For the purposes of this book covering the Christian life in the danger zone, this top-down introduction of information is likewise seen in the revelation of God-composed journey of faith life-scripts recorded in the Bible. Like the presence of the vast amount of complex, directed, highly specified, and fully functional information contained within DNA…inexplicable and implausible through a naturalistic, random chance assemblage…there is a similarly fully functional package of information in biblical journeys of faith, having complexity, specificity, and direction that is so far above horizontally conventional thinking that this is also inexplicable in terms of random chance assemblage or humanistic invention.
Although everything in the Old Testament of the Bible anticipates and foreshadows the coming of the messiah Jesus Christ in the first century A.D., the basic “body-plan” of a journey of faith is first introduced in Abraham the “father of faith.” From then on, each successive journey of faith recorded in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible is mature, robust, and fully developed, containing information-rich storylines at the height of individual and group redemption, and unparalleled character transforming originality.
The variation in the storylines of each person of faith in the Bible represents micro-evolutionary development of a progressing revelation of “all truth” through varied scenarios of experience, but is always based upon the central body-plan theme of a journey of faith through the cross of Christ fore-glimpsed to occur sometime around the first century A.D.
The cross of Jesus Christ is central to every biblical narrative story of faith. The cross of Christ is integral to the stories of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Ruth, Hannah, Esther, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Daniel, to name only a few. Like the front-loaded, top-down information found in the Cambrian fossil record, it would be impossible for anyone to retroactively insert the cross of Jesus Christ backwards two thousand years into the “body-plans” of the narrative stories of faith in the Hebrew Bible…the Protestant Old Testament. The information package of the cross is inseparable from the message contained within the brilliantly crafted God-composed journey of faith life-scripts contained in the Bible.
The concept of God displacing our way with His higher way, through God-composed life-scripts allowing no initial human collaboration, fully formulated from the start without the need for evolutionary development, lies outside of human imagination and invention. No human writers could or would invent this concept starting around 3,450 years ago at the time the Israelites departed from Egypt.
A journey of faith in the discovery of the “all truth” of John 16:13 is therefore a divinely guided journey into fully adaptive, thoroughly overcoming, applicable in all eras, absolute truth. A biblical-quality journey of faith is a fiat creation of God, designed to stand the test of time for all eternity in any and all situations. This journey is at the pinnacle of the natural moral law that is the highest standard governing all applied right behavior and attitudes, because a biblical-quality journey of faith is divinely composed by God and not man.
The unorthodox originality that underlies this concept of the cross of Christ applied to our lives is as revolutionary today as it was over 4,000 years ago. This novel concept of God’s plans displacing our plans is central to the danger zone of godly living today as much as it was in the distant past. The top-down arrangement of information interwoven within journeys of faith that appear at the very beginning of the Bible, reveals the same foresight and premeditation of brilliant intelligent design introduced in the information-rich body-plans of the creatures of the Cambrian Explosion of 530 million years ago, the Big Bang creation of the universe, and fully formed DNA and proteins without transitional precursors.
To the Spirit-born Christian of today, who personally experiences the life-changing creative transformation that occurs internally at conversion and manifests itself outwardly in a new outlook of improved attitudes and moral character, these scientifically empirical discoveries of top-down information content in the physical phenomenon of the natural world…are not a mystery at all. The insertion of the Holy Spirit into Christians creating new people “in Christ” (2 Cor. 5:17) is an experienced reality which is perfectly at home with the idea of the top-down, front-loaded information we find in the Cambrian Explosion, the Big Bang, and the presence of fully functioning DNA and proteins in every living cell.