Hi EveryOne, I have just joined CFS today because i would like to hear the opinions of my fellow Christians on some of my recent conclusions. Here goes.. According to the bible nothing existed before God. Therefore it would mean that God began to exist as a tiny minute spec and became ' more of himself ' until creation existed. He then created the planets, galaxys and universes from himself. Now, don't get me wrong, when I Say that God began to exist as a minute spec....the word spec here does not refer to a particle or anything solid...Infact my theory is that it might have been a spec of nothingness. When I say spec, all i'm trying to describe is something really, really, small and tiny, so don't take the word 'spec' literally. The theory that God might have began to exist as a spec of nothingness fulfills the following three requirements.... 1.) God had no beginning of existance - Nothingness is something that exists but doesn't exist at the same time...therefore it really has no beginning. 2.) God is Infinite - Nothingness is Infinite. 3.) Always was, Always is, Always will be - Nothingness is both nothing and something...'nothing' - always was, while 'something' - Always is, and Always will be.....and in the event that 'something'ceases to exist, then 'nothing' will remain, therefore qualities of 'nothing' will become 'Always is' and 'Always will be'. Therefore, since nothingness has both of these qualities, then based on truth, nothingness Always was, Always is, and Always will be. According to genesis, he formed man by his hands using a creation (earth) made from himself. If this is true it means all creation is made from God. Please note that this does not contradict the bible because the bible says that he created all things that you can see. God means creator of all things. It means that the spirit, the air, the earth, the water, e.t.c.. is made from God. Which means all creation is alive including the rocks....Jesus said that God could turn stones into children of God...so it's possible..that's all i'm saying! God gave creation free will, though it is made from 'more of himself'. Therefore when you pray God hears you and knows your feelings because he is the 'mud you are made from', and all creation is made from him including the air, the trees, the mountains, the wind, heat, cold, light, darkness, spirit, earth, heavens, and oh yes, including the chairs, the tables and the walls in your house. It also means that the wind, the heat, the cold,the light, the darkness, the trees, the earth e.t.c. hear your prayer when you pray. So never think that God doesn't hear you when you pray, no matter how faint your words. It also means that the feelings of all creation come from God. God is holy! Which means that the desire of all creation is for holiness. God loves holiness therefore it means that all the things you truely like are holy, and all the things you truely hate are evil. The devil is a liar. The devil's biggest lie is that it is possible to like evil. Some people even think that evil is cool. How ubsurd... Think about it, everything you hate e.g. poverty,uncleanliness, suffering e.t.c is the result of a sin...i.e. poverty - result of laziness, procatination, lack of diligence e.t.c, uncleanliness - result of laziness, procastination, lack of diligence e.t.c, suffering - result of rebelling against the truths of life. Psalm 5:4 (KJV)“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.” God governs all creation using truth and justice. Everything you like is the result of virtue e.g. love, riches, pleasure e.t.c.....love is the result of basic courtesy, riches are the result of hardwork, diligence, good planning and taking precautions, pleasure is the result of all your relationships going well i.e. in your workplace, in your home, in society e.t.c. (relationships are the result of basic courtesy). All pleasures including those that come from material things are the result of favor from God or one of God's creation as a result of a successful relationship. 1 Chronicles 29:17 (NKJV)“I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness....” People may ask, if this is true then why do some people like the devil? People forget, the devil was not created evil. He later became evil after he was filled with pride in his heart. What people like about the devil are his virtues. From his exploits, he appears to be persistent, hardworking e.t.c., all the virtues that he had before he fell. Anyway, enough of the devil...he rebelled against the mud he is made from, for crying out loud! Who does that? What is his plan? In the end he will rebell against God and go and reign where? The air is made from God, the spirit is made from God, the planets are made from God, the light is made from God, the darkness is made from God, the 'mud he is made from' is made from God. In fact God allows him to retain his free will because the 'mud he is made from can take control of him anytime'. Therefore holiness is the result of virtue. Virtue is the foundation of life and pleasure...and virtue itself is founded on truth....truths of existance and creation. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life". That is why the result of holiness is pleasant things like cleanliness. Infact, if you read the bible, God requires all priests to be clean, and he also requires all things that come into contact with him to be clean. These are just some of the thoughts that i've been having, and I have many more (hypothesis). My objective in doing all this was to try and reconcile how the bible manifests itself in God's marvelous creation all around us. I would like to hear from Christians....what you think of this line of thought...i'm I lost, or could there be some truth to this? Let me know. Thank you EveryOne. regards, Michael.