附錄A -科學允許的神通和奇蹟呢 ？
有些人認為，化腐朽為神奇是不可能的，並用科學作為這種說法的理由。 化腐朽為神奇，可以從神的奇蹟，或通過神聖的天使工作。 或化腐朽為神奇的是在虛假的跡象，從墮落天使的奇蹟和奇觀的形式。
這樣做的主要目的是為了顯示，現代科學並不排除存在著化腐朽為神奇的。 我相信現代科學實際上無論是那種上帝或天使完全允許工作在不違反科學規律的奇蹟，並存在天使和他們的聖經描述的能力。 涉及的科學都只是理論上的，主要是世俗的理論，我不聲稱它是正確的，但其中很大一部分是這樣一些人所接受。
希臘 - 標誌“的semeion”（4592），奇蹟“捷拉斯”（5059），並奇蹟“潛能”（1411）。 這些相同的3個字都用在以下方面：
1。 神 - 神的神，耶穌基督和聖靈，通過贈品的奇蹟作為整個聖經的跡象，奇蹟，奇蹟的力量
2。 聖天使 - 聖天使。 （徒2:22，5:12，2:11彼得，希伯來書 2:4）
3。 墮落天使，龍獸，“3邪惡的精神，如青蛙”。 （馬特 24:24，帖撒羅尼迦後書 2:9，馮 13:2，14，16時 14）
弗3:18 可能是能夠理解所有聖人的廣度和長度 ，和深度 ，並高度
馮1:8 我 Alpha和歐米茄， 開始和結束 ， 耶和華如此說 ，這是，這是來，全能。
根據現代科學的，我們生活在一個 observably 4維宇宙。 宇宙是空間（3）+時間（1）的尺寸，這等於我們可以看到時空。 上帝創造了所有3個維度的空間，我們看到（長度，寬度和高度），當上帝“創造天地”。 “（弗3:18也提到的”深度“比較多的大小或程度或全範圍的東西。）神造的時間維度”開始“，這標誌著創建時間本身，時間維度因為我們知道它。 神是永恆的，時間本身，神以外的時間，並在這裡創建時間之前。 上帝有完整的權力和控制時間維度。 神也取得了三個維度的空間，我們可以看到，也是他們之外。 於是，上帝創造了這一切，是整個宇宙之外，創造了它。
“在身體方面，維度是指所有空間的組成結構（參量），其在時間上的位置（被視為一個沿t軸標尺寸），以及空間物體的憲法結構內有粒子和領域概念之間的相關性，交互質量的相對屬性，這是從根本上說明的數學。 這些軸或其他可引用唯一標識一個點或其他對象和事件的態度和關係的結構 。 納入時間的物理理論，如廣義相對論，表示工作在4維空間-時間“，（作為Minkowski空間中定義 ）。 現代理論往往是“高維”，包括量子場，弦理論。 量子力學的狀態空間是無窮維函數空間“ -尺寸，維基百科
“科幻小說文本經常掛在嘴邊的維度的概念，真正指的是平行宇宙，備用的宇宙，或存在其他飛機時 。 這種用法是來源於想法，存在的並行/交替的宇宙/飛機旅行，必須前往的方向/除了標準的尺寸。 效果，其他宇宙/飛機剛剛從我們自己的一個小的距離，但距離第四（或更高）的空間（或非空間）維度，而不是標準的。“
在科幻小說中的“平行宇宙”概念實際上是從科學的“維”一詞的使用非常不同，你可以在上面看到。 從理論上講，“平行宇宙”也將有3個空間的尺寸（長度，寬度，高度）和一個時間維度。 這實際上意味著一個“平行宇宙”在理論上有其自身的尺寸。 此外，假設是，有5 個維度將用於我們的宇宙平行的世界，它有自己的4個維度，讓旅遊。
它會說“平行宇宙”使用相同的4個維度，我們的宇宙，因為根據定義，“宇宙”的一切，是不準確的。 因此，“平行宇宙”將有其自己定義其現實性和宇宙結構的尺寸構造，並不僅僅是借用使用的尺寸在我們自己的宇宙繼承。 這當然是所有從科幻小說，這與實際的科學無關的的虛構理論。 而我想澄清這一點，任何聲明，科學“的其他方面的”直理論不會有什麼“平行宇宙”的科幻概念。 如果科學觀察“ 第 5維度”我們的宇宙中固有的一些證據，這與“平行宇宙”無關。 “維”一詞首先是一門科學術語，誤導，並已在這樣的解釋方式，其含義是借用科幻。
, and that at the end of the 6 th day God “ saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, [it was] very good…Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Gen 1:31,2:1.聖經教導，“在開始的”神造“天地”，和6 日神結束“看到每次他的事，而且，不料，它是很好的 ... 因此，天地完成後，和他們所有的主機。“創1:31,2:1 。
這意味著神造的天地，和他們的主機，他的一切。 沒有任何其他除了神造的，有任何除了我們知道，上帝創造了宇宙的全部的其他宇宙中沒有提到。 因此，實際上是沒有“平行宇宙”，違背“聖經”的概念本身，這個宇宙是所有神說，是由“聖經”明確界定的。 上帝創造了天地，這些條款是定義良好，且有沒有神，除了天地，和他們的主機。
第一天是天空或大氣，雨來自鳥飛。 （創 1:7-8，耶4:25，馮 19時 17分，28:12，猶 5:4申命記 11:17，徒14:17）
