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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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The selection from my work Marginalia explains the nature of God. Does Monotheism or Trinity explain the Lord God truthfully? Why controversy over God whom no one can see (but evidence of Him is so abundantly given throughout the Scripture) if Truth would not change the worshipper to do His commandments with all his heart and mind?. The reason is simple: each faction having presupposed the divine Nature simply want him proved right. Whose glory is on the line here mine or of God?-b  

“Let us now take up the nature of the Trinity.

Think of the Oneness of God as one whole. Why it should yield to the scrutiny of man is not so much as man is well served by the scriptures with regards to his Holiness, the Power and Wisdom. The ‪Trinity testifies the Oneness of God, each supplying necessary details to the whole while the whole in turn testifies these narratives as Truth.

We have in the Bible a few references as to the Lord God. God is a spirit (Jn.4:24). One quality of the spirit is that it can move like the wind (Jn.3:8); similarly nature of fire holds a mysterious quality both of which we can consider to our profit in order to understand the Trinity. The Lord God is a consuming fire (He.12:29). Air and Fire,- both elements we associate with God and yet there is no form that we can hold on to. The Spirit in elucidating the triune God however gives each a recognizable sign. In order to reveal God’s Jealousy we have this instance when the two sons of Aaron are punished (Le.10:1-2). What was their offense? They offered strange fire, which He commanded them not. Swift came their punishment. It brings to our remembrance the warning of the writer to the Hebrews, ‘…Holiness without which no man shall see the Lord (He.12:14).’ Purifying nature of fire being synonymous with holiness the Holy Spirit gives a symbolic value to the aspect of the Trinity.

We read God revealing himself to Abraham as well as to Moses. The presence of God is signified as a burning lamp passing between the animals Abram offered. Also significant is the passage where God was specific as to how it was to presented to him (Ge.15:9). In the burning bush that consumed not we see another manner by which His presence is indicated. Unlike the fire that consumed Nadab and Abihu we see the triune presence of God is associated by the symbol of fire. There is no indication of it being made by human hands. In contrast to this the fourth Man in the fiery furnace is made of man. Subtlety with which the Son of man is presented there is a fitting commentary of God who became man so as to understand various fiery situations we are sometime subjected in our everyday situations.

God is given a shape in the pillar of fire and cloud by day that led the children of Israel in the wilderness. Similarly in the vision of Ezekiel we see the great cloud and a great fire infolding itself,(Ez.1:4).’

In the New Testament God the spirit is given a symbol and a recognizable form as cloven tongues of fire and ‘it sat upon each of them(Ac.2:3)’. God the Spirit while presenting the God document makes a clear distinction in his characteristic style, delineating the personality of each office in the Trinity. The Oneness of the Lord God and those of the Triune God have self same essence while each in their operation quality is distinct.

 

God the Spirit puts both narratives from God the Father and from God the Son into a format where abstract ideas of divine Essence are rendered concrete in the Person and Deity of Jesus Christ. Truth is preserved. (Jn.1: 1)

Does Holy Spirit change the significance of the Will in reorganizing the Scriptural narrative? We shall see from two verses quoted here below which concerns the Holy Spirit. Jesus said ‘Wherefore I say unto you…but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven..’(Mt.12: 31) It is evident from the quote that it is the testimony of God, the Son.

The same verse is similarly repeated which is the divine Will expressed. It is not without significance that view of the Holy Spirit is skipped. We have the testimony of Jesus for it that he ’… shall not speak of himself…’ (Jn.16: 33,8:17) Internal evidence proves the veracity of the Word as set down by Holy Spirit.”

(Selected from Chapter-8 Role of the Spirit/ Marginalia- vol.II

 

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