Is My God Too Small?

Preface

More than four decades ago one of the dearest friends I have ever had the pleasure of knowing gave me a book which I must profess I have never read. The title of that book, not the pages inside, I have thought about nearly every day since I received it. My memory says it was titled “Is Your God Too Small?” I have researched this title and now find it was actually “Your God Is Too Small”. I like the question better because it makes me think every day about whether I still think my God is too small.

This title has helped guide me through a myriad of life situations. More than that it has strengthened my relationship with my Creator I chose to call God and has provided me with a spiritual way of living that everyday surprises me with new adventures, new hopes, new dreams and new people to help and love.

I have to admit that when I was given this book I had a God I thought had left me alone because of the ways I felt and acted. At that time I was not an Atheist but most assuredly an Agnostic.  If anything my God at that time was very small indeed for I would give God no credit for things that went my way and blame God for things I did not get just because I thought they were due to me.

Over these last many decades my God has grown. OK, my concept of my God has grown. I now understand that God has always been there for me. I was never alone except in my own ego driven mind. Once I consistently asked God for help and started to see the positive results of living that type of life, God has grown in statue and my need for guidance and help has gone from a simple belief to faith that God could do great things for everyone else but not for me to a faith the God was actually doing those same great things for me.  The last stage was that of having trust in my God that when I asked for help it would be provided.

The ideas I present in the following writing is also based on another question a new friend of mine asked me one day not long ago. What is Heaven going to be like, really? At about the same time and within days of being asked that question another dear friend put me on to the great Christian author Hugh Ross and his Reasons to Believe Ministry. I found some of the answers to the question about Heaven while reading Hugh’s books. Then one day I came upon a new article in a science magazine about Einstein’s “Spooky at a distance” problem and how two scientists had come about trying to prove how particles are intertwined across space and time. Within weeks another article reflected on new evidence that a particle could be intertwined with many other particles.

A thought came to me that perhaps these intertwined particles could be a way we humans transverse the boundary between human life and this unknown but much wished for eternity called Heaven. I must admit at this point that what I have written is not a theory but merely conjecture. Some scientist will probably take out his calculator and computer and prove that this is all impossible. That is fine by me. What I think of what will happen after I pass into my non-human form gives me peace. More than that is the basic fact that my conjectures give a positive and uplifting eternity to look forward to.

I hope that some who read this will ask themselves the same question my friend of long ago asked me “Is Your God Too Small?” My belief is that someone or something is waiting to hear from you and guide you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter One

Bridging the Gap for a Cosmos without Boundaries

The Great Creator reviewed what had been created and the multitudes of tasks and events that had been accomplished thus far. The Creator knew a disturbance was going to happen and had already prepared for it. [1]

This great experiment looked exciting and certainly worthy of the Creator’s work and effort. A vast wilderness of dark black empty space had been provided. This wilderness had no beginning and no end. There was no center and no boundaries. This wilderness was not gigantic or massive like what we humans call our universe. The wilderness may have been less than the size of a pin point. It is difficult to conceive of this wilderness because time and space had not yet occurred. There was only a fabric of small intertwined particles that helped to delineate the few differing areas of the wilderness. Each of these particles was held together to the next in line particle by an invisible force that seemed to keep them together as if they formed a net. [2]

How many areas were there? Using the history written many thousands of years ago and maintained in the only book that has consistently and without failure told of our history we see that there were 24 thrones with 24 elders we call Angels or Cherubs, one for each area. The sole purpose of these Cherubs was to keep everything within its portion of the wilderness intact and growing in safety and logic according to the dictates of the Creator. Although these areas were differing in size and shape they also moved around their boundaries at will. One would push one way and the adjacent area would give way. It all seemed to work seamlessly with no one area or area Cherub ever challenging another. [3]

Revelation 4:1-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, …

After eons of growth, (a term gathered from what mankind thinks it knows about time before there was time), one of the Cherubs made a move that evoked sadness in the Creator. One of the Cherubs started to call on other Cherubs to question what the Creator wanted. What was this?

The Creator knew this would happen for He had provided each of his Cherubs with the designs of their realms and then gave them a free reign to make minor changes as needed as long as the overall design and intent was maintained. When the human race was finally started the Creator would expand this Grand Design with freedom of free will to them too.

In terms of our concept of time no one knows how long it took for there was no time or space dimensions as human kind knows of today. It may have been human years or perhaps a million or more years or eons. It does not matter for what had occurred was that one of the Cherubs had broken rank, had dared to show by example that the Creator could be challenged. The Creator would have to do something. But what was that to be?

As the Creator reviewed this vast wilderness of dark black space, now dotted occasionally by particles created and managed by the Special Entities, the thought came. What was the one thing the Creator had never used before and which no Cherub had been apprised of? Would that one thing bring the deviant Cherub in line? If the Creator used this last resort would it help or destroy the Great Experiment?

That one thing was light. Not just the light of a small flame but everlasting light that could provide little if any hiding place for this deviant Cherub to hide in. In consideration of providing this light to the vast wilderness, the Creator knew that with this new light would come new adventures, new particles, new things throughout the wilderness and finally that the wilderness would no longer be a wilderness. [4]

The Great One chose a few small particles from each of the Cherubs. Those particles were pressed together and thus heated until the forces within took over and the light came forward. Many periods would go by before mankind would provide a name for this event: The Big Bang. [5]

I find it amazing that the Bible provides a consistent claim for this Creator. More than that is the very basic facts that the scientists, who like to inflate their egos by telling others that no one could be more intelligent than themselves, constantly prove the Bible correct.

The Bible most assuredly tells us that we know not of what the wilderness was like before God created the universe as we now know it.  It also lets us know that we will never know how the mind of God works, what the heavens are like then and now and in the next moment.  We are important but in the overall massiveness of space and time that God created for us, we are the only ones in the vastness of it that God loves unconditionally.

What puzzles me is how we human beings still think of our God as in and of a human form. We call God a male perhaps because we think that man is stronger and more creative than the female gender. Or is it that God knew at the beginning of time and space that mankind would not be able to understand the concept of an entity that had no time and no space boundaries.

I have now come to the point where I had to research to see when the archangel fell from grace and was removed from Heaven and sent to earth. Logically it could not have happened before the Creator started the Big Bang for there was no Cosmos, no space or time until then.

When did Satan fall from Heaven?