第二個是天上的外層空間，位於太陽和月亮，和所有的恆星，行星和星系。 （耶8:2，ISA 13:10）
第三是天上的神居住的地方，在神的寶座，這是天使在天上。 （1健詩篇 2:4，66:1，11:4，ISA 2 CH 18時 18分，馬特 5:16）上午8時 30分，第三層天上去也被稱為“天堂”或“天上的天堂” 。 這就是所謂的“天上的天堂”，因為它是第一和第二天堂的天堂。 （1健8:27，申命記 10時 14分）
地球，大氣（先天地），外層空間（第二天堂），並在神的寶座和天上的使者住（第三層天上去）的所有領域，在所有神的創造存在。 這些都不是一個“平行宇宙”，所以聖經沒有說明“平行宇宙”存在。 相反，“聖經”的整個創作的徹底定義，實際上排除了任何的“平行宇宙”的概念中線的存在。
地球有4個維度，我們可以看到，但也聖經教導我們，地球上的存在是一種無形的精神境界就在我們身邊，並在這種精神境界，精神有一種存在，像聖潔的天使，墮落天使和惡魔。 我們知道，當他們趕出去，惡魔，穿越沙漠的地方，但我們無法看到它們。 （路加福音11:24）馬特 12點 43分，我們知道，軍隊可以在這個地球上存在的不可見的，在我們面前的，而其餘看不見。 這件事發生在以利沙和他的朋友的情況下，以利沙禱告說，耶和華，我求你了，打開他的眼睛，他可能會看到。 耶和華開了年輕人的目光;他看到，不料，山上的[是]關於以利沙的一輪火馬和戰車“（2健6:17）當神睜開眼睛精神境界，他看到了軍隊各地他們為他們的戰鬥。 這是我們周圍存在的精神境界，而且是無形的。
5-6喬什提到神的軍隊，這是“主機的天堂”或神的使者，軍隊，相同的排序是在傑里科的戰鬥，“他說，不僅如此;但 主機隊長耶和華我現在。 約書亞在他的臉上下跌在地上，並沒有崇拜，對他說，什麼仰我對他的僕人的主嗎 ？“（喬什5:14）主的”主機“是他的軍隊，這是天使。 雖然耶利哥的城牆似乎奇蹟般地下降，“聖經”確實表明，神的天使軍隊。 這是完全可能的，上帝的天使，一隻手在傑里科牆下來的實際力學。 因此，我們知道有一種無形的精神境界，在地球上。
在第一天，大氣，“聖經”還指出，除了空氣和雲層的氣氛，也有無形的精神境界，的物理部分。 天使飛在大氣中，這是第一天，所以必須有太多無形的精神境界。 （埃澤8:3，約翰1:32，啟8:13），撒旦被稱為“王子”空氣動力 “聖經”，和“空氣”是指大氣中（弗2:2）。
第三天堂似乎完全是一種無形的精神境界，當我們進入空間的最遠達到，我們不能看到神的寶座或天使。 由於明顯的是，它顯示了我們，正是地方神的寶座和天上的使者，他們是在一種無形的精神境界。 這使得第三層天上去的意義上說是一種精神境界，作為第三個是天上的神，神是個靈。
“他夢見，不料在地球上成立的一個階梯，它的頂部達到天堂：誰知它的神升序和降序的天使。 ，不料，耶和華站在它上面的，並說，我[上午]耶和華神對亞伯拉罕你的父親，和以撒的神：土地whereon你liest，你我會放棄它，和你的後裔... ...“
創 28:12-13清楚，第二天堂，這是外層空間，必須也包含無形的精神境界，因為我們沒有看到天使，因為他們升入通過第二天堂下降。 雅各看見神表示的階梯給了一個天使的方法，通過它升降。 雅各可以看到，上面的階梯主表示，距離不是很遠，天使不得不前往。 因此，“聖經”，似乎教天使實際上不具有橫向外層空間廣闊的距離，才能到達地球，是看到的物理尺寸。 相反，在無形的精神境界，天地之間距離短，不超過一個階梯，你可以看到頂部。 已建立一種永久的階梯天使穿過第二天堂， 第一和第三天上神。 天使派出快速向地球，作為無形的精神境界，是沒有時間是在物理學界的物理尺寸的限制。 這其實是有些模糊，但我們可以從聖經說的總體思路。 在任何情況下，無形的精神境界也似乎存在著整個第二天堂，這是外層空間。
等地球和所有3天上有一種無形的的精神境界，通過所有這些似乎瀰漫。 在這個地球上的精神境界就在我們身邊，但無形的。 聖經教導我們，上帝創造一種無形的宇宙，“對於他所有的事情：在天上和地上的東西，有形和無形的，無論是王位或權力或統治者或主管機關;所有的事情由他創建和他。“（西1:16）
應該指出，“統治者，當局”這裡所有的條款是指墮落的天使。 這可以看出，與弗6:12，“因為我們不反對血肉搏鬥，但對執政的，對權力，對這個世界的黑暗統治者對高[地方]的精神邪惡 “。等等這些權力和當局是無形的墮落天使。
雖然他們身體清單，似乎墮落的天使，也有類似精神的機構。 我們是在我們的肉體，被4個維度的4維。 天使的精神，和他在路加福音24復活後的耶穌說：“看哪，我的手，我的腳，這是我自己：處理我，並且看到一種精神祂所沒有肉和骨頭，正如你們看到我有 。“路加福音24:39
這可能是，真正的天使是不是我們住在3物理尺寸的物理生活，因為我們是。 相反，天使是精神的精神境界，和他們的“機構”的精神境界存在。 他們住在3我們所處的物理尺寸的東西組成，人體的這種無形的精神境界的物質組成，他們的屍體，它將使意義
