Friday, April 20, 2012

Bible and the Beginning

The scientific term original singularity for the earliest known cosmos has also Theological implications

For the Jews - of whom is salvation - confess faith in ONE God

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד

Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Eḥad
Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord is One

Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
Jesus (John 4:22)

The Jewish man who believed that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah did not outright condemn Greek Philosophy when allowed to talk in the Hyde Park of ancient Athens, Areoapagus, where he said something quite startling dangerously sounding like pantheism

For as I passed by and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription: `To the Unknown God'. Whom therefore ye worship in ignorance, Him I declare unto you.

God who made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of Heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.Neither is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

And He hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation, that they should seek the Lord,

if perhaps they might feel after Him and find Him,

though He be not far from every one of us.
For in Him we live, and move, and have our being;

as also certain of your own poets have said, `For we are also His offspring.'
Acts 17:23-28 KJ21

This is a spectacularly brave statement from Apostle Paul, even in Athens when facing Epicurean and Stoic philosophers among others.

But let us think.

If everything began from that original singularity.

So everything is from that original singularity.


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