Previously, we uncovered how God PLANS things first in Heaven and then later on PERFORMS them on Earth — Two Stage Theory.
The Time and Timings of these two stages are entirely in his hands. They include answered prayer, miracles, fulfilment of ancient biblical prophecies etc, with or without the input of Evolution because it is only one process that he uses. And Time itself is simply another colour on his palette.
Despite masses of medical evidence, some people on earth who have not bothered to investigate divine miracles proclaim that miracles do not happen! How ignorant! What they need to do is investigate for themselves in churches where prayer in faith is said for the sick, beginning first by approaching the minister there for names of who to talk to.
I did this when a new Christian in my twenties and came up with definite miracles supported by x-rays before and after the miracle, confirmatory letters from doctors etc, some of which I have kept to this day.
Sadly, though, our era has become one of not seeking out truth for ourselves, but instead desperately holding onto error that might suit our preferred lifestyles or belief systems — or both. How silly! How self-destructive!!
Here is just one of these miracles and what I learnt from it seen in my new book. The quote below from CS Lewis is perceptive:
MIRACLES are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
The rest of my book is written through the prism of understanding that God plans all sorts of things first in Heaven, then implements his plans afterwards in our Universe and in our lives on Earth — “Two-Stage Theory”.
My appreciation of this has developed over the years; I see it as seminal to comprehending scripture and reconciling aspects of both Creation and Evolution. Furthermore, it helps us to comprehend more deeply the nature of God and his involvement with us through Time — past, present, future — and into eternity.
Learning to apply Two-Stage Theory to the Bible is essential to grasp who we are and what we are doing here. In part because Christian denominations do not know about Two-Stage Theory, we have…