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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Relativistic Time Travel And Physical Ageing!

A new blog post on the "Four Fundamental Forces Of Nature" coming soon-next month.

In a blog post concerning the “Possibility of Time Travel”, I began by revealing that one of the nosiness of science fiction is to verify the possibility of time-travel into the past or future and to overcome the challenges of physical ageing. This discussion concerning the “Possibility of Time Travel” was a continuation of the series of the “mysteries of eternity and relativity of time”, while examining some examples of time-travel from both scientific and biblical perspectives.

As a continuation of these “mysteries of eternity and relativity of time”, we shall now begin to focus more on the challenges of physical ageing, as we examine more possibilities of time-travel from both scientific and biblical angles. For ease of reference, we shall consider summary of the previous discussion under the series of the mysteries of eternity and relativity of time.

"One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality… Never lose a holy curiosity." -Albert Einstein

Generally, the Bible refers to the entire realm of space and time as the heavens that were stretched out of the Light of eternity, which can be understood from the scientific big bang model of how the universe expanded out of the atomic nucleus.
According to the big bang model, space, time, and matter simultaneously expanded from the nuclear radiation of Light into physical existence. Therefore, time cannot be separated from space and the scientific explanation of how time is interwoven with space is called the space-time continuum.
In relativistic contexts, a point on the space-time continuum is called an event, which refers to a unique location in three-dimensional space at a unique time, which is considered as the fourth dimension on the space-time continuum where all events in the universe naturally occur in irreversible succession from the past into the present and to the future. Accordingly, the present event is a reference to a moving dot on the space-time continuum, which connects the past to the future.

The above description of the space-time continuum of the scientific theory of relativity unveils how time cannot be separated from the three dimensions of space. According to this theory of relativity, the rate at which time flows depends on an object’s velocity in space relative to the speed of light and the strength of acceleration or gravitational fields that could slow the passage of time.
In addition, the ‘Twin Paradox’ of this theory of relativity concerning time dilation further explains how the motion of time could be accelerated or reduced depending on the observer’s inertial frame of reference. According to the scientific twin paradox theory of relativity, the faster your ability to attain the same pace with the speed of light, the less you would experience the effect of physical ageing.

For example, a twin travelling in a space shuttle travelling at a speed that is close to the speed of light could return to the earth after six months and find her twin sister forty years older in age while she is just only six months older. In other words, the duration of the event that looks like six months in the sight of the Astronaut twin travelling close to the speed of light could be forty years from the perception of her twin sister that was moving with the pace of the Earth’s velocity in her space-time motion. Hence, the dilation process that slows the rate of time simultaneously reduces the effect of ageing.
Interestingly, the Bible also teaches that time motion could be shortened by revealing how the future days of the Great Tribulation would be dilated for the sake of the elects on Earth so that they can be saved(Matthew 24: 22).

As a matter of fact, it is scientifically impossible for a natural creature to attain the speed of natural light without a change of state into another form of energy. This change into the same nature with light is parallel to the biblical explanation of the transformation that gives a person a resurrected body, which bears the same nature with the angels of Light. Scientifically, the faster your ability to move almost at the same pace with the speed of light also implies the faster your ability to travel into the future beyond your inertial frame of reference.

Furthermore, the time of any event in space-time depends on the position of an object in its space-time motion relative to the speed of light while the age of that object depends on how the light motion has affected the event. In view of above, the time or age of an event is considered to be in the past if the motion of light in space has affected the event while it is considered a present event if the motion of light in space is still affecting the event. The time of an event would be considered to be in the future if the motion of light in space is yet to affect the event.

Depending on your speed relative to the speed of light, it is sometimes possible to move relatively back in time from the present into the past in the exceptional phenomenon that is called time dilation. Through this same phenomenon of time dilation, it is also possible to accelerate your time into future by moving faster than your inertial frame of reference just like an astronaut that leaves the Earth in a space shuttle that is much faster than the Earth’s velocity in space. The closer you attain the speed of light in your new inertial frame such as the space shuttle, the less the effect of ageing in comparison with the person you left behind on the Earth, which was your previous inertial frame of reference.

With respect to the theory of relativity, this phenomenon of time dilation could also apply to moving bodies on the same inertial frame of reference.
Using the planet Earth as an inertial frame of reference, it is possible for you to travel at a very fast speed from your present location to another location on Earth that is relatively in the near future or the near past, which often occurs in a jet-lag experience.
A typical scriptural example was the case of Philip the Evangelist, who disappeared in a particular location and appeared in another location on the same planet through the energy of the Holy Spirit. This implies that Philip must have traveled close to the speed of light to suddenly disappear and re-appear on another location on the same planet considering the fact that it takes approximately a second for light to travel from the Moon to the Earth(Acts 8:39-40).

"When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.
Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea."

The above scriptural example certainly sounds like “Star Trek”, considering the picture of how Philip moved at a tremendous speed that made him disappear from Gaza, which was a location of southern Judah. Afterwards, he re-appeared northwards in another city of Judah that was called Ashdod, which was also known as Azotus by the ancient Greeks.
In this time-travel encounter, what determines whether Philip traveled from the relative present to the near past or near future depends on the position of his new location on the space-time continuum, which is just like a jet-lag experience on the same planet.

In view of above, a person in China and another in America could be considered to be on the same inertial frame of reference, which is the Earth. Notwithstanding, the time of the person in China would be different from the time in America because they are on different locations of the Earth with reference to the space-time continuum.
Besides, China in the east sees the light of the Sun before the America in the west. Accordingly, China would already be in the future relative to measurement of time in America while America would be in the past relative to the time in China. Therefore, the answer to the question of whether you are in the past, present, or future is also relative to your frame of reference in relation to the motion of light. This further confirms the principle that: “ all definitions of time are relative to a particular frame of reference such that there is no absolute measurement of time motion without a reference to another moving system.”


PART 2


Time motion naturally progresses from past, present, into the future such that it is possible to travel into the future if you could move faster than your present inertial frame of reference at a speed that is close to the natural speed of electromagnetic radiation (light).
The key to time travel is increasing your speed relative to the speed of light. So, you could bet that the animated character, “Mr Sonic The Hedgehog”, would regularly experience some time-travel in form of a jet lag even while moving at the speed of sound just like a person changes time zone in a supersonic jet. This kind of time-travel on a planet such as the Earth only takes you to the near future or near past. To go deeply into the future far beyond the gravitational field of your present inertial frame of reference, you would most likely need to move faster than sound by travelling on the “Great Space Coaster” that is moving closer to the speed of electromagnetic radiation of light.

