Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.(James 3:13-18) KJV
Preparing sermons is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. On one hand, if you’re a real, Holy Spirit called preacher, you’re already prepared. If you find yourself in front of a group of people you start preaching.
On the other hand, when it comes down to fulfilling the requirements of a Pastoral routine, it can be more challenging. You can’t just preach the same thing over and over again. You have give enough time to it so that the Holy Spirit may guide you into the knowledge you need to make the sermon interesting and meaningful.
Some Pastors use commentaries. That’s fine if you are sure that you can trust the commentators. I rarely use commentaries because, based on the understanding of the reason for and purpose of creation we get from Matty’s Paradigm, they are wrong.
Something that I do is read the passage in Greek or Hebrew, depending on whether it is New or Old Testament. It is fascinating to see the words used in Greek, particularly, because they reveal to us the origin of so many of the other words we use on a daily basis.
One of the things that I have been doing for the last few years is reading and interpreting the Bible in terms that make it compatible with Physics. We have deduced a doctrine of gravity, for instance. We have also harmonized the command from Genesis 1:3 “let there be light,” with what science refers to as the Big Bang.
The Bible is far superior to science in that it has a source of hydrogen available for nucleosynthesis in the form of a body of water called the deep.
In the Beginning
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:1-2) KJV
When God said “let there be light,” the Hydrogen atoms in the deep underwent fusion and the process of nucleosynthesis began. This caused the development of the matter we call the periodic table of elements, and it caused the light to shine in darkness.
Let There Be Light
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.(Genesis 1:3) KJV
Something that we have pondered is that, if God’s ultimate goal is to have a creation which is just light and no darkness, then why didn’t he create it? Why did it get dark again at the end of the first day?
The Evening and the Morning
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.(Genesis 1:4-5) KJV
This progression is also recounted for us by John:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.(John 1:1-5, 14) KJV
We have openly speculated that Jesus, the Word is the deep. In this way all thing were made by him (the Word) is harmonized as all thing were made from him (the deep).
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.(Proverbs 8:22-31) KJV
Going right along with this is the development of the doctrine of wisdom. There is a section of Proverbs 8 which gives a synopsis of the days of creation as they pertain to the revealing of the wisdom of God.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.(James 1:5) KJV
So back to sermon preparation. Reading the selected passage in the Greek to see what treasures we may find. Of particular interest to me is “the wisdom that is from above.” I want this wisdom. Can we look at the Greek words translated as this phrase, find out where else they occur in the Bible, then discover how to get as much of it as possible?
Or can we discover something so valuable that it sets on fire the course of history? We just found sophia proton. This is the perfect name for a super heroine, but it is much more than that.
Why is sophia proton so important? I can’t even arrange my thoughts enough right now to explain it. I will have to appeal to the Lord as James tells us elsewhere: If wisdom was with God throughout the process of creation, then is this another aspect of Jesus Christ? Are we talking about Jesus/the Word/the deep/wisdom?
We’ve made a direct connection between the Holy Trinity and particle physics.