What Exactly Does Son Of God Mean?
I can't speak for eastern religions because I do not know them. Being raised in the United States I can only speak for western religion. Being raised in the Catholic religion I can say that Jesus knew the exact formula of memory and dimension. I can tell by his teachings that his understanding of afterlife was real. It matches perfectly with what it here on this site.
My understanding of Jesus comes from Saturday Catechism early in life. These were classes given by nuns of the Catholic Church to youngsters. I attended catechism from the age of three to six. The nuns taught me the basic concept of heaven through the teachings of Jesus. At the age of 17 I rejected these teachings. I became an atheist. Through Theory of Afterlife I found out that these teaching were correct after all. It became apparent, when I realized afterlife was real, that Jesus did know what he was talking about.
A few of the phrases he used to teach afterlife ring true today. From a marketing perspective I find it amazing these phrases have endured all these years. The first is "Son Of God." The second is "Kingdom Of Heaven."
My interpretation of "Son Of God" is slightly different than the consensus. The consensus believes that Jesus was the one and only "Son of God." In other words they feel he was unique among all humans. My opinion differs. I believe what Jesus meant by saying that he was the "Son Of God" applies to everyone, not just him. He was telling people that when live ends you become will God. As the son grows up to one day become the father, Jesus was saying that through death you would become God. As all sons grow up to become the father, we will all one day become God. The statement that everybody will become God fits this theory perfectly.
In the days of Jesus Rome was the dominant empire. The Roman Empire encircled the entire Mediterranean Sea. Roman leaders had unlimited power. Many of them insisted on being regarded as gods. While this was happening Jesus was preaching that ordinary people, regardless of social status, would become God. When the authorities pressed him on the issue, he couldn't denounce it because it was true. It is easy to see why the authorities regarded Jesus as an outlaw. They could not allow anyone telling ordinary people they were as important is emperors.
Where Can I Find The Entrance To The Kingdom Of Heaven
In the days of Jesus there were 200 million people on earth. Today it is estimated there are eight billion people. That means the population then was 0.000025 percent of what it is today, roughly 40,000 to 1. Most people didn't have modern conveniences. It was largely a hunter-gatherer society with a few small villages. Life was a hard. Here's what I see when I envision the days of Jesus:
There was nothing modern. No roads. No towns. Imagine walking through the wilderness like this and coming upon the city in Rome for the first time. You are probably from a village with a few huts, in the middle of the wilderness. There may be a few domesticated animals and a crop or two.
Then you come upon Rome. Never has a society had such a technological advantage over the surrounding environment. In the time of Jesus, Rome was about one million people. Rome had already invented concrete. Using concrete they constructed large temples, forums, and theaters. These buildings weren't small either. They were towering structures, many faced in marble that surpassed anything in the world by a large margin.
Throughout the city water flowed. The Romans built aqueducts that carried water from miles away into the city. Aqueducts ran through mountains and crossed deep valleys on arched bridges. Roman aqueducts transported water with an elevation drop of as little as three inches every 1000 feet. Rome was a city of water. This was unheard of at the time. Water was gravity fed from the surrounding hills into many fountains, sewers, and baths. What a sight that must have been?
Rome also built roads. I'm not talking about dirt paths. I'm talking about paved roads. Romans roads were built so well that some still exist today. They created a network of roads throughout the empire. No one else had roads. Rome had a standing army that was, by far, the most powerful in the world. They also had leisure time. They had theater. They had sporting events. They enjoyed many of the modern cultural pastimes we enjoy today.
Water flowing through the city allowed a million people to live together in close proximity without disease for the first time. Rome had a sewer system that washed waste away keeping the city clean. Roman bathing was part of the culture. Their bathhouses were built like temples. Romans enjoyed cold baths, warm baths, and hot baths. Baths weren't only for the aristocracy. Bathing was ingrained in the Roman culture. In the days of Jesus, in contrast to the rest of the world, Rome represented the good life.
I'm pretty sure that in ancient Israel they knew of Rome. I can just imagine the tales from people that had seen Rome. I am sure they spun tales of magnificent marble temples, abundant food in the forums, paved roads, luxurious villas, large sporting events, and fountains with running water. Rome must have seemed like the city of Oz. It must have seemed like a magical place from another planet.
When Jesus told people about "the kingdom of heaven" people probably envisioned a kingdom much like Rome. The Kingdom of Rome, compared to the countryside, was real good. Hard living in a village was in stark contrast to a leisurely existence in a Roman villa. It was that contrast he was implying. The Roman proletariat led great lives. They played, bathed, and went to shows. The kingdom of Rome must have seemed like an awesome, wonderful, and magical place. The kingdom of heaven is meant to invoke feelings of a wonderful, and magical place. It is your place you will enter it soon.
How Just Six Words Explained Afterlife Perfectly
The geometry of afterlife above demonstrates the dual aspect of life. On the one hand the mind is at a position looking out. On the other hand the mind is everywhere looking it. In today's world we can use the geometric concepts of point and space to explain the concept. Back then it was more difficult. Printing wouldn't be invented for another 1400 years.
The analogy of seeing yourself as the Son of God is a good one. This is in perfect alignment with the theory. Dimension refers to your surrounding space. When I think of God I think of everything around me. I think of my surrounding space and everything in it. I was taught in Catechism that God is all seeing and all knowing. This means the God sees everything. Memory (surrounding space) includes everything as well. These two entities, God and memory, are equivalent. When Jesus used the analogy of Son Of God he knew exactly where he was headed at the end of life. He knew that memory was your physical surrounding space. He knew that at the end of life the mind would become this surrounding space. The concept of becoming God is a simple effective way to explain that at the end of life you become God.
In addition to being all seeing and all knowing, God is also everlasting. When I think of God I think of everything that has ever been. That too equals memory. Memory is the total of all environments you have existed within since the beginning of time. Can you think of anything outside of memory? There isn't anything. Everything you have experienced, consciously or unconsciously has been absorbed directly into memory. Everything you know exists within your memory. You cannot recall it, but it is there.
The kingdom of heaven is another great analogy as well. What better way to tell people that a four dimensional realm awaits them at the end of life? In just three words he was able to teach there was a physical realm awaits us all. Compared to the hardships of life, the kingdom of heaven will be wonderful.
Jesus knew a vast time-space continuum existed. He also knew the mind would expand into it. His analogies include just six words, three each. Yet in just these six words he was able to impart the knowledge equivalent to what I explain here. He did it in a way that everyone could understand it.