Thursday, 29 April 2010

God or Darwin? Or both?

Why, if the Bible is the Word of God, is there such conflict between what it says and what we know from experience to be so?

On the surface, Genesis seems to say that God created everything in seven days. This gives us a dilemma. Science has ‘proved’ that the cosmos evolved over billions of years. And life itself has been evolving for millions. Those that believe the Bible is immutable find ways of reconciling this cognitive dissonance in various ways. Some deny science. Some compartmentalise science from scripture and keep both points of view as separate issues. Those that don’t ‘believe in’ the Bible, often take the easy way out and deny it all – including the possibility of God.

If we look beneath the surface – at the light behind the shadows – we find there is no such disparity, no conflict, no need to argue.
However, people still enjoy a good argument – and a bad one!
The symbology in Genesis is good news and bad news.
The good news is that Genesis 1 tells of the Creation – as a single event that occurred outside time and space. In the beginning, God created the essence of all life. Genesis 2 tells us of the evolutionary plan to manifest the created essence over time through the agency of mankind.
The bad news is that both religious doctrine and atheism are equally challenged to the core. So those attached to either are still in the same boat. They can continue to argue, while those wishing to raise their consciousness to their next level of development have a strong scriptural basis for doing so.
We can look to the Bhagavad-Gita or the Upanishads for inspiration. But the same mystical truth is also to be found hidden in our own Bible.
The keys for piercing the symbols in the Bible and unveiling the hidden secrets are revealed in my new book soon to be published: ORIGINAL HERESY - the light behind the shadows in the Bible. Follow this blog and I'll let you know when it's available.

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