However, it is almost impossible to go back deeply into the past without exceeding the speed of electromagnetic radiation of light. Consequently, the journey back into the very deep past can only be achieved through the speed of nuclear radiation of light that goes out directly from the nucleus, which corresponds with the speed of energy of light that goes out directly from the infinitely infinite realm of light that is called eternity. Inside the nucleus, the speed of this nuclear radiation of light has infinite possibilities, which could exceed the natural speed of electromagnetic radiation whenever it zooms outside the nucleus because the nuclear energy of light inside the atomic nucleus is super-compressed electromagnetic energy.

Let us recall from preceding blog posts that the entire realm of space and time was once a part of the atomic nucleus before it was unfolded out of the nucleus through the “Big Bang” phenomenon. This corresponds to how everything was once a part of eternity before the worlds were stretched out of the light of eternity, which is an infinitely infinite realm that neither has beginning nor ending. Every event that will occur or is occurring or would ever occur in the realm of time and space has already been determined in the higher realm that is called eternity such that the entire realm of space and time is a playback of a portion of light that was unfolded out of eternity. Therefore, space-time is in the past relative to the ever-present realm of eternity.

Therefore, the time motion back into the very deep past could only be achieved through the speed of light from the eternal realm, which has infinite possibilities and it is parallel to the speed of the nuclear radiation inside the atomic nucleus. In my preceding blogs, it was also established that this nuclear radiation of light is conveyed outside the nucleus by electron neutrino, which is parallel to how the light energy of the word of God is conveyed directly outside eternity through the Spirit of God that is called the Holy Ghost.
[References from my book titled: “Unified Field Theory Confirmed With New Scientific Discoveries”] 

This time travel back into the deep past was previously illustrated in my blog post under the “Possibility Of Time Travel” through the scriptural examples of the two witnesses of the Great Tribulation period in representative capacity of the Law and Prophets.
Prior to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, these two witnesses were the only humans confirmed to have been supernaturally enhanced in time-travel with a physical body to the eternal heaven. The first human to undergo this time travel beyond space-time with a physical body was Enoch, as confirmed in Hebrews 11:5, which reveals that:

“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”
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The second human to undergo time travel beyond space-time with a physical body was Elijah. Both Enoch and Elijah did not see death before they were taken up to heaven in time-travel. Consequently, many scholars of biblical prophecies believe these are the two witnesses that would come back into space-time during the Great Tribulation period.

‘And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.’ (2Kings 2: 11)

In the future, these two witnesses that were translated and preserved beyond the realm of space-time would be coming back into space-time from the ever-present eternal realm, as a type of journey that relatively goes back from the present into the deep past.
After these two heavenly witnesses return to the Earth to complete their futuristic mission, they would also taste death like all human beings. However, they would be resurrected within three days and their return to the eternal realm would be enhanced through this resurrection that they would receive in the future (Revelation 11: 9-12).

“And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves…because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on earth.
And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”

Prior to their journey back to the past from the ever-present realm that is relatively in the future, these two witnesses would not experience any change in form of physical ageing until they are sent back into time to complete their mission on Earth. This journey from the ever-present realm back to the Earth in space-time is like a journey from within the nucleus to a location outside the atomic nucleus.
An entity within the nucleus possesses the nuclear energy of light, which is parallel to the light of immortality that is above the effect ageing. This nuclear radiation has the tendency to exceed the electromagnetic energy of light that is outside the nucleus.
As earlier established in my previous blog posts, the nuclear radiation of light that cannot be seen or approached inside the nucleus is parallel to the light of immortality that only resides in the ever-present realm of light that is called eternity (1Timothy 6:16).

“Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man approach unto: whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting.”

We can also infer from above illustration that time motion and physical ageing are mainly applicable to events outside the atomic nucleus because the relative motion of light outside the nucleus is an electromagnetic radiation that is not uniformly distributed. Therefore, all events outside the atomic nucleus are like the events in space-time that are mainly governed by the principles of relativity while the principles of quantum theory mostly apply to the activities within the nucleus, which is parallel to the realm of light that is called eternity.
Inside the nucleus, time motion is irrelevant due to the fact that the nuclear energy of light uniformly fills the atomic nucleus. An entity within the nucleus is like an entity inside eternity, which is not affected by changes in form of physical ageing.
In comparison, all entities outside the atomic nucleus are subject to relativity of time and would relatively undergo physical changes in form of ageing like everything in space-time. These changes in form of physical ageing are due to frictional effects with different intensities of electromagnetic radiation that whirls outside the atomic nucleus.

Eternity is the only ever-present realm that is above the effect of ageing and it is the realm where nothing changes because it is uniformly at the same pace with the speed of light that is parallel to the nuclear radiation, which uniformly fills the nucleus. Therefore, ageing does not occur in the ever-present eternal realm.

“For I am the Lord, I change not…”   (Malachi 3: 6). 

In comparison with eternity, physical ageing is inevitable in space-time motion because events cannot maintain the same pace with the speed of light and must go into the past.
In space-time realm, all the present events on the space-time continuum must go into the past because they cannot keep the same pace with the speed of light, and therefore must pass away into the past through ageing.

The faster an object responds and moves with the speed of the electromagnetic energy behind time motion, the less the frictional effect of ageing while his space-time motion attains the same speed with light. Frictional changes in form of ageing always occur whenever the electromagnetic energy governing space-time motion comes in contact with objects moving slower than the speed of light in space. The magnitude of this change is what determines extrinsic physical ageing, which we shall consider later.

In eternity, the past or future is irrelevant because eternity is an ever-present realm of light unlike the realm of space and time that moves from past, present into the future.
Therefore, the realm of eternity is called the habitation of the “I AM” because it is the dwelling of the ever-present Personality that does not change, which makes this ever-present “I AM” to be above the effect of ageing.

“For I am the Lord, I change not…”   (Malachi 3: 6). 

“And thou Lord, in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands. They shall perish, but thou remains: and they shall wax old as does a garment; And as a vesture shall thou fold them up, and they shall be changed, but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”
(Hebrew 1:10-12)
 According to the second law of thermodynamics, the ageing effect on the universe and everything in space-time would eventually reach a futuristic state of maximum entropy in form of ‘heat death’. This intense heat that would bring time motion to an end had been predicted in the Bible a long time ago.

“…the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burnt up.” (2Peter 3:10).

The biblical prediction of the possibility of an intense heat and explosion that would consume all things at the end of time can be understood through the nuclear explosion of a great black hole phenomenon that consumes all things including space-time itself. Thereafter, space-time would be merged with eternity just like the space outside the atomic nucleus is merged with the nucleus after the nuclear explosion of intense heat that accompanies a neutron star or black hole phenomenon.
Only those preserved in this present world would be sanctified to live in the new heaven and earth that blends with God’s eternal nature. When darkness would have been completely purged out through the heat that consumes all things, time and space would blend with eternal realm in form of new heavens and earth that blend with God’s eternal nature.

