“I AM” – the God of Exodus 3:14

“I AM” – the God of Exodus 3:14

by Stephen E. Schlarb

Scientists in the 1990s proved mathematically (by quantum mathematics and string theory) that space-time is not the ultimate description of reality. These are not necessarily religious people, some are atheists. They have no comments on religious matters.

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Einstein proved in the early 1900s that space and time are a connected continuum — spacetime. There can be no space (with all the material objects moving, combining and breaking up) without time.  But what caused or created this spacetime universe is beyond both space and time. It is a timeless mode of Being that is the “ground” of all material existence in the universe..
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No one can prove the existence of a God. But what can be, and has been proven is that if there is a God, there can only be one kind of God — a timeless God who does not change — an “I AM” kind of God.
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All the other gods of ancient mythologies are gods in the Sun (RA in ancient Egypt) and in other natural phenomena — rivers, mountains, lightening, animals, etc.  High Hinduism believes the ultimate One or Source or “GOD” is in all natural phenomena, including fire.  But science has shown that there is no god contained in the natural phenomena themselves.
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1 Kings 19:11-12. (NASB)

“And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.

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We are aware that the scholars say that Exodus 3:14 can be “I am who I am” or “I will be who I will be”.
That’s because the grammar can be interpreted either way — or both ways. It means “I AM WHO I WILL BE” — a simultaneously existing and unchanging God.
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This verse actually represents the most sophisticated interpretation of God in all of history. It is indeed the only kind of God who could exist.
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The origins of this verse are traditionally attributed to Moses or his assistants (c. 1400 BC); or by scholars to the Yahwist author (c. 950 BC); or to the Elohist author in the northern kingdom (c. 750 BC before it was destroyed in 722 BC).
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Now Heraclitus developed the early theory of the Logos in Greece about 500 BC; Plato and Aristotle, of course, are much later. Buddha in India is thought to have lived around 500 BC. Confucius in China was about the same time frame.  These are some of the greatest  thinkers in history. But none of them came up with as sophisticated a concept of a God as did the author of Exodus 3:14. Yet this author precedes all these famed ancient sages.  All concepts of God have been eliminated, except the Exodus 3:14 God. 
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Either this ancient Hebrew (c. 750-1400 BC) is a unique genius, or it is actually real revelation from the one true God.

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