Of the many books in the Sacred Canon, there are but four Gospels. Yet for Christians, these Gospels are the focal point of the entire Bible. Indeed, there is little in the Old Testament, or the New, that cannot be understood at its highest level by contemplating the many teachings in the life of Christ, as presented in these Gospels.
But as dear as they are to Christians everywhere, who wouldn't trade them all away for one Gospel written by the Master, Himself? What new wonders might we expect to hear and what controversies might be cleared up through His direct involvement in our spiritual formation. It is a dream most every Christian has had at some time in their lives. And it is a dream that has some foundation, because the Bible actually does make mention of such a Gospel in several places.
But even without the Bible to tell us this, somehow we've always intuitively known that this Gospel existed, simply because (whether we realized it or not) we encounter it every time we interact with the natural world. It is the Gospel that the heavens declare and the sky proclaims (Ps 19.1), that is preached in all the creation that is under heaven (Col 1:23). And having been placed there by the Word, it is interwoven into that Creation like the seamless garment in which Christ, Himself, was attired.
Many throughout the ages have revered and pondered this Gospel, and the insights they've given us of it are many. But despite their efforts, no one has ever really cracked the code to fully reveal its contents. It may be that they were merely lacking in the necessary scientific knowledge, or perhaps the timing just wasn't right. Whatever the reason, with the discovery of the mathematical key called the 2/3rds Rule, this fifth Gospel is finally opened up for all to see. And it more than delivers on our expectations. reconciling mainstream science and Scripture on the subject of Creation and giving us answers to a myriad of questions, some of which we never even thought to ask. And if that's not enough, it also throws in, with no added effort, irrefutable (and falsifiable), scientific proof:
- that God exists,
- that Jesus is His divine son, the promised Messiah
- and of all the existing churches proclaiming the Good News, there is but one established by Christ to lead us into the fullness of truth.
But in these troubling times, where good and evil seem to have become so intertwined, this Gospel's greatest feature may simply be in its timing. It comes to us like a love letter from God, reassuring us that He has always been with us and that His Word is as true today as it ever was. It may not always be what we wanted to hear, but it is, nevertheless, what we need to hear. It is the oldest Testament and it is the last Testament, it is God's Testament, and (in this, man's first successful attempt at deciphering it) it is ...
The Gospel of Creation.