God as the Heavenly Father
God as a Parent and participant in evolution
I try to describe God: step 6
Imagine a father preparing for the birth of his child. It is to become the fulfillment of all his dreams. Therefore, he prepares everything that will be necessary for this child to develop and reach maturity. Above all, he is preparing a new place for him for him. He creates in his mind a plan of a beautiful room in which his newborn descendant will live, he places this room in a big house, where the whole space is well thought out. In his imagination, he places this house in the most beautiful garden, where birds and various animals will make life easier for the inhabitants. All this in the smallest details arises completely in the mind of the father. Before a child comes into the world, a loving parent begins building such a dreamed environment for him.
If anyone from outside observed from this moment the activities of such a father, he would see the developing situation as if from the very beginning, that is, create a comfortable home in a beautiful garden. Thus, he will see workers who dig for building a house according to the given dimensions. He will see the foundations and walls, the roof and windows that are being assembled, and then the technical installations and the building equipment. Inside this house there will be many rooms, among them a beautiful children's room with all necessary equipment. At the end, he will see planting trees and flowers around the house. It would seem that this observer saw the entire process of establishing this headquarters. Could it be? In fact, he watched only the second stage of creating reality, something like the evolution we are observing in nature. This is undoubtedly only part of the work and in addition watched as if from the middle. The beginning was the father's love for the future child and the resulting plan of his happiness, upbringing and bringing him to perfection. All this could not be seen by an observer from outside, and therefore he may not understand the whole sense of creating such a house.
The same could be the case with the Creator and with our reality. We - like an observer from the above description - perceive only the developing nature in the form of the evolution of all species of plants and animals and the fact that at the end a man appeared. Meanwhile, in the light of the preceding argument, the statement that man was the first and the main reason for creation is true. He needed nature at a high stage of development, animals, plants, protozoa, minerals, atoms and, finally, elementary particles derived from invisible energy. First, however, this vision of reality was born in the mind of the Creator as a well-thought-out plan. We only see its implementation. Therefore, we can learn the elementary particles emerging from invisible energy that create atoms, which then combine and form molecules. Next, chemical compounds, minerals and the whole inanimate part of the universe arise. Then life appears in nature. By the way, it is worth noting that science, which does not take into account the Creator's interference, has so far failed to show reliably where life comes from. Next, we see live plants and animals emerging, and finally man appears in this environment. All this, from the elementary particle and the atom to the developed forms of life, achieves perfection at its own level and is a completed form. For each level, however, an "injection" of new thought and energy is needed, according to the possibilities provided for in the original plan. It creates the next level, which also inevitably tends to perfection.
Evolution, perhaps, correctly shows some of the processes taking place on Earth, but its perspective is limited and does not allow to fully explain the meaning of the origin of the universe.
The average person is convinced that animal species evolve gradually, depending on the changing conditions in nature. This basically means that climate and environmental changes lead to the transformation of existing life forms on Earth, and more specifically affect the emergence of more developed organisms.
This is only partly true. Usually in life and in nature, if there is no external inflow of knowledge and energy, stagnation or even degradation of existing forms is automatically generated. Nature naturally returns to its original state. For example, if somewhere in the forest we put a chair made of some species of tree, after some time, a tree will grow out of it. The chair, although it is a more advanced form, will return to the state from which it was created.
Material forms created by man, for example buildings, houses or cars, exposed to atmospheric conditions, gradually degrade and after some time fall into dust.
The phenomenon of the extinction of many plant and animal species is also known because of efficient human activity. It turned out to be more decisive than the forces of evolution. The same man who destroyed many forms of life still creates new varieties of animals and plants. In this last, creative work, he acts like a Creator, in a sense, substituting Him. In this way, not only God, but also man becomes a participant in evolution.
The observations cited above contradict the colloquial understanding of the theory of evolution. Of course, scientists have noticed these phenomena and try to interpret changes in nature differently, for example by means of mutations. However, no theory will change the fact that in order for something to change from lower to higher, there must be a creative contribution of knowledge that cannot come from nowhere. In this I see the role of the Creator himself or the interference of man.
Imagine a staircase as a visual representation of this state of affairs. At each individual stage, existing forms can be brought to a perfect state, but the transition to a higher degree is possible only after obtaining an appropriate portion of energy or knowledge.
There are universal principles of existence in the entire universe, which we have already found here and which we only know. We scrupulously discover already existing and functioning independently from us the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, etc. They are knowable and indicate a logical whole, like the universality of the genetic code, which we decipher information about the structure of proteins stored in the DNA of the cells of each organism. This indicates a high probability of having one intelligent source. Evolution is only a fragment of the whole phenomena occurring in the universe. We most often admire the results of the mechanism of change unknown to us or recreate what we can understand from evolutionary changes.