‘But the heavens and earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men… in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are there in shall be burned up … Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and new earth, where in dwells righteousness.’ 
(2Peter 3:7,10,13)

In the new world, there will be no darkness such that there shall be no night and the day light that governs time motion will blend with the light of eternity in form an everlasting day.

‘For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.’(Isaiah 66:22)
‘For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.’ (Isa. 65: 17)
 ‘And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.’ (Revelation 22: 5)
[References from my books titled:
1) Unified Field Theory Confirmed With New Scientific Discoveries!!
2) Theory of Everything...New Scientific Discoveries! ]


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Back To The Future With The Twin Paradox

As you walk along the striped pavements of your mortal existence, you sometimes get battered and dented by bad people such as hackers, impostors etc. If you are lucky to find yourself back in one piece, you might want to relieve some stress, possibly by watching an exciting wrestling match between “Joe Lionheart” vs “Ben Ironheart.”
For some more exciting action, you may even whiz off into time by considering a science fiction comedic boxing fight between “Evander Tyson” versus “Lennox Calzaghe” of the future…. zzzooom…biinnngggooo! This flight lands us back to my last blog concerning the possibility of time travel, which is a continuation of the series of the mysteries of eternity and relativity of time.

As a recap of previous posts, we began these series by discussing how all measurements in space-time are relative to the motion of light such that there is no absolute measurement of time. We also considered how the answer to the question ‘at what time?’ depends on the system we choose. That is, we can only answer when and where an event took place in terms of a definite moving system, or in terms of a relationship between two moving systems.
Everything in the universe is moving in space-time motion and when you think you are standing, you are actually spinning along with the earth but you are not conscious of the motion because everything around is relatively spinning. The changes that occur due to the motion is what makes you get older, which also makes some stars burn out in intensity and so on.

Likewise, the answer to the question of whether you are in the past, present, or future is also relative to your frame of reference in relation to the motion of light. For instance, if you use the United Kingdom as a frame of reference of the present state, then, the people in Japan would be considered to be in the near future while the regions in America are relatively in the near past. This is due to the fact that the people in the East are the first to see the light of the Sun in their space-time motion before it reaches other parts of the planet.
All movements and measurements in space-time are relative because the motion of light in space is like the motion of light outside the atomic nucleus, which is not uniformly distributed at the same frequency of the light inside the nucleus. Consequently, the only absolute frame of reference for time measurement is the ever-present realm of eternity where the light is uniformly distributed at the same frequency, which is just like the nuclear energy that uniformly fills the nucleus at the gamma ray frequency of radiation.

Let us also recall that every event that will occur or is occurring or would ever occur in the realm of time and space has already been determined in the higher realm of glorious beauty that is called eternity. Due to this reason, the entire realm of space and time is a playback of a portion of light that was unfolded out of eternity such that space-time is in the past relative to the ever-present realm of eternity. This can be understood from how the entire realm of space and time was once a part of the atomic nucleus before it was unfolded out of the nucleus through the “Big Bang” phenomenon. According to the big bang model, space, time, and matter simultaneously expanded from the nuclear energy of light into physical existence.
In view of above, if we consider the fact that the nuclear energy of light inside the atomic nucleus is super-compressed electromagnetic energy, it can easily be inferred that the speed of light inside the atomic nucleus has infinite potentials, which easily exceeds the speed of light outside the atomic nucleus. Moreover, objects that reveal the characteristics of an atomic nucleus also tend to exhibit amazing speed in their relative space-time motion in comparison with other bodies. A good example is the speed of a rotationally powered young pulsar that only emits gamma rays in form of a rapidly spinning and highly magnetized neutron star.

Furthermore, the carrier of the nuclear energy of light that comes from the atomic nucleus is the electron neutrino, whose ghost-like attributes are parallel to the Holy Ghost that conveys the light of the Godhead from eternity outside the nucleus. Due to this ghost-like nature of the electron neutrino, its speed is not impeded by electromagnetic interactions, as fully discussed in my book titled, “Unified Field Theory Confirmed With New Scientific Discoveries”.
As the carrier of nuclear energy outside the nucleus, the ghostlike nature of electron neutrino also has the tendency to exhibit the nature of the nuclear energy of light with a speed that exceeds the electromagnetic radiation outside the nucleus.

While examining “the possibility of time travel”, it was also established in my last blog that the ability to travel deeply into the past or far future is dependent on your ability to move faster than the speed of natural light. By attaining the speed of nuclear energy inside the nucleus, you could move faster into the past or future, which is parallel to the speed of light in the eternal realm where the past and future are irrelevant.
The word “Eternity” in the above context refers to the infinitely infinite realm of light, which is best understood in nature through the realm of light inside the atomic nucleus, which has infinite posibilities.
“Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man approach unto: whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting.” (1Timothy 6:16)

Under the possibility of time travel, we also focused on how two prophets would be sent back into time from eternity during the Great Tribulation period in representative capacity of the Law and Prophets. However, their return to the eternity is a type of time travel that relatively goes back to the future, as depicted in some science fiction series such as “Dr Who” and “Back To The Future”.
In reality, a journey from the eternity into time and space is relatively a time-travel from the ever-present realm into the past while a journey from time back to eternity is relatively going back to the future if we consider the Earth as a reference point.

To remain in the present that is in touch with the future, you need to keep your pace with the speed of light in your space-time motion. To travel very far into the future, you might need to exceed the natural speed of light in your space-time motion. Similarly, to go deeply into the past, you would also need to exceed the natural speed of light, which would require that you travel in the opposite direction of the light that governs your space-time motion.

The physical changes that occur to a body during this space time motion is called ageing and the faster a body moves with the speed of the electromagnetic energy behind time motion, the less the frictional effect in form of extrinsic ageing. If you can move at the same pace with the speed of light, you would no longer be subjected to the effect of physical ageing. On the other hand, you cannot attain the speed of light without changing into a different state of energy.

With reference to the theory of relativity, the ‘Twin Paradox’ illustration of time dilation also teaches that time could be accelerated or reduced depending on the observer’s inertial frame of reference.
In accordance, it is also confirmed in the Bible that the days of the Great Tribulation period on Earth shall be dilated so that the elects can be saved (Matthew 24: 22).
“And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

This change due to acceleration or slowing down of a person’s inertial frame of reference relative to the speed of light is the change in space-time motion that is called dilation of time. For example, a twin in a space shuttle travelling at a speed that is close to the speed of light could return to the earth after six months and find her twin sister forty years older in age while she is just only six months older. As a result, the duration of the event that looks like six months in the sight of the Astronaut twin traveling close to the speed of light could be forty years from the perception of her twin sister that was moving with the pace of the Earth’s velocity in her space-time motion. Hence, the dilation process that slows the rate of time simultaneously reduces the effect of ageing.