哥林多前書15:40，44 [有]天體，和機構的陸地：但天體的榮耀之一，[榮耀]陸地[是]另一個... ...，它是播種面積一個自然的身體; 它提出了一個靈性的身體。 有一個自然的身體，和有靈性的身體。
聖經承認可以有精神，或精神團體的機構。 由於我們人類的陸地機構組成的4維物理問題，它將使意義，生活的精神或天體將相當於無形的精神境界的“物質”組成。 天使有這樣的精神機構，並創建等。 它將使意義上，有至少5 個維度，如果天使“機構不多，而且是我們的”4D的事“，精神境界的比喻組成。 可能是由幾個維度的精神境界，在長期的科學意義上的一種精神境界的寬度，長度和高度，如。 4維的物理世界，我們經常理解的精神境界，但是，即使是只有1個額外的維度，在科學意義上的長期，無形的精神境界， 仍然是5個維度，1個多個維度。
所有這一切導致這種無形的精神境界，可能是由多個維度，按照科學的長期使用，。 額外維度（S）的無形的精神境界，將是一個額外的維度，至少有一比，我們認為 4個維度。 因此，這將是公平調用天使“額外維”，比我們，ESP更方面的意義。 如果無形的精神境界與額外維度，按照科學的長期使用。
然而，神不單純是額外維。 上帝是永恆的，所以我稱之為“外維”。 神以外的維度，是永恆的造物主的一切，包括了天地的所有理論層面，和生活在其中的一切。 所以硬幣的一個術語，上帝是“外維”。 這是一個重要的區別之間的造物主上帝，和他的創作。 聖經上說，所有三個天地不能包含神，這使得為他做了所有的意識;，但他們做管理包含他創造的一切“，但神確實住在地上嗎？ 不料，天上的天堂和天堂不能包含你這個房子少多少，我builded“健8時27分？
現在，地球是上帝，科學已經研究了很多東西，並為第一和第二的天堂一樣，它具有可見的尺寸。 我們也知道，整個神的創造是一種無形的的精神境界。 科學說得多，在可見的物理領域。 但事實上，是無形的精神境界不意味著科學永遠不會有什麼說的，或沒有規則或界限可能操作的人生活在那裡的天使。 事實上，它似乎也有規則和界限，物理定律一樣，這是繼承的精神境界，以及。 即使在12馮聖天使和墮落天使之間的戰鬥表明，有反對的最存在一些精神境界物理的力量。 這意味著即使在聖天使盛行，推從天上墮落的天使，鑄造他們腳踏實地。 你不能有一個天使所隱含的物理概念沒有一些推，甚至在精神境界。 因此，有一定的偶然性，無形的精神境界，確實有它的物理規則，如果是這樣，無形的精神境界觸摸可見的物理領域，我們知道，科學可能能夠收集一些有識之士，或提供一些見解。 這種可能性是特別有趣的和現代學習的東西是看不見的物理和無形的尺寸在宇宙中的場景背後可能存在的理論。
是建立在現代物理學的一些分行通過實驗，如引力，相對論，量子力學，多粒子物理學，電磁，弱的和強的核力量。 弦理論是不成立的，而是企圖把這些樹物理學所有分支在一起，將它們連接起來，畫出看到，所有的樹枝幹從主幹。 弦理論是理論性很強的，未經證實的，可能improvable和無法核實的，高度數學的，需要10-11尺寸理論上可以來形容現代物理學的樹的樹幹。
“有多少空間的尺寸有嗎？ 難道我們真的知道嗎 ？ 到現在為止，我希望你會同意，這將是大言不慚要求，我們一定不存在額外維度知道。 我們看到三個維度的空間，但有可能，我們還沒有檢測。 你知道現在可以隱藏的額外維度，要么因為他們是蜷縮起來，小，或，因為時空扭曲和重力集中在一個小地區，甚至是無限維是無形的。 無論哪種方式，是否尺寸的緊湊型或局部，時空會出現四維無處不在，無論你在哪裡。“
- 莉薩蘭德爾博士，彎曲通道：揭開宇宙的隱藏維度，PG奧秘。 437
麗莎蘭德爾說，根據現代物理學，有可能會非常大，甚至無限大的，無形的方面，確實存在，但我們只能感知的4個維度的時空。 像這樣的5 個大尺寸可以是無形的精神境界，在“聖經”的教導，其中包含在該維度的精神機構的天使。
“如果是事實，以解釋率在恆星軌道我們的銀河系的中心，它似乎必須有更多的質量比被佔問題上，我們觀察。 這種缺失的質量可能會出現在我們的世界粒子的一些異國情調的品種，如懦夫（弱相互作用大規模的粒子）或axions（很輕的基本粒子），但缺少質量也可以與物質在一個影子世界存在的證據... ...而不是結束的額外維度的影子膜，另一種可能性是，他們是無限的，但高度彎曲的像一個馬鞍。 麗莎蘭德爾和拉曼Sundrum表明，這種曲率，而行為像第二個膜：膜的對象的引力影響將局限於一個小的膜鄰里和不擴散到無窮大的額外維度。 的影子膜模型，引力場會的權利長途衰減來解釋行星軌道和引力的實驗室測量，但重力會更迅速地在短距離有所不同。 然而，本蘭德爾Sundrum模型和影子膜模型之間的重要區別 。 在重力的作用下移動的機構，將產生引力波，曲率的漣漪，通過時空在光速旅行。 像光的電磁波，引力波攜帶能量，一個二進制脈衝星PSR1913 +16的意見已被證實的預測。 如果我們確實生活在一個時空膜的額外維度，膜的議案的機構所產生的引力波會旅行到其他尺寸。 如果有第二次的影子膜，引力波會反射回來，兩國膜上被困 。 另一方面，如果有永遠只有一個單一的膜和額外維度去蘭德爾Sundrum模型，引力波可以完全逃避和遠離我們的膜世界的能源。 這似乎違反物理學的基本原則之一：能量守恆定律。 能源的總量保持不變 。 然而，它似乎是一種侵犯，不僅是因為我們正在發生的事情的看法是限制的膜。天使可以看到額外維度會知道的能量是一樣的，只是更多的傳播出去 。“
