I was privileged to be interviewed by Pastor Mike Spaulding of Soaring Eagle Radio. February 18, 2017. The interview is available on Mike’s website. The subject of the book was REVISING REALITY: A BIBLICAL LOOK INTO THE COSMOS, VOLUME 1.
We begin by discussing the core thesis of the book. Refreshing (and renewing our minds) Romans 12:2.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
Revising Reality, however, is a play on words with many meanings. Some of these meanings are explored in Volume 1 and others will be pursued in Volume 2, to be published late summer, 2017.
Where did you come up with the notion to do a monumental task like a book on Cosmology?
Mike was very complementary. The opening “The Cosmos belongs to God — He is the Creator.” The Cosmos is not a chaos. It is designed… known in theology as teleology.
The Cosmos ties to the “Christ-event” the meaning of the manifestation of the incarnation. This is the essence of Christology.
Why did you begin the book with the discussion of the Nephilim? Mike: “You grabbed the bull by the horns.”
Mike brought up the fact that he appreciated how we provided FIVE different theories about why the Nephilim survive the flood (or appear after the Flood of Noah). I stressed WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE UNDERSTAND THE PLACE OF THE NEPHILIM. And I asserted that without understanding Nephilim one cannot fully appreciate the work of Christ… soteriology… the nature of the salvation Christ purchased for us by dying on the cross.
Mike asked me to address the issue of whether HYBRIDS EXIST TODAY… Does “as in the days of Noah” reference Nephilim? I summarized how controversial this topic is and covered it briefly.
We discussed the topic of the Divine Council and its impact on “revising our reality” — specifically about the nature of God’s governance of the Cosmos. I pointed out the great work of Dr. Michael Heiser and his recent book, The Unseen Realm. The nature of this divine council, the “little elohim” as discussed especially in Psalm 82. The heavenly host, the divine council, the host of heaven. Is it referring to stars? Rulers? Powers and principalities? I emphasized how the Cosmos is PERSONAL… that there is a personal God (known to us in three persons). Nephilim and Divine Council reinforce the personal nature of reality. Our God has chosen to work through persons, rather angelic or human. He administrates the Cosmos in this way.
We discussed the various names of God… the most ancient being “EL”… but others like Adonai, Elohim, El Shaddai, and ultimately YAHWEH, the Great I AM. Jesus claimed to be YAHWEH in John 10. There was no greater blasphemy than to claim this.
And this was just the first 30 minutes.
The second half of the show, we dig into CERN and the Electric Universe. Mike stated, “Those two chapters that Anthony Patch and Doug wrote together, are certainly worth the price of the book alone.” I do brag on Anthony and then we covered that a new DVD is available, CERN DECODED: ITS SCIENCE, ITS DANGERS, AND ITS OCCULTED AGENDA.
If you have an hour and want to have a good overview of the book and its key points, take a listen. Mike is a fine interviewer and keeps the conversation grounded. It was a very good time.