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Pantheism

Several months ago, someone raised a question last week concerning the meaning of 'The Kingdom of God is WITHIN' and 'many mansions'.

That verse is a curious one. i recently learned that it may also be translated "the kingdom of heaven is AMONG you" , which has very different implications.

If we look at the Book of Revelation, in the chapters surrounding ch. 10.... (where it says...'God shall wipe away every tear').... we see that
THERE SHALL BE TIME NO LONGER (CH 10, verse 6)...
and "heavens and earth shall be rolled up as a scroll" (no more SPACE)..

So, time and space ceases, and God becomes raiment, light, air, food, etc.

"..in HIM we live and move and have our being--Acts 17:28"

Acts 17: 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

This passage it depicts time and space itself passing away...
and all dwell WITHIN God... within the "fabric of God" so to speak.....

We do see in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man...
that Lazarus is "in the bosom of Abraham"...
which is metaphorical... but supports the notion of what is described in Revelation

What is interesting is that ..Christianity condemns notions of Pantheism, that God IS the universe;
and yet in the final analysis, based on what the book of Revelation describes, God literally BECOMES the Universe, once the Universe passes away.

Now I think THAT is a PROFOUND observation.

In light of the above understanding of Revelation, it would seem that the "many mansions" are WITHIN God Himself.

Consciousness begets consciousness. Religions depict God's consciousness and will as creating creatures with consciousness. Now man creates computerized robotics which approach closer and closer to a form of artificial consciousness.


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