To Infinity And Beyond

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By Biblicism Institute

Infinity: Finite And Infinite
Thoughts on the eternal

Thoughts on the Eternal by Laisk Serg

To be finite is to be a small part of infinity.

We humans are finite or partial and possess only finite minds; therefore we cannot comprehend nor grasp the whole which is infinity, God’s domain. And because God Himself is infinite and not finite, He is thus whole and perfect, thereby not partial; ergo He’s uncreated in His infinity.

However, because we’re created (i.e., plucked out of infinity), thus limited, finite, and partial, we cannot fathom anything that is not created, just the way we cannot truly fathom God’s perfection because of our imperfection.

Consequently, we, finite, imperfect, and partial beings, know and understand only in part, but one day we will know and understand fully – when we are reattached to the Eternal Lord in His infinity (or eternity), from hence we came.

“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away… Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully…” 1 Corinthians 13: 9,10,12

Beyond: Our Mortality
antonio-de-pereda-allegory-of-vanity

Allegory of Vanity by Antonio De Pereda

It is quite strange that our mortality, especially during the stronger years of our lives, doesn’t much occupy our thoughts. It seems that the vigor of our younger selves always manages to steal away the reality of what awaits us at the end of the journey.

You would think, because death is only a breath away from spoiling our fleshly abode, that we would stop and think of the seemingly futility of it all; but no, we don’t.

As a matter of fact, in spite of the dreadful end which awaits us, we work without ceasing, generation after generation, to build as wonderful and magnificent a world as possible.

The result so far would not have been possible if we had stopped to seriously ponder on our guaranteed demise; and even though we know for a fact that we will die, we continually act as if we will not.

Which begs the question: why are we so disposed?

“He has also set eternity in the human heart.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

That’s why.

God has set eternity in our hearts, and no one can remove it.

“I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it.” Ecclesiastes 3:14

The eternal spark that burns deep within our souls powers up our productivity and causes our lives to be fruitful. It’s almost as if we “instinctively” know our endeavors have eternal strings attached.

Consequently, our work is anything but futile since whatever we do we do for God, who alone holds the master plan which contains the end result of our combined labor.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23

The account of our earthly toil will be settled in eternity by the great Lord Himself, with either a reward or a punishment.

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness… And throw the worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 25:21,30

Similar compensations will also be meted out for our obedience or disobedience to His commandments.

“Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.” John 5: 28-29

Read: Jesus was NOT a Jew

Read: Has God planned BIG things for our lives? 

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23 thoughts on “To Infinity And Beyond

  1. When we will be in Heaven do you think we will be able to travel to other galaxies in the Universe instantly? Also would we be able to eat anything like our favorite foods all day long?

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  2. When we get the heavenly body does that mean we will have our minds operation at 100% ? And does that mean we will be like Jesus in a way and know everything?

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  3. Another dumb question: Will we know the names off everyone with us in Heaven? If there are 3 billion in Heaven will we have the names of each one memorized? Will those in Hell have infinite minds as well?

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  4. What is BI”s position on Predestination? Does BI agree with that All Christians are pre-determined before birth? Or as some people believe Christians have made that choice after believing the Gospel?

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      • If predestination is a cardinal doctrine regardless of any foresight of faith or work, how can one explain “Prayer” the Christian feature of worship, and that any form of worship in which prayer had no place would be unchristian? (Ph. IV, 6: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be know to God.”) Now then, Judaeo-Christian teachings which the evangelicals who, today many, have been hijacked by malicious political Zionism, call themselves “Christian-Zionists” i.e John Hagee, Hal Lindsay etc. as they maintain this Christian dogma, that the deity is omniscient and all-wise (Deut. XXXII, 4: “He is the rock, his work is perfect.” See also a hundred similar passages in the Old and New Testaments.), that human beings are absolutely unable to solve their problems without heavenly aid. Is not then such Judaeo-Christian tenet, in ordaining prayer, orders, as a condition of inclusion in its communion, an act which it holds to be useless? This contradiction, argues Nietzsche, cannot be explained away in terms comprehensible to the human intelligence. This contradiction is a legacy from Judaism, and Islam suffers from it, too.

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  5. So then God Knows but does not choose? I always thought that if God did not choose, no one will come to Jesus…We are all dead in sins…So are you saying that we choose God and God does not choose us nor changes our heart?

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    • Never said that. The fact that you can even breathe is God’s choice. The entirety of universal existence is God’s choice. Further, God CHOSE to give us the choice to love or reject Him as well.

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  6. I agree with a lot, but always looking for truth. I was troubled when you said, ( we will no all, when were re-attached with God, from where we came). This says to me, we dldnt begin in our mothers womb? Mormons believe we came down from heaven as spirits, do you?

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  7. […] Now then, it is a cardinal doctrine of Presbyterianism, for instance, that “by the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestined unto everlasting life and others foreordained to everlasting death…without any foresight of faith or good works…” In other words, no matter how faithfully one man tries to follow in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth, he may go to hell, and no matter how impiously another sins, he may be foreordained for heaven. That such a belief makes religion, faith and morality absurd is apparent. That it is at bottom, utterly unthinkable to a reasoning being is also plain. […]

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    • The real absurdity is you trying to be god by fabricating dogmas that do not exist in the Christian faith.