Most believe the Genesis account is to be taken literally just as it was written. It teaches the world was created in six, twenty- four hour days about 6,000 years ago. There was no period of time before the original creation. There was actually no time. God made time as well as matter and space. This account in Genesis seems to point to the fact that God was present before time and space. If not then did God just appear at the time of the Big Bang? Something had to create the Big Bang and it is unconceivable that there was another God that created our God.

Perhaps Satan did not fall from heaven until about one hundred years after the creation. He could not have fallen before the creation because he was spoken about in the book of Ezekiel as being good while in the garden. Look at Ezekiel 28:13-15,

“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”

He was Lucifer, a good angel or cherub, and he was in the Garden. The Garden of Eden wasn’t made until day six, so that shoots the gap theory full of holes right there. Not only that, but Jesus said in Matthew 19:4 that the creation of Adam and Eve was the beginning. Read what it says: “And he answered and said unto them, “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female.” Romans 5:12 says that there was no death until Adam sinned, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Those who say that Satan fell from heaven and wiped out the pre-Adamic civilization are placing death before sin. They have just eliminated the need for Christ to die on the cross. There was no death until sin came into the world. Exodus 20:11 states, “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is…” This is found in the middle of the Ten Commandments.

God made the whole universe in six, literal twenty-four-hour days, including time, the angels, and everything that is. What day He made the angels is not known since the Genesis story is mainly telling events on the earth. The angels were probably made on the first day, before God laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:4-7 and Genesis 1:9). Genesis 1:31 tells us everything was very good at the end of the creation week, so Satan had not fallen yet. Satan did not fall until after the creation, maybe as long as one hundred or so years later. All that we know is Adam was 130 when Seth was born. That is the first date given in Scripture. Before Seth, they had Cain and Abel, but dates are not given. Before he had Cain and Abel, they were removed from the garden. Therefore, it would have been somewhere around a hundred years during which time Satan may have become jealous of the fellowship that Adam and Eve enjoyed with God. Satan may have observed their relationship for one hundred years and said,

“Hey, I want them to worship me! I want to rule humanity. I want to walk with them in the garden. I will ascend unto the high heavens. I will take over the seat of the Most High. I will, I will, I will” (Isaiah 14:12-15).

One theory, though it cannot be proven, is that Satan did not fall until one hundred years after the creation. The fall could not have been in the original creation because he was still the light bearer in the Garden of Eden.1

I pause here to explain that though the Bible tells us that God made Heaven and Earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th, time as we humans know it, was not yet present in the Cosmos. Even after the Big Bang it took millions if not billions of years for the Big Bang to expand into the first space. It took even longer for that space to start to put the right gasses and atoms together to make the first sun and then another and another.

After the first sun was created and it’s solar system and planets and moons and comets and black holes were created, it took more millennium for the planet Earth to become solid with an atmosphere and water to be able to support life and finally the human race. Is the Bible wrong? Absolutely not. It is our human mind that cannot, even today, understand the complexities of how this Cosmos was put together and the human time it actually took. Remember that God was present before anything and will be there after everything. God’s time is not the same as our time. In fact before the Big Bang there was no time or space.

So it looks as if God, after mankind was able to talk and write and reason properly, gave man an account of creation that man could understand in mankind terms. What man over 6000 years ago could have understood all that God had done across the entire Cosmos for a mankind period of billions of years? Is not God still doing this for mankind? Look at the last 100 years (in our terms). Has not God given us, through our scientists, mathematicians, and others an abundance of what we think of as new ideas? These however are not new ideas to God. I firmly believe that when mankind is ready, although perhaps not capable, of a new idea from God it will appear.

I will leave it to others to try and determine the mankind time frame of all the creation of God.  I am certain God will let us know the facts as we become capable of understanding them. I am also certain that mankind will come up with other ideas that are not of God but of man. These will be destined to failure but that is what free will is all about.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter Two

The Bridge between Human Life and Heaven.

The Bible says that God created Heaven and Earth. That is absolutely true in the context of what mankind has been given knowledge of. The Bible also says that Man cannot fathom the extent of the Creator’s realm. It is beyond the mind of any human being to comprehend. It seems to follow then that when we talk of our Creator or in abbreviated form God, it is from the human experience and knowledge we can glean from our new lighted universe.  In the Preface is a simple and perhaps entirely incorrect version of what happened before the Big Bang. I do not believe it is wrong in any sense to think about things like this or to even conjure up one’s own concept of what may have happened before space and time or as we call it “The Big Bang.”

What does matter is that somehow and at some time the black wilderness, without time and space, came alive. Everything that happened from that moment has led us to the moment in space and time where the human being was brought forth on the planet Earth. It was at that moment that destiny was written not just about mankind but about the battle between the good and bad, the devil and God.

As a scientist I follow closely what others in my community have to say about how the universe as we know it was created, who created it and even where and when and how it may end? I am particularly fascinated about what happens to each of us human beings when our mortal body is turned back to dust. In other words, what will heaven really be like?

I am fascinated by what other scientists have to say about the bible and the dawning of mankind. It is interesting to see how so many scientific “discoveries” almost always point back to what the Bible says about them. I am as certain as one can be that the hand of God , as I understand God, has only allowed humans an understanding of how the universe works when they have shown that they can handle the truth of it all. I am convinced that we humans know only a little and that we will never know all.

I owe a great deal to people like Hugh Ross who so eloquently lays out the connections between the Bible and our scientific endeavors. I must admit that my knowledge is “synthetic” in that it has to do with electricity, electrons, computers and the bits and bytes reflecting yes/no and on/off or ones and zeros. But I do understand the concepts and the assumptions and theories behind most of the science being related to the genesis of the universe and where it is all going.

One item I see that has not been discussed and I believe may be a key element in getting a grasp on how we humans may be tied together in human form and the hereafter. In the last year or so scientific knowledge took a giant leap when the “spooky at a distance” statement by Einstein was given credence not once but many times by differing groups across the globe. What these experiments proved was that one particle turning at a high rate of seed in a left or fright rotation and be intertwined with another particle instantly at distances across the universe and at a speed exceeding that of the speed of light. The other particle would take the opposite rotation but be at the same speed.  Not much later others found that a particle could be intertwined with many particles. Here is a summary of what I have found thus far.

For the first time, scientists have managed to show quantum entanglement – which Einstein famously described as “spooky action at a distance” – happening between macroscopic objects, a major step forward in our understanding of quantum physics.

Quantum entanglement links particles in a way that they instantly affect each other, even over vast distances. On the surface, this powerful bond defies classical physics and, generally, our understanding of reality, which is why Einstein found it so spooky. But the phenomenon has since become a cornerstone of modern technology.

