They remain essentially the same.
In The Beginning..., God creates us and gives us Life.
God longs to be together with us, in unity, harmony, fulfillment and right relationship.
The Spirit of God lives within us, providing a direct personal connection to the Source and Sustainer of the Universe.
This creates the Potential, and the Moral Imperative, for us to live by the Spirit, and co-operate as one, each manifesting our unique gifts, talents, and calling to fulfill the Will and Intention of God.
The Spirit ends up speaking, and society ends up learning, and establishingand meant to keep humanity in right relationship with God, One Another, and Nature.
The Spirit, Rules, and Rituals of Society begin to constitute a Way of Being that harmonizes Society, Nature, and God.
We depart from the Way, and as a consequence begin hurtling towards the generations ofand that accompany .
We become progressively estranged from God, until after a Time we are utterly estranged from God. Utter estrangement, like , is the regarding what lies at the logical end of .
is what lies at the logical end of towards that leads towards .
As we grow Progressively Estranged, our religious practices, rules, and rituals grow corrupt and devoid of the original Spirit and meaning.
The loss of theof Society leads to corruption of the power structures. The corruption of the political and religious power structures corrupts and destabilizes society, as all start to witness the and suffering flowing from the rotten roots.
Because there is no longer anything uniting our spirit and consciousness, estrangement from God produces inevitable conflict, division, fear, and anxiety, which lead to further corruption, injustice, oppression, and wrong relationship.
Without a Uniting Spirit, Intention, and Vision, we begin to experience all the symptoms of perishing. Both within, and as a consequence of the decay of society without. Without a Vision, the people perish.
The prophetic voice pierces the, warning us of the error of our ways and the destruction that lies ahead, reassuring us of God's boundless Love and Desire for us, prophesying of the that is at hand, and imploring us to turn and Attend to the Word of God, and progress back towards the Ultimate Unity of God through Love.
When the suffering gets bad enough, and the prophetic voice gets loud enough, the people return to God, thetowards ceases, and the towards begins.
This Old World, and requires an Exodus FROM TO .is at odds with the