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The laws that explain our physical universe were discovered
by observation. The process began when careful men watched
and recorded the actions of the heavens and the earth.
From their observations theories were formulated that could
explain the observed data. Over time these theories became
well established. They were taught in universities and applied
in industry. So long as they could continue to account for
the discoveries of science, they garnered an ever greater
Eventually the theories gained the prominence of laws and
received endorsement from the global scientific community.
In this exalted condition of widespread acceptance these laws
remained unchanged for centuries.
But in 1887 the experiments of Michelson and Morley made
some new scientific observations that could not be explained
by any known law. These men found that if two light rays were
emitted in opposite directions, both rays would travel at
the same speed, even if the source of the light was moving.
This was an entirely novel idea, and though light had behaved
in this manner every day since the beginning of time, no one
had ever noticed. Nearly 6,000 years after the garden of Eden,
some of Adam’s children had made an entirely new observation
and discovered something very old. This inexplicable and yet
wonderful event provided an unexpected new insight, and from
this new revelation, new conclusions were drawn which have
revolutionized our understanding of the universe.
In 1905, Albert Einstein explained the observations of Michelson
and Morley with a new and radical theory. He called it his
theory of Special Relativity. This was not a new twig added
to the growing tree of scientific thought. Rather, the theory
of Relativity rejected the established laws of physics, declaring
that they were built upon a faulty foundation.
Einstein’s theory contradicted the venerable history
of science. It nullified the assertions of every physicist
that had ever lived, showing that their conclusions were based
upon erroneous assumptions. While the scientific world disputed
over two sides of an argument, Einstein declared that the
argument did not exist. Though the old laws had approximated
the truth for many years, they were nonetheless flawed, and
were seen to be grossly inadequate when extrapolated to the
With the sweeping dismissal of the underlying assumptions
came the revocation of the theories which were built upon
them. In their place, Einstein’s Relativity advanced
an entirely new model of the universe. It revolutionized the
principles of physics and provided a new foundation for scientific
From this utterly new perspective, new laws were formulated
and fresh predictions made. Experiments were then devised
to test these predictions, and Relativity, though radical
at its inception, was subsequently proven to be incontrovertibly
So also is Christianity. Like the study of science, it is
still largely unknown and its exploration remains in its infancy.
Just as there is a single set of laws which control the interactions
of the universe, so also is Christianity¾ there is
one God who made both. It is our job as Christian researchers
to discover these glorious and immutable precepts, prove them
true, and apply them to our lives.
Several years ago we made some observations of spiritual
events that could not be explained by any known doctrine of
Organized Christianity. An exhaustive study was undertaken
to explore these observations, and this research gave rise
to a new Christian theory which can explain the new data.
“SonPlacing” is the result. It is the formal account
of our findings, arranged in logical order and presented for
the benefit of our peers.
Like scientific thought in the 1800’s, Christianity
is presently suffocated by a matrix of venerable laws, which
are built upon erroneous assumptions. These unprofitable footings
include the doctrines of the Immortal Soul, the Trinity, the
diminution of God’s sovereignty, the Free Will of man,
the role of Satan, the purpose of evil, the mission of Jesus
Christ, the identity of Israel, the Rapture, the concepts
of heaven and hell, the nature of God’s love, and God’s
true purpose for man upon the earth. SonPlacing dismisses
these old doctrines of the organized church, asserting that
they have been built upon faulty foundations.
SonPlacing is the theory of Relativity applied to spiritual
things. It is a new revelation of Christian thought and purpose.
It does not enter into the existing debates over Christian
dogma. Rather, it is an entirely new approach to Christianity,
that flows from a new perspective. It is founded upon a fresh
model of God’s plan for the earth. It has arisen from
new observations. It establishes a new Christian paradigm,
and leads to a new destination.
The book is arranged as a journey, an adventurous trek to
the wisdom of God. Each chapter is built upon the previous,
and thus the clearest understanding will be gained by starting
at the beginning and studying on through to the end. However,
a great effort has also been made to construct each chapter
as a stand-alone essay. It is therefore hoped that each chapter
will serve almost as well if read as necessity demands.
As you embark into this new world of Christian truth, be
prepared to sweep aside your pre-conceived notions of God
and the old established doctrines of Organized Christianity.
For in these pages, we take no prisoners. SonPlacing is not
for cowards, nor for those who are enamored with the irrational
dribble of the modern church. Instead, this book will ask
you to consider new concepts of God, seldom before imagined.
The concepts of SonPlacing are illustrated throughout the
text by 53 original graphics and are supported by more than
3,900 scripture quotations. The scriptures provide the authority
for the text and are the key to understanding. You will find
that the words in each paragraph are simply a restatement
of the scriptures found in that paragraph. If you will honestly
consider the scriptures in the light of the expanded text,
you will find a new understanding of God.
If you desire God’s truth more than your own life,
and are willing to challenge all that you know, then take
up your sword and fly into Chapter One, “The Sacred
Secret.” We pray our Heavenly Father will breathe life
into the words.