雖然 Randall的聲明，基本上霍金說，非常大的額外維，是可能的，並不會違反已知的物理學定律。 事實上，它們的存在可能有助於解釋一些比較大的befuddling問題仍然未科學，如缺少大規模。 因此，科學，存在著一種無形的精神境界，讓潛在的天使，天使的精神機構可以由這個額外維度的東西，這種無形的境界。
物理學的分支稱為這是亞原子粒子（即小於一個原子）量子力學的交易。 量子力學得到了很好的建立，通過科學實驗。 與弦理論，量子力學是一個實際的實驗領域。 它是在量子物理學中，我們發現了海森堡測不准原理：
在量子物理學，海森堡測不准原理，對某些物理性質，化學性質，如位置和動量，不能既被稱為任意精度。 也就是說，更精確的一個屬性是已知的，正是其他的都可以稱為 。 同時與任何程度的準確性或確定性的微觀粒子的位置和速度是無法衡量 。 這不是一個有關研究人員的能力來衡量系統的特定數量的限制陳述，而對系統本身的性質，因此，它表達了對宇宙的財產。
這基本上意味著，在亞原子水平，電子，夸克，光子等，似乎是一個隨機性的基本原則。 顆粒去，他們似乎想要去的地方。 粒子幾乎似乎他們在做什麼選擇。 但是，這些選擇的總體格局，形成了一個統計可計算的概率。
人們可能仍希望地問：“它是如何工作？ 法律背後的機制是什麼？“沒有找到任何機械背後的規律 。 沒有人可以“解釋”比我們剛才解釋說：“”沒有人會給你任何情況有更深入的代表性。 我們有一個更基本的機制，從這些結果可以推斷，沒有想法。
我們想強調的一個非常重要的區別，經典和量子力學之間的，我們一直在談論的概率是一個電子將在一個給定的情況下到達。 我們已經在我們的實驗安排（甚至在最好的之一）暗示，這將是無法預測會發生什麼 。 我們只能預測的可能性 ，這將意味著，如果這是真的，物理學試圖預測在一定的情況下究竟會發生什麼的問題上。 沒錯！ 物理學已經放棄了，我們不知道如何預測會發生什麼，在給定的情況下，我們相信，這是不可能的，唯一可以預見的是不同的事件的概率。 ，我們必須承認，這在我們的本質的認識的早期理想的裁員。 這可能是一種倒退，但沒有人找到了一種方法，以避免它 。
沒有人想出了這個難題的出路 。 因此，在目前的時間，我們必須限制自己的計算概率 。 我們說：“在目前的時間，”但我們懷疑，它是將與我們永遠也不可能擊敗難題，這是雙向性真的是非常強烈 。
理查德P.費曼，博士，物理費曼講座，卷。 3，pgs.1 - 10 ,1 - 11
那麼，為什麼在宇宙中最微小的部分規模，有這一切的隨機性？ 科學為什麼放棄了精確的可預測性，並接受該規則的不確定性和偶然性的宇宙中最基本和最根本的積木的微觀域？ 概率為什麼只能被稱為？
隨著量子力學的到來，我們已經認識到事件不能完全準確的預測，但總是有一定程度的不確定性。 如果一個人喜歡， 可以歸因於隨機性神的干預，但它是一個很奇怪的一種干預：沒有證據，這是朝著任何目的。 事實上，如果是的話，它會定義不隨機。 在近代，我們有效地去除上面的第三種可能性，重新確定科學的目標：我們的目標是制定一套法律，使我們能夠預測事件的不確定性原理的限制，最多只能到。
總是存在的不確定性或偶然性的元素，這會影響物質的行為，在一個小規模的根本途徑。 愛因斯坦幾乎單槍匹馬負責廣義相對論，他在量子力學的發展起到了的重要組成部分。 他對此事的感受，總結出一語中的“上帝不擲骰子。”但是，所有證據表明，上帝是一個根深蒂固的賭徒，在一切可能的場合，他拋出的骰子。
省16時33 我們可能會拋出的骰子，但耶和華決定了他們是如何下降的 。
However, if the uncertainty principle of quantum physics is correct, then the Bible assures us that God still sets the rules and outcomes for the seeming “randomness” of the “quantum dice”. God is in control of the randomness and the probabilities that we see.
Some Christians who are Scientists speak on this very issue:
John Byl has a PhD in Astronomy, is the author of the book “God and Cosmos: A Christian View of Time, Space, and the Universe”, and is Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Trinity Western University.
