Our Logos-Dimensional Universe

Living in a three dimensional universe, (or four-dimensional if you consider spacetime), something transfixing occurred at what the Bible calls, “the fullness of time.”  Galatians 4:4.

Jesus stepped in and defined all things according to Himself.  

The “fullness of time” concept is then used by the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 1:10) to describe that point in time when all things in reality are to be concluded, again according to and in reference to Jesus, the eternal “I Am” of all things definable and indefinable.

Thus He Himself assumes the term “Alpha and Omega“, (Revelation 1:8 cf. 22:13).  Prior to this point in redemptive history, that designation was reserved for God (Jehovah) alone, (Isaiah 41:4).  

In Jesus we have progress as well as the center point and hub of the human experience.  In Him is the beginning and end of all things and the nucleus of definition, an eternal reference point.  

That’s why He called Himself “Cornerstone” (Luke 20:17) and was referred to as such by Peter (Acts 4:11) and  by Paul (Ephesians 2:20).    

In the ancient world, cornerstones were employed in constructing a building according to the designs of the architect.  From the cornerstone, everything else in the structure took its place and position.  

So Jesus stepped from eternity into human existence, and provided the three dimensional world a reference point for building and for understanding the cosmos – Himself.    He was in fact, both architect and builder.

Post-modern culture has its cornerstone – whatever the media defines as relevant and trendy.  Science has its cornerstone – human reason.   The Christian has his cornerstone – Jesus Christ.

But in “the fullness of time“, the curtains of cosmic consciousness will be pulled back unveiling this eternal reality: there can only be one center, one hub, one defining point.

At that sacred place is Jesus Christ.   He alone defines that and everything else.

“…the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”


Jesus – Historical Revisionist or Lord of the Narrative?

In Philippians, chapter 2, Paul weaves together a crucial piece of the eternal meta-narrative with threads of the divine and human.

“…though he was in the form of God…and being found in human form…” (Philippians 2:6-8).

Christ stepped into the narrative of man, and re-wrote it according to logos, for to Him it was but self-expression.

Since Him, everything has changed. He lived a significance of vast, eternal dimension. In fact in Him, all becomes “meta-dimensional” and explodes into mystery – at some inevitable point.

Amazingly (but understandably) He measured everything according to Himself. Everything was determined, measured from “the cornerstone”, (Matthew 12:10, cf Ephesians 2:20).

He was the baseline of meaning.

All things have a logos-relative depth of meaning. Question is, do we perceive it?

If so, that’s what constitutes our vision. If not, we’re still just dealing with “stuff” – His stuff. And it can be dangerous to detach theory from reality, so there is need for caution. Because it is chained to and has one foot in transcendence, mere spiritual knowledge “puffs up.”

Vision causes the heavens to explode. Not to mention our Bibles. Continue reading