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GOD and Geometry
Why is the Pythagorean Theorem called the Pythagorean Theorem? Well, for one reason because a dude named Pythagoras came up with it. Why though is it a Theorem? That’s because for well over 2000 years academia has been trying to “prove” it, which would make it a law. They haven’t succeeded yet, and so it’s still just a “theory” to them.
To the contractor that wants to make sure that the foundation he’s building is square and true, it makes no difference whether some guys can prove on paper that it’s a law. Heck, most contractors don’t even use the term “Pythagorean Theorem”. To them it’s just the 3,4,5 rule. To the carpenter that needs to know exactly how long to cut the roof joists on a house, this “theory” is more than trustworthy enough to be used every time to calculate how long the board needs to be. Ask anyone that uses this “theorem” in their everyday life if they are afraid to trust it, because some mathematician can’t prove it’s trustworthy, and they’d just laugh. They know it’s trustworthy, they’ve seen it prove itself absolutely every time they’ve worked with it. To those that consider it just an abstract idea, it may be an unproven theory; but to those who work with and trust it it’s as real as the product that they created using it.
GOD is like that. Only most of academia has been trying to disprove HIM instead of prove HIM. To those that consider HIM only as an abstract idea, HE is unproven and therefore not to be considered an absolute law. To those of us who work with GOD everyday, to those whom HE has proven HIMSELF absolutely every time, HE is as real as the world HE created.
If you want to spend all of your time sitting in a room pondering the reality of the Pythagorean Theorem, history tells us you will never find your proof. If you want to see the reality of it, find someone using it to lay a foundation and see it prove itself. You’ll find such a person anywhere something is being built. If you want to spend all of your time sitting in a room pondering the reality of GOD, history tells us you will never find your proof. If you want to see the reality of HIM, find someone using HIM as the foundation for their lives and see HIM prove HIMSELF. You’ll find such a person in just about any church.