Evolution is in a group of concepts such as development, growth, mutation or other such transformations. Their inherent principle is to strive for continuous progress. Such a phenomenon cannot exist without purpose and sense, because everything that is pointless and aimless, quickly disappears without a trace. Meanwhile, evolution flows as if in a river bed, which has already been shaped and aims at a specific goal established in accordance with laws and principles that have always existed. So it is a real, but only a superficial element of the description of reality.
I would now like to analyze and compare the process of nature development on the planet Earth with the process of human civilization development. I need it, because I put forward the thesis that these two processes, that is, changes in nature and civilization changes, have a similar "psyche". It results from my previous chapters, according to which God is the author of development in the universe, whereas the obvious author of civilization changes is man. I also use the wording in the Bible about the creation of man in the image and likeness of God. It comes to him that both the methods of the Creator and man should be similar.
Every time God created something, he always brought it to perfection. This is confirmed by the biblical statement that "evening was past and the morning was up" and that "God saw that it was good". I draw a logical conclusion: the Perfect Creator's declaration that something is good means bringing something to perfection. After this declaration, He proceeded to the next creative process, because the previous one had already been completed and apparently a new step was needed to progress in the development of creation. Thus, the universe remains the theater of the Creator's activity, that is, the example of His conquering successive levels of evolution and the perfection of omnipotence.
At present, before our eyes, man is doing the same in the context of civilization development on Earth. While in the case of the Creator, the expression of His activity is the functioning of His laws in the form of evolution, in the case of man the same laws drive continuous development and progress in all areas of life.
The process of evolution has been going on for hundreds of millions of years, although, contrary to appearances, it is not always continuous. It consists of evolutionary episodes and revolutionary jumps. Evolutionary episodes are changes that often take place over hundreds of thousands of years, because they were caused by climate and environmental changes that fall within the general assumptions adopted by the Creator. Meanwhile, revolutionary sections definitely point to interference from outside. This can, of course, be a huge cataclysm, but most often there is an impact from a specific intelligent source motivated by a far-reaching goal. This applies to both God and man. On the part of the Creator, examples of revolutionary changes in the universe are such phenomena as the transformation of energy into matter, the revival of matter through the emergence of life in it or the appearance of a man - a completely new category of being. They all lead to a predetermined goal.
In the case of people, civilization changes are, of course, hundreds of thousands times faster than changes in nature. Evolutionary and revolutionary episodes can be seen in them. The former mean modifying activities in the process of developmental changes and lead to the maximum improvement of previously invented civilization achievements. These activities end at the moment of reaching a perfect solution, after which the possibilities of further modification end. Then, to satisfy further developmental needs, there must be a kind of revealing inventive flash or a revolutionary change in the way of thinking. This is obviously the same as interference of an intelligent source, which is a human being. While the old solution remains stagnant, ongoing human efforts are focused on the next phases of modification of the new method. This, in time, also brings the current solution to the level of perfection, which will soon result in the execution of another revolutionary leap. Thus, evolutionary and revolutionary changes occur alternately. This is best seen in the advancement of technology. The proof of this is, for example, the next revolutionary phases in the development of information technology, computers and individual technological solutions. Of course, the human mind, as a smart source of creativity, works constantly. Therefore, from time to time, great discoveries or inventions appear which illustrate the scale of the discovering potential dormant in the human being. While maintaining the appropriate proportions, it makes us similar to the Great Architect of the Universe.
Thanks to the existence of the Creator, we have a stable system in the universe, which does not interfere with its further development through the constant expansion of the cosmos. Also, thanks to His planed action, we have stabilized species of plants and animals on Earth that have undergone the process of evolution, although man - the proper heir of this planet - can also break this stabilization. There is no doubt, however, that the only noticeable changes on Earth are civilization changes in the human environment. In comparison, classical evolution practically stands still. While humanity created a writing, constructed wonderful buildings, and developed exorbitantly science and technology, monkeys continue to sit on trees and eat bananas.
It is evident that on Earth the initiative from the Creator was taken over by a man and probably it was supposed to be from the very beginning of the existence of the universe.
Returning to the present state of humanity and relying on the conclusions of the above reasoning, we come to the sad conclusion that for sure the only imperfect being in the universe is man, and more precisely his spiritual person. The conclusion is that God has not yet achieved His goal and the right future is still ahead. I will discuss this issue in more detail in one of the following chapters.
Let me start with the subject:
"God as the Source and the Beginning of All Things".