There has been some (off site) discussion about whether the Scarlet Point Theology embraces and promotes pantheism. This is a very reasonable suspicion that I would expect the average interested reader to ask.
I will simply admit that some of the most outstanding elements in the SPT intersect at various points with at least some forms of pantheism. Any philosophical model seeking to examine the relationship between the Creator and Creation will be afflicted with this. Nothing unusual here as most false paradigms have some truth in them.
Dictionaries are hesitant to give an exact definition of pantheism because of the broad sweep of nuance ascribed to the term.
Because of this, instead of comparing SPT to the myriad pantheistic models, I will ask you to compare it to the Word Of God.
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SPT holds that Jesus is a distinct person from God who is literally born of God. At this point the Universe does not even exist. (strong disagreement with all models of pantheism)
God the Father then moves through Christ His Son to create the Universe. The Son’s body is broken (Slain From The Foundation Of The World Rev.13:8) and Christ ontologically becomes the constituent of the Cosmos. (The beginning of the Creation of God. Rev.13:14) (By Him all things consist. Col.1:16) (This is my body which is broken for you. I Cor.11:24)
The Universe now exists through the broken body of Christ. (In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28) (Unless ye eat of my flesh and drink of my blood ye have no life in you. John 6:53)
Now let me illustrate how the Universe is the broken body of Christ in a biblical sense but not in the typical pantheistic sense.
I’m at Calvary. Jesus’ broken body is hanging on the cross. I walk up to the cross and kneel. Slowly I lower my index finger into a pool of blood at the foot of the cross. I stand up as I gaze at the blood on the tip of my finger. Then I look up and notice the large wound on His side. That is where the blood is coming from.
Then I scan his body as I raise my gaze higher and higher. Suddenly, I find myself looking into His piercing eyes.
He says, “This is my body which is broken for you”. I look back at the blood on my finger then up to the wound and then back into His eyes. An overwhelming flood of awe sweeps over me. I worship!
Pantheism never finds the wound, much less the loving eyes of the broken body. They worship the bloody tip of their finger.
In Scarlet Point I worship the Person behind those love pierced eyes as I understand the sacrifice of His broken body on my behalf.
The Scarlet Point Theology is a result of comparing the amazing similarities between the metaphors scientists use to explain the puzzling discoveries in High Energy Particle Physics and the literally-taken statements in the Bible concerning the ontological nature of Christ.