Still, up until now quantum entanglement has only been demonstrated to work at the smallest of scales, in systems based on light and atoms, for example.

Any attempt to increase the sizes has caused problems with stability, with the slightest of environmental disturbances breaking the connection.

But new research changes all of this, by demonstrating that this ‘spooky action’ can indeed be a reality between massive objects.

We’re not talking massive in the black hole sense but in the macroscopic sense – two 15-micrometre-wide vibrating drum heads. 

And the next step will be to test whether those vibrations are being teleported between the two objects.

“Our work qualitatively extends the range of entangled physical systems and has implications for quantum information processing, precision measurements, and tests of the limits of quantum mechanics,” write the researchers.

Building on research stretching back to 2014, the new experiments used two vibrating drumheads to represent massive objects, or massive mechanical oscillators to use the technical term.

Each one was 15-micrometres in diameter, about the width of a human hair. Not massive to us, but massive compared to the atomic scales previously used to demonstrate quantum entanglement – each drumhead was composed of trillions of atoms.

To achieve their results, the team cooled a superconducting electrical circuit to just above absolute zero, about -273 degrees Celsius (-459.4 degrees Fahrenheit). This was then controlled and measured using weak microwave fields.

Through the application of microwaves, the drumheads on the circuit were able to vibrate at a high ultrasound frequency, producing the vibrations that formed the peculiar quantum state that had Einstein scratching his head about in the 1930s.

“It is, of course, immensely satisfying to see the vision that you have laid out come to fruition, and exciting to imagine where experiments like this might ultimately lead, and what fundamental insights and technological development they might ultimately yield,” says one of the team, Matt Woolley from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

The extremely low temperatures and the circuit’s electrical fields removed all forms of disturbance and interference from the drumheads, leaving only the quantum mechanical vibrations behind.

Another impressive feat was keeping the entangled state for almost half an hour – previous experiments have struggled to reach fractions of a second.

Now that this breakthrough has been made at a scale approaching what we can see with the naked eye, it has the potential to lead to all kinds of new discoveries in the field: from how gravity and quantum mechanics work together, to the possibility of teleporting mechanical vibrations across entangled objects.

“The next step is to demonstrate teleportation of the mechanical vibrations,” says Woolley. “In teleportation, the physical properties of an object can be transmitted using the channel of `spooky action’.”

Einstein himself described it as like two halves of the same coin, split up: if you have heads, the other half must be tails, even if it’s millions of light-years away.

“In quantum teleportation, properties of physical bodies can be transmitted across arbitrary distances using the channel of ‘spooky action at a distance’,” says one of the team, Caspar Ockeloen-Korppi from Aalto University in Finland.

I have pondered the significance of these intertwined particles. I wonder if those particles are able to pass data and information between them.  When do the particles actually come into being and when are these particles intertwined? Are the particles only part of the human experience or perhaps there are specific particles for specific entities such as pets, etc. Or maybe even extra-terrestrials?

I am not a physicist and my mathematical skills are well below even a sophomore math student.  But I can understand in general terms what the physicist’ try to explain about their theories. The moment I hear or read a physicist telling me that there is no God, no Creator, I tune them out. I have seen what my God can do to and for us mere humans including myself. And to be honest, I would rather believe and trust in my God and then find out when my mortal body goes away that there is no God, than to ignore or deny God and then find out that there is such an entity.

So much for the deviation from how, perhaps, we humans are tied together for what we consider eternity. Once I considered the possibilities of each of us having at least one of those “spooky at a distant” particles within us, several questions arose.

  • Are we born with this particle (or multiple particles)?
  • If we are born with this particle then the particle is not from us but is transferred to us. That would mean that the particle existed before us.
  • What if the particle is created at the time of conception? After all what happens to the female body at that moment of conception? Is there not a test now that proves that something happens at that moment and that we can actually measure it, test for it, and let the woman know she is now pregnant?
  • If this particle is created what is it created from? If it is created from a woman’s body then perhaps scientists one day will be able to mimic that. I sincerely hope they do not.
  • If this particle is created at conception then does it have the properties that Einstein thought were so spooky? Does it spin in one direction or another? Is the particle created in one woman spinning at the same speed and the same direction as all other particles being created?
  • If this particle starts to spins does it immediately intertwine with another particle located somewhere throughout the cosmos?
  • If this particle spins does it spins at the correct speed and direction to be able to make the intertwining possible?
  • Where did these particles come from and who created them? Maybe it is that the particles are indeed created in the female human body at time of conception from a combination of chemicals in her body and chemicals from the male sperm? That would certainly answer the question of why such a particle is uniquely passed from the female of the human race into the body of the embryo whether male or female.
  • I think that each of us of the human race have one and only one such extremely unique particle. I look at it as similar but much more complicated than a Bluetooth device that can communicate with other Bluetooth devices at the same frequency yet still have a singular ID.

My head hurts! And now other scientists have come up with the possibility that a particle can be intertwined with multiple particles. Actually that is a great thought. After all does not every human being have others in their families who have gone before them into the vastness of the cosmos or into what we call Heaven? Now research has opened up the possibility that particles can be intertwined or entangled.

Einstein famously derided as “spooky action at a distance” one of the most bizarre elements of quantum theory—the way that measuring one member of an entangled pair of particles seems to instantaneously change the state of its counterpart, even if that counterpart particle is on the other side of the galaxy. This was abhorrent to Einstein, because it suggests information might be transmitted between the particles faster than light, breaking the universal speed limit set by his theory of special relativity. Instead, he and others posited, perhaps the entangled particles somehow shared “hidden variables” that are inaccessible to experiment but would determine the particles’ subsequent behavior when measured. In 1964 the physicist John Bell devised a way to test Einstein’s idea, calculating a limit that physicists could statistically measure for how much hidden variables could possibly correlate with the behavior of entangled particles. If experiments showed this limit to be exceeded, then Einstein’s idea of hidden variables would be incorrect.

Ever since the 1970s “Bell tests” by physicists across ever-larger swaths of spacetime have shown that Einstein was indeed mistaken, and that entangled particles do in fact surpass Bell’s strict limits. The most definitive test arguably occurred in the Netherlands in 2015, when a team at Delft University of Technology closed several potential “loopholes” that had plagued past experiments and offered slim-but-significant opportunities for the influence of hidden variables to slip through. That test, though, involved separating entangled particles by scarcely more than a kilometer. With Micius’s transmission of entangled photons between widely separated ground stations, Pan’s team has now performed a Bell test at distances a thousand times greater. Just as before, their results confirm that Einstein was wrong. The quantum realm remains a spooky place—although no one yet understands why.

