CHRIST The Original Matrix God Face-to-Face

Mary Keller

The first chapter of Timothy D Carroll’s book Christ – The Original Matrix describes his concept of the Matrix: Carroll proposes that the universe is a matrix of ideas which are an expression of an infinite God, a source of life that holds all things together, and that the original matrix is Christ of God. He states that the mystery of Christ in you is that God resides deep in the soul of everyone. Carroll goes on to explain that we are never separated from the Spirit of God. Humanity and divinity are forever connected, as humanity is part of the life of God and being outside of the Oneness of God is not possible. Carroll believes, “certain parts of Christianity got it more accurately than other religions.”

After the first chapter the book becomes very similar to other books asserting Christian Universalist concepts. It may be a good choice for someone interested in Christian Universalism who wants a concise Biblical overview of CU, including many quotes from early Christians, as well as later theologians.

One Reply to “CHRIST The Original Matrix God Face-to-Face”

  1. Timothy D. Carroll

    Thank you for the kind review and including the book among recommended readings by CUA.

    The book starts with a “telling” foreword by Richard K. Murray.

    The book proceeds to explain God revealed as that womb “matrix” of all beings, of which most of humanity is not conscious of its own origin or destiny, and that we have something in common from whence we came as well as one another. The relationship is there whether we realize it or not, as described in chapter 1 – ‘The Idea of Matrix’.

    Chapter 2 addresses ‘The Fatherhood of God’, revealing him as the father of humanity, while showing how the prodigal son “came to himself” as well as how the devil was ‘not the father’ of those that opposed him.

    Chapter 3 is called the ‘Divine Logos’ and shows how God was face-to-face with himself, reflecting upon himself, an idea that is seldom explained elsewhere.

    Chapters 4 is titled ‘The Word of God’ and continues to emphasize the divine logos, and while highly esteeming the scriptures and their rightful place, it makes the statement “I dare to say, even though we tend to think of such things as the spoken Word and the written Word, however there is only one Word, not two. There is not a greater and a lesser Word, namely non-written and written.”

    Chapters 5 ‘In His Image’ and 6 ‘After His Likeness’ emphasizes that God has imaged himself in man, and continues form him after his likeness through the crucible of human experience.

    Chapter 7 is called ‘The Humanity of the Divine’, offering a history of the church on ‘hypostatic union’ while pointing out our own mystical union and how the humanity of the divine continues his incarnation today.

    Chapter 8 ‘The Doctrine of Hell’ starts with the Holocaust and its monstrous acts to challenge those embracing eternal conscious torment (ECT) and annihilation. It continues to explain how the Old Testament Jew thought of any continuance of human personality beyond physical death. As with other Universalist teachings, it follows with explanations of New Testament words like hades and Gehenna.

    The book closes with chapter 9 ‘Ninety-Five Theses’ which is an explanation of 95 points defending ultimate reconciliation while protesting opposing views. including several scriptures and quotes of others.

    In Christ

    Chapter 3

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