Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CHAPTER SIX: Facts by Bill Myers!

This was passed along to me and I thought it was good... Enjoy

Science and Christ's Miracles

I love science. For me it's a way of studying God's creation. Living cells, mind-boggling galaxies, sub-atomic particles, they all leave me in awe over God's creativity. And the more I study, the more astonished I become. But during the last century or two, we've seemed to turn things upside down. Now we're insisting creation is more real than the Creator. It's like saying the books I've dreamed up are more real than me.

Still, in one way or another, most of us have been taught to believe the only things that exist are the things science can prove. "If science can't prove it, then I won't believe it." Well, it looks like those days have come and gone. Take a look at a few examples. . .

Don't let the fancy name throw you. It simply describes a force we don't understand that connects objects in the universe like some invisible string. We can't see it, we can't measure it, we only know it exists by what it does. Here are a couple examples:

--A while back at a lab near Duke University, I participated in an experiment using something called a Random Number Generator. By simply concentrating, people can influence the way electrons fire within the machine. Somehow their thoughts actually control the electrons. No one knows how or why. They just do.

--Here's another, even stranger example of the phenomena. The exact moment we measure the spin of an electron, we force its unmeasured twin electron to instantly spin in the same direction . . . no matter how far apart the two may be from each other. Einstein called it, "Spooky action at a distance." My point? There's some connecting force that science admits it can't see, measure, or explain. But it's here and a big part of the universe.

But here's an even cooler mystery...

96% of the universe around us is impossible to detect. I'm not talking about far away galaxies, I'm talking about right here where you and I live. There is something surrounding us that we can not measure or even define. For lack of a better term, scientists call it Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The only way they know it exists is by its effects upon other things around us. Now think of that. At the moment science can only measure and define 4% of our reality. It is clueless about the other 96%. My point? Any person who insists they will only accept what science can "prove" is refusing to believe in 96% of reality. So the next time you're accused of being ignorant or close-minded for accepting something science can't prove (like God or Christ's miracles), it might be good to turn the question around and ask the person (politely, of course) who it is that's really being close-minded.

Physics and Christ’s Body

For years Christianity seemed at odds with science but now, as our understanding of physics grows, we’re discovering science isn’t disagreeing with Christianity, it’s just catching up. This may be a little tricky for non-science types and it may take a couple posts, but hang with me. For starters, let’s talk about...

Multiple Dimensions

Many theoretical physicists believe our universe is made up of at least 11 dimensions (some believe up to 22, or even more). Now it’s impossible to describe these higher dimensions since we have nothing to refer to (kind of like describing color to a blind person). So let’s deal with the 3 dimensions we do understand… length, width and height. Now, imagine there are 2 dimensional people living on your desk. They understand length and they understand width, but they have no understanding of a 3rd dimension. They can not comprehend ‘height.’ They have no ‘up’ in their 2 dimensional world, just back and forth.

You with me so far? Let’s go on . . .

As a person from a higher dimension, you can see everything they do on your desk (they can’t build a roof above to hide themselves because they have no ‘above’). Even if you are always there watching them, they could never look up to see you because they have no ‘up.’ You are always present, you can always see them, but they can not see or measure your presence. You might be described by some of them as . . . omnipresent.

Now, you could really freak them out by sticking your finger on your desk and “poof” part of you is suddenly there, then remove it and “poof” you’re suddenly gone (but, in truth, you are always with them). For years people criticized Christians for talking about Jesus’s resurrected body -- how one minute He would be there, eating and allowing the disciples to touch Him, and the next He was suddenly gone. They used to say Jesus had to be either a ghost or He had to have a real body, He couldn’t be both. Well, thanks to theoretical physics, that argument no longer applies. Jesus Christ was and is both. When He enters our 3 dimensional world His body is physical, when He ‘rises’ to higher dimensions He is still with us, but simply unseen . . . right along with angels and the rest of the spiritual world.

The same applies when people say Heaven doesn’t exist because satellites and telescopes haven’t seen it. Of course not. Heaven is not ‘up’ as in above. It’s ‘up’ as in a higher dimension . . . a dimension where God says, “I am with you always.”

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