Now it starts to make some sense to me. When I am conceived my particle, unique to me out of all the billions of human beings past, present and future is created. Dependent on the speed and angular velocity of my particle, there will be a small to large intertwining with the particles of those past and present family members.  Maybe that is why twins have so much connection with each other; their particles are intertwined in a manner that allows for a tighter and larger connection to each other.

But how do these particles actually communicate with each other? The scientists seem to be saying that they have an instant communication channel with another particle all the way across the cosmos. They can seemingly communicate at more than the speed of light which Einstein says is impossible. Of course it is within the realm of our universe as we see it. But remember that the first phase of the Universe, as it is now theorized, could have been so small that we could not have seen it and the universe could have been larger than what we see through our most powerful space telescopes. Yet because there was no space or time as we know it as humans, communication between particles through seemingly empty space was possible in less than a second of our time.

What if our universe as we can see it and understand it (as humans) contains more than we can imagine? Scientists tell us that there is dark matter and dark energy but we have never seen either one. Perhaps, just perhaps, dark matter is part of the “net” holding the Phase One Universe together. Maybe dark energy is the gentle hand directing every thought towards a purposeful objective? Perhaps there really is a folding universe where the opposite ends can touch each other thus enabling what seems like instant communications.

However the “spooky particle” communicates will be a long lasting puzzle to solve. It will certainly take a long time, in our understanding, to come up with a new mathematical equation to express what dark matter, dark energy act and react and their impact on our visible universe is. At this point I am content to accept the theory that such particles do indeed exist and can therefore communicate instantly with others.

Next I start to think about how these particles pass along their information. Is there some encoding within each particle that allows an intertwined particle to relate to the other particle or particles?  This brings up more questions which we may have to wait for answers to.

  • Does one particle have to rotate at an exact speed as the particle(s) they intertwine with? If not then how do such particle(s) know if they have intertwined with the correct particle(s)?
  • Do all particles rotate at the 180 degree relationship with the intertwined particle(s)? If not then what is the minimum and maximum deviation between the two particles before the intertwining stops. For example can a particle whose rotation is 15 degrees to right of 90 degree axis and rotating at the same speed but in opposite direction, intertwine with a particle rotating at 70 degrees to right of 90 degrees?
  • If a particle can intertwine with multiple particles. Do they all have to be with identical IDs or can they be from particles say of a cousin or even from a complete stranger? Again I think of the Bluetooth device with its frequency and impended code. Maybe, it is more like the coding of the Internet Protocol (IP) in which every message reflects who sent it (where it is from) and where it is to go. Of course this is assuming that such a protocol can handle the trillions of messages per microsecond (A wild guess from a human being).

Next question is “what are the messages these articles pass along between themselves and others?” It does not seem plausible that all of these particles simply turn and twist and intertwine with other particles just for fun or as part of a cosmic game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

Here is where it gets really weird.

What if the only thing passed between these particles is a positive thought and feeling of belonging. Some may call this true love and that is a good way of looking at it. Others may call it a feeling of being connected to a Higher Power choosing out personal name for that power. Whatever it is it seems to be designed for us humans and not just at the time of our death or beyond that death.

How many of you have had dreams or even day thoughts of a loved one, family or friend that died? I have had both. Because of my walking a spiritual path through life (most days), I have come to look forward to those moments for they have become a way of remembering with love one of those special people in my mortal life. Where do these thoughts and memories come from? Maybe, just maybe, they are the thoughts from an intertwined particle that reaches us at exactly the moment it is needed. Then our human brain takes over and evokes a feeling. Perhaps it is our particle that sends a message to our intertwined particles that we need a thought or two from a loved one or even loved ones.

If those intertwined particles are revolving exactly opposite of our particles, then what happens to our particles upon death? Does that particle stop and turn in the opposite direction?  That was my first thought: Our personal particle spins at a certain speed in a certain direction until death and then it must stop and turn in the opposite direction and the same speed.  That seems to be way to complex. If anything, regardless of what a scientist may say, our universe is actually very simple. It follows simple rules. It is just that we have not yet been given the answer to our numerous questions about how it all works.

What would it look like if every human particle spun in whatever direction it was coded for at the moment of conception? Could it be that our DNA has a code for that direction and speed of spin of our particle? Does not our DNA have information already encoded in it that traces our lineage reflecting where we came from and who we were made from? Could all of this be that simple? Why not?

What is the human feeling these intertwined thoughts evoke in us?  This is perhaps a very personal feeling to every human. If one thinks of the new born child who just days into its life dies, then what possible feeling could it have? If they were blessed to be born to loving parent(s) they would have a feeling of love and of belonging. Even if they never had those loving parents but just a nurse to hold them their particle, created at conception, would have the DNA of its parents and that of its ancestors. So they may not ever know what this thing we call love it. However they would have some small but significant feeling of belonging. That seems to be inherent in humans with the exception of those incapable of feelings.

 

All of these scientific studies and their results are nice to know but they have not shown an entanglement of but a few particles. That is certainly not enough to count for all of the human beings of the past, present and future. Well now there is hope that such a feat is certainly possible.

In a feat of quantum one-upmanship, two teams of scientists have staked new claims of linking whopping numbers of atoms at the quantum level.

Researchers from Geneva demonstrated quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms, smashing the previous record of about 3,000 entangled atoms (SN Online: 3/25/2015). Meanwhile, scientists from Canada and the United States used a similar technique to entangle over 200 groups of a billion atoms each. The teams published their results online March 14 in a pair of papers posted at arXiv.org.

Through quantum entanglement, seemingly independent particles become intertwined. Entangled atoms can no longer be considered separate entities, but make sense only as part of a whole — even though the atoms may be far apart. The process typically operates on small scales, hooking up tiny numbers of particles, but the researchers convinced atoms to defy that tendency.

“It’s a beautiful result,” says atomic physicist Vladan Vuletić of MIT, who was part of the team that previously demonstrated the 3,000-atom entanglement. Quantum effects typically don’t appear at the large scales that humans deal with every day. Instead, particles’ delicate quantum properties are smeared out through interactions with the messy world. But under the right conditions, quantum effects like entanglement can proliferate. “What this work shows us is that there are certain types of quantum mechanical states that are actually quite robust,” Vuletić says.

