The Carpenters Arms pub quiz.

The dimensions are at right angles to each other, and in space-time as we perceive it that usually means 90 degrees.

Thinking about dimensions other than our mundane space-time, these too are probably at right angles to us, but they are arranged for various reasons in ways that mean we cannot perceive them or easily mentally grasp how an extra few more right angles could fit into the three we can normally see.

Well if we lived in two-dimensional paper-land in a document on someone’s desk, our light would only travel and we could only see along our plane of paper, but we could not see how there was anywhere for another right angle to fit in – we could make a line parallel to the top and bottom edges of the paper, or a line parallel to the sides of the paper, but we could not easily grasp and could not at all physically see a line pointing up out of the paper (at the guy sitting at the desk reading our piece of paper world).

The guy at the desk is OUTSIDE our dimensions, on a “higher plane” and he has a “god’s eye” view of us. We cannot hide anything and he can intervene appearing as if from nowhere by jabbing his pen anywhere into our world. He can write anything. Lines he writes are solid walls to us. He can see the whole paper, go anywhere on it and do anything – and we can’t even see him except where he intersects our world – and even then we only see an edgeways partial slice of him, nothing like the reality. The office clerk is omniscient, omnipresent, and can screw up our paper world and burn it, tack more paper on, draw or erase anything. He is omnipotent.

There really are other dimensions. Our access to this universe is as limited as the people in paper-land. Look up any serious physics book or ask any sensible real university physicist. It isn’t science fiction, so get over it.

Other dimensions are mentioned in the Bible. Ephesians 3:18 mentions breadth, length, depth and height. That’s four.

Many sources both Christian (the Bible and Apocrypha) and non-Christian (science, Buddhism, Islam) say there are 10 dimensions/heavens/planes/levels. Contemporary physics science is a bit stuck on whether it’s 10 or 11 actually at the moment.

However you look at it, pretty much everyone agrees there are at least 10.
That means there is plenty of room for God to work and have all the omniscient omnipotent omnipresent triune characteristics that Christians say He has. There is nothing He cannot do, He can see all of time (it is just a dimension) and yet is outside it too. There is room for heaven and hell in those places we cannot see. Realms of angels and demons are easily accommodated in such a universe. It isn’t crazy or a fairy tale, it just seems like bizarre magic to our minds that aren’t familiar with it.

Christianity isn’t impossible hocus pocus, it’s actually the most advanced understanding of the universe given to us by its Creator. Our Creator. He gave us in the Bible just enough information that we can figure out what reality is, who He is, who we are, why we are, what we should do. He gave us only just enough because He wants us to have room to choose to believe or not believe. He gave you that freedom to choose because He loves you, because He created you.

Do you choose to recognise and accept that love?

We all want to be loved for who we really are.

The Bible says He made us in His image.

Do you think God wants to be loved in any way differently than we do? Of course not! He wants us to love Him for who He is.

Acceptance means accepting Him for who He is.

That means accepting He is the boss, the Creator, who made us for the Love of it.

By doing His will we love Him because we show we accept Him for who He is, we respect Him for his actual real self, that He is the boss, our maker, master of His universe.

To do this you need to choose to believe. You can reason, you can do science and theology and apologetics, but in the end it is a leap of faith, a choice.

He wouldn’t have it any other way because He wants you to love Him freely, by choice. To give your faith and trust to Him, as we do to any person we truly love.

You can invite Him in. Get to know Him. Love Him as He loves you. It doesn’t matter what you think you are, He knows the real you anyway, and He loves you. He just wants you where you back where belong, happy beside Him where we all were meant to be when He started this whole universe. The prodigal son in Jesus’ parable was meant to tell us that the Father’s love is stronger than any transgression or sin. We are family, we are forgiven. He’s saying come in, receive the love and eat the feast prepared for you.

I mentioned we all want to be loved for who we really are. Jesus asked the most important question in history. It was recorded by two disciples – Mark 8:29 and Matthew 16:15. Jesus asked this question:
“Who do you say that I am?”

His question is for YOU.

He told me to tell you this:
He is standing with open arms waiting for you.

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