A simpler interpretation of this twin paradox theory of relativity implies that the faster your ability to travel from the Earth towards the height of eternity, the less you would experience the effect of physical ageing because you would be travelling almost at the same pace with the speed of light.
This is due to the fact that the closer you attain the speed of light in your new inertial frame such as the space shuttle, the less the effect of ageing in comparison with the person you left behind on the Earth, which was your previous inertial frame of reference.

In view of above, all definitions of time are relative to a particular frame of reference such that there is no absolute measurement of time motion without a reference to another moving system. Therefore, what looked like seven days before God in the creation story of Genesis could relatively have taken seven thousand years in the sight of another observer on Earth.

‘But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.’ (2Pet. 3: 8)


We shall consider the cause and effect of physical ageing in subsequent blog posts. Stay tuned….

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Possibility of Time-Travel !!

One of the inquisitiveness of science is to verify the possibility of time-travel into the past or future and to overcome the challenges of physical ageing.
Entertainingly, this nosiness or curiosity behind the mystery of time-travel was what evoked the series of “Dr Who”, the most successful science fiction series of all time, which was also listed in the Guiness World Records, as the longest-running science fiction television show.
“Who Is The “Time” Lord? Hhmm…. Certainly not Dr Who!”
As a child, I grew up watching one of the older series of “Dr Who”, the TV show that is devoted to the mystery of time-travel by an alien Doctor exploring the universe like a human being in a time machine called the “Tardis”.

In reality, there isn’t much difficulty traveling into the past or future in an out of body experience through the spirit of your mind or imagination. However, the possibility of time-travel deeply into the past or far future with a physical body remains a mystery that is only depicted as a possibility in science fiction such as the series of “Dr Who”.
Intriguingly, this blog shall be examining the possibility of time travel with a physical body from both scientific and biblical perspectives.
During his lifetime, the Apostle Paul also wrote concerning the possibility of time travel with his physical body when he narrated his personal encounter of time-travel into the eternal paradise. However, he was not sure if this time-travel encounter to the eternal heaven was a bodily experience or an out of body experience (1Corinthians 12: 12,14).

‘I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God know;) such a one caught up to the third heaven…How he was caught up into paradise, and I heard unspeakable words, which is not lawful for a man to utter.’

Captivatingly, there are many answers to the mystery of time-travel that can be obtained from the scripture of truth but we shall attempt to unveil some of these answers in this blog post.
Let us first recall from my previous blog posts that the entire realm of space and time including the earth is generally called the heavens, which is like the space that surrounds the atomic nucleus. Correspondingly, the highest part of the heavens that is called eternity is a different realm, which is parallel to the realm of energetic light that forms the atomic nucleus (1Timothy 6:16).
“Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man approach unto: whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting.”

The energetic light in the realm that is called eternity is uniform just like the nuclear radiation that fills the atomic nucleus. Due to this reason, there is no time difference in eternity. In comparison, the realm of spacetime is like the space surrounding the nucleus, which is subject to the relativity of time due to differences in intensity of light.
Isaiah 57:15 confirm the above dwelling of energetic light in the highest heaven that is beyond space-time, as the place that is called eternity because it is the high and lofty dwelling place of the Most High.
“For thus says the high and lofty one that inhabits, eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place….”

Moreover, the ever-present dwelling of the “Time Lord” that inhabits eternity is also called the place of the the Most High because it is the realm that is above the highest and farthest stars in space-time, as revealed below in Job 22:12.

‘Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are.’

Therefore, it can be inferred from above discussion that the longest journey in time-travel is to exceed farthest stars in space-time by reaching the highest portion of the heavens that is called eternity. This territory of the Most High is a different realm and it is full of infinite energetic light that is parallel to the atomic nucleus (Isaiah 14: 13-14).

Without attaining the same pace with the speed of light from eternity, you cannot reach eternity. Naturally, it is impossible for you to attain the speed of light without a transformation to the same nature with the purity of light. Consequently, the time-travel with a physical body to eternity is impossible without a nuclear transformation that gives a person a newly resurrected body that bears the same nature with the purity of the energetic light in eternity. Amusingly, the character in the TV series of “Doctor Who” also takes on a new body whenever there is a transition from one actor to another through a phenomenon that is called regeneration.

No man on his own ability was able to travel through time and space into eternity before the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who came down from heaven as the Son of man.
John 3:13, "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
In addition,only two people were confirmed to have been supernaturally energized in their physical bodies in time-travel beyond space and time but not through their own ability. Prior to the resurrection of Christ these two men were specifically translated for a purpose and were mentioned in the Bible as Enoch and Elijah in futuristic representative capacity of the Law and Prophets. Hebrew 11:5 reveal that:
“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”

Elijah the prophet was the second person to be caught up in time-travel through a supernatural act, as recorded in 2Kings 2:11.
‘And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.’

Both Enoch and Elijah did not see death before they were taken up to heaven in time-travel (Genesis 5:24). Therefore, many scholars of biblical prophecies believe that these two men would be the two witnesses that would travel from eternity back into space-time during the Great Tribulation period. These two witnesses would come back to the earth in representative capacity of the Law and Prophets prior to the Second Coming of Christ.
It is believed that Enoch would fulfill the role of Moses in representative capacity of the Law when he comes back from eternity into time while Elijah would be a type of John the Baptist in representative capacity of the prophets.
The two representatives of the Law and Prophet in the persons of Moses and Elijah were seen again on earth when they stood as witnesses of Christ on the transfiguration mountain. These representatives of the Law and Prophets would be the two witnesses on Earth during the Great Tribulation period in anticipation of Christ’s Second Coming on the Throne of Glory. After these two witnesses complete their mission during the Great Tribulation period, their opponents would kill them but they would both be resurrected in three and a half days. Through this resurrected body, they would ascend again in the longest time-travel beyond space-time into the eternal heaven
(Revelation 11; Luke 9: 29-31,35-36; Matthew 17:1-9).

Enoch did not die before he was taken up but Moses tasted death even though his body was preserved for a purpose after his death. Deuteronomy 34:6 reveal how God took the body of Moses from the people such that no man knows where his body was buried till today. "…But no man knows of his sepulchre unto this day."
The New Testament later revealed that it was the archangel Michael that was sent into space-time to pick up the body of Moses such that Satan contended with the archangel over the body because all flesh already bear the sin nature of Adam.

