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,'
as even some of your poets have said, 'For we too are his offspring.'"

- St. Paul (Acts 17:28)

RETURN TO TRINITARIAN DISTINCTION

WARNING

THIS BOTTLE MODEL DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE TRINITY.


You can start driving a car without using the brakes. But, when you need brakes, you better have them.

Likewise, you can start using the bottle model without the Trinitarian Distinction. But later you MUST have what Trinity offers if you are to avoid Pantheism and Determinism.
[When you need to, go to The Shadow Image to get what the Blessed Trinity tells us about PERSONS.]