Eden, the Sabbath, and the Golden Cube
by Kenneth Westby
The search for the Holy Grail obsessed the superstitious religious for years and today provides storyline inspiration for a never-ending genre of religious mystery movies from the Raiders of the Lost Ark to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. The legend holds that Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man who buried Jesus, used the wine vessel (grail) from the Last Supper to catch some of the blood that flowed from Jesus’ side at his crucifixion. Finding it and possessing its magical powers is what occupied King Arthur’s knights, so the story goes.
Mysteries and secrets attract humans like August fruit flies to overripe peaches. Why this overwrought preoccupation with conspiracy theories, hidden treasures, science fiction programs, demons and angels, zombies and vampires, and the big secret that holds the key to unlock the greatest of mysteries? We humans are curious and driven to know what really is going on in our world.
What amazes me is how little of this human penchant for knowing secrets translates toward a quest for knowing God—for discovering his Grand Plan for mankind. Why ignore the symbols and clues provided to unlock the Divine Mystery?…”
(this article is an excerpt from the September-October 2011 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 4, click this link: http://biblesabbath.org/media/TSSSeptOct2011Issue551.pdf