OBSERVE: Observation is one of the basic tools of scientific investigation. Typically, scientific experiments encompass three aspect; postulation, experimentation and observation. Today, I want to talk about a subject very near and dear to my heart, and that is the very nature of God, God’s Essence. I was raised in a very strict Roman catholic environment, having been educated to the hilt for nineteen years in Catholic institutions. In the beginning, I was taught Catholic Catechism as though it were arithmetic. It was instilled in me that God was somewhat schizophrenic in the sense that he loved me one second, but would send me straight to hell the very next second for infraction of one of His or the Church’s rules. As a young child, that was very frightening and disconcerting. As a juvenile, I began to notice that nothing we, either individually or as an entire community, prayed for ever materialized. When I questioned my pastor (priest) about that, he explained that it was God’s Will. From that time on, I began to sense that all the interminable praying and worshiping we were doing seemed to be a total waste of time and energy. As a married adult, I sensed that the Church’s attitude about sex in general, and birth control specifically was completely irrational. I listened to Sunday sermons with priests riling about birth control, divorce and sexual subjects ad nauseum. Also, I noticed a complete disconnect between what I was taught and the reality I experienced in real life. I could see clearly all the problems, but the solution eluded me. We were taught about the Trinity, a mystery not understandable; Gods Will; The Holy Spirit; even God, Himself, but no definition of the essence of these entities was ever offered. Finally, it occurred to me that God’s essence must be defined if rationality were to prevail in our lives. After years of study and contemplation, it finally struck me–I must and could define God’s Essence. No one before me had ever done so. Great theologians had frequently spoken of the essence of God, but none had ever offer a definition. By defining God’s Essence thusly–“God Is A Perfect Rational Being”, I was suddenly able to eliminate all the “mysteries” from our lives. I was able to define the Trinity in explicit terms. The qualities of rationality are two; an intellect which perceives and a will that achieves. In the case of a Perfect Intellect, what would it perceive? Obviously, something perfect if available. Since It is the only Perfect Thing in existence, God’s Perfect Intellect reflects upon Itself and what does It see? A mirror image of Itself, exact and Perfect in every respects (we call It the Son, the second Person of the Trinity). Since we are speaking of the supernatural, that Image is living; two Persons, one God. So then what choioce do two Perfect rational Beings, perceiving each other have except to accept (love, choose, will) each other? That perpetual “Loving Energy” oscillating between the Two in perpetuity, we call the Holy Spirit (Will of God). Since that energy (vision) between the Two carries the perpetual image of Its generators, It is identical to Them, the third person of the Trinity; three persons, one same God. In the next segment, I will elucidate the many ramifications of that definition. In the meantime, if you wish to see the complete picture in its entirety, you may do so by reading my little book, Wilderness Cry. It leaves no stone unturned in our spiritual, temporal and eternal lives. It applies to every human that ever lived and to every religion the world has ever known. It represents the ultimate summation of astute observation. So far, it has gotten nothing but rave reviews. Available Amazon, Kindle, and all major online book retailers. You may read Amazon’s description and reviews by logging onto Amazon. All comments and discussions, and constructive criticisms welcomed. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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