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This is an introduction to a new and powerful epistemological tool. Those individuals who cannot develop belief in Biblical inspiration now have the tool that presents undeniable evidence for determining if a document, or the Bible itself has this powerful hallmark of Biblical inspiration.

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INSPIRATION

VS.

EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE


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Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Amos 3:7 (RSV)


Foundation of creation

Foundation of Creation

Quantum Mechanics

Explains the behavior of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles


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Quantum Mechanics

1. Quantum Entanglement:Two particles are in relationship regardless of distance in space and time and requires no physical link “all one body in Christ.” (Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:12)

2. String Theory: everything in the universe is made up of tiny vibrating strings. “He moves upon human forces, causing His Spirit to touchinvisible chords, and the vibration rings to the extremity of the universe.--Manuscript 22, 1897. {Ev 93.1}

3.Chaos Theory:deals with nonlinearthings. “with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day.” 2 Peter 3:8 (AMP)

4.Fractals:complex, dynamic patterns that are self-similar across different scales “…for God has muddied their eyes so that they cannot see, and their hearts as well so that they cannot understand.” Isa. 44:18(AMP)

5.Symmetry: exact correspondence between different things “length …breadth …height of it are equal.” Rev. 21:16


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By definition, chiasmus is “a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form.”

Erin McKean, ed., The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd ed., (New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2005), s.v. “Chiasmus.”


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1. Establishes a field

of observation

2. Provides a point of

fixation

OPTICAL

CHIASM


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Michael the Archangel Chiasm in Jude 1-25

A: …Jesus Christ…-- Jude 1

C: … guarded…-- Jude 1

E: …our common salvation…-- Jude 3

H: …ungodly persons…-- Jude 4

J: ...put you in remembrance [Greek = remember]…-- Jude 5

M: …I desire…-- Jude 5

O: …for judgment…-- Jude 6

P: …in eternal chains under the nether gloom is reserved…-- Jude 6

S: …on the one hand corrupt the flesh…-- Jude 8

U: …and blaspheme the glorious ones.-- Jude 8

Chiastic Center - V: …Michael the Archangel…-- Jude 9

U’: …to bring a blasphemy…-- Jude 9

S’: …are corrupted [destroyed]…-- Jude 10

P’: …the nether gloom of darkness forever is reserved.— Jude 13

O’: …to execute judgment…-- Jude 15

M’: …their own desires…-- Jude 16

J’: …remember…-- Jude 17

H’: …the ungodly.-- Jude 18

E’: …and save some…-- Jude 23

C’: …to guard you…-- Jude 24

A’: …Jesus Christ our Lord…-- Jude 25


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Foy learned to read after he was baptized in 1835 at 17.

Foy only wrote 16 pages of his two visions in 1842. He was 24.

Foy joined the Methodist Millerite church in 1842

Foy’s writings reveal an advanced knowledge and skill of biblical chiastic technique.

Foy died 1893 and is buried in East Sullivan, ME at 75.

Informative PowerPoint presentation about William Foy by Delbert Baker , PhD at:

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/ou1896-312742-william-ellis-foy-unknown-prophet-black-religious-leader-advent-believer-denomhistory-dwb-1-25-10-education-ppt-powerpoint/


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William Foy – Overarching Linguistic Chiasm

(Pages 7.1 to 23.5)


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The attacks on Ellen White as a prophet are focused, researched, and often intelligently presented. Any credible understanding of Ellen White’s ministry must consider the phenomena of Biblical chiastic technique broadly manifested in her writings.


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Move toward center

Move toward center


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“Conflict of the Ages” Series

Meets Test of Inspiration

“God is Love”

“God is Love”

Written over period of 35 years

1. Each book correlates to God’s Foundations of Creation

Quantum Entanglement

String Theory

Chaos Theory

Fractals

Symmetry

2. Each book correlates to God’s Foundations of Creation

Internal Chiastic Completeness

Quoted Bible Texts Fit Seamlessly

Quoted Secular Authors Fit Seamlessly

3. All books fit under one over-arching Chiasm with multiple fractals


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“Let this mind be in you,

which was also in Christ Jesus”

Philippians 2:5

“It is not the words of the Bible that are inspired, but the men that were

inspired. Inspiration acts not on the man’s words or his expressions but on the

man himself, who, under the influence of the Holy Ghost, is imbued with

thoughts. But the words receive the impress of the individual mind. The divine

mind is diffused. The divine mind and will is combined with the human mind

and will; thus the utterances of the man are the word of God.”

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Manuscript 24, 1886 (written in Europe in 1886) &

Ellen G. White, Selected Messages From the Writings of Ellen G. White, Book 1

(Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1958), 21.

Note: Slides & script may be found at: https://goo.gl/LC48lg


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