3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
(Gen 1:3–5 KJV)
This is it, the ignition of the Sun!
What’s that you say? The Sun wasn’t created until the fourth day? That’s a good point but one I’d prefer to argue on the fourth day.
There isn’t a lot going on for this day. There…
That weekend I stayed at home with Grace. I looked through our dictionary, but the word wasn’t there. It looked as though I would have to wait eleven more years until I could find out what it meant. That didn’t seem fair. Bonnie Mack knew what it meant. Or did she? Maybe she just knew the word was not a good word to say.
The Macks lived just three houses away from us. Bonnie had about three brothers and sisters. They spoke with a hillbilly accent and always seemed dirty and grubby, but that was partly because their clothes got…
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 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.
(Gen 1:1–2 KJV)
When I read this, I see an encrypted text.
There isn’t much to this section, which gives us the opportunity to examine it in detail. We begin with the creation of heaven and earth. The heavens are black, given that light hasn’t been created yet. This being the case, the earth is suspended in an area…
That afternoon as soon as I got home, Grace had to leave for work. So we piled into our old metallic-brown Rambler and she dropped me off at Opal’s, my babysitter.
Opal Walsh lived in a trailer court which was even older than she was. Its single road was crumbling into black clumps as burrowing tree roots broke through wrinkles in the surface. The shady street ran down the left side of the court, made a gentle U-turn around the combination laundry mat and post office, and then ran up the right side, allowing for three rows of mobile home…
I remember when I first saw the F-word. I was just a dreamy, seven-year-old kid, waiting outside with the rest of my first-grade class. We were standing in line while our teacher, Mrs. Moore, chatted with the librarian, Mrs. Berry. I was the leader of my line so I pretty much had to listen while Mrs. Moore went on and on about how beautiful our winters were in Florida and how she had hated all the snow when she had lived up in Connecticut.
I myself wouldn’t have minded seeing a little snow, but, with our famous Florida sunshine hiding…
This article is going to be a lot like my last one which you can read here. I’ve written these articles to demonstrate how the Gospel of Thomas¹ seems to operate.
Let’s take a look at a fairly complex saying:
Jesus said, “This heaven will disappear, and the one above it will disappear too. Those who are dead aren’t alive, and those who are living won’t die. In the days when you ate what was dead, you made it alive. When you’re in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one, you became two. …
As I have mentioned in an earlier article, one of the cryptological methods employed within the Gospel of Thomas¹ is the splitting of a clue into two consecutive sayings that then need to be merged back into one. For instance, in the article I have just linked to, there is the following saying:
Jesus said, “Blessed is the one who came into being before coming into being. If you become my disciples and listen to my message, these stones will become your servants; because there are five trees in paradise which don’t change in summer or winter, and their leaves…
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In time, the pearl-casters fell out of favor. Their pearls were scattered and crushed beneath the feet of their oppressors. But the pearl-casters adapted, making new balls from dung or clay, and hiding their teachings in the last place anyone would think to look.
The Building is the next parable on the list. So that makes it the third parable out of seven. With The Building, there are two possible parables that could be indicated. …
I don't mind you asking. It is a very insightful question.
I am going to direct to some of my articles which deal with this topic. If you were to read them in the order presented, you should have a pretty good idea of where I am coming from after the first or second.
I am afraid that the simple dichotomy of Christian or non-Christian fails to capture the essence of whatever it is that I am.
Apparently, the authors of the synoptic Gospels used a system that encoded information using figurative numbers. In other words, numbers have shapes, and those shapes have meaning.
This is the third and final article dealing with the four possible parables that could be identified by the label: The Seed. The first article can be found here, and it deals with the parables The Growing Seed and The Weeds. The second article is here and focuses on the parable of The Mustard Seed.
These articles are all based on one in which a list of seven parables was presented. Each of…
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