious. What exactly does it mean to "transform into 777"?

    According to our friend duxrow the book of Luke is wrong when it says that there were 77 generations. He says this because Luke's genealogy contradicts Genesis by inserting a "Cainan" (Luke 3:36) and he needs to use Genesis genealogy to make his pattern of 66 generations from Adam to Jesus to work out. He's very adamant about his pattern. You can read about it in the thread called The 33/66 Pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Jesus is the way, truth and the life(77) to the father(777) via the holy spirit. Like the story with Jericho Moses could not cross into the promised land as he represents the "Law" but Jesus(Same as Joshua) represents Grace and Truth. So if you read Chapter 5 & 6 of Joshua you will realise the wall in Jericho is your mind and the enemies that are so coldly killed are not real people but barriers that stop your spiritual growth. I've got to take this new understanding and gradually go through the old testament and I'm hoping to find a loving God and that as Jesus spoke in parables maybe that is one way of seeing the old testament. Do you really see any point in blowing 7 trumpets to bring down a wall?
    Why do you put the number 77 by the word life and 777 by father? I don't understand the logic. It appears arbitrary.

    I was always impressed by the typology of Joshua/Jesus leading Israel into the promised land where the Lawgiver Moses could not go.

    A few people on this forum have promoted interpretations similar to yours. Unfortunately, I can't see how anyone could know if they are true or false since they are so far removed from the plain meaning of the text. And if they are true, then how do we discern between the literal and the figurative in the Bible? Is everything symbolic? Is Jesus just a symbol? Or did he really live? And if everything in the Bible is just symbolic of mental phenomena what does any of it matter?

    My biggest problem with this kind of interpretation is that it is totally flexible and so can be conformed to any fantasy anyone might imagine.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Even the 7 seals in Revelation I believe are in the mind. The Bible is a sealed book and it needs to be unlocked. It's probably all the violence that has made the book survive as man likes violence.

    I'll leave the 777 thing alone for now and let you meditate on it. I don't want to hear from anyone that wants to justify the violence as Jesus healed the man who had his ear cut off. God does not change and does love us.
    Well, that's the problem. The Bible does not present God as very loving to many people. And if we have to reject and/or reinterpret all the verses we don't like, what good is the Bible? It does not guide us if we are the ones changing the meaning of what it says to suit our own standards. Folks like the Bible because it has a very strong aura of authority. What else would you expect after 2000 years of folks being told it is the "Word of God"? But people don't like what it says, so they massage it and work it and invent interpretations until it becomes something they like. But then it has lost any "authority" it might have had ... at least in my eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    OK I'll include a couple of links for the prophecy stuff I mentioned:

    Israel restoration prophecy:

    http://www.khouse.org/articles/2000/276/print/

    70 weeks prophecy:

    The same Maths above gets you from 444BC to 33AD. I cannot find the link. Do you already know about the calculation of the 69 weeks with the 360 day years? - I'll get you a link if you don't.
    Yeah, I know about all that stuff. The problem is that those theories are based on the unsupportable assumption that there is a magical stretchy gap of 2000+ years between Daniel 9:26 and 9:27. And worse, they ignore that Daniel predicted that Jerusalem and the Temple would be destroyed shortly after the Messiah was killed, and that this is confirmed by Christ's own prediction that the end times would happen during "this generation" and that the fulfillment would be marked by the destruction of the Temple. And the calculations are a bit forced and history is too uncertain to support their claims of such extreme precision. The use of the 360 day calendar is just an unsupported assumption. So there are many problems with that whole approach. But the basic idea that Daniel predicted the general time for Messiah seems pretty good. A few years ago I wrote an article arguing that Daniel's 70 weeks were fulfilled in 70 AD. I use similar calculations but they are much more rigorous because I accounted for the uncertainties in the dates. Here's the image from my article. Note that I allow for uncertainty in both the date of the decree and the date of the crucifixion:




    The "prophetic window" indicates the time that the prophecy had to be fulfilled.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Also Daniel 9:24-27 has 86 words(Hebrew gematria = God) and 360 letters which is another sign why using 360 day years is acceptable. We know from Genesis 5 months was considered 150 days(12 times 30 = 360) - It's all a code!
    Those kinds of "signs" are totally invalid. If there were 365 letters I am pretty sure you would not take that as a "sign" that the 360 day calendar was wrong. This kind of cherry-picking and logical inconsistency is the fast track to self-deception. We must use good logic and a fair balance. This is why Christians fail to convince skeptics. The flaws in their logic are transparent.

