The Bottle Model
Take a bottle containing a little soapy water, air and bubbles.
This is only an analogy
An analogy is not meant to BE what it represents.
All analogies "limp."
This analogy is meant to make a very simple point.
The bottle model simply shows the relationship between
GOD and CREATION.
So, imagine that
The Bottle is ALL that exists to be possessed.
This is ALL that has ever existed.
This is ALL that will ever exist.
In that case, the Bottle …has to be GOD
THIS IS THE UNIVERSE (THE COSMOS).
THIS IS ALL THAT IS SEEN AND UNSEEN.
THIS IS MATTER AND SPIRIT--BODY AND SOUL.
THIS IS ABUNDANT AND EVERLASTING LIFE.
If the Bottle and the soapy water is GOD,
Shake the Bottle and we get CREATION.
We are like BUBBLES within God.
GOD IS THE SUPREME SUPER FORM OF LIFE.
ALL OTHER FORMS ARE CREATED FORMS.
"For 'In him we live and move and have our being,'
- St. Paul (Acts 17:28)
THIS BOTTLE MODEL DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE TRINITY.