‘…Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.’ (Jude 9)

In the relativistic context of time-travel, it is no news to hear that somebody traveled from present into immediate past or near future such as a jetlag experience because the natural progression of time moves from the past that is in touch with the present into the future. Therefore, the big deal and mystery behind time-travel is the ability to travel from the present and go back deeply into the past because time motion never goes backwards into the past. This would often require a person to travel at a supernatural speed that is faster than natural light. The easiest way to achieve this mysterious journey of really moving back deeply into the past is from the realm of eternity where the past and future are not relevant.
In eternity, the past or future is irrelevant because eternity is an ever-present realm unlike the realm of three-dimensional space-time that moves from past, present into the future. Therefore, a journey from the ever-present realm of eternity into time and space is relatively a time-travel from the present into the past because every event that will occur or is occurring or would ever occur in time and space has already been determined in the higher realm of eternity.
This implies that the ever-present realm of eternity is a realm of all possibilities that is always in the future relative to the happenings in the realm of space and time.
We shall consider more of these mysteries of eternity and relativity of time by focusing on the twin paradox of the theory of relativity in the next blog post. Who is the “Time” Lord?

[Extracts from the website below and my books titled:
1) Unified Field Theory Confirmed With New Scientific Discoveries !! ISBN 978-0-9569702-1-3 (Dewey 220.853 23)
2)Theory of Everything...New Scientific Discoveries!ISBN 978-0-9569702-0-6 ((Dewey 220.853 23)
3)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who]

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mysteries Of Eternity And Relativity Of Time (Light)

The scientific theory of relativity tells us that there is no absolute definition for ‘Time’.
The answer to the question ‘at what time?’ depends on the system we choose. That is, we can only answer when and where an event took place in terms of a definite moving system, or in terms of a relationship between two moving systems.
For this reason, all definitions of time are relative because there is no absolute measurement of time motion without a reference to another moving system. Therefore, the time referred to, as the “beginning” in Genesis 1:1, was a measurement that was also relative to eternity.

‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’

With reference to the space-time continuum, the earliest beginning of time could only be measured relative to the light of eternity, which refers to the infinitely infinite ever-present realm of light that has no beginning. The very beginning of time that was relative to eternity refers to the beginning of the universe, which is scientifically observed to have begun about 13.7 billion years ago. This measurement of time is also a relative measurement of the motion of light from eternity.

With reference to scientific information, light is an electromagnetic energy that was neither created nor can it be destroyed but it can only move from a state of energy to another.
According to the big bang model, space, time, and matter simultaneously expanded from light into physical existence. Therefore, time cannot be separated from space and the scientific explanation of how time is interwoven with space is called the space-time continuum. This “space-time” continuum in the theory of relativity teaches that the two categories of space and time are inseparably related to each other such that neither can be properly defined without referring to the other.
It also explains how the arena of all events in the realm of time also occurs in space.

Hence, the mathematical model of this concept of space-time combines space and time together under a single co-ordinate system, which is specified by length, width, and height while ‘time’ is considered as the fourth dimension of the co-ordinate. Accordingly, a point on the space-time continuum specifies both the time and space coordinates of an event. Therefore, an event is a reference to a unique location in space at a unique time. In other words, an event on the space-time continuum is a specific reference to a unique position in three-dimensional space at a particular time, which specifies its fourth dimension in space.

In view of above illustrations, the point that the motion of light first stretched or expanded out of eternity into space-time can be described as the first event on the space-time continuum, which coincides with the beginning of time and the universe.
This first event on the space-time continuum is the reference point for all events in the realm of space and time, which also coincides with the beginning of the universe long before the earth was formed. Scientifically, the time that the Genesis creation ended is a specific reference to the point of another event on the space-time continuum. Correspondingly, the interval separating two points on the space-time continuum is measured as the duration of time between two events.
A typical example of the interval that is measured as the duration of time between two points or events on the space-time continuum is the seven days of Genesis creation, which is also a relative measurement of time with reference to the points that the Genesis creation began and ended.

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that the most important similarity between biblical and scientific concept of time is the motion light relative to any other motion in space. All motions in space-time are events relative to the speed of light. These events must undergo physical changes in form of ageing due to frictional changes of objects in motion relative to the speed of light, as shall be discussed in subsequent blog posts.

We can also infer from the Genesis creation story that time measurement began simultaneously with the motion of light in space. According to the account of Genesis creation, ‘time’ is a function of the motion of light in space or the motion of light in darkness (Genesis 1: 3-4).
The scripture below confirms how the biblical concept of time is a reference to the motion of the light that was separated from eternity at the beginning for the creation of the universe and all creatures therein.

‘And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.’

With reference to the discussion above, Genesis 1: 3-4 reveals how time is the motion of the light that was set aside from eternity for the creation of the universe and for the use of all creatures in space.
It also reveals how the 'time' measured as a day is a reference to the motion of light in darkness.

Time began with the light that was separated from the ever-present realm.
Time is what accounts for the difference between the energetic light of the ever-present realm of eternity and the portion of light in space.
The difference between the light in eternity and the light in space-time can also be understood from the difference between the energetic light inside the nucleus and the light outside the nucleus.
In comparison with spacetime, there is no darkness in eternity because its energetic state of light is like the invisible energetic light that fills the atomic nucleus at the highest frequency of the gamma ray spectrum. The picture of this energetic light in the eternal and immortal realm that is parallel to the light inside the atomic nucleus is revealed in 1Timothy 6:16 :

“Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man approach unto: whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting.”

Time is like the motion of light in darkness of space surrounding the atomic nucleus. In most contexts, time is a reference to the motion of light in darkness, which literally refers to the measurement of daytime. So, it is usual to measure time by stating that seven days make one week while it would be awkward to say that seven nights make one week. In other words, the literal definition of time is a measurement of the motion of light in space and not darkness.
All objects in space are in motion relative to a source of light and the position of an object in its space motion relative to its source of light is measured as ‘time’. Therefore, ‘time’ is a relative phenomenon that is dependent on the position of an observer in space relative to a source of light.

‘Time’ is a relative phenomenon that is dependent on the position of an observer in space relative to a source of light and any other relative motion is an event in space-time with respect to the observer’s frame of reference.
For instance, the time measured by an observer on planet Earth is a reference to the observer’s position in space-time motion relative to the light of the sun, which is also in motion relative to a greater light in the Milky Way galaxy. Consequently, we can only answer the time an event took place in terms of a definite moving system, or in terms of a relationship between two moving systems.

As indicated in the contexts below, there is no absolute scientific measurement of time because the rate at which time flows depends on the relative motion between observers in space and the acceleration of the gravitational field between them.
2Pet. 3: 8 reveals the relativity of time by stating that:
'But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.’
Likewise, Psalm 90:4, confirms the relativity of time by stating that:
‘For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night.’

Moreover, it is worthy to note that the light that came into the world at the beginning of Genesis creation events was the light that was used to measure the first day of Genesis creation, which is a greater light in comparison with the light of the solar system that was created on the fourth day of creation.
According to Genesis 1: 14-19, the light of the Sun that was made on the fourth day of creation was specifically created for the purpose of measuring time from the perspective of an Earth bound observer, which was a relative measurement of time with respect to the greater light that came into space on the first day of creation.

