Letter 12: The Key Principle

Letter 12: The Key Principle

A Chapter by The Joshua Letters

Who we really are...


It is Assumption 4 of the Matrix Theory that gives the theory its distinction. Assumptions 1 & 2 are as basic as scripture itself, and Assumption 3, although unique, is merely a common-sense derivative of Assumptions 1 & 2. Thus, Assumption 4 is what gives the Matrix Theory foundation. However, it is also what causes folks to turn their heads sideways and give me the look of “crazy.” Perhaps this is because the movie The Matrix has far too much Hollywood in it for them to associate with reality, and if so, I don’t blame them; the movie is too Hollywood. More is needed in order to get the theory out of the movies. Let’s add to it by turning to a new question, “How did God create the Earth?”


When scripture speaks of God creating the Earth, it states that His means of accomplishing the job was simply to speak, making commands and giving directions to the matter that makes up the Earth. As He did this, the matter obeyed and this process continued until He had formed the Earth the way He wanted it. Thereafter, throughout the course of history, scripture also speaks of many instances where God spoke (or He had a servant speak for Him), and again, whatever was commanded by voice was obeyed by the very elements (i.e. “the waves of the sea obey His command”). Thus, whatever it is that matter happens to be made of (and as we discussed in Letter 4, it is some pretty weird stuff), it also apparently can hear and obey God’s voice.


So with this, let’s return to the question that we have spent so much time on: “What is matter made of?” Summarizing we get:


(1) Matter is something that appears to be tangible, but is not. Rather, it is some form of light and/or conscious energy that has the ability to present itself to our senses as tangible substance.


(2) Matter is something that is influenced by our conscious intentions, and it reacts to our beliefs and desires, at least in small measures.


(3) Matter it is something that can obey God’s voice, and has yielded complete control of itself over to Him, obeying whatever He commands.


Now, consider these points and tell me, what do you make of it? Can you see how I arrive at the Matrix Theory? If this theory were an exact representation of reality, then the truth about the earth and universe that we live in would be as follows:


(1) Matter is the light/energy created substance that makes up all things in the “virtual” Earth and universe that we live in.


(2) God is the master of the program.


(3) God programmed it for our use, as a means of providing us life experience and the opportunity to learn faith.


(4) The program is voice activated, synced with God’s voice.


However, the analogy is not a perfect representation of reality. It is too simplistic and needs more detail. Thus, let’s add more detail by turning back to the questions: “Who is God?”; “Who are we?”; “What is our relationship to him?”


Assumption 2 already provides the answer to these questions, we are God’s children. However, we have not discussed what that means and considered how it ties into everything else. Being God’s children is such a basic tenant of religion that I think we simply hear it and move on, but a fundamental principal lies hidden in the thorough consideration of this concept. If we accept the assumption that we are God’s children, then the obvious question that follows is “Are we not then also gods, for what child is not the same thing that their parent is?”


Now, I know that this concept doesn’t go over well with most folks, and in fact, I struggled with it myself. When it first hit me upside the head, I could not accept it, but after a long while, I was forced to admit that: (1) I wasn’t sure why because it is the obvious logical conclusion if you accept that we are God’s children, and (2) my efforts to deny it left me feeling like my friends who believe in evolution, angry because the facts and logic don’t add up the way I want them to. Thus, I found myself at an impasse where I either had to accept this concept as possible or abandon it and start over in my search for truth. However, I did not have then nor do I have now any idea where else to start. If I discard the concept of being a child of God and therefore a young god myself, then I can’t make anything else add up. However, if I just go with the concept, and apply it to all of the surrounding truths, it fits in perfectly and becomes a key piece of the puzzle.


In the next letter I will delve into what I mean by this, but for now, think about it.


Until next time,



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I come into the same problem a lot when using media references to explain stuff but sometimes they’re such good models! I often use the Matrix and the video game the Sims when trying to describe my beliefs and at times that’s enough to make someone walk away right there! Pity. Most of the varying cultural bibles are very similar, as the major religions are very similar (this I learned in world religions class) so it makes sense that they have an agreement or similar idea about how god made the earth. I have heard your theory about us being god’s children, and about us being gods, but for some reason it didn’t really hit home until you worded it in this letter. Is the offspring of two dogs not a dog?

Belief is belief. I mean if it works with you and doesn’t cause harm to others then who cares who else gets it or wants it, you know? I mean I understand feelings of isolation and stuff but you are not the only one who believes in this kind of thing so all the power to ya man!


“yieldedcomplete control” needs a space

Posted 9 Years Ago

It's like being taught by a professor in the university.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Psalm 82:6 "I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High."

Posted 11 Years Ago

this is another idea i need to delve upon myself

Posted 12 Years Ago

A good read:)

Posted 12 Years Ago

these are really coiming along nice work

Posted 12 Years Ago

Brings a thought to the mind which is considered as simple and accepted to an unaccepted considerable point of veiw, great job! btw we are God's children since we were made by God and grow by his faithn not that we were literally from his womb. To be put simple ( by a person from the religion) God made Earth, then made us from his Earth and in his own veiw. Awesome write!

Posted 12 Years Ago

very nice
A good read

Posted 12 Years Ago

Thought provoking indeed.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Your letters never fail to be thought provoking. No matter what your subject matter, nor wether I agree or disagree. Superb. More facinating by the sheer quality of the writing

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on February 10, 2012
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