#1: The known level of cosmic organization, which is formed within an environment of absolute chaos, rationally demands that there is an all-powerful God who organized from the chaos, and it demands that God must be righteous to govern the organization from returning to chaos. For without the first, we would not exist, and without the second, there would be no hope for the future of our existence.
So we have this incredibly precise universe that allows for life to form. We know that this is all possible due to how the fundamental forces were allocated at the very beginning. Say if gravity was a little weaker, stars could not form. Say if gravity was a little stronger, only black holes would form. In either case, we have no universe, and we do not exist. Logically, the chances of this being random are extremely small, so logically it is obvious to assume it was created that way. It’s the design argument applied to the big bang. Now there are competing theories saying the universe had more than just one chance to get it right, such as a multiverse, but a multiverse would also imply the universe has even much more life in it making the lack of contact with outside life even more improbable. This an assumption, but it’s the most logical of all: that God did allocate the forces of nature through his ability to manipulate reality on a fundamental level. Every belief about how the universe came into existence, ultimately is an assumption though. So I find it best to make the most positive assumption. And I consider theism to be the greatest positive assumption.
The second aspect of this is in regards to chaotic systems, through chaos theory. We know through thermodynamics that over time, systems devolve. The fate of all organization in the universe is absolute entropy. This is the force of chaos, as I call it, to return everything into nothingness. Our ability as humans, or anything’s ability that is not all-powerful, ultimately cannot overcome this force. There is no path to inevitable success without a force greater than the chaos. I use righteousness here as “correct decision making” though in other senses I use it as “moral decision making, ” so that is something to note. But, in concluding there is a God who is all-powerful, I also conclude that He is righteous and worthy of His status. It’s not just the balance of the fundamental forces that allot to His decision making ability. It’s also that 14 or so billion years later, the universe still exists in a form where complex life can exist dependent on the fundamental laws of nature. Even something as so simple as water becoming less dense, when it is a solid, likely would of prevented life from forming on Earth. This is because ice would cap the seafloor, and prevent magma, potentially, from creating the thermal vents which life first emerged.
#2: Without a righteous God, given what we know about chaotic systems, and what we perceive about the bleakness of life in the universe. The more we as humans technologically advance, the more we exponentially increase our likelihood for self-annihilation or global totalitarianism. The chaos is always pushing back on attempts at organization, and no known alien civilization, in all the vastness of space-time, has succeeded to survive long enough to be observed. Therefore, the chaos of nature requires strict social organization among humanity to ensure our continued survival.
So now, we take the most important quality of God out of the equation. We say what if there is a God, but He is not Righteous? If so, we are doomed regardless no matter what. Essentially then, it is up to us to overcome the chaos, as we are enveloped in a chaotic system through entropy, seeking the dissolution of ALL order. We can further conclude through the fermi paradox that advanced life is extremely rare in the universe. Not that because life is uncommon, but intelligent life becomes too powerful over nature for it’s own good. The logical conclusion is that all other intelligent civilizations must have annihilated themselves – that or they simply wish to not be seen. Regardless, we can expect an inevitable future where there is great war between the nations. The only thing that will prevent this great war is a one-world government. To some this one-world government will be a beacon of peace, but to those that wish to remain individuals and free, it will be the opposite. Man will be governing man, and it will be ripe with hypocrisy, because man’s natural form of government is a selfish form of authoritarianism.
#3: Without the absolute proof otherwise, we therefore find it in our best interest to believe there is a God. Such that, first and foremost, God be of love, mercy, righteousness, and having the highest authority over what happens within the universe. As we seek prosperity in our future, we believe that only through God can we truly rest assured our interests will be accounted.
I find this also a rational belief, to assume there is a righteous God, until proven otherwise. With this assumption, we can always remain in peace not afraid of the entropy of the universe. No matter how great we are, nothing we build will ever last, and the inevitability of our lives is suffering. The inevitability of all things is suffering as well. With this realization, to believe in anything else, is to believe in despair. It is only through despair that we allow others to govern us and what we think, so I furthermore find this a manipulation of those who simply want power over us. It is a form of self- serving propaganda, as opposed to an altruistic and philanthropic truth being told to us. All ultimate beliefs are based on assumptions, and I find the greatest ultimate belief is the one that tells us we don’t have to live in fear or oppression of any man, because they ain’t God.
#4: Without the absolute proof otherwise, we as well find that Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Bible, to be the personage of God. However, we see that the faith is greater than what we say, and it is about what we do instead. Therefore, we are about actions and commited to community with all those whose actions reflects the values taught by Jesus Christ, regardless of faith.
This is where I start to tangent. I am trying to find a fulcrum point where I can say Jesus Christ is God, but that God is an abstract quality, beyond language that ultimately oversees the fate of the universe. I am trying to appeal to Christianity, but also appeal to all faiths that believe in a God as well. It’s tricky though to word just right. However, the truth is that reality is perception. Anyone who follows Righteousness also will come to the language that Christ is God, for assigned to Him is the Truth 2,000 years ago which is still the Truth today.
#5: Our worship is in being the gospel and following in the teachings of Christ. We are to above all, love God, the LORD of Righteousness, above all things. This is as the Lord alone can secure our future. Secondly, we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. These are to be done to the best of our ability, with the expectation we will fault from time to time.
Same basic premise here, that God is ultimately an abstract spiritual presence that has many names and many forms. In the old testament, the name of God Yahweh means, “I am who I am” or sometimes abbreviated to simply “I AM.” In that since God is beyond a name or definition and even beyond a religion. Only I choose as my personal identity to refer to refer to Him in a certain way. I think that rationally speaking, if there is ultimately an all-powerful and benevolent being taking responsibility for the universe, it probably wants us to regard it as such.
I latch on to the “love thy neighbor” teaching as truly the most important part, as far as I am concerned. I really want this ideal to be in the world. Christianity makes it the second most important thing we can do with our lives, so that is where I am coming from in my ministry. While it is true I am searching through the Bible to find ways of transforming this into a greater world, it is true that I find the Bible’s purpose, of intelligent design beyond ours, to teach us how to transform the world. The absolutes are presently indeterminable, but that’s not changing anytime soon in any regard.
#6: We believe people can always continue to grow, so we believe in creating positive community for encouraging the highest level of growth in others. We do so by not judging others, and respecting them as they are. We also do so by giving grace onto those who trespass against us, wherever the harm of the trespass can be forgiven without reconciliation.
Here I am just getting back to my focus of creating community and building healthy social environments that strengthen and unify people. I feel like the more successful the ministry is, the more exposed the hypocrisy of the mainstream churches will be exposed, and the easier it will be to preach the gospel in truth. Overall, the idea is to create a culture of perception, which creates an awareness of the truth.
#7: We seek to grow in togetherness, but remain in our sense of individuality. It is differences that create perspective which allows for new insight into challenges. Furthermore, diversity helps prevent group-think which will limit the growth opportunity of our organization. Ultimately, we believe that the only way to succesfully and peacefully transition into the new age of technology ahead of us, is with strong and powerful commitments to peaceful cooperation with eachother and furthering the process of building greater community among ourselves.
This final belief is to impart a social responsibility that undermines our nature of self-destruction. It is only in togetherness that we can control our own destiny, if it is ours to control. Furthermore, that togetherness must not be rigidly demanding conformity to a strict social code, but an open-ended social code that allows for people to grow through love and freedom as opposed to fear and oppression, as that is what “Jesus” taught, and what Jesus taught is the mothafuckeen truth! :)