‘And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser night to rule the night: he made the stars also, And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth…. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.’

In relativity context, the light used for measuring each of the seven days of Genesis creation was a different type of space-time from the light of the Sun that was created on the fourth day of creation, which was for the purpose of measuring time and seasons on Earth.
With respect to the theory of relativity, a particular type of space-time would describe the time measured as the seven days of Genesis creation. Likewise, the measurement of time due to rotation of the earth around the light of the sun would be described by another type of space-time. In both cases, the measurement of time is relative.

Thus, the principle of relativity existed from the very beginning of creation and the Scriptures reveal that all measurements in time and space are relative to the motion of light in darkness.
As a confirmation, the scientific theory of relativity also tells us that all measurements in time and space are relative. Both scriptural and scientific information also reveal the possibility that the passage of time could be slowed down or accelerated in the processes known as time dilation. In Matthew 24: 22-23, the Bible reveals how the time in the days of the Great Tribulation would be dilated so that the elect could be saved.

‘And except those days be shortened, there should be no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.’

Scientifically, space-time could be accelerated or shortened depending on a person’s motion in space relative to the speed of light, which is the phenomenon known as time dilation.
The scientific ‘Twin Paradox’ theory and time dilation also confirm that time motion could be accelerated or reduced depending on the observer’s inertial frame of reference. For example, a twin travelling in a space shuttle at a speed that is close to the speed of light could return to the earth after six months and find her twin sister forty years older in age.
The nearer you attain the speed of light (186,000 miles per second) in any event, the closer you are in touch with the ever present realm and the effect of ageing will be slower.
The farther you are from the speed of light also implies that you are more likely to stay longer in the past and much older relative to another object that is nearer to the speed of light. This time dilation in relativity phenomena gives an explanation of how the effect of ageing goes slower in a space shuttle that has almost attained the same speed with light.

In subsequent blog posts, we shall consider more of these scientific principles of relativity and the mysteries of the ever-present realm of eternity, which includes the possibility of time travel from both biblical and scientific perspectives.

"One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality… Never lose a holy curiosity." -Albert Einstein

[References: Unified Field Theory Confirmed With New Scientific Discoveries!!(ISBN: 978-0-9569702-1-3, July 2011 Edition)]

Friday, April 29, 2011

THE PRE-HISTORIC WORLD WITH DINOSAURS ?

I wonder how many of you remember the question the actor, Matt Damon, asked Sarah Palin, (remember her?). In an interview posted on youtube, Matt Damon asked Sarah Palin if she believed that Dinosaurs used to live on this planet. I would not know if Matt got an answer to that question.
I’m sure most of you know the answer to the question. Yes, of course, Dinosaurs used to roam around this planet. I’m also sure that most of you would not be surprised to find out that some people do not believe this. The question is, where did all those fossils and pre-historic skeletons come from, Jurassic Park?

These people do not believe that the earth is several billions of years old. They claim that the earth is only about six thousand years old according to the creation story in Genesis.
I am glad to inform you that they are all wrong. This misconception is as a result of a misunderstanding of the creation story in Genesis.
Contrary to many people’s preconception, the Bible actually confirms that the earth is much older than the six thousand years through the events revealed in different accounts of the biblical stories of creation, which include Genesis and the books of Job, Proverbs, Psalms, Peter.

In the continuation of this blog, we will reveal new scientific discoveries that were extracted from the inspired utterances concerning the creation story by comparing the parallels between supernatural principles revealed in the scriptures with natural scientific principles observed in nature. This blog gives a clue in the scriptures that provides an accurate age of the universe and how creation began. The Bible begins with the book of Genesis, which states that (Genesis 1: 1-2):
'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep….'

As we shall later unravel from the Bible, the first verse of the book of Genesis is a super summary of how the universe came into existence while the second verse refers to a chaotic situation that brought a state of darkness into the universe.
Subsequently, the remaining events of the Genesis story of creation primarily relates to the history of present day human race (The Adamic creation) but references from other parts of the Bible confirm that the earth had been in existence a long time ago. The old Earth later became without form and was drowned in a flood, which preceded Adamic creation.
Thereafter, God gathered the waters that covered the earth to form the Seas and firmament before the dry land appeared. There is still evidence of mysteries concerning the Old World of prehistoric beings that once dwelt on earth before the Adamic creation. These prehistoric beings lost their bodies in a universal destruction and subsequently became disembodied spirits (demons). The evidence of an old world before the creation of Adamic race includes fossils of extinct animals and human beings that existed in the Ice Age several million years ago.

According to other prophecies of the Bible, these prehistoric beings were cut out of time after God withdrew the heavenly lights that sustained life on planet Earth in fierce anger. Due to the absence of lights, darkness covered the earth as lights from the sun and stars were burnt out. Gradually, the Earth became frozen due to absence of heat from solar energy (Job 22:15-17).
This was the reason that the second verse of the first chapter of Genesis suddenly revealed that the earth became without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. In other words, the earth was already in existence in the second verse of Genesis chapter one but it was shapeless and submerged in a deep flood according to Genesis 1: 2. "And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."

The English word 'was' comes from the Hebrew word, ‘hayah’, which could also be correctly translated as 'became'. The phrase, ‘the earth was without form and void’ could also have been better translated as ‘the earth became without form and void’. The Hebrew translation of the scripture above suggests a picture of how the earth became shapeless due to the adverse impact of volcanic eruption and it appeared as if heavy substances such as asteroids had collided against the earth. Other scriptural prophecies revealed how the darkness that covered the earth in Genesis was because the lights had been shut from heaven.
There were many events that happened between the first and second verses of Genesis chapter one, which were later revealed in other parts of the Scriptures.
In a prophetic hindsight recorded in Jeremiah 4:23-26, a young man prophetically recalled how the fierce anger of God once destroyed the earth and rendered it without form and void just as described in the picture of the second verse of Genesis chapter one.

"I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens had no light. I beheld the mountains, and lo, they trembled, and the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger."

In hindsight, Jeremiah prophetically recalled the event of God’s judgment on the prehistoric world to figuratively warn a nation how their land could be desolate if they continued to rebel against divine principles.
During the cataclysmic destruction of the prehistoric world, the absence of light from heavenly bodies in a moment of fierce anger also explains what brought darkness upon the deep in the second verse of Genesis chapter one. The solar system collapsed due to absence of light, as the sun and stars were burnt out in fierce anger of the Creator, which caused the absence of light from space. Everything became chaotic!
Due to absence of light from heavenly bodies, there was insufficient heat energy to sustain the Earth. This caused water vapour in the Earth’s atmosphere to condense into a flood that covered the earth. Insufficient heat due to absence of light from heavenly bodies also made the Earth to become too cold for survival until the planet became completely submerged in a deep flood and it was frozen. ‘…. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens had no light.’