    I agree that Revelation equates 42 months = 1260 days which implies 30 day months. But if you then try to use this as a "rule" your months will slowly shift back 5 days each year until the summer months happen in winter! And that contradicts other Biblical data that says certain months always happen in certain times of the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    Your site gives me 359 letters for Daniel 9:24-27 but I checked it with a Peter Bluer who has written "373 a proof set in stone" and he confirmed he has been studying this text for 30 years so either your hebrew text is wrong or maybe I miscounted. I have his book here too and I checked it myself.
    I have his book too. I'll see if I can locate the source of the discrepancy.

    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    I noticed many posts on evolution here. You are aware our DNA is mathematical symmetrical?

    Also the value of Gen 1:1 is 2701(37 times 73) and we have 37 primary genes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_DNA

    Also I believe the standard model of physics requires 37 sub-atomic particles for the big bang. That was according to a statement from the director at the Hadron collider. I've never studied the standard model.

    Anyway it is all something for you to consider. Kids are destroying house so gotta go! - No time to proof read!
    Yes, I'm aware of patterns in the DNA and their relation to Genesis 1.1 We have a big thread on that topic called Has God's Signature been found in the Genetic Code?. Do you think this contradicts the theory or evolution? What do you think about the history of life on this planet? How old do you think the planet is, and how long has there been life?

    And I've written extensively on the alphanumeric patterns of Genesis 1:1-5 and John 1:1-5 as I'm sure you know.

    Great chatting my friend! There is much for us to explore together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1978 View Post
    I should add this as it throws out any dispute of the 70 week prophecy starting at any other time but 444BC. This also proves Jesus was crucified in 33AD without a shadow of a doubt. Watch from 39 minutes onwards for a few minutes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGeSRyzN49Q

    It validates the math used in the Israel(1948) and Jesus prophecy. There is also proof Venus went into retrogade(Full stop when viewing) on December 25th 2BC. This fixes the life of Jesus at 33.5 years if we take his birth in September(Jewish New Year). The sign on December 25th is amazing because it seems more of a sign to us then the people back then. I know Christmas is some sort of Pagan date but the sign on December 25th seems to indicate God knew how we would celebrate the birth of Christ on that date. Thankyou to NASA!
    The video was very well produced, but it's very tedious because it takes too long to get to the point and repeats a lot of stuff that is common knowledge. The first substantive statement came at 17:30 minutes when he asserted that Paul was asserting that the Jews knew that Christ was Messiah because "the stars told them." He based this on this passage:
    Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
    The problem is that he assumes that Paul was talking about the "stars" whereas the context tells us that Paul was talking about the Word of God:
    Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law [God's Word] for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5 ¶ For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law [God's Word], That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise [in God's Word], Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it [in God's Word]? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture [God's Word] saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 ¶ How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher [of God's Word]? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written [in God's Word], How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias [in God's Word] saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. 19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses [in God's Word] saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. 20 But Esaias [in God's Word] is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. 21 ¶ But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
    So the IMMEDIATE CONTEXT of Paul's quote is "the word of God." This is what he was talking about when he said "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world."

    Is there any evidence Paul thought that the "stars" informed the Jews that Christ had come? No. There is not a single verse in the entire corpus of Paul's writings that confirm his interpretation of that verse. And worse, it brings up the fact that Paul appears to have been ignorant of the Gospel story about the star of Bethlehem, just as he shows no knowledge of the virgin birth, the empty tomb, or any of the facts of the life of Christ reported in the Gospels.

    I listened to the whole video. I can see why you might think it is significant since you are inclined to believe, but I don't see anything objectively verifiable that would convince a rational skeptic. From everything I know, AD 33 was too late for the crucifixion. Numerology and astrology cannot trump solid historical facts.

    All the best,

    Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough View Post
    Hey there Luke,

    The idea that we are made "in the image of God/Consciousness" makes good sense to me. I am inclined towards the idea that consciousness is the "Ground of Being." But I don't think the idea of a "Theistic God" as a sort of super-human agent who goes about doing things make much sense. This is because something universal like God (infinite) cannot be particular (finite) like a person. If God is "all in all" he can't just be a part of the all.

