Exploring the Social Imagination

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Information Exchange - Words in the Social Imagination

Information exchange in the social imagination is our social reality. All that happens to us, happens through the exchange of information; the good, the bad and ugly. If we relied on man's social imagination, we would be limited and framed by a lot of misinformation. Thankfully, we understand that "through faith we understand the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that thing which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Hebrews 11:3
Information is the communication of words. We in our social environment exchange words which create our world. If we want to overcome the world as we find it, we must choose our words wisely and when we do, we find ourselves in the best information system - God's imagination.
One of many examples of the importance of information exchange 'words and word order' comes to us in Numbers 30:1-31:54.  We can read the regulations the Lord gave Moses concerning relationships between a man and his wife, and between a father and a young daughter who still lives at home. We are being told about the exchange of information, communication which is about words, word order in the form of vows and pledges, and when they are said 'sent' and heard 'received'. You see, words having meaning and they cannot and should not be taken lightly. This was good advice in the past (old testament) and it is still good advice in the present and will be for the future.

Comment which was accepted but not posted by this site -  Interesting that Paul calls faith evidence. Most people think of faith as mere hope or belief. But That's because most people don't think that belief has substance. Yet we know from our daily lives that belief plays an important part in the things we say and do. if I have faith I can do something, there's good chance I can and will. Now, you take what God says is true, have faith in it and then you see what he says actually happen. Adding faith to fact makes it manifest. Joseph Prince calls this "right believing". Wrong believing leads to failure. Right believing leads to success. So like Paul says, faith in what God says actually becomes the evidence of something rightly believed in and actually makes it become manifest in our experience. Kinda like adding water to freeze-dried food makes it edible. Adding faith to fact makes it happen. on Faith in the Social Imagination

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