As a result of the cataclysmic destruction, these prehistoric beings that once dwelt on earth became disembodied spirits, from where the word demon was derived.
In fierce anger, God destroyed the sinful world with a cataclysmic flood and the beings in the Old World were cut out of time such that they are now considered pre-historic beings(Job 22:15-17).

"Has thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overthrown with a flood: which said unto God, Depart from us,: and what can the Almighty do for them?"

The evidence of the volcanic eruption that made the earth formless could be seen in fossils of plants and animals trapped underneath the earth long before the creation of Adamic race.”. This volcanic eruption was recalled in Jeremiah 4:23, when he said:

‘I beheld the mountains, and lo, they trembled, and the hills moved lightly.’

The flood that occurred in the days of Noah was just because of incessant rainfall for forty days but the pre-Adamic flood that cut off the pre-historic world with dinosaurs included a volcanic eruption, which trapped many prehistoric beings of the Old World under the Earth. The chemical energy stored in the fossils of these prehistoric creatures trapped under the earth through volcanic eruption is now being used as fossil fuels. These prehistoric events revealed in other parts of the scriptures were not given in the creation story in Genesis, which mainly summarized how God re-established the present heavens and earth. Thereafter, Adam the new human race was given a charge to subdue the earth considering the threat that led to the destruction of the hominids in the prehistoric world.

As a descendant of Adam, the flood that later occurred in Noah’s days was because it rained heavily for forty days but the sunlight did not stop shining, which resulted in a rainbow phenomenon. Also, the flood in Noah’s days was not accompanied by a volcanic eruption that could have rendered the earth formless and without shape like the prehistoric devastation that made the Earth to become without form and void.
Moreover, there were eight survivors of the flood in Noah’s days unlike the prehistoric flood of the pre-Adamic era, which drowned the old Earth that became without form and void. Without the eight survivors in Noah’s days, the race of Homo sapiens (Adamic creation) could also have perished like the Hominids that previously occupied the earth, which might probably have led to the creation of a new race of humans to replenish the earth. In any event, there is a promise of God’s gracious love that the Earth would no longer be flooded and the rainbow phenomenon is a reminder of this promise.

Lastly, the flood in the days of Noah only affected the Earth but the cataclysm that caused the destruction of the pre-historic world with dinosaurs affected the Earth and heavenly bodies until a new order was re-established along with Adamic creation.
According to the Bible, the next phase of judgment would mark the end of the present heaven and earth like a black hole phenomenon, which would precede the emergence of a new universe that is a perfect paradise (2Peter 3:5-7,10,13).

‘For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heaven were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water. Whereby the world that then was, being over flowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men… in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are there in shall be burned up … Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and new earth, where in dwells righteousness.’

With reference to the first verse of Genesis, the summary of creation of the heaven and Earth was flawless until the Earth became without form and void in the second verse of Genesis. This very beginning before the Earth became without form and void corresponded to the creation account of the biblical book of Job, which revealed how the formation of the Earth’s foundations was a beautiful picture such that the angelic host and the morning stars of heaven sang for joy. This account also indicates that the angels and morning stars were already in existence before the Earth was created at the very beginning of the Universe before the Earth became without form and void.
On the other hand, the seven days’ events that later occurred in Genesis after the Earth became without form and void revealed that the Earth was first created on third day before the stars were made on the fourth day of creation. This latter account is a reference to how the chaotic solar system was restored to order beginning with the Earth. This also confirms that the creation story in the book of Job predates the events of the seven days creation account of Genesis because the angelic host and the stars of heaven that witnessed the scene of the Earth’s foundations are certainly much older than the planet Earth (Job 38:4-8).

"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? …Whereupon are the foundations fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had been issued out of the womb."

The word ‘stars’ refer to any heavenly body that can be seen in the sky but the phrase ‘morning stars’ in the context above is a specific reference to the stars that give burning and shinning lights like the sun that brings morning light. Other heavenly bodies are classified as evening stars because they absorb light or give out light through reflection just like the moon and the planets. Unlike evening stars that reflect light, the morning stars are bright stars that emit light through flames of fire just like the Sun and were created in the early beginning of universe before the earth’s foundations were even laid billions of years ago.

My book titled “Unified Field Theory Confirmed With New Scientific Discoveries” reveals how the very beginning of the Earth began in form of matter particles inside a beautiful cloud of dust called nebulae, which whirled in space like a disk. In subsequent posts, we shall also reveal how the many foundations of the Earth in the account of Job’s creation story and other biblical records include the clouds of water vapour that form the Earth’s atmosphere. These many foundations of the Earth include the invisible gravitational force that holds in orbit with other heavenly bodies. Isaiah had prophetically revealed how this gravitational foundation holds the Earth with other heavenly bodies in the scriptures over two thousand years before Sir Isaac Newton discovered that there was a law of universal gravitation (Isaiah 13: 13).

"Therefore, I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger."



To be continued…

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Myths and Legends!!

A legend is a story that usually includes an element of truth that has been passed on from generations-to-generations based on historic facts with 'mythical qualities'.
Therefore, a myth is based on a legend or tradition, which could be true stories of actual events and may sometimes not necessarily be a true record of the actual event. Usually, the aim of a myth is to convey the truth and symbolic meaning in a legend or past event regardless of whether the myth is a true record of the actual event or not.
Interestingly, many stories inherited from different traditions concerning how the universe began are myths that often involve supernatural beings.


What If All You Know About Some of these Mythical Stories Was Not True?

When you were young you heard a lot of myths and fables from your friends, older siblings, parents, grandparents and even Sunday school teachers. As you grew older you stopped believing in those myths. You did not only start disbelieving the myths but you also completely rejected the source of most of the myths altogether, which is only natural.

Let us examine some of those myths and fables:

1)Hansel and Gretel
2)The little Red Riding Hood
3)Snow-white and the seven dwarfs
4)Stories about fairies, elves, and gnomes
5)Father Christmas
6)Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Garden of Eden
7)The visit of the three wise men
8)The Earth is 6,000 years old


I’m glad to tell you that every myth listed above is exactly what you have always thought it to be, a myth. We will however focus on both the mythical and historic aspect of the last three alone. The facts that Adam and Eve ate an “apple” or “fish pie” in the Garden of Eden or that three wise men visited baby Jesus in the manger is a mere myth just like many oral accounts of creation from different traditions.
As earlier mentioned, the main aim of mythical stories is not really to ascertain whether the story is a true record of actual event or not but mainly to convey some element of truth and symbolic meaning behind events from the past.

