And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.(Acts 5:38-39) KJV
We’ll find out if Matty’s Paradigm is a positive result in a predictive testable hypothesis for the existence of God that we get from Gamaliel’s counsel in the book of Acts. If it’s of God, then it’ll succeed.
Gamaliel’s Counsel is a predictive testable hypothesis for the existence of God which uses the results, or fruit, of an endeavor as a way to judge whether or not God is the cause for the success of said endeavor. Gamaliel cautioned his peers in the Jewish religious leadership about Christianity. If it’s of man, he said, it’ll fail. If it’s of God, then fighting it is fighting against God.– Gamaliel’s Counsel, definition
A wise ruler of the Pharisees cautioned his peers that the church would succeed if God was behind it. It succeeded.
- IF Matty’s Paradigm is the product of a genuine search for the truth which God has encoded in scripture,
- AND if it’s God’s will for this truth to be known,
- THEN it will succeed and be known.
The problem here is that, even though it’s possible to look at our present circumstances and think that we’re succeeding, that really doesn’t prove anything. The test is the impact that this work may or may not have on future generations. This is presently unknown.