“ WG Pollard and, more recently, Nancey Murphy advocate that the apparently random events at the quantum level are all specific, intentional acts of God. God's action at this level is limited in that
(1) He respects the integrity of the entities with which He co-operates (eg, He doesn't change the electron's mass arbitrarily) and
(2) He restricts His action to produce a world that, for all we can tell, is orderly and law-like.
God is the hidden variable. Murphy asserts that this position is not only theologically preferable to indeterminism, but has the further advantage of consistency with the principle of sufficient reason. Of course, if God is directly responsible for quantum events this entails that these are therefore predictable by God. Hence we are left with a deterministic universe, at least at the quantum level.”
“God's sovereignty rules out the possibility of agents acting independently of Him. In particular, quantum mechanics does not imply ontological indeterminism , given that determinist interpretations of quantum mechanics are possible, that non-physical secondary causes cannot be ruled out and that God is the primary cause for all events.”
-John Byl PhD, “Indeterminacy, Divine action and Human Freedom”
William Pollard PhD, is a Nuclear Physicist and Episcopal Priest, with a PhD in Physics and Honorary doctorates in science, divinity, law, and humane letters. He is the author of “Chance and Providence: God's Action in a World Governed by Scientific Law”. The entire book is on God operating, instead of “chance”, in quantum mechanics.
“In the next chapter I will begin the presentation for your consideration of a quite different approach to this problem which seems to me to offer an entirely adequate solution for it. Under it, as we shall attempt to show, there can emerge again in all of its ancient power the fullness of the Biblical response to the living God who is ever active in the whole of His creation sustaining, providing, judging, and redeeming all things, both in heaven and in earth, in accordance with the mysterious and hidden purposes of His might will. At the same time, however, this is accomplished in such a way that the essential integrity and unity of science, both as it is now and as in principle it may become, is fully preserved.”
“To Einstein's famous question expressing his abhorrence of quantum mechanics, “Does God throw dice?” the Judeo-Christian answer is not, as so many have wrongly supposed, a denial, but a very positive affirmative. For only in a world in which the laws of nature govern events in accordance with the casting of dice can a Biblical view of a world whose history is responsive to God's will prevail.”
-William Pollard PhD, “Chance and Providence: God's Action in a World Governed by Scientific Law”, pg. 35, pg. 97
Nancey Murphy PhD, Theologian, is Professor of Christian Philosophy at the Fuller Theological Seminary. She also serves as an editorial advisor for Theology and Science, Theology Today, and Christianity Today. She is the author of “Divine Action In The Natural Order”.
“The second strategy for giving an account of the locus of divine action explores quantum physics and seeks to give an account of God's action throughout the natural and human world by means of action at the quantum level (either alone or in conjunction with top-down action). My proposal is motivated theologically. If God is immanent in and acting in all creatures, then necessarily God is acting at the quantum level. Emphasis on this fact has the advantage of sidestepping the problem of interventionism: the laws of quantum mechanics are only statistical and therefore not subject to violation. If, as most interpreters conclude, events at this level are genuinely indeterminate, then there need be no competition between divine action and physical causation. It is possible from a theistic perspective to interpret current physics as saying that the natural world is intrinsically incomplete and open to divine action at its most basic level .”
-Nancey Murphy PhD, Dive Action In The Natural Order, pg. 131
In other words, God is in control and constantly interacting with the world at a quantum level. Where scientists see randomness and probabilities, they are seeing God determine how the dice fall, all the time, in quantum mechanics. The Bible may also present an argument of God controlling the “quantum dice” in Col 1:16-17, referring to Jesus Christ,
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. ”
The word here for “consist” is “synistemi” (4921) and it means, “to consist of or be composed of, to cohere, put together, hold together or band together”.
According to subatomic physics, it is the quantum force particles of bosons, and gluons that hold together atoms, and particles like photons and electrons that hold together different atoms. As such, this verse in the Bible could be referring to, that it is by God's control over the “quantum dice” that makes these particles we are composed of to hold together. As such, by His actions all things hold together or “by Him all things consist”.
Assuming it is true that God does allow randomness at a quantum level of physics, but also constantly controls the outcome of that randomness, besides “upholding all things”, like the universe, “by the word of His power” (Heb 1:3), is there another possible reason for God creating the universe to be this way? Could it relate to miracles, signs and wonders? This could very well be the case.
Not only does quantum physics allow for existing particles that we can observe in experiment to act in random ways, but it also allows for particles and antiparticles (antimatter) to pop in and out of existence, seemingly randomly. These particles usually only exist for a very short time, and are called “virtual particles”.
“Down at the very tiniest length scale and trillions of times smaller than atoms, is what is known as the Planck scale where the concept of length loses its meaning and quantum uncertainty rules. At this level all known laws of physics break down and even space and time become nebulous concepts. Any and all conceivable distortions of spacetime will be popping in and out of existence in a random and chaotic dance which is going on all the time everywhere in the universe. Terms such as “quantum fluctuations” and the “quantum foam” which are used to describe this chaotic activity certainly do not do it justice.”
-Jim Al-Khalili PhD, Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines, pg. 207
PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey
The existence of these seemingly random particles does not violate the laws of physics, especially the Law of Conservation of Energy:
“Where did all these particles come from? The answer is that relativity and quantum mechanics allow matter to be created out of energy in the form of particle/antiparticle pairs. And where did the energy come from to create this matter? The answer is that it was borrowed from the gravitational energy of the universe. The universe has an enormous debt of negative gravitational energy, which exactly balances the positive energy of the matter.”