You are about to discover the real truth about the myths concerning the last three incidents mentioned above. Most importantly, you are about to discover that even the Bible confirms what scientists have always believed concerning how our planet is a lot older than the six thousand years contrary to what tradition makes us believe it is.
Before then however, let us examine how the religion that is based on the preconception of man’s tradition is the main phenomenon responsible for the three religious myths mentioned above, which slightly deviate from the true records of actual events.
Throughout the journey of man along the pavement of his mortal existence, there has been an ongoing conflict between science and the religion that is based on traditional preconceived ideas (Matthew 15: 6-7).

…Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, this people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
It is evident from the Scripture above that God is also not interested in religious rites and outward demonstrations like some of us except if it is based on an inward conviction of faith from the heart (Matthew 23:23-27). Religion is more of showmanship and outward demonstration but faith is more of an inward conviction in the heart that is based on the revelation knowledge of truth and the answer of a good conscience towards God (Mathew 23:23).

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
As revealed above, the only time God Himself appreciates religion or tradition is when they are linked with faith that results in justice, mercy and kindness.
Whenever these weightier matters of faith from a good conscience are absent, any religious activity is a mere showmanship or a meaningless ceremony (James 1: 26-27).

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridle not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The only two forms of outward demonstrations of an inward belief prescribed as the sacraments of the New Testament are “Water Baptism” and “Holy Communion”, which are merely symbolic because they are done as outward demonstrations of an inward conviction of faith in the death and resurrected body of Jesus Christ.
For instance, the process of going down into water and rising up out of water during baptism is an outward demonstration of faith by identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without this conviction of faith in the resurrection, water baptism would be a meaningless religious rite or a mere swimming session. According to 1Peter 3:21, the ordinance of water baptism is not for the religious exercise of cleansing the filthiness of the body but it is an outward acknowledgement of an already present inward faith in the resurrection.

The like figure whereunto even baptism also now save, (Not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:4 also reveal how the ordinance of baptism is merely symbolic or a pictorial demonstration of an already present inward faith in the resurrection.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The Easter Sunday that is celebrated today, 24th April 2011 is all about the faith in this resurrection victory of Jesus Christ over the power of death. Religion without this essential ingredient of faith is merely a tradition.

Oftentimes, religion also conflicts with science just as it clashes with the Scripture of truth. On the other hand, faith always agrees with scriptural truth and the principles of scientific observations that confirm the knowledge of the truth already revealed in nature.
In comparison with religion, faith is God’s method of revealing the knowledge of spiritual truth that conveys His supernatural power but religion is man’s method of searching for spiritual knowledge and supernatural power, which may not necessarily align with principles of truth (Matthew 22: 29).
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…Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

Faith is the revelation knowledge of truth from the spiritual laws that are parallel to the knowledge of truth from natural laws that govern the universe (Romans10: 17).
The power of nature is released through the scientific knowledge that applies the principles of natural laws correctly just the same manner that supernatural power is released through the revelation knowledge that is received by faith that is based on correct application of the principles of spiritual laws. This similarity between faith and science becomes more glaring everyday while the conflict between science and religion continues.

Due to the fact that religion is man’s method of searching for spiritual knowledge and power, it has a tendency to be unreliable, inconsistent and evil, which could sometimes conflict with scientific observations of the knowledge of universal truth that is pure, natural and exists largely for the good of mankind.
Faith on the other hand is the invisible response to an invisible supernatural being predicated upon his revealed word and it should not be confused with religion.
Besides, faith only comes by inspiration while religion without inspiration of faith is a mere product of man’s pre-conceived ideas and unreliable among other things.

For instance, man’s pre-conceived religious ideas said that the earth was flat contrary to the Scripture of truth and it persecuted anyone who said otherwise.
This myth that the Earth was a flat surface actually contradicts biblical information because a certain prophet, who lived in the eight century BC said that, He (God) sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...
This prophet, inspired by God, had always known that the earth was circular and his knowledge was later confirmed scientifically (Isaiah 40:22) NIV.

Now to discover the truth about the three religious myths earlier listed above.

1) Religion makes us believe that it was an apple that Adam and Eve ate in the garden of Eden: The truth is that the fruit eaten by Eve and Adam in the Garden was never identified in the Bible. It has recently been discovered that man did not start to cultivate the apple fruit until long after that.

2) The Story of Three Wise Men: The truth about this is that the number of men who visited Joseph and Mary was never mentioned. There’s no documented evidence that they were Three. They could have been only two or more. This is what the bible said in Matthew 2:11,
… behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem…And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother…

Contrary to popular belief, the visit of the wise men did not take place at the manger where the baby was born but in a house that Joseph and Mary moved into after Jesus was born in a Manger. The above verse clearly shows two things; Jesus was not a baby when the wise men visited him, he was a young child of about two years old. How did we know he was about two years old?
Verse sixteen of the same second chapter of the book of Matthew said,
Then Herod… was exceedingly wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Interestingly, historical evidence has shown that three men with precious gifts would not normally make a risky journey through deserts all by themselves. Even if they were three or even two, a band of servants and bodyguards would have accompanied them to protect them from bandits on the way. Besides, it is logical to infer that the number of the wise men and entourage was much more than three such that Herod the king also became aware of their presence.

Furthermore, this historic journey of the wise men from the east to Jerusalem must have taken many days because people travelled by camels in those days and not jet planes. Therefore, Joseph and Mary had left the manger with their baby boy and moved into a proper house where the wise men visited the child. The emergency delivery of the Baby in a manger was because there was no room in the Inn when the mother was about to go into labour (Luke 2:7). Consequently, only the shepherds that watched their flocks the night Jesus was born visited the Baby in a manger but the wise men that followed the starlight from the east met the child in the house and not in a manger (Matthew 2: 11).

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him…
As revealed from Herod’s enquiries, the baby was under two years when the wise men reached Jerusalem.
Suffice to say that the concept of three wise men visiting baby Jesus in the manger, which you find depicted in several Christmas Cards, is at best a myth. The true event concerning the visit of the wise that is recorded in the bible is slightly different from the mythical story of what is commonly known. The misconception, albeit not as a completely innocent one, must have arisen from the fact that he was given three gifts.
[References taken from the book title: Nations of the World…How They Evolved].


3) Finally, That The Earth Is Only Six Thousand Years Old: This is probably one of the most damaging mythical misconceptions that man-made religion is responsible for. The Bible would never support this notion. It is clear from the Bible that the Earth is several billions of years old and Adam was not the first man to walk on the face of this earth. This theory that the Earth is about 6,000 years old, made popular by religion, falls flat in the face of incontrovertible Scientific discovery of fossils and other remains of animals that lived millions of years ago.

According to the Bible, there were beings before Adam that became disembodied (demons) after they perished with the Old World, which was the reason Adam was given a mandate to replenish the Earth.

The above theory, that the Earth is older than six thousand years old, would be the subject matter of our next post. Please stay tuned and Happy Easter!!

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