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God Chooses To Be Involved

On the seventh day of creation God rested. In our construction of the finite field model of the trinity, we assumed not only that God views the world from a viewpoint of infinite regression in a triune fashion, but we assume from the creation account that God does not need to be everywhere omnipotently keeping everything in existence from moment to moment.

That God rested indicates that He could withdraw His gaze from containing the whole universe, with the position of everything and its current state in His understanding. He could quite happily limit Himself to a merely "local" view, and enjoy His creation as indeed man possibly can.

The creation account shows that God is able to be omniscient, omnipresent and at any time of His choosing omnipotent, but that He may also rest from that and enjoy His work.

There are many examples where God appears to "not know" as the fall of Adam when He calls to Adam in the garden and said to him, "Where art thou?". There is also the case that in creating the woman from Adam God performs surgery and heals Adam rather than simply creating a woman omnipotently. Rather He did so in a more personal fashion. There is also the account where God comes to confirm the cry of sin from Sodom and Gomorrah - He had "heard" the cry presumable from those suffering and had come to check Himself.

The atheist has a rather static view of the God of the bible, yet God detests evil and gets no pleasure from attending every debauched party the world has ever thrown. Likewise God is a God that remembers His people and hears their prayers. God is able to be gentle just as He is able to be mighty. The creation was created for God's own pleasure rather than to be His workload: that was its purpose and not as we would like to think, here for maintaining us. God may indeed prefer to retire to a "garden east of Eden" after creation and enjoy His work.

The covenant God established with Noah was such that those whom God chooses will live in Him , move and also have their being in God. God's perspective is one of personal and spiritual inclusion rather than lawful regulation. The believer whom appropriately fears God is invited for inclusion and the unbeliever that rejects God has no part in the presence of God's approval.

God chooses to be involved in His creation, He intended to dwell here; now however He dwells in spirit in the heavenly throne, or plausibly some other universe without matter or mass, and without limit of speed or travel. To God, every man of every age lives side by side - and God interweaves His direction for us with His Holy Spirit; There is no reason for God to be absent forever, or for things to continue on as they have (appeared to) always have done so.

Peter is correct. Many scoffers have come just as was said in the context that Peter said it. God is not absent, but is also not working openly today, as not to appear to those that treat the principle of a God with contempt yet would mask their treatment of God's person behind mere lip service in His presence.

From the earliest moments described by scripture God asserts that He is triune and intimately concerned with His creation. The word of God is not without effect; God's creation though it has fallen is not without profit to God. He still enjoys blessing His people and may still enjoy His creation apart from man and his sin. Arguments that God is shown to not be omnipresent or omniscient or even omnipotent are baseless against a God that values man because man's perspective is the perspective God Himself views from when He is at rest. Man, is created to be a "small comfort" to God when both man and God are at rest, which is the reason the sabbath as created for man as a reflection of the divine rest, and Christ is our sabbath. Divine value of man (Agape) is mirrored sufficiently by man's value of God.

It is no surprise that God states of the wicked, "They shall not enter into my rest."


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