-Stephen Hawking, PhD, Black Holes and Baby Universes, Pg. 97
Virtual particles have been shown, through experiments, to exist, as seen in the Lamb shift and the Casimir Effect.
“These particles are called virtual because, unlike “real” particles, they cannot be observed directly with a particle detector. Their indirect effects can nonetheless be measured, and their existence has been confirmed by a small shift (the “Lamb shift”) they produce in the spectrum of light from excited hydrogen atoms.”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, Black Holes and Baby Universes, Pg 107
Regarding the Casimir Effect,
“As we saw in Chapter 7, even what we think of as “empty” space is filled with pairs of virtual particles and antiparticles that appear together, move apart, and come back together and annihilate each other. Now, suppose one has two metal plates a short distance apart. The plates will act like mirrors for the virtual photons or particles of light. In fact they will form a cavity between them, a bit like an organ pipe that will resonate only at certain notes. This means that virtual photons can occur in the space between the plates only if their wavelengths (the distance between the crest of one wave and the next) fit a whole number of times into the gap between the plates. If the width of a cavity is a whole number of wavelengths plus a fraction of a wavelength, then after some reflections backward and forward between the plates, the crests of one wave with coincide with the troughs of another and the waves will cancel out.
Because the virtual photons between the plates can have only the resonant wavelengths, there will be slightly fewer of them than in the region outside the plates where virtual photons can have any wavelength. Thus there will be slightly fewer virtual photons hitting the inside surfaces of the plates than the outside surfaces. One would therefore expect a force on the plates, pushing them toward each other . This force has actually been detected and has the predicted value. Thus we have experimental evidence that virtual particles exist and have real effects.”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, The Illustrated Brief History of Time, pgs. 204-206
Virtual particles can include all types of particles, including photons, electrons, gluons, bosons, and quarks. According to physicists, under certain conditions in the universe, virtual particles can exist for longer periods of time and therefore become “real” particles. This particular example relates to conditions of space near a black hole, but in principle this shows that science does generally allow for the possibility of virtual particles popping into existence and becoming real particles.
“We can understand this in the following way: what we think of as “empty” space cannot be completely empty because that would mean that all the fields, such as the gravitational and electromagnetic fields, would have to be exactly zero. However, the value of a field and its rate of change with time are like the position and velocity of a particle: the uncertainty principle implies that the more accurately one knows one of these quantities, the less accurately one can know the other. So in empty space the field cannot be fixed at exactly zero, because then it would have both a precise value (zero) and a precise rate of change (also zero). There must be a certain minimum amount of uncertainty, or quantum fluctuations, in the value of the field. One can think of these fluctuations as pairs of particle of light or gravity that appear together at some time, move apart, and then come together again and annihilate each other. These particles are virtual particles like carry the gravitational force of the sun: unlike real particles, they cannot be observed directly with a particle detector. However, their indirect effects, such as small changes in the electron orbits in atoms, can be measured and agree with the theoretical predictions to a remarkable degree of accuracy. The uncertainty principle also predicts that there will be similar virtual pairs of matter particles, such as electrons or quarks . In this case, however, one member of the pair will be a particle, and the other an antiparticle (the antiparticles of light and gravity are the same as the particles).
Because energy cannot be created out of nothing, one of the partners in a particle/antiparticle pair will have positive energy, and the other partner negative energy. The one with negative energy is condemned to be a short-lived virtual particle because real particles always have positive energy in normal situations. It must therefore seek out its partner and annihilate with it. However, a real particle close to a massive body has less energy than if it were far away, because it would take energy to lift it far away against the gravitational attraction of the body. Normally, the energy of the particle is still positive, but the gravitational field inside a black hole is so strong that even a real particle can have negative energy there. It is therefore possible, if a black hole is present, for the virtual particle with negative energy to fall into the black hole and become a real particle or antiparticle . In this case it no longer has to annihilate with its partner. Its forsaken partner may fall into the black hole as well. Or, having positive energy, it might also escape from the vicinity of the black hole as a real particle or antiparticle . To an observer at a distance, it will appear to have been emitted from the black hole.”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Pgs. 134-137
According to science it is possible that physical quantum particles can randomly pop into existence seemingly out of nowhere. If God is controlling the “quantum dice”, then this means God could cause these subatomic quantum particles to come into existence out of nowhere. This does not contradict the laws of physics in any way. Rather the laws of physics and modern science make clear that subatomic quantum particles popping into existence from out of nowhere is the normal state of the universe, which science has confirmed. And it is entirely possible for this randomness to be controlled by God controlling the “quantum dice”; and the quantum randomness seen has no explanation. Metaphorically speaking, this is a huge hole in the wall of science, which allows for the hand of God to come through into the physical universe, without in any way contradicting science or the known laws of physics. This shows that science actually allows for miracles and the miraculous done by God, without it in any way conflicting with Science or Modern Physics.
Modern Physics teaches that elementary particles, of all kinds, can and do randomly pop in and out of existence. This includes photons, which are particles of light. This also includes gravitons, which are theoretical and theoretically instrumental in gravity, as well as gluons, bosons and other force carrying particles.
一些攜帶顆粒的力量是什麼持有夸克在一起，形成中子和質子，和其他力量顆粒抱在一起的原子。 All of these particles can pop into existence out of nowhere, seemingly randomly, the universe allows for this, and the universe was created by God intentionally to be the way it is.
What are quarks and electrons? They are the particles that are the building blocks of atoms.