Both teams demonstrated entanglement using devices known as “quantum memories.” Consisting of a crystal interspersed with rare-earth ions — exotic elements like neodymium and thulium — the researchers’ quantum memories are designed to absorb a single photon and reemit it after a short delay. The single photon is collectively absorbed by many rare-earth ions at once, entangling them. After tens of nanoseconds, the quantum memory emits an echo of the original photon: another photon continuing in the same direction as the photon that entered the crystal.

By studying the echoes from single photons, the scientists quantified how much entanglement occurred in the crystals. The more reliable the timing and direction of the echo, the more extensive the entanglement was. While the U.S.-Canadian team based its measurement on the timing of the emitted photon, the Swiss team focused on the direction of the photon.

The quantum memories used to entangle the atoms aren’t new technologies. “The experiments are not complicated,” says physicist Erhan Saglamyurek of the University of Alberta in Canada, who was not involved with the research. Instead, the advance is mainly in the theoretical physics the researchers established to quantify the entanglement that was expected to arise inside such quantum memories. This allowed them to actually prove that such large numbers of particles were entangled, Saglamyurek says.

Scientists from the two research teams declined to comment, as the papers reporting the work are still undergoing peer review by a journal.

The results don’t have any obvious practical use. Instead, the work grows out of technology that is being developed for its potential applications: Quantum memories could be used in quantum communication networks to allow for storage of quantum information.

Eventually, physicists hope to push weird quantum effects to larger and larger scales. For quantum entanglement, “it would be a dream if you could make that visible to the naked eye,” says quantum physicist Jakob Reichel of École Normale Supérieure in Paris. The latest results don’t go that far.

“It’s not a revolution,” Reichel says. But, “I think it helps us [get] a better feeling for entangled states.”

Citations

  1. Zarkeshian et al. Entanglement between more than two hundred macroscopic atomic ensembles in a solid. arXiv:1703.04709. Posted March 14, 2017.
  2. Fröwis et al. Experimental certification of millions of genuinely entangled atoms in a solid. arXiv:1703.04704. Posted March 14, 2017.

 

 

 

Chapter Three

More About “Spooky Particles”

I began wondering how a particle in or from a human could find the opposite particle to intertwine with? Would not that opposite rotating particle have to be in existence already? Maybe this opposite rotating particle would be in a different form like a gas, metal, rock, or air. At the sub-atomic level maybe all particles are built from a singular form and when they become intertwined only the base form is intertwined? Those questions are well beyond my ability to understand or to explain by mathematics or other human knowledge base.

I like to go back to the first phase of the dark wilderness where the Chief Architect placed Cherubs into separate ever changing areas of the wilderness.  What if each of these Cherubs had been given “x” number of fine particles to use as finishing touches of their realms? They could use those particles as they saw fit to enhance their realm as long as they followed the overall design intent of the Creator.

Those of us of Christian Faith believe that God knows everything about everything. Does that mean that God created everything at the same time? What about the dark wilderness before time and space were started (created) with the Big Bang? I tend to think that God created the original darkness a wilderness without time and space knowing that when the appropriate time came a new phase of the wilderness would begin. I try not to place the mind of God as I understand Him in the small and insignificant realm of human logic but since that is all I have to work with, and it is God given, then perhaps, just perhaps, this idea of the Cherubs having an unlimited number of particles to be used as the catalyst for each human being to come along is not too farfetched. And it also settles the chicken and the egg question as to which particle came first.

Where are these particles that our particles will eventually intertwine with? Perhaps my opposite particle is of a form contained in a cosmic storm such as the ending of a distant star. So what? Perhaps my opposite particle will take multiple forms throughout this time and space phase or phases of the Universe. My mind says that it will make no difference if our particle and/or our opposite particle changes form, the two will always be intertwined.

We now are starting to understand that one participle can intertwine with other multiple particles. Now this makes the intertwining really interesting and intriguing.  What if the original particles as given to the Cherubs are originally encoded with the first father’s and mother’s DNA or similar information.  From that we can guess that Adam’s and Eve’s particle created when the third human being was conceived is the basis for all of human kind’s particles. That is in the sense of Human DNA.

Now that we have the scientific theory, if not proof, that Einstein’s theory of relativity and the “spooky at a distance” exists, how do these intertwined particles find one another? And then how do they know what level or in human terms, generation, the opposite particle comes from? If we take the human DNA as being at least some part of the information passed between human particles and their opposites, then it would seem humanly logical to believe that the particles are all encoded with the information on the generational DNA that allows the particles to understand the intertwining all the way back to the first human being (Adam and Eve?)

But what about the information on other humans we have known and loved throughout our life? Is not an intertwining possible with them too? What about our spouse whose DNA does not include our lineage?  What about our friends we cared for and cared for us? As a computer scientist I can come up with possible methods by which these and countless others can be managed. But that would then place these intertwined particles within the grasp of the mind of a human. Even I cannot place myself in the position of being God or a Master Architect. I also know that the plans of the God of my understanding make everything simple. Perhaps that is why the scientists have such a difficult time trying to understand how everything works. They cannot believe that it is as simple as having faith.

A new article was just released that adds some credence to what has been written thus far. It also adds some very interesting concepts to our idea of intertwined particles.

Sea slugs aren’t the most exciting critters, but they’re certainly helping researchers make exciting new discoveries. Biologists from the University of California Los Angeles published a study in the journal eNeuro explaining how they “implanted” a memory from one slug into another.

In the first chunk of their study, the team, led by David Glanzman, worked with groups of a marine slug called Aplysia. One group of slugs got shocked on the tail once every 20 minutes for a total of five shocks. The next day, they went through the same shock session. The point was to prime them to use what’s called a defensive withdraw reflex — basically, the slug version of a flinch.

Painful Memories

When Glanzman and his team later physically tapped these slugs on their tails, the creatures contracted for an average of 50 seconds. But when the team tapped another, shock-free group, those slugs only shied away for about one second.

Here’s where things get interesting.

The researchers then extracted ribonucleic acid (RNA) — the cellular messenger that carries out the genetic instructions of DNA — from the nervous systems of both the shock and non-shock groups. They took this RNA and injected it into a third set of slugs that hadn’t had to deal with any shocks or taps. Seven of these slugs got the shock group’s RNA, seven got the non-shock-group’s RNA.

Next, the team tapped these RNA-injected slugs on their tails. Those that had received the shock group’s RNA responded almost exactly like the shock group: They recoiled for about 40 seconds.

