Z-Theory #20: Apostles' Creed
I want to take a moment to examine the Z-theory's relationship to the Apostles' Creed. Of course this is not comprehensive. This is a verbal sketch. We can see along the top: I believe in God. It expands upon what this means: the Father (compassion, love, concern, care); Almighty (the Ultimate, all-powerful, over all, in all, through all things, the Supreme); creator of heaven and earth (the source, the infinite unfathomable ground zero). We see the downward section: I believe in Jesus Christ. The creed expands upon what this means: the incarnation of the Ultimate; the manifestation of the Source; the Timeless revealed in Time; the unhistorical substantiated in history; the humble condescension of the All-Powerful to weakness and flesh. Then the bottom line: I believe in the Holy Spirit. Then it expands upon what this means. It is the church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins. This is what the Spirit is. It is the incarnational condescension of the All into the all, manifesting itself in unity and harmony, love and compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation, which is in actuality the Spirit. It is not, as I have said before, something "out there". The Spirit is love. This is the All (top line) in (downward line) all (bottom line).