Different types of atoms make up all of the elements of matter, as seen in the periodic table of the elements.
Atoms are the building blocks of all the matter we see, and our bodies are made of atoms.
So assuming God, who is omnipotent, one way or another controlled the randomness of the quantum world… then this means that God could choose to have a large number of quarks, gluons, electrons, etc. pop into existence very quickly, and assemble into atoms. God could also do this in such a way that many atoms were formed, and would assemble into much larger objects, even objects large enough that we could see them.
This might include things like oil and grain popping into existence out of nowhere:
1 Kings 17:8-16
And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse : and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah .
God provided for 3 years oil and grain, though the land was in a drought with famine. This oil and grain appeared seemingly out of thin air. But another way to put it might be that it appeared out of “seemingly random quantum foam”. And there are many miracles, signs, and wonders in the Bible, done by God, which are similar to this, such as Jesus Christ feeding the multitudes of thousands from a couple fish and a few loaves of bread.
Also, there are miraculous healings mentioned many times in the Bible. According to science, our bodies are made up of molecules of atoms, which are made from quarks and electrons and such. Consider the cases of sight being restored to the blind, the healing of the disfigured hand, the healing of lepers, and the healing of all manner of sicknesses; miracles done by Jesus Christ. Control over the “quantum dice” would be one way to explain how sick flesh was instantaneously changed into healthy flesh.
And so this is one way to describe, in modern physics concepts, how God does miracles, signs, and wonders. Though God does do them, whether control of the “quantum dice” of quantum physics is truly and specifically how, or not.
But the Bible also says that Holy angels, and Fallen angels, also work miracles, signs and wonders. (Acts 2:22, 5:12, 2 Peter 2:11, Heb 2:4, Matt 24:24, 2 Thes 2:9, Rev 13:2, 14, 16:14) So it could be an accurate description to say that how fallen angels also do miracles, signs, and wonders is because they too somehow have control over the “quantum dice”, though definitely on a more limited scale than God does.
The Bible teaches that God is everywhere in the universe, and there is nowhere that He is not. Whereas fallen angels have a set, limited, location for their spirit body, and are only in one place at a time, much like mankind. Under this line of reasoning, God has power, and “quantum power” over everywhere in the universe, but fallen angels only have power or “quantum power” in their immediate location. Also, God has power over the fallen angels' spirit bodies themselves, as their bodies are part of the creation, whereas fallen angels have no such power over God.
It does make some analogous sense that all angels would have powers like God, but limited, for the Bible several times in the Old Testament calls angels the “sons of God”. (Gen 6, Job 1:6, Job 2:1, Psalm 29:1, 89:6)
It may be that the extra-dimensionality of angels is what would make possible them having limited control over the “quantum dice” in their immediate location.
“Today, however, physicists are following a different trail-the one leading to superstring theory. Unlike previous proposals, it has survived every blistering mathematical challenge ever hurled at it. Not surprisingly, the theory is a radical-some might say crazy-departure from the past, being based on tiny strings vibrating in 10-dimensional space-time… In superstring theory, the subatomic particles we see in nature are nothing more than different resonances of the vibrating superstrings, in the same way that different musical notes emanate from the different modes of vibration of a violin string.”
-Michio Kaku PhD, “Into the Eleventh Dimension”, author of Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through the 10th Dimension, Oxford University Press.
According to String Theory, particles in the 4-dimenional space-time we observe, are the result of vibrations of 1 dimensional strings that exist in an additional 6-7 dimensions, in the scientific sense of the word which (comes to10-11 dimensions total).
As such, speaking generally according to science in principle, it is possible that the extra-dimensionality of angels would allow for their altering of particles in our 4 dimensional world, on the subatomic quantum level. As such, their extra-dimensionality, in the spiritual realm, may be tied directly to their ability to work “miracles, signs, and wonders”, possibly through being able to determine how the “quantum dice” fall (on a limited scale in their immediate locality).
To illustrate, imagine that sitting on a table, is a cup. This cup has 3 spatial dimensions, and as the second pass, it moves through the 4 th dimension of time. Now, in the exact same location as the cup, would be 6-7 invisible dimensions that you can't see. And that is because these invisible 6-7 dimensions intersect the 4 dimensions we know at every point. These 6-7 dimensions are most definitely not somewhere else, but are in the same place we are, but invisible. Now, if these 6-7 extra dimensions correspond to the invisible spiritual realm that the Bible teaches, then an angel who has a spirit body would have an invisible spirit body comprised of the stuff of these 6-7 extra dimensions. And such an invisible angel could choose to effect the 6-7 extra dimensions where the cup is located so as to knock the cup over.
In other words, fallen angels have spirit bodies in the invisible spiritual realm. If the spiritual realm is composed of these extra 6-7 dimensions, then the spirit bodies of the fallen angels are composed of the spiritual realm, these extra 6-7 dimensions. Just as the invisible spiritual realm is all around us, so also could be these 6-7 extra dimensions. According to String Theory (just a theory) what we observe as an effect in our 3 spatial dimensions is caused by what happens in the 6-7 invisible extra dimensions. This means that an extra-dimensional angel could use their extra-dimensional spirit body in the 6-7 extra dimensions, to have the effect of changing things in the physical 3 dimensions we perceive. And in this, fallen angels would also have limited control over how the “quantum dice” fall, but only in a very limited location where they are present. As the invisible realm is all around us (or these extra dimensions would be also) a fallen angel can only effect changes in the immediate locality around them, in the location of their spirit body.
