As people discuss the doctrines of the faith, they do just that, discuss “doctrines”. They so often toss bible verses back and forth as if to solve a problem without allowing their minds and conceptions to expand to accept also those verses that might not align with their views, often dismissing or devaluing such verses as the mind is very good at this in maintaining a bias. As the scriptures might say in Isaiah 28:20 “For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.”
In the church today, at least in the western hemisphere which I am familiar with, the standard accepted doctrine is known as “Substitutional Theology”, and I am sure if you are a Christian you are familiar with it, basically Jesus dies in your place to absorb the anger or judgment God feels or demands towards our disobedience and sin.
And yet this doctrine is incompatible with the reality of a true Spiritual Birth being the source of our Salvation. Rather than debate doctrine as so many have through the years, and according to the knowledge that God has given me, I have laid out the Creation from its conception, how God creates, and ultimately even why God creates.
Unfortunately this kind of depth requires a mind with some knowledge or understanding of Physics and the symbolism needed for metaphysical understandings and also the scriptures themselves. (Although I think it would be just as interesting for a theoretical Physicists to read in part) From the Beginning, I trace the soul as it (we), are created, and more importantly I trace the Divine nature of God as it descends into His own Creation, ultimately providing the source of our Spiritual birth.
Along this journey I reveal the nature of what is thought of as the Trinity, the Identity of YHWH as He is positioned between us and a transcendent Creator (Father), and the nature and work of Jesus as the Christ as He provide for us the Spirit of our new birth. I consider this information what the Apostles and Paul understood about Jesus, but as the years have passed, so was the full comprehension of this knowledge dumbed down as the need for mass consumption took over.
In a nut shell, Substitutional Theology disavows the need for a true Spiritual Birth, even as it appeals to the emotional side of our nature, and the very substance of God’s Being, as was poured out by Christ, is minimized if not wholly dismissed. I cannot honor God as an Ideal only, while dismissing the very essence of His Being. This book is no doubt heady, it will take your thoughts into places the modern Church never travels, even as I discuss Being as regards the Infinite and the Finite realms of reality. But if you bear with it, try to grasp the fullness of the Infinite and its Finite reflection, perhaps you will find true faith where you can actually see and understand why everything is the way it is.