“It was as though we transferred the memory,” Glanzman said in a press release.

So what’s the big deal? In the past, other groups have toyed with creating false memories, similar to what’s going on here. But many of these setups have involved using proteins to flag specific neurons, usually in mice. Then later, the researchers reactivated those tagged neurons in order to fiddle with whatever memory the cells were involved in.

Unlike these setups, which tend to look at how the neuron networks themselves are involved in memory, Glanzman’s group is using RNA to tinker with memory. It’s emblematic of his perspective on how memory works.

Most neuroscientists would agree that memory, particularly long-term memory, is something that lives in the synapse — the gap between neurons. But this study, combined with Glanzman’s previous work, suggests the nucleus, where RNA carries out its DNA transcribing, could be the key to decoding how memories are stored.

What seems to be happening is a transfer of memory from one snail to another.

In other words our RNA contains memory and memory is a result of learning and knowledge and repeated actions. This makes me think that our DNA transfers our ancestry, the chronological events of all past generations. The RNA passes memory. Maybe not all memory for there is both short and long term memories that would be or could be negative in context and reaction. I have to believe that if DNA and RNA can be transferred between our particles they would be of positive thoughts and actions.

This adds another dimension to our discussion. What if when our particles are created upon conception the memory of past generations is passed to our particle from the counter particle?  This could go a long way to explaining why some people have cognitive thoughts about others they have never met or known. It also gives us a method by which our ancestors can pass along not just their genetic traits but their memories of past events. And if memory also contains learning and knowledge it would explain why the son of a carpenter most often gains the skills to do the same as the father.

 

 

Could the “Spooky at a Distance” be the link to the Book of Life?

The Bible has numerous references to the “book of life”. What is this book of life and how important is it to know about it?

  1. The Old Testament Book of Life

In the Old Testament the “book of life” was a register of the citizens of the theocratic community of Israel. To have the privilege of participation in the temporal blessings of the theocracy one’s name had to be written in the book of life. If one was erased or blotted out of this book it meant exclusion from those blessings. In other words, this book of life made direct reference to the rights of citizenship for the Jewish people (cf. Ex. 32:32; Ps. 69:28; Isa. 4:3).

“So Moses returned to the Lord and said, ‘Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods of gold. But now, if you will forgive their sin – but if not, please blot me out of your book that you have written.’ But the Lord said to Moses, ‘Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot out of my book’” (Exod. 32:31-33; cf. Ps. 69:28; Isa. 4:3).

2. There are other Books of Life in the Bible

The concept of a “book” was also used to portray God’s all-inclusive decree; i.e., the very days of one’s life are ordained and written in God’s “book” before one of them occurs:

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Ps. 139:16).

But this does not appear to be the same as the Lamb’s book of life.

There is also the notion of “books” of judgment in which are recorded men’s deeds. They serve as that by which or from which one shall be judged:

“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done” (Rev. 20:12; cf. Dan. 7:10).

Again, however, this is not the same thing as believers having their names inscribed in the Lamb’s book of life from the foundation of the world.

3. The Lamb’s book of life lists those who have been (and are to be) saved.

Most places in the Bible where the Lamb’s book of life is mentioned it refers to the register of those who, from eternity past, have been chosen for salvation. It is not temporal or earthly blessings that are in view, but participation in the eternal kingdom of God as recipients of eternal life.

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect” (Heb. 12:22-23).

“But nothing unclean will ever enter it [the New Jerusalem on the New Earth], nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Rev. 21:27).

4. Only the elect are written in this book.

It would appear from several texts that not all are written in this book, but only the elect. In Revelation, the terminology of “earth dwellers” or “those that dwell on the earth” is a standard designation for non-believers. These are the ones who “worship” the Beast (Rev. 13:8a). They are the ones “whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain” (Rev. 13:8b). Thus it would appear that to be one whose name has been written down before the foundation of the world is simply another way of saying that he/she is elect (see Eph. 1:4).

5. Paul makes an important reference to this book in Philippians.

The Apostle Paul spoke of his co-workers as those “whose names are in the book of life” (Phil. 4:3):

“I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche, to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life” (Phil. 4:2-3).

This appears to be the grounds on which he makes his appeal that they all learn to get along in love and unity, especially the two women in Philippi who were in some sort of conflict (Euodia and Syntyche). Those who are the objects of divine election, who, in spite of their well-deserved damnation nevertheless have been sovereignly and graciously chosen by God to inherit eternal life, should respond to such an immeasurable blessing by doing everything they can to get along and to work in harmony for the sake of the gospel.

6. All the names written in the book of life were inscribed in eternity past.

We see this in Revelation 13:8 and 17:8. There are two ways of translating Revelation 13:8, both of which are grammatically possible:

(1) “whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain” (ESV); or,

(2) “whose name has not been written in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain from the foundation of the world.”

The parallel statement in Revelation 17:8 clearly indicates that (1) is correct. There we read:

“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the best, because it was and is not and is to come” (Rev. 17:8).

Also, whereas it can certainly be said that the Lamb of God was “foreknown before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter 1:20) and that he was “delivered up [to die] by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God” (Acts 2:23), what can it possibly mean theologically to say that the Lamb of God was “slain from the foundation of the world”? The point of the text is that the people who worship the beast do so because their names have not been written in the book of life.’ That is why they are deceived by the Beast.

 

7. You don’t believe in Jesus in order to have your name written, but because your name has been written.

People often ask: “What must one do to have his/her name written down in the Lamb’s book of life? Can someone whose name is not now written in the book do something, such as believe in Jesus, so that his/her name will be written in the book?” The answer to the first question is, nothing. The answer to the second question is, No. Names are inscribed in the book of life before the foundation of the world. This is by God’s sovereign and altogether gracious choice. You don’t believe in Jesus in order that your name will be written in the book. You believe in Jesus because your name has already been written down in the book. To those who do not presently believe in Jesus, we say: “Repent and believe!” If they do, it is because their names were written in the book of life before the foundation of the world.

In other words, one does not have his/her name inscribed at some point in human history or as a result of anything he/she may do or believe. Belief in Jesus is the fruit of having one’s name inscribed in the book of life, not its cause.

8. God has not chosen to reveal to us the names written in the Lamb’s book of life.

It is none of our business. We are not free to speculate about it. What he has revealed is the responsibility of each individual to repent and believe the gospel. If a person does not believe the gospel, he has no one to blame but himself. If he does believe the gospel, he has no one to praise but God.

