Theory on the Father and the Son
.... I’ve been doing some of my deepest pondering about the soul of a man, and this includes the mind and heart, or seat of emotions. In closer examination of our minds, we’re told that our minds are divided into two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. Now as I understand it, here’s the difference between the two:
.... The conscious part of the mind originates thought. The subconscious assimilates the thoughts themselves, as soon as they are originated. The subconscious, therefore, includes your memory. Now, the Bible makes no mention of the ‘conscious’ and ‘subconscious’ at all, but it does mention that God having a ‘mind’ (1 Samuel 2:35) and a ‘memory’ (Exodus 2:24), and there are plenty of passages that may be used in proving these points. So maybe we can regard them as equivalents, and yet speak in terms that we’re familiar with in the 21st Century – and I’ll proceeds on that basis as we go.
.... Now my question is this. Does the person of God the Father match with the mind, or the conscious, and that of God the Son with the memory, or subconscious? There is probably no way to be conclusive based on Scripture alone, but here’s some things to consider about it:
.... As I said, the mind originates thought. Those very thoughts are immediately assimilated into the memory. Now these are the very thoughts themselves, they’re not simply facsimiles. That being true, it’s fair to say two things about this situation – now think about this:
.... First of all, it is fair to say that the memory is the Son of the mind or the conscious, because the memory is born out of everything the conscious is or ever has been. And also, it’s fair to say this: that in essence, the memory is everything that the conscious is or ever has been. Because it’s not just a duplicate or record of those things, it’s the very essence itself, fully assimilated in a living way and existing on in the exact same form.
.... Now think about that for just a minute. God the Father correlating to the mind or conscious, and Jesus Christ the Son being the memory or subconscious – it’s only a theory. But let me give you some other tings to think about, along with this:
.... Jesus is often referred to in Scripture as ‘the Word,’ for instance in John 1:14. The underlying word in Greek, the word Logos, literally means "the expression of thought", and that is the life bond between the conscious and the subconscious. It’s their joint essence, so to speak.
.... Also, as I mentioned, the mind originates thought which the memory cannot do. In that sense the mind is greater. Yet in another since they are still exactly equal and they always will be. Because as soon as the mind does originate a thought, the memory fully assimilates that very thought and equals the mind again. Recall at this point that Jesus said, "The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do. For whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner." and, "I speak what I have seen with My Father." and, "I have not spoken of My own, but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak." (John 5:19, 8:38; 12:49)
.... Alright, now that gives us something to think about. But we must also bear in mind that God has always known all things, so His memory has always been identical to His mind. In other words, God has not been learning new things as He goes, and so His memory is not being ‘created’ in the process as He goes. It has always been subordinate and yet His equal.
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