Principally Perfect

Principally Perfect

The Bible Must Be…

Principally Perfect

 

One of the most commonly observed tests (and most accepted and yet unnoticed) of the Bible is how accurately the Bible explains the principles through patterns of life. Often times we become so accustomed to these principles and patterns around us that we hardly even recognize them, or notice how divinely attuned scripture is to them.

 

principle|ˈprinsəpəl|(noun)

1a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning : the basic principles of Christianity.

(usu.principles) a rule or belief governing one's personal behavior :

struggling to be true to their own principles |she resigned over a matter of principle.

morally correct behavior and attitudes : a man of principle.

a general scientific theorem or law that has numerous special applications across a wide field.

a natural law forming the basis for the construction or working of a machine :

these machines all operate on the same general principle.

2a fundamental source or basis of something : the first principle of all things was water.

a fundamental quality or attribute determining the nature of something; an essence :

the combination of male and female principles.

[with adj. ] Chemistryan active or characteristic constituent of a substance, obtained by simple analysis or separation :

the active principle in the medulla is epinephrine.

ORIGINlate Middle English : from Old French, from Latin principium ‘source,’ principia (plural)‘foundations,’fromprinceps,princip- ‘first, chief.’

 

All of us were born and raised in this world. As a result we have each grown accustomed to the way things are, and the way things work. We never imagine that things could be designed any other way! Let us look at some examples:

 

There are four seasons in the year, not five or six. Why?

Is this significant in principle? In what way?

Are there underlying principles represented in these seasons?

Do men use these principles of seasons metaphorically? (winter, autumn, summer, spring)

Are there deeper “meanings” or instruction communicated in the seasons?

 

Fruit comes with seed in it. Why? What is the purpose of this pattern?

A seed makes a plant that produces the same kind of fruit from whence it came.

A man has to give his seed to another before new life can come forth from it.

A seed has to die before it can live. Is this not a paradox? Two principles in contradiction?

Most animals have one head, not two; two eyes, not one; two ears, one mouth, etc. Why?

Are these details significant in principle? In what way?

Are there underlying principles represented in these patterns?

Do men use these principles metaphorically?

Are there deeper “meanings” or instruction communicated through these patterns?

 

There is one sun for the earth, not three, and it is the same size visually as the moon. Why?

The sun gives light/guidance, energy&food/provision, light&heat/protection from dark&cold.

The creation is infinite in size and infinitesimal in detail. What do these things say about the Creator? Are His invisible attributes being displayed through His creation?

 

This created order is natural to us. In fact, the principles behind this created order have all become so "natural" to us we take them for granted… until life doesn't work anymore as we would expect it or until man begins to ‘redesign’ something another way according to an unnatural principle. (For example: sodomite relationships, even marriages, and seedless fruit; rejecting natural herbs for medicinal purposes and replacing them with man-made pharmaceuticals.) Then perhaps, when we have suffered enough by the redesign, we search the Bible to find out why we are suffering.

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