      Everything you just said, whether it’s you or “Presbyterianism,” is such a fallacy that it bothers on hysterics.

      https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/predestination-and-free-will/

      You’ve also just painted God as a mean old man with no sense of justice when God is the very embodiment of justice.

      Psalm 37:
      27 Turn from evil and do good…
      28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed…

      Yet, you are not unlike the evildoers by not understanding what is right and just.

      “Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.” Proverbs 28:5

      You should seek the Lord and be acquainted with the real truth. Not the philosophical mumbo jumbo you’re spewing just because you think it’s cool.

      https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/about/how-to-become-a-christian/

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      • The moral laws that today come close to being part of the conscience of educated men and women everywhere were in part spread by a philosopher who was sentenced to the hemlock nearly 2,500 years ago. Plato’s Socrates had claimed in his Apology [trial] that he was the wisest of Athens, not because he was so wise, but because his fellow Athenians were so stupid, especially those who were considered the wisest, for they claimed they knew what in fact they did not know, an example that schoolchildren all but take for granted today. Nor is such martyrdom imposed merely externally. One need only read Jeremiah’s many anguished outcries to be reminded that one pays dearly for being a courageous devotee of truth in case of Socrates or the Lord’s prophet as in Jeremiah; and many a heretic who was burned publicly was only suffering once more, for all to see, that he had experienced a thousand times within his soul.
        Ever since its larceny of Palestine-with the aid of the West- and Zionist Israel has been the curse on mankind by those wise people who considered this Zionist, racist entity as an abomination. Yet, the Zionists and their hoodlums has been branding such anti-Zionism groups as anti-Semite, attempting to silence such opposition by their powerful whip-up sentimentalism of a “holocaust” saga, which continues to perpetrate fraud and grand lies. This is the EVIL that you mention which had caused disastrous consequences for all concerned, as we have been witnessing this racist, irrational world-Jewry-Zionism embarking on a path of destruction, in which prophetic Judaism has suffered an incalculable loss in moral values, which author Moshe Menuhin has described as, “The Decadence of Judaism in Our Times.” What else can account for the anomaly by which the one-persecuted has adopted the method of their chief persecutor?

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        • In actuality, the true moral law that governs today’s societies is Jesus Christ’s new commandment to Love One Another, a decree that is a summary of the 10 Moral Laws or Commandments God gave us thousands of years before Socrates.

          “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34

          Prior to Christ, it was extremely difficult for anyone to love one another. With Jesus’s sacrifice on the Cross, His resurrection, and the Advent of the Holy Spirit, applying such moral law became much easier.

          Every religion or philosophy, which espouses loving one another and good will towards man, whether aware of it or not, has benefited from Jesus’s new commandment, which is the foundation of Christian enlightenment.

          Though as you pointed out, a remnant of Satanism’s Hate One Another or Hate Thy Neighbor still persists in the form of Zionism in Israel.

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        • Thank you for your response. I do appreciate the interest, and though we may differ on certain aspects because life is essentially dialectical, I fully support BI’s stance toward the Zionist, racist occupiers in Palestine though I am not a Palestinian. I have always regarded the Zionist ideology as vitiating to peace, rationality, and order; that its ultimate concealed goal is expansion and acquisition of territory, that it contains the death wish and every other vicious instinct as well as the life instinct. And, as you point out, this “remnant of Satanism’s Hate” embraces Zionism, which is the maelstrom of every destructive instinct caught in the flux of time, the enemy of harmony and measure. Zionism is the beast of prey.

          As to the other aspect in your response, the philosophical and religious literature of the world does not contain many sayings that equal the nobility and wisdom of Nietzsche’s [Zarathustra] challenge, ” If you have an enemy do not requite him evil with good, for that would him to shame. Rather, proof that he did you some good.” In his last autobiographical “ECCE HOMO” [ the words Pilate uttered toward Jesus’ demeanor], Nietzsche embodied this attitude, this triumph over Ressentiment. Instead of bearing a grudge toward the world that treated him so cruelly, instead of succumbing to the rancor of sickness, he relates the story of his life and work in a spirit of gratitude.

          The Gospels would seem to preach among other virtues self-sacrifice and; and a good case might even be made out to substantiate the assertion that the Bible also considered self-perfection the ideal goal of human effort. Nietzsche’s impassioned polemics toward Christianity have led many to believe that whatever is Christian is eo ipso not Nietzschean. Thus one of Nietzsche’s critics holds that, “of course, self-sacrifice is a Christian, not a Nietzschean ideal-Over 25 years have passed since I submitted my dissertation thesis on “Nietzsche’s Theory of Values” to the Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut-I have tried to show that it is not only “a” but nothing less than “the” Nietzschean “ideal.” For, in his keen appreciation of suffering and self-sacrifice as indispensable conditions of self-perfection, Nietzsche seems more “Christian” than most philosophers.*

          (*In his “The present Conflict of Ideals (1918), 158, R.B. Perry suggests that one would do better not to insist on Nietzsche’s affinity with Christianity, because he himself was not in total agreement with. It seems important, however, to distinguish between those elements which Nietzsche repudiated and those with which he agreed.)

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  8. Hello,

    This is unrelated but I searched the site and cannot find a topic on it. Does God forbid race mixing? Miscegenation?

    Thanks for the help.

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