Wednesday, January 24, 2024

A Metaphor of our Creator Seen in the Film “Hollow Man”

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2002-2023

The film entitled “Hollow Man” from the year 2000, (starring Kevin Bacon & Elizabeth Shue), is something I often use as an analogy, to explain how the invisible Father is made visible through his visible image, the Son. 

The Invisible Creator, Elohiym is made visible as Messiah, Yahuwshuwa. 

There is only one place in the entire Bible where the word “person” (singular) is used to describe our INVISIBLE Elohiym, and that is in Hebrews 1:3. 

Speaking of our Messiah, the writer of Hebrews says the following: 

“Who being, the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON (singular), and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of Majesty on high….” 

The word “PERSON” in this passage is the Greek word “hupostasis” which means “ESSENCE, SUBSTANCE, BEING, PERSON.” 

This tells us that Elohiym is only ONE ESSENCE, ONE SUBSTANCE, ONE BEING, ONE PERSON. 

You will find no place in Scripture where YaHuWaH is described as TWO or THREE SEPARATE PERSONS. 


It does not mean that the FATHER & SON are twins, as in two separate copies of the same being. Otherwise, “The Shema” in Deuteronomy 6:4 would declare that YaHuWaH is “TWO” and not “ONE” (echad). 

*Note: the word “echad” means the following: ONE, ONLY, ALONE, UNITED, ALTOGETHER. 

The full scope of this word denotes that YaHuWaH is BOTH FATHER & SON, UNITED, and yet, he is still only ONE BEING--- ALTOGETHER & ALONE. 

This would explain why his name “YaHuWaH” means “THE SELF-EXISTENT ONE!” 

For the SON to be an “EXACT COPY” means that everything that the Father is (in his invisible form), is expressed FULLY in a TANGIBLE, and VISIBLE FORM for us to see and behold with our eyes.

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the FULLNESS OF THE DEITY BODILY. 

For the sake of example, I like to use this film entitled “Hollow Man” starring Kevin Bacon & Elizabeth Shue. 

In this movie, Kevin Bacon is the chief scientist on a project where they are experimenting on a serum that makes people invisible. Kevin Bacon offers to become the “guinea pig” by taking the serum, and he becomes invisible. 

The only problem is, they cannot find the antidote to make him visible again. In order to make him visible, Kevin Bacon lays down on the operating table, as the other scientists pour liquid latex paint all over him. 

The liquid latex conforms to his invisible image, making him into a visible image of what his invisible form looks like. In this analogy, the Heavenly Father is like the invisible Kevin Bacon, and the Son is like the liquid latex paint, which reveals his true form in a visible and tangible way. 

Some people might call this “Modalism.” However, in the Modalist narrative, only the Messiah, Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) is considered a “person,” but the Father and the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) are not considered “persons.” 

This logic is seriously flawed, because Modalism is using the dictionary definition for “person” which means “The bodily image of a human being.” 

That is why they do not view the Father or the Ruwach/Spirit as a “person.” However, if we use the biblical definition for “person” (hupostasis), it is not limited to the bodily image of a human being. 

The biblical definition for “hupostasis” (person) means “a being, a substance or an essence.” 

YaHuWaH is like H20, ONE SUBSTANCE taking on three forms: Ice, Water & Vapor, while at the same time, it remains the same substance-----H20. 

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