Around midnight one foggy evening, I tried to connect with the presence of God, as I stood on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Columbia River far below. Clouds covered the gorge and leveled themselves so that it seemed as though I could step out and walk upon the surface. My life also lay before me like a vast journey of undulating ups-and-downs, some joys yes, but lots of heartaches. Did I even want to play the game?

“Why am I here? What’s the purpose to life anyway?”  I whispered intently over the sea of grey. We all ask these age-old, mind-niggling questions at some point in our life. It was at this time I began a personal search for the elusive answers.

With perseverance, I discovered them quite unexpectedly, right where they were said to be: in the ancient writings of an old black Bible.

However, when I examined the passages with no preconceived ideas on what they were supposed to say, I found them bizarre and in such contrast to the standard beliefs of any denomination of Christianity that I knew at that time. Yet, I was young and idealistic enough to strip away all the religious terminology and put it into a contemporary context. The conclusions were only logical but yet simply amazing. (1)

The Celestial Proposal - from Chapter 4

The world’s best-selling book is still The Bible. And in the first chapter, it quotes God! “Let us make man in our image and likeness.” (2) I was so surprised that God is a title referring to more than one! There have to be others or why would God be talking to himself? I researched the original Hebrew and Chaldean writings and discovered that the English word God, is translated from the plural term Elohim. According to The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, it literally means “the powerful and Great Ones from above”.

God is a plural word for “Gods who do great things.”

Then from later chapters in the Bible, I read about three God-beings, symbolized in human terms by the words Father, Son, and Spirit. This concept also portrays God as being more than one!

The Celestial Proposal - Chapter 6 Image

So now, I use the term The Great Ones to remind myself that God is a collection of benevolent, celestial God-beings vastly more powerful and intelligent than what we can barely imagine. When you see God as a source of God-beings who have a special interest in our human race, then playing the Game of Life gets very interesting!

Especially when “they” want to adopt us, immortalize us, and make us progeny of the God Kind – you know, children of God?

We’re made in their image and likeness; made to look like them and to act like them. Now,  all we have to do is figure out the rules so we can win at playing the Game of Life!

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¹Genesis 1:26 - NIV Bible
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