This three-dimensional being can produce even more phenomena that is incomprehensible to Mr. and Mrs. Phlatt. For instance a random pencil mark on Flatland would more than perplex the inhabitants.
The three-dimensional being has much more flexibility and insight than the Flatlanders. He can be very, very close and not be seen. He can appear in two or more places simultaneously. He can observe the activities of Flatland without being seen. He can reveal himself to the inhabitants if he chooses, but only the part of him that the Flatlanders can sense from their limited perspective.
Scripture states that GOD is near to us but also states that no one has seen or can see GOD.
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Pslam 145:18
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: Acts 17:24-27
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. Job 9:11
Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:15-16
One of the most difficult areas of scripture for many to understand and resolve is the concept of a triune GOD. Scripture is clear in stating that there is one GOD.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:4-6
If there is one, how can there be three? Consider the example above of Mr. and Mrs. Phlatt. When the three-dimensional being pushed one finger through Flatland was he different than when he pushed three fingers into the plane? Mr. and Mrs. Phlatt may have perceived him as two different beings. One was a small line, the other three small lines. Actually these were just two different manifestations of the same three-dimensional being. In the same way GOD the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are but manifestations of one being that exists in more dimensions than we do.
Like the three-dimensional being drawing a line across Flatland, GOD at times reveals Himself to us through manipulation of the cosmos. Examples of this might be events such as the Great Flood, the parting of the Red-Sea, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the ten plagues of Egypt and even the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He will "draw lines" in the future as well. The Rapture, the events of the Tribulation and even the Second Coming of Jesus Himself will involve extraordinary events in our own little "Flatland", planet earth.
The third part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, relates to us in a way that might be considered, by some as interaction in a yet undiscovered spiritual dimension or dimensions of some nature.
We know that the only way we can see GOD is if He places part of His being into our universe.just as when the three-dimensional being pushed his fingers through Flatland. Jesus was and is a physical manifestation of GOD in our four-dimensional cosmos.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5-8
The scripture shown above takes on a more consummate meaning when considering the possibility of dimensional aspects of the universe.
Math and science teach that everything had a beginning. At some point all things were made. Time marches on from that point and cannot be stopped or reversed. This single dimensional linearity of time is characteristic of our observable universe.
If there were two or more dimensions of time, time would not be merely linear. There would not necessarily be specific beginning points. Time would not be confined to only "moving forward". If time were two-dimensional instead of linear and one-dimensional, time could be represented as a planar surface, rather than just a line. This planar surface could be thought of as containing an infinite number of directions, or an infinite number of linear timelines. If GOD were to operate in such a "plane of time" he could then move on an infinite number of time lines that are independent of the one on which we are trapped. Thus He would have no beginning and no end. Scripture is in agreement with this view. When Moses asked GOD what to tell the Israelites when they asked the Name of GOD, GOD told Moses something seemingly cryptic.
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Exodus 3:14
The word from which "I AM" as translated in Hebrew is "hayah" which means, "to be" and is translated in various forms as "remain", "lasts" and "sustains". I AM screams the transcendental nature of GOD for all to see! The implication being that GOD exists in all moments of time at the same instant. This would be impossible in our restricted four-dimensional existence, but not with multiple dimensions. GOD made promises (promises of salvation and redemption) before the creation, so therefore he existed before the creation.
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2
Time did not start until the creation, so GOD existed before time began.and He will continue to exist.
So.how did Jesus do that? Poof! And He was in the room! Someday soon will know the answer to that question, whether or not other dimensions are involved or not, because we will be just like Him and we will see Him just as He is.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:2
That coming "event horizon" is one that is most eagerly anticipated by all those that trust in the great I AM.