None of us deserves to have his/her name written down in God’s book. We all deserve eternal damnation. The only explanation for why a hell-deserving sinner has his/her name written down in the Lamb’s book of life before the foundation of the world is because God is gracious and merciful and wishes to provide his Son with a Bride that will enjoy his glorious presence and love for eternity. Had God chosen not to inscribe anyone’s name in his book, he would have done no one an injustice.

9. There’s some debate around names being removed from the book of life.

Is it possible for someone whose name is written down to have it erased or removed? Some say yes based on Revelation 3:5 –

“The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.”

On the one hand, Jesus may be saying that it is possible for a sinning, unrepentant Christian (such as were many at Sardis) to fail to overcome or conquer and thereby to forfeit their place in the book of life. Their names, already inscribed in the book, will be erased, signifying the loss of their salvation.

10. Some suggest having one’s name “blotted out” is not about salvation.

Others suggest that to have one’s name blotted out refers to something other than salvation. In Revelation 3:1 Jesus referred to the people at Sardis as having a “name” for being alive, i.e., they had a reputation for spiritual vitality. The idea, then, is that such people are saved, but will forfeit any hope of an honorable position in the coming kingdom of God. They are saved, but will experience shame at the last day. It is not the loss of life, per se, but the loss of a certain quality of life that otherwise could have been theirs. Thus, what one loses by having their name erased from the book of life is eternal rewards in the kingdom.

11. Several factors lead me to conclude that John does not envision the possibility of a true Christian forfeiting salvation.

We should begin by noting that all of the other promises to the “conqueror/overcomer” are coined in positive terms with no threat (implied or explicit) of losing a salvation once gained (see 2:7,11,17,26-27; 3:12,21). This isn’t to suggest that Christians can’t backslide and sin badly. The rebukes in these seven letters indicate otherwise. Nevertheless, the evidence of the reality of true saving faith is perseverance (i.e., “overcoming”; cf. 1 John 2:19).

If it is asked why this promise is couched in negative terms, the answer is obvious: Jesus couldn’t say “I will write his name in the book of life” because the names of the “overcomers” (i.e., the elect) were already written in the book from eternity past (see Rev. 13:8; 17:8). There is no indication in Scripture, least of all in Revelation, of additional names being inscribed in the book as a reward for faithfulness or perseverance. Rather, faithfulness and perseverance are the evidence or fruit of having had one’s name written in the book. Those who worship the “beast” do so precisely because their names were not written in the book in eternity past (13:8; 17:8).

12. Two groups of people are shown in Revelation.

It is clear from Revelation 13:8 and 17:8 that there are two and only two groups of people. On the one hand are those whose names have not been written in the book of life from eternity past. They “worship” and “marvel” at the Beast. The second group consists of those whose names have been written in the book of life, which constitutes the reason why they refuse to give their allegiance to the enemy of Christ. Nowhere does it suggest a third group: people whose names had been written in the book in eternity past but, because they worshiped the Beast, failed to overcome or conquer and thus have their names blotted out.

In other words, as John Piper explains, “having our name in the book of life from the foundation of the world seems to mean that God will keep you from falling and grant you to persevere in allegiance to God. Being in the book means you will not apostatize” (“Can the Regenerate Be Erased from the Book of Life?” 12/22/06 at www.desiringgod.org.). Or again, being written in the book means that God is committed to guarding your heart so that you will “conquer” and “overcome” the Beast by not yielding to the temptation to worship his name or receive his mark.

Those who worship the Beast do so because their names were not in the book. Having one’s name written in the book from eternity past is what guarantees a life that overcomes, a life that perseveres, a faith that conquers. Piper summarizes:

“This fits with Revelation 3:5, ‘He who overcomes . . . I will not erase his name from the book of life.’ The triumph required in 3:5 is guaranteed in 13:8 and 17:8. This is not a contradiction any more than for Paul to say, ‘Work out your salvation . . . for God is at work in you to will and to do his good pleasure’ (Philippians 2:12-13). It is not nonsense to state the condition: if you conquer, God will not erase your name (3:5); and to state the assurance: if your name is written, you will conquer (13:8 and 17:8). God’s ‘written-down-ones’ really must conquer, and really will conquer. One side highlights our responsibility; the other highlights God’s sovereignty.”

13. His word is a promise of security to overcomers, not a threat of insecurity to those who lapse.

Therefore, this declaration of Jesus is a promise to the elect that nothing will ever, by any means (he uses a double negative), prevent them from possessing the eternal inheritance to which they have been ordained. In other words, we must take note of what Jesus does not say. He does not say that anyone will be erased from the book of life. Rather, he says the overcomers will not be erased. His word is a promise of security to overcomers, not a threat of insecurity to those who lapse. So again, Jesus nowhere says he will erase names previously inscribed in the book of life.

What joy! What comfort! What incentive to love him and praise him and serve him. Jesus will never blot my name out of the book of life!

14. Compared with having your name written down in heaven… everything else is next to nothing.

In what do you take deepest delight? What is it that brings the greatest and most intense joy and happiness to your heart? I’m sure that many of us would point to our families, perhaps our children. Others might say that their greatest source of joy is their good health and good friends and a robust bank account. Of course, if Christians give much thought to the question they would eventually say something like, “My greatest source of joy is in knowing Jesus and being assured that I will spend an eternity in intimate fellowship with him.” Others might point to the truth of our adoption as God’s children, or our being justified or declared righteous in God’s sight through faith in Jesus, and the list of answers could go on almost without end.

15. The disciples had misplaced joy:

There was an event in the lives of the first-century followers of Jesus that brought this question very much into play. It’s found in Luke 10. There Jesus sent out 72 disciples, not apostles, but average followers like you and me. He told them to heal the sick and proclaim the presence of God’s kingdom. When they returned to Jesus to give him a report of what happened, we read this:

“The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!’ And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you’” (Luke 10:17-19).

I can understand why the disciples of Jesus were so excited and filled with joy. To exercise the authority of Jesus himself in subduing demonic spirits is a wonderful thing. But then Jesus said this:

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20).

Jesus isn’t saying it is wrong to rejoice that we have authority over demons. This is a standard way of speaking in biblical times. His point is that compared with having your name written down in heaven exercising authority over demons is next to nothing.

 

 

 

Relating “Spooky at a Distance” particles to the books of life.

