A bit of a different post today. 🙂 I hope you enjoy and get something out of it. 🙂
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. – Matthew 10:28
To understand this reality, I like to use the allegory of a virtual reality game:
When your avatar dies in the game, you exit the game, you’re still alive. Don’t fear those that can kill you on a game, fear the one who can kill you in real life. That is God, who can kill your spirit, the real you. We are a spirit living in a body, in this world that God created.
Why God made this “virtual world”:
God created us and all creation for the purpose of love. To have a relationship with us. Not that He needed to, or needed us, but He wanted us.
God had to create man with free will so that we could love Him back. What would be the point of making robots? You can’t have a loving relationship with a robot.
God knew that with free will we would inevitably sooner or later make the wrong choice at some point. So He made the ultimate plan to save us from ourselves.
He made this world, so we could test out our free will and make the wrong choices in a safe environment where we wouldn’t get hurt or die. Only our “avatar” would get hurt.
God estimated it would take about 7000 years for humankind as a whole to thoroughly test our free will and learn and grow to a point that all of us could learn what happens when we don’t listen to God and go our own way. (Most of us anyway.) There’s only one way to get out of this game and go home – Jesus. He is the only one that won the game and made an exit for all of us.
To know Jesus you have got to have love and the love for truth. God left plenty of truth clues in the game. the Biggest one is the instruction manual, the bible which also has clues hidden within it. Anyone can find these gems of truth if they care enough to search for them. This is the narrow path and few find it. most have got lost in this world and are blinded. The few of us that found Jesus are helping them find Jesus too.
There is so much more you could add to this story. The matrix is one of my favorite movies. It’s a good allegory, but they made God out to be the bad guy which is a shame. I wish someone would make a movie like this where God is the good guy. I just take the good out of it. It’s a good way to understand the concept of having a avatar. The “avatar” movie is a good one too. Also “ready player one”. I recommend all these movies! They inspire me. Please let me know your thoughts. God bless