7 days of creation spiritual rebirth

trudom22's picture

Briefest Summary:

Stages: External representation

Spiritual State: Internal
Initial state: without form and void. Prior to rebirth: no spiritual form
First state: light and darkness. Knowing that the good and the true are something higher.
Second state: heavens and earth. Distinguishing those spiritual things from God (in the internal man), from those of oneself (in the external)
Third state: tender grass, tree bearing fruit. Acting from knowledge, not from the heart
Fourth state: sun and moon. Love and Insight begin in the internal
Fifth state: whales of the sea, birds of the heavens. Actions to confirm oneself in truth and good: deep principles & rising thoughts
Sixth state: living soul, beast, ‘image of God’. Actions from insight, and hence from love: alive at last – ‘spiritual’
Seventh state: day of rest Actions from love, and hence from insight: ‘celestial’

ElderDad's picture

Sounds rational, but is it Scriptural

Unfortunately, David, Isaiah, Jesus, and Paul, along with other writers of Scripture, believed that the Genesis account was about God as the creator of nature. The writer of the quotation used in "The Genesis story of Creation" disagreed with these other writers.

Dave S.
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2 Tim. 3:16--All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.