Ninth Axiom Given in the New Book: ETHICS of the Divine Economy.

The last blog entry was actually out of order. The ninth axiom is the one that I mentioned last time, which is: The Word of God extends our knowledge of spiritual concepts. For a brief description of the importance of this ninth axiom click here and realize that it is the ninth axiom not the eighth.

To get back on track I will introduce you to the eighth axiom and you will see why it precedes axiom nine. Read through these axioms and notice that axiom eight is in bold type. The ninth axiom follows but it is now in regular type.

The first axiom is: Humans carry their thoughts into the realm of action.

The second axiom is: Being a seeker after truth is part of the human operating system.

The third axiom is: The definition of praxeology used in the divine economy theory is ‘purposeful action by spiritual beings’ and it is interwoven with ethics.

The fourth axiom is: Every human being decides what is best for himself (herself) and this decision is referred to as ‘subjective’ rather than as ‘selfish’ (a term which has too many biases associated with it).

The fifth axiom is: What catches the attention of human beings is the appearance of the names and attributes of God.

The sixth axiom is: The content of our actions is the conveyance of the names and attributes of God.

The seventh axiom is: Humans are interested in the science and the art of existence.

The eighth axiom is: Our human limit is the point where a higher kingdom is reached, one that is incomprehensible to the lower kingdom.

The ninth axiom is: The Word of God extends our knowledge of spiritual concepts.

Although our human potential is very great and much greater than what we are currently exercising that does not mean that there is a limitless potential. As elucidated in natural law, an apple is an apple and a human is a human. Just like an apple cannot jump into a higher kingdom and become an animal, say a zebra, a human cannot escape its confining kingdom.

This is not a limitation, really, because perfecting and refining is always possible. Hence the human potential is very great and much greater than what we are currently exercising.

The question becomes - What is the higher kingdom that we cannot attain or comprehend? An animal cannot grasp the station of the human yet we can understand the lower kingdom of animals. Science is one tool for uncovering the secrets of the animal, plant and mineral worlds yet no member of those lower kingdoms can ever hope to know what science is.

The higher kingdom, necessarily, is a mystery. Consider the possibility that it is spiritual, as implied by the concept of eternity! We reach our limit as we approach this point since it is a higher kingdom and beyond our comprehension.

Here is where the grace of God is conferred on the human creation as a special gift. It is like a portal that offers glimpses into wonders beyond our grasp. God manifests Himself in a form that is comprehensible and communicates in a manner that is comprehensible.

This leads to the next (the ninth) axiom: The Word of God extends our knowledge of spiritual concepts.