Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea XXVI (The science of Gottfried Leibniz, Part V)
These atheists, scientists, and mathematicians say that the end is certain because the energy of the universe is eventually reduced to heat energy. On the other hand, the Western religions say the end is certain because Matthew, Ch. 24 says that Jesus Chris will return when the sun darkens and saves believers who will be taken to Heaven. However, the loss of energy and the current interpretations of Ch. 24 of Matthew can be challenged.
Leibniz explains why the universe has no end in his paper ‘On the Ultimate Origination of Things’ in Parkinson’s book, ‘Leibniz: Philosophical Writings.’ Today’s scientists study processes that originate from an exploding physical particle. Thus, things exist only because a finite physical particle exploded. Thus, a container that holds water so that the water can be boiled is a process. And a human being is a process that changes but has no permanence such as a soul. All things in the universe of today's scientists are thus mechanisms. Since these scientists reject metaphysics and thus God, Leibniz and I reject this mechanical world.
With reference to Chapter 24 of Matthew, my interpretations of the teachings of Jesus Christ are very new and different. When Jesus tells us to learn how a fig tree works, how our sun works, and how to build a thing like the boat built by Noah to save things, we cannot expect a second coming of Jesus. As Sons of man, Jesus is telling us that we must save ourselves. Space research is thus a very important effort. For more information on my other interpretations of the teachings of Jesus Christ, see my series of blogs about Jesus Christ (12/9/08 - 12/25/08). These blogs connect the thoughts of Jesus Christ to the Greek thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, et al. We thus know what Jesus was doing before his teachings began in the Jewish culture.
To render these four forces ineffective, the leaders of Russia, China, Iran and the USA should move forward to achieve this meeting on their own Spirits.