These three-novels-in-one The Prodigal Band Trilogy book is listed as fiction. But is the One I call The Creator fiction? Some say yes; I say no. I truly believe The Creator, aka God, exists.
And why The Creator? Folks, I didn’t just come up with these novels strictly on my own; I believe I was divinely inspired. I think He should be called ‘The Creator’ because everything we know about and everything we don’t know about–black holes, for instance….do we really know everything there is to know about black holes?–had to come from something, some entity.
Take the so-called ‘Big Bang’ theory. This ‘big bang’ caused everything to be created, so the theory goes (as far as I know anyway). But what caused the big bang to begin with? Something had to ‘bang’ in a big way, or some things had to get together and ‘bang.’ And did these things that banged come out of nothing? And what comes out of nothing? Nothing!
How is that even possible? How does ‘nothing’ become ‘something’?
And when did this ‘nothing’ become ‘something’?
And for nothing to come out of nothing, nothing would have to be divided by nothing! Since nothing is represented by the number zero… And can one divide by zero? Mathematically, no. And math is truth. And 2+2 will never equal 5.
So when did ‘nothing’ become ‘something’?
That is, how did the dimension of time come to be? We have length, width, height, and time. The Earth exists in these four dimensions. But there are, supposedly, other dimensions we cannot feel, taste, touch, see, hear, and smell. Likely the spirit dimension is one of these, and in my novels, these spirits exist in and outside of time, simultaneously or not.
In a previous post here, I explained the mathematics of timelessness by first explaining the notion of infinity, ‘defined’ simply as the ‘undefined’ construct of division by zero. Then I went into simple calculus and the concept of ‘limits’ using the tangent of a 90 degree angle the adjacent side of the right triangle being 0, and since the tangent of an angle is opposite side divided by adjacent side where one cannot divide by 0, the tangent of a 90 degree angle is ‘undefined,’ or ‘infinity.’
Using the dimension of time morphed into the dimension of spirit, this would equal eternity, the realm of God, The Creator.
Take the construct out of the field of mathematics and put it into the dimension of time and you go from infinity to eternity. Now factor in the concept that God is “the beginning” or “alpha” and “the end” or “omega” and that He “always was, is, and always will be”. Everything God created including time (interestingly enough, since God created time, then time came AFTER God, then God must have existed BEFORE time, thus God stands outside of the dimension of time!) is constrained by some limit which, to human understanding–including writers of the Bible–must mean everything God created is constrained by a limit in time, but not God Himself! Since “eternity” also stands outside of time (just as “infinity” stands outside numeration and quantity), ONLY GOD IS ETERNAL because “eternity” in human understanding means “timeless”!
Folks, I have no idea what God looks like, feels like, talks like, and more. The Book of Genesis in the Bible claims God made man in His image and likeness, which still doesn’t explain what God looks like. I mean, what else would the authors of the Bible write? Since they don’t know exactly what God looks like…and in that same beginning of that book is told how God used ‘days’ and time periods He created to create on the given day. Now some Bible scholars such as Ussher claim Day One was around 4004 BC using a particular timeline based on the event called Noah’s Flood which happened around 2350 BC, and going back generations until one reaches Adam and Eve. But it could be, according to the ‘Gap Theory’ (Genesis 1:2 says ‘The Earth was–interpreted as ‘became’ by many–a formless void.), that there is a huge time gap between ‘In the beginning…” of Genesis 1:1 and the ‘became’ of Genesis 1:2.
I wasn’t around then, so I have no idea, but Ecclesiastes 1:9 says this: “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.”
Which suggests to me that the Earth and dimensions and everything else we witness (or not) has happened in other Creation time-frames. And then there is the Book of Revelation stating a new Heaven and new Earth will come about.
The snippets I will use here are found in Chapter One of Battle of the Band and then Chapter Ten of the same novel. The first one defines The Creator as a God-like figure dealing with His nemesis, Corion, who is sent into ‘the Abyss’ for ‘wanting to overthrow’ The Creator.
The Beforetime. The Creator. Sons of the Creator.
The light. Then…
The dark. When Corion, His wayward son, used his serpent fire to make off with the Light, his Father banished him.
“Be gone to the Darkness, Evil one, where your only sight will emanate from this.”
A gold chain from which hung a red crystal beacon was flung around Corion’s neck.
“But you will not be alone, errant son. Your Demons will sit beside you. And you will use your crystal sight to capture fellow souls. Playthings for your evil designs. To make sure you can’t wage war on Me again, My angelic muses, The Tooters, will guard over you.”
The second one gives a more ‘man in God’s image’ look for the Creator as He converses with His ‘Counselor Angel,’ who in human form is The Prophesied Band narrator Jay Elliot, a pop culture journalist who has a personal relationship with members of Sound Unltd, the ‘prodigal band.’
As the six walked to judgment
I said to The Creator, “As Your Counselor-angel, I have been reviewing their case up to their crisis, my Lord. The band of Your prophecy will be here soon to stand before you. May I intercede for our sextet? They probably don’t realize what’s happening to them. During their judgment, they may need help justifying their existence as—”
I heard The Creator say, “Indeed, they will need your wise counsel. But you have not finished your case study. I seem to remember they did begin making amends from that point.”
“Of course, my Lord. You knew that since the beginning.”
“And you also had a rather intimate relationship with them as a free-lance writer. You saw a side of them so very few ever touch. And besides, you had a sixth-sense about their unwitting mission.”
“As you know, my Lord, it’s one hell—er, heaven of a tale.
In coming snippets I will delve more into the relationships between The Creator and the various spirit groupings.
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