Theology is broken

Theological “science” system is broken. It is impossible to publish a Bible-based revelation.

I tried a little a few years ago to publish my ideas on what Christ is (see my free e-book chapter 5).

They said it cannot be published among other reasons because it should link to works of other scholars.

Wait! A revelation is meant to be based on Bible, not on works of other scholars.

Exact fit of the prophecy of Jesus: (Mark 7:7-8) “But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men…”

Do not allocate money to support theology PhD programs. Jesus calls this thing “vain”.

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Jesus being filled with wisdom

Some translations (e.g. New American Standard Bible) of Luk. 2:40 say that Jesus was “increased” in wisdom.

But he is God and already knows everything. How can his wisdom “increase”?

In my opinion (see my book for more details), Christ limited himself to human senses to perceive the environment. He already knew all mathematics, but he needed to study physics of this region on the universe (as other regions of so called multiverse behave as having different laws of physics).

(Philippians 2:8) “7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.”

It means that Jesus researched the world around him and found that now he is in a human body. In the childhood he was busy understanding the laws of physics (which He created) of this part of the world.

Notes on predestination and Calvinism

First I am not a professional theologian. The following may contain factual errors. However, I am a mathematician and can formulate my thoughts exactly.

As far as I know, there is no free will for salvation of a man or woman accordingly the teaching of the Protestant reformer John Calvin.

I think we should accommodate that “free will” can be interpreted in different ways:

  1. We have free will in that sense that God does not change our character by just moving atoms in our brain to erase our old mind and create a new one with destruction of our former mind. Instead God communicates with us with words, visions, etc., all of which are accomplished as influencing our brains with information contained in cosmic electromagnetic waves. Cosmic electromagnetic waves are called “Christ” in Bible (see my book). So God decided to save us through Christ instead of erasing our mind with brute force and starting it anew with old mind erases. In this sense we have free will.
  2. Another meaning of “free will” is that we could be able to resist God’s influence to save us. I doubt whether we have free will in this sense. (Rom. 9:18-19) “18 So then, he has mercy on whom he desires, and he hardens whom he desires. 19 You will say then to me, “Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?” From this verse it seems that a human does not have free will in the sense to withstand the decision of God to save him.

It seems that all mainstream and evangelical Protestants believe that God has predestined who to save.

Another “feature” of Calvinism is that God has predestined also who not to save.

Do I agree with this? It seems that this question is even more difficult than it seems:

I suppose that people are born accordingly natural laws of biology and sociology. What is predestination for salvation of a particular person then? In my opinion it is “fitting” of a particular “natural” (stochastic that is randomly borb) person into the scheme of one of a big but finite number of a “new creations”.

Then the main point of the discussion of Luther and Calvin becomes: Does God predestine only fitting particular persons into the scheme of saved “new creations” or does He also predestine into another scheme of non-saved people? I don’t know the answer but suppose that it is likely that God in this sense predestined only “new creations” and has not predestined not saved people.

Another question: How can predestination fit together with the fact that people are saved when they willingly accept Christ into their hearts?

I think the main part of the answer to this question is: (Is. 65:24) “It shall happen that, before they call, I will answer…” This means that our prayers can be heard by God even before the world begin, when He does our predestination.

Bible on abortion

The following may look “not enough conservative”, but my purpose is to strictly follow the Bible:

(Job 3:16) “or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.”

Bible seems to say (if I understand it correctly) that unborn embryos do not have soul.

I do not say that abortion is good. I just try to make a biblical point on it.

Is killing an unborn embryos well a killing? I do not know, but it seems not to be sending a soul into separation of body, because there is no soul in this case.

The above is just my personal opinion and it may be wrong.

Love is a simple thing

What is love? What the word “love” means in New Testament? These look like very difficult questions.

But the Greek word “agape” for “love” also means “charity”. So love is simply ability to do charity.

(1 Cor. 13)

1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing. 3 If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.

In the past it was about me. I had faith, I was baptized by Spirit and fire and prayed in tongues, I knew more than most other people. I even wanted to help the poor. But I didn’t have charity.

I was seeking for ways to get money for my ministry. It was a business, business attempting to serve God, but not a charity.

I was heavily pressed by the contradiction that I need money for my ministry but should not be greedy.

I was divided between God’s commandments and between my desire to get money for my ministry by any means (such as cursing other people and making them to die because of my curse).

At last (quite hilariously) I tried to put my hope on conforming to the Russian law (I’m from Russia) about charitable organizations. I tried to make me conform to this law, because I saw no other way to overcome my “holy” greed.

I found myself a modern kind of a Pharisee.

But now thanks to End of Gospel teaching I am free from being a Pharisee and have charity in my heart. Read this book.

What should we do?

Many preachers teach that for each deed we need first receive a revelation from God and not to do what God has not explicitly requested us to do.

But what God wants us to do?

(John 6)

28 They said therefore to him, “What must we do, that we may work the works of God?”
29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

There is no concrete deed we should do, but we should do anything and everything what conforms to the faith. The only good deed we can do is to believe. A deed with faith is good and a deed without faith is not good whatever we do.

(Heb. 11:6) “Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him…”

(Heb. 6:1) “Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection—not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God…”

Our works are “dead”. This means that we sinners cannot do good by our deeds. Our psychic is too broken for us to do good deeds. But Christ opened us another way to serve God, we serve God by our faith.

Faith is implemented in deeds, however:

(Jam. 2)

20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead? 21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness”;*x4 and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. 25 In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

Also:

(Ecc. 9:10) “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…”

We should do everything we can do, this verse teaches.

I do accordingly my faith math research, writing free software, and writing sermons like this one. These are important good deals of faith which change the world. Please support my good deeds with any sum of money.

Sun, stand still on Gibeon! You, moon, stop in the valley of Aijalon!

Joshua 10:12-13 says:

12 Then Joshua spoke to Yahweh in the day when Yahweh delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still on Gibeon! You, moon, stop in the valley of Aijalon!”
13 The sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Isn’t this written in the book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of the sky, and didn’t hurry to go down about a whole day. 14 There was no day like that before it or after it, that Yahweh listened to the voice of a man; for Yahweh fought for Israel.

This is the greatest miracle described in Bible. (“There was no day like that before it or after it, that Yahweh listened to the voice of a man.”)

I believe Bible, it has really happened, despite it is hard to believe, especially knowing modern science which looks to make it totally impossible.

But what is its “least miraculous” (and thus “most scientific”) explanation? I propose the following explanation:

A big alien spaceship with a giant solar sail came near to the Earth. What Israelites really saw was the reflection of the sun and the moon in the sail.

This looks improbable, but at least this is not totally impossible. I believe it has really happened in this way or another.