Metaphysical meaning of Bithynia (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Bithynia (mbd)
Bithynia, b;-thyn'-;-å (Greek)--violent precipitation.

A province of Asia Minor (I Pet. 1:1). When Paul and Silas "were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not" (Acts 16:7).

Meta. Mysia means criminal, and Bithynia means violent precipitation. Under the guidance of the Lord the redeeming power of Spirit is not set into action in these dark states of consciousness until neighboring thought centers that are more or less awakened to Truth have been spiritually strengthened.

This dark state of consciousness that Bithynia represents is characterized by its strong tendency to act hastily and impulsively, in a headlong manner. without any forethought, with undue vehemence, force, and lack of reverence and respect (violent precipitation). Peter names the "elect" who are sojourners in Bithynia as some of those to whom his first epistle was written. This shows that later the Truth must have been preached in that place, or state of consciousness, and must have been accepted by some of its inhabitants (thought people) .

Preceding Entry: Bithron
Following Entry: Biziothiah

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