This brings up another point in my theory of faith. The above sentence could have been “God provides but you have to put your nuts away for the winter. Is God nature? Is he the trees, the mountains, the animals, the planet, the sun and the universe? Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The rational point of view would be that this was a conversion from energy to mass. Einstein’s theory E = mc squared.
I now ask the question. Can you substitute the word “Universe” for the word “God” in the Bible? Well not for the first verse. God must have existed to to be the prime mover in the creation. But did the all powerful God, capable of all things, create a rock so heavy that he could not lift it. I think yes. God is dead. Err I mean God was converted to matter or the “Universe”. We still can communicate with God, but he is the trees, the animals and even us humans. We are God.
Making the above statement, I now have a lot of explaining to do. You know that I am a runner and not a swimmer. I come from the forest. I am a protestant and a need to form a pack or a team. To catch the deer for food you have to work together. These are some of the basic things in the change from a Catholic belief to a Presbyterian belief. A need for a more direct connection to God and not thought a hierarchy of Priest and Bishops.
With this argument I am taking man out of the loop of faith. Man is the dog and not the master.(see dog marketing theory)