    The idea that we start out as a beast makes great sense from an evolutionary point of view.

    Richard
    Hello there Richard my evolved friend,

    Funny that you should post that last sentence as I was discussing this very thing in church this morning. The point of the conversation was differentiating between the evolutionists view of man vs the Biblical view. To the Christian, man is the image of God, to the evolutionist, man is the image of the beast. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jce View Post
    Hello there Richard my evolved friend,

    Funny that you should post that last sentence as I was discussing this very thing in church this morning. The point of the conversation was differentiating between the evolutionists view of man vs the Biblical view. To the Christian, man is the image of God, to the evolutionist, man is the image of the beast. Interesting.
    Ever evolving, I would hope!

    But your comment is not entirely accurate. Luke appears to be a Christian, and he is the one who said that we all begin as "the image of a beast."

    Also, your use of the definite article "the" has the obvious overtones of "image of THE BEAST" of Revelation which is not a very nice thing to say to a friend, and you know it is not what evolutionists believe.

    If you read my comment again, you will see that I was agreeing with Luke on both points. We have the "image of God" in as much as we are conscious, and we have the "image of a beast" in as much as we are evolving from the physical to the spiritual.

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    Still your friend who may hug you someday, but refuses to kiss you.

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    I was going to say you had to kiss me because it is commanded in Scripture, "Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss" (1 Thess 5:26). But then I realized you can't really call me a "brother" in the sense used in that verse, so you've got an out.

    Still, it would be nice to meet you in person. Where do you live? I'm in Yakima, Wa.
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    It's amusing CWH has a new favored 4 letter word he made into 5=grace: "craps."

    Thank you Rose for the vid and the comments. Other vids that popped up at the end have already been viewed...and more.

    "Near death" experience is what is close to what Timmy went through 3x in 1985, excepting there was flatlined brain activity and no breath or pulse.
    Call all this opinion if you so choose, but it is opinion relative with personal experience. The last part of the video describing "not caring about "things" anymore and being more focused concerning relationships relative to the spiritual is true to form for Timmy at least.

    You are spot on with the idea of one originating source to which all returns, "universal consciousness divine?", however in relation to homosapiens sapiens, here at least, the word "spirit" (of an Eastern mindset) is preferred over "consciousness." It more than explains being able to be and do more than two things at once at a quantum level in quantum terms.
    (The whole quantum speculations they make is really hair-splitting trying to differentiate between molecular levels of existence and non-molecular.)

    We, as one of our selfs has said, "we do indeed live in a more than 10 dimensional multi-verse"--(from a human perspective); however as Luke surmises, it is zero. We humans are operational on all levels of consciousness simultaneously, yet it is a matter of where we are able to focus our attention and personal powers of awareness that gives us the perceptions we assume to be reality (for our selfs at least).
    For example, have you ever realized that you are dreaming while you are awake and doing whatever?
    The human brain may not register it; but, then again, at least these scientists do recognize that the brain is not consciousness; but moreso a monitor-(perception) and activator-(physicalized volition) in regard to perspective.

    When the scientists exploring consciousness begin to recognize that human attention decieves us into thinking that consciousness is awareness, rather than varied levels of attention&awareness parcel with consciousness, they will finally begin to progress further faster.

    Cool thread,

    Timmy

    p.s. Upon arriving home from the hospital (after dying), a book called "opening the third eye" arrived via a (now) former pact associate. It was not that this had not been done long before...consciously activating "pineal" activity, that is; but, the desire to return back to the death state is what was desired...of which that book accounts for yogi's who are buried for a hundred years or more, and upon being 'unburied", re-animate. It also gave clear hints how to achieve this.

    Then, it occureed 'accidentally' a time or three before the research to consciously rationally achieve this state beyond simple OBEs.

    Utilizing biorhythmic parameters of measurement, the experiments proceeded until success was achievable through focus on only a certain bi-naural sound & a certain symbol during sensory deprivation. After that, with practice, not even the sky was the limit...able to imagine symbol, sound and deprivation until the effects of that process were composed into a certain sigil representative of this...triggerable at whim.

    (Tune into Akashic channel 11 for full details.)

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