Listen to Michael Heiser – From Chaos to Restoration (Part 1) and then Dr. Michael Heiserâ€™s interpretation for the â€˜Elohim and the Divine Consulâ€™ – Great analysis, but as he said, it is an attempt to understand Genesis in the Judaic interpretation of the writers. There are other religious scriptural or oral teachings, such as The Epics of Gilgamesh’, The Heavens or Sky, â€˜Tianâ€™ in Chinese theology, Brahma and Maya in the Hindu myths and many other ancient peopleâ€™s mythos that speak of similar events, each having their own uniquely special Gods or Deity, reigning over lesser gods and human beings, specific to their own culture and language perspectives.
HOWEVER, Jesus, is my Redeemer and Master, and it is from His teaching that I approach theology for any understanding of Godâ€™s reality. The first thing I noticed about his teachings was that they and he directly confronted the accepted Judean Religious leaders, at that time, on their understanding of their own Scriptures. Jesus never placed emphasis on this world, indeed he proclaimed his Kingdom was NOT of this world and â€˜what would it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?â€™. Jesusâ€™s preeminence was in a NON_DUALISTIC view of the creation myth. â€œ I and the Father are ONE and so are those who believe in meâ€. A Spiritual existence where Completion, Love, Eternity, Elohim abide. Those who do not believe in his teachings, view a DUALISTIC imaginary perspective of a shadowy veiled world, where separation, bodies, time and space, guilt, fear, death and their judgements [ego] rule supreme. This is NOT the world God Created COMPLETE, and pronounced it GOOD.
A Dualistic perspective, that even modern Christianly still adheres to, is from Genesis 2 for the balance of the Bible. This myth of the fall, is from a sin or separation mentality. It is simply the story of the â€˜charactersâ€™, of the dream of separation, trying to justify themselves and this world view as reality. Yet even here Paul the Apostle states: â€œIt is the Spirit that wars against Godâ€. Remember, “But the serpent said to the woman, â€˜You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.â€™” In other words , have the power of judgement. If we accept this dualistic viewpoint as our reality then we become our own accusers, jailors, and prisoners. Rejoice !, As Jesus said ; â€œI didnâ€™t come to condemn the world but to save itâ€, – He did not come to take it from us, if we consider it valuable, but only to be the LIGHT of TRUTH and dispel the darkness.
BUT, the strongest statement He made about this was recorded in John 11:25
â€œJesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?â€
Place your studies, and faith, in the teachings of Jesus that tell us about Our place in Godâ€™s Kingdom and how to achieve it, studying the error will not bring you PEACE.
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless