Time and Mass, Acceleration, Gravity and God…Time part 2

Posted: July 4, 2011 in Christian

(note) I wrote two different pieces on science, math and the bible for Koinonia Institute, an online seminary I am attending, and even though I borrowed a couple of paragraphs from one to use as filler for the other, they are thoughts on the same subject from two different angles.

Jim

I, like most of the people I know, grew up with a basic concept of our physical world. A tangible world of three measurable dimensions, the length, the height and the depth of something. All the things we can see and can touch have these properties, or these three dimensions. Whether we are aware of it or not, the mathematics that was developed to measure these properties is called Euclidean Geometry, so named after a Greek mathematician that lived in the third century BC.*1 I also grew up to learn how to tell time and learned the timelines of the history of our physical world. Because of this, I always had difficulty picturing eternity. Sure, I learned that eternity was ‘a lot of time’, but mentally trying to measure something with no beginning and no end using a finite measurement was beyond my understanding. Therefore, eternity to me fell into the faith category; it was something beyond my comprehension but something that was, because the bible said it was.

A little over a hundred years ago Albert Einstein published his Theory of Special Relativity,*2 which turned the scientific community on it’s ear and began an avalanche of theories and equations which brought Quantum Mechanics*3 hypotheses out of the back room of mathematics where it had resided since the early eighteen hundreds and shoved it into the scientific spotlight where it remains to this day.

One of the central theories of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics is the linkage of time to the other three dimension to make four knowable and provable dimensions. That’s fine, but what does this have to do with anything, other than Trivia Pursuit?

I learned about all this garbage (as I felt about it at the time) over thirty years ago, how that time changes with it’s surroundings, how that time is affected by the mass or gravity or the speed of an object being observed. Before Einstein had the insight to postulate that time changed with it’s environment, everyone though time was constant. Up until that time, everyone thought time was unchangeable and not affected by the physical world. Since Einstein’s breakthrough, the scientific community realized that time is affected by it’s surroundings and therefore it is a measurable, physical property of our existence. Chuck Missler said in his Introduction to Prophecy, Session One, that the properties of time linking it to our physical world has been proven in over fourteen different way.

Why is this important to any of us as Christians and students of the scriptures?

I suppose the first reason that comes to mind why this is important to us as students of the Word, is the fact that time, mass, acceleration and gravity are all properties of the physical universe that we live in. This basic, simple fact means that time, as we know and observe it, has no bearing on God, the creator of our universe and therefore the creator of all things within it, including time. This also means that eternity is not a ‘long time’ but is something outside of our existence and our time. Eternity was at the beginning, eternity is now and will be in the future because it is a property of God and something we will understand when we become like the creator as John said.

I John 3:2Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.(NKJV)

I am on a rediscovery tour of the scriptures after a few decade hiatus and I have became fascinated with the provability of the bible. The more Satan tries to diminish and marginalize the Holy Scripture, the more it is revealed that what the bible has said all along is unquestionably true. In 1905 Einstein put forth his Theory of Special Relativity*2 proving that we exist in four measurable dimensions. Euclid had said a couple of thousand years ago around 300 BC, that we existed in a world of three measurable dimensions. The Holy Spirit, through Paul told us in the first century, a couple of thousand years before Einstein, in the letter to the Ephesians that we live in a world of four measurable dimensions.

Ephesians 3:17-19 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (NKJV)

Growing up in the Church, I had always been told to take on faith all things I didn’t understand. Therefore this is one of those passages that I would look at, wonder about, shrug and read on…but from a secular point of view, this is an astounding statement. The Holy Spirit is giving us an insight to our physical world that the great minds of the day didn’t have the ability to understand because they hadn’t developed the means to measure the complex, and minute changes in time in relation to it’s environment. This is significant not only because it predates Einstein by a couple of millennium, but it also chalks up another inerrant scientific proof of the veracity of the Word of God.

The more advanced, voracious and complex Satan’s attempts to discredit the bible become, the more the Holy Spirit is able to give proof and evidence using the tools of mathematics and science. I feel as we as humans progress in our humanistic endeavors, with Satan’s nod, to create and evolve our new religions called science and math, the Holy Spirit is patiently waiting to use the more advanced tools and knowledge of the secular world to prove even more insights that have yet to be unlocked in the Holy Word. I get like a kid with a puzzle when I read the Word of God sometimes, and at those times I want to become as a king to search for the hidden treasures still locked within the scriptures as Solomon conveyed in Proverbs,

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.(NKJV)

God Bless, Jim Bussell

12-15-10

*1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclidean_geometry

*2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity

*3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mechanics

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