Remember that I am not a theologian or a scientist. I am a mere human who likes to question and search out answers to those questions. It was not until I read the articles on the 2018 quantum particles being entangled (intertwined) with other particles to the quantity of million that I began to suspect that they can possibly entangle with many more than mere millions but perhaps even to the quantity of one particle existing for every person to be conceived and every person to have been conceived.

If as I suspect, there is already an original particle for each human being and these particles contain the needed capacity to retain information from our DNA and RNA strands, it would seem that this is identical to the book of life written before all as written down in the Bible.

These first particles are those kept by the cherubs since the beginning of all. These particles have the basic DNA and RNA strands necessary for a human being but lack the information yet to be inscribed in the human particle. Once a human is conceived, and exactly at the moment it is conceived, the entanglement or intertwinement with the original particle is made and the additional portions of the human particle are inscribed. Throughout the life of this specific human being the changes to the DNA and the RNA strands are concisely and immediately passed to the original particle.

Taking a look at the moment of conception of a human being we already know from science that the DNA information for every human being is slightly different because it now contains DNA data from the woman and the man. And though this couple may conceive of more than one child, each will be different in some portion of their DNA strands even if they are identical twins (or more).

Also at the moment of conception this DNA information is entangled with the waiting original particle and thus this new human being from the stage of conception until human death is transcribed forever in the quantum physics entangled book of life.

Now the question of what happens to a human being conceived but not born who tragically dies a human death before birth? The book of life now has enough information on this specific human being so that the decision would seem to be logical and proper and true that this human being spirit will pass along to what we call heaven.

This would also seem to be true of a human being who had never had a deviant experience, thought or action. Each human seems to arrive at this point sometime in their human life. Perhaps it is the moment we start to reason. Whenever it is our reasoning powers are many times not true to what our Creator wants for us. In those moments our RNA memory strands are immediately sent to our original particle where a lifelong transcription is kept. This would seem to help answer the question of what happens to those humans who suffer a loss of their memories due to illness or accident. If all of our RNA memories are immediately intertwined with our original particle and those memories are now kept forever in our original particle, then no matter what happens to our own memories there will be a record of them.

All of a sudden it all seems to make sense for if there is indeed a Book of Life written in our original particles, then what the bible tells us about when we might be removed from the book of life and the reason(s) for this occurring are true.

This also makes sense when we look at the difference between the Book of Life and the Lamb’s Book of Life. Perhaps these books are the same book but are being constantly reviewed and analyzed in different ways. The Great Creator looks at our life in terms of the Old Testament whereas the Son of the Great Creator looks at our entry in the book of life in terms of the New Testament.

One can perhaps now understand why the difference between the books of life. Those who do not have the opportunity to know the Son are judged perhaps only by the terms of the Creator as written in the Old Testament. But those who have had the opportunity to know the Son would have to pass the additional review by the Son as written in the New Testament. The bible tells us that the life of a Christian is not easy.

What about the particle of a human who injures or causes the death of another human? This is perhaps the most intriguing issue of all for it goes into the idea of right and wrong, good and bad, Devil versus God. I tend to think that at the very time a human violates the tenants of “do no harm” their particle undergoes a fundamental change. This is a dangerous idea to struggle with since there always remains the question of a damaged DNA from previous generations, a chemical reaction somewhere along the line, either before birth or after, that causes a mind to change from the norm and spark a deviation in knowing right from wrong. I tend to think that these considerations are already part of our DNA ups and downs. So if that is true, then only those who purposely and consciously do harm to another human will have their particle changed.

Another question then comes up. If a human intentionally harms another and never repents for their crime can they still achieve the joy and happiness of Heaven? My tendency is to think that their original particle already has the information about their intentional harm noted via the instant transfer of information from their human particle to their original particle.

I believe this because the Bible tells me to repent and when I do that I am forgiven. It does not tell me that the harm I did is forgotten. It is written in the book of life and remains there forever. Just as the original harm I did is written so is my repentance for that harm written. I cannot believe that there is a correlation between the number of times I may do harm versus the number of times I repent. That would be like a scorecard I would have to keep each day. (I harmed others 8 times today and caused harm to a total of 27 people. I only thought of repentance once so I am now in the minus column by 26. I cannot carry a ledger book around like that. It would be too heavy in so many ways.

The method(s) God and Jesus will use to look at the book of life when we pass from this human form is unknown. I sincerely hope no one will ever figure it out for then we will try to find ways around it or to cheat it or to massage it to our liking.

The ways that a human particle and its original particle pass information is a great question that I also hope will never be answered fully. Going back to the original wilderness before the creation of time and space, there had to be a way of transmission so God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit could be in sync. We also know that at the time of the Big Bang and for a time when time was being created, things in the new cosmos moved at well beyond our concept of time and space. If the Big Bang started form a mere dot and has progressed outward continually from there, it had to travel differently through the original wilderness where there was no space and time than it did after space and time were created. And became the stable entities we know of via Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Why then can there not be a means of transmission or connection outside of the world as we think we know it. Is not the many dimensional theories all saying that space and time are different in each? Is that is so then our transcendental God must be able to communicate in each of these dimensions regardless of their space and time correlations.

After all of this conjecture I sincerely hope your concept of God as a human figure is changed. I also hope that you can start your own daydream(s) of what Heaven may be like. I do not believe that God would punish us for our dreams of a beautiful, happy and joyous afterlife. Our dreams may be way off base in fact they may be complete fantasy. So what?  My current concept of Heaven is a place of beauty and belonging. I am told that Heaven will be so much more but the human mind cannot fathom it. I look forward to such a place. Of course there is a caveat: I have to live my life so as not to be removed from the book of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] God alone was the agent for the existence of the universe is found in Isaiah 43:5-22; John 1:3, and Colossians 1:15-17.

[2] God predated the universe and was actively involved in causing certain effects before the existence of the universe can be found in Colossians 1, Proverbs 8:22-31; John 17:24, Ephesians 1:4 2; Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2 and 1 Peter 1:20.

[3] That God created the entirety of the heavens is stated seven times in the Old Testament (Genesis 1:1; 2:3; 2:4; Psalm 148:5; Isaiah 40:26; 42:5; 45:18).

[4] Hebrews 11:3 states that the universe we human beings can measure and detect was made from that which we cannot measure or detect.

[5] Isaiah 42:5 stated both properties of this event, a transcendent cosmic beginning a finite time ago and a universe undergoing a general expansion with the declaration “This is what God the Lord says – the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out…

The Hebrew verb translated “created” in Isaiah 42:5 has a primary definition “bringing into existence something new, something that did not exist before.”