Sunday, 14 June 2020

Civilization Of Zion (1); The Process


This spiritual zion is the greatest civilization in all of eternity. In the interpretation of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, it was about civilizations not just kingdoms. Each kingdom have there own unique civilization. And by civilization I am referring to the structure of the society i.e the political structure, the social stratification, and the way everything in that society is organized in such a complex system.

There is beauty in complexity, and there is also glory because complexity signifies advancement and greatness. Things are simple only in there crude and rudimentary stage. But as they became more advance they grow complex. We see growth from a simple society to a complex community, and that's what civilization is all about—growing from that rudimentary stage to a complex community.

"Therefore let us leave the rudimentary of Christ and go on to advance into perfection" (Heb 6:1).

Today we can say the world is advanced because it has left the rudimentary and has grown very complex. Based on science we learnt that at the crude stage of the human society men were hunters and gatherers. Man didn't know how the earth works. Man didn't know that he could plant a seed and it would grow, and then you can have a farm that would constantly be supplying food rather than running up and down looking for food. He didn't know that he could tame some animals, keep them with him to produce offspring and multiply, increasing the supply of food.

Man hasn't mastered the earth, he was constantly thinking about food, running up and down, struggling to find food to eat. But then he learnt farming and rearing of animals. He now has enough food supply and enough time in his hands to think about things other than food.

"Therefore let us leave the rudimentary of Christ and go on to advance into perfection" (Heb 6:1).

He started thinking about art and things he would normally not have time for when he was busy running up and down trying to survive. From art he developed craft and entered into technological inventions. As he has enough time in his hands he stood still and observed nature. From observing nature he began to understand how things work, and he developed science. As everything was getting complex new kind of relationships had to be formed.

Little by little they build complex relationships that are interconnected in such a system. Yes, a civilization began to emerge. Today, life is not just about survival any more, it's about power, money, politics, status, science, art, music, passion and vision. We now have a complex society, but it all began because we left the rudimentary.

"Therefore let us leave the rudimentary of Christ and go on to advance into perfection" (Heb 6:1).

We are not a civilization until we have left the rudimentary.

This post belongs to a series, below is the list of the whole series;
Civilization Of Zion (1); The Process
Civilization Of Zion (2); Leaving The Rudimentary
Civilization Of Zion (3); A Complex System

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