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Butterfly effect is derived from chaos theory but God is not the author of confusion so the effect here has different significance.

The Scripture has two narrative streams indicative of divine Will and its fulfilment. When the Holy Spirit treats creation of the heaven and the earth as one entity, it operates on God’s Time. Consider this verse:   “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life (Jn.3:16).” Man whose lifespan is measured in terms of earth time cannot grasp ‘everlasting’ aspect, which is God’s Time. The advent of Jesus Christ in fullness of time holds a different timescale than the birth of Jesus mentioned in the gospels. Therefore the Spirit speaks thus: “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod….(Mt.2:1)’ he is setting the narrative in a historical context according to the earth time.

How does one explain the butterfly effect from man’s point of view? We accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour at a point of time and place. Conversion of St Paul occurred on his way to Damascus. Thus for each us mark a point of time and also place so our salvation has effect on our position and time as well. We have been translated for heavenly places and set down in God’s Time.

The Spirit’s narrative mode from the beginning to the end shall be to reconcile these two time scales of God and man. Symbolism of the scripture on this account cannot be seen as different. Points of view of the Lord God and of the Son are reorganized to instruct man in righteousness. While we study Genesis we shall see Adam and Eve are representational characters and the garden as a microcosm for the antediluvian world. Considering Adam foreshadows Christ and Eve the Church, the narrative mode is sustained throughout. The risen Christ is qualified as last Adam. In the end times Christ as the Type for Adam does not end. The writer to the Hebrews in quoting the verse from the Book of Isaiah makes the purpose of the Spirit clear. “Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion (Is.8:18;He.2:13)”. In eternity New Jerusalem descending as a bride (Re.21:2) rounds off the narrative in which there are no loose ends but the Core Will of God fulfilled by the Son.


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Of the very substance,- Ah dust I am,

Veiled, the light of wisdom is but dim:

Its sovereign rays penetrate however,

Dispers’d through my sentient flesh, a prism.


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What is a symbol? A symbol places an abstract idea in concrete terms. Considering that we are physical beings we use aspects of our spiritual world in terms of persons and objects: bride of Christ and being built on the foundation of Christ etc., Such similitude of one world in terms of another is necessary owing to our imperfect state.  As spiritual beings whatever devices we employ here and now, be it symbols or parables shall be made unnecessary. It is thus hereafter.
In Bible we read of  the matter of baptism. ‘As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.’ (Gal3:27) Controversy of this has divided the Church into so many sects. Man, how can you say adult baptism is the correct way by citing a few verses from here and there? Cannot parents of a baby stand guarantor for bringing up the baby in every manner that is pleasing in the eyes of God and man? Or do you think a man who has indulged in every kind of vice by an act of baptism (which in all probability may be the result of ‘a momentary madness’ such as one we often find during revival meetings at the time of altar call) will not backslide?  In whatever state one ‘puts on Christ’ can never run the course without His grace. This being the case those who cause unnecessary controversy (on matters that are open to dispute,) have put on Christ but it doesn’t fit them.

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