I meant to post up the this series during Christmas/NY’s vacation. That didn’t happen, and now I’m behind on my posting schedule. So all of it will have to go up today.
[This series is part of Section Three, Creation and the Second Person. An index with links to all parts of the work as they are posted can be found [url=https://forum.evangelicaluniversalist.com/t/jrps-bite-sized-metaphysics-series-302/1218/1]here.]
[This series constitutes Chapter 26, “God’s Relationship To Nature”.]
Although I was unable (yet) to deductively remove from the option list the concept that what we call ‘physical Nature’ is God, I will remind you now that my own status as either a rebel (even if only occasional rebel) or as a deluded victim of illusion, indicates (even if nothing else did) that I am not fully divine in and of myself; and this indicates that at least two levels of reality, or two substantially different systems, exist: God and (in one way or another) not-God (namely myself).
Therefore, although I could only give a conceptual strike (not deduction) against ‘practical pantheism’ in the previous chapter, I do think I have deductively argued that pantheism must technically be false: not everything is fully God, because–as far as it is possible for me to tell–I am not God. Some type of relation that we may call Supernature-to-Nature, must therefore exist (even if, as might still be the case so far, what we call ‘physical Nature’ happens to be the ‘supernatural’ part of the relationship between the systems). The time has come for me to discover what necessary corollaries can be drawn from this position; and this will require thinking about the question: how can God effectively create something that is not-God?