And so this shows how Modern Physics also allows for angels or fallen angels to work miracles (in a limited locality) along the same lines as how Modern Physics allows for God to work miracles. And so angels can also work miracles and do the miraculous, without violating and laws of Modern Physics or science. Rather, Modern Physics and Science totally allows for the existence of angels, their spirit bodies, the invisible spiritual realm, and the miraculous powers of angels as described in the Bible.
When it comes to Holy angels or fallen angels, the Bible describes that they can cause dreams and Visions, as well as causing the physically miraculous or miracles.
In the case of fallen angels, they cause False Visions, which can seem entirely physically real to a victim, and also dreams. Beyond this fallen angels can cause physical injury, and other sorts of physical manifestations, like objects moving, or recording film being altered, etc. These physical manifestations would be considered as false signs, false miracles, and false wonders, Biblically speaking.
I think that fallen angels being able to control (in their immediate locality) how the “quantum dice” fall, would work as a way to explain Physical manfestations very easily, both with visible angels materializing, or seeing the physical effects of invisible angels, including the physical aspects of Visions.
Excepting time perception manipulation, I also think this “quantum dice” idea explains all varieties and aspects of Visions quite well, and also dreams. This is because the human brain also can experience the effects of a fallen angel being able to control the “quantum dice” (in a limited localized way).
“The human brain, however, is also subject to the uncertainty principle. Thus, there is an element of the randomness associated with quantum mechanics in human behavior. But the energies involved in the brain are low, so quantum mechanical uncertainty is only a small effect.”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, Black Holes and Baby Universes, Pg. 133
Although the effect of quantum mechanical uncertainty in the brain is normally small, if fallen angels can determine how the “quantum dice” fall, then a fallen angel could make the effect quite large and noticeable.
Regarding False Visions, all of our physical senses are dependant on how our brain interprets them. By fallen angels generating electrical impulses in the brain, and such things like that, fallen angels would be able to make us “see” things that are not actually in front of our eyes, and “hear” things that are not there to make any sound, “feel” things that are not touching our bodies, “smell” things not before our noses, and “taste” things that are not on our tongues. These things would seem completely real to all of the bodily senses. And the electrical impulses that are truly transmitting information about reality around us could also be blocked out by fallen angels, under this same ability. Or actual reality could be partially blocked. And either way, false electrical signals in the brain generated by fallen angels, through manipulation of the “quantum dice”, could cause a person to experience a False Vision that seemed entirely physically real, but was not.
A person could be caused to perceive something completely illusionary, by a fallen angel manipulating that person's brain, which is a person's gateway to physical perception. As such, an illusion could seem completely physically real to all of the bodily senses, so much so as to be completely indistinguishable from reality to the person. This manipulation of the senses through manipulation of the brain is very likely what happens in False Vision (or in Holy angelic true Visions). Fallen angels could cause this to happen to more than one person at a time, strengthening the deception. And also under the same limited control over the “quantum dice”, fallen angels could cause physical manifestations, even running concurrently with a Vision which seems real. This sort of deception can be very powerful. Dreams could be explained much in the same way, but the same sort of thing occurring while the person is asleep and dreaming.
Besides all of this, there is one more thing which is miraculous that fallen angels do, which modern science allows for in a specific way. That is time perception manipulation.
Luke 4:5 “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.”
This case of Satan likely causing Jesus Christ to have a Vision, as mentioned in the Bible, was likely at least hours in less than 1 second.
What we are going to cover next is the time perception manipulation abilities of fallen angels, as seen in fallen angelic. I will first be covering the ways time perception manipulation can Not be explained under Modern Science, before I get into the way it can be explained, and Modern Physics allows for this.
As the brain of the victim of a False Vision is an integral part of how fallen angels carry out these Visions, and the memories of these attacks are stored in the brain, then the time perception manipulation aspect of these attacks must be explainable in a way that is consistent and not conflicting with the physical human brain and how it functions. And so any explanation of time perception manipulation must be limited and confined to explanations that do not conflict with the science of the human brain.
If we were to assume that time perception manipulation involves a compacting or compressing of extensive experiences into a short period of time, then this would require the human brain to handle in one second, somewhere from a hundred to a thousand times more information than the brain usually processes in one second. The brain processes information by the firing of neurons.
The only information I could find on neurons firing more rapidly than normal were studies on psychoactive drugs, heroin especially. As people attacked by fallen angels that experience time perception manipulation do not report experiencing a severe heroin-like sensation, this serves as experimental evidence that overly-rapid neuronic firing in the normal passage of time will not work to explain this time perception manipulation.
And as such, time perception manipulation does not involve a compacting or compressing of extensive experiences into a short period of time. The only other option is that these experiences actually do take as much time as subjectively perceived by the person having a fallen angelic Vision, though objective time passage for the rest of the world is much shorter.
A major example for this may be seen in the theory of general relativity. According to relativity, no matter what speed a person moves, time is perceived to pass at the same rate. However, less time will comparatively pass for an accelerated person than for a (relatively) stationary person. Yet either person will feel time passing at the same rate. It could be argued from a theological standpoint that God designed the human brain to need a consistent flow of actual time in order to function correctly, and designed a universe in which time passage would remain consistent, no matter to what speed a human might accelerate.
Because the person's brain is involved in the process of a Vision, yet their body does not go anywhere, many theoretical physics concepts dealing with time would not work to explain how the brain can experience more time while the body experiences less time.
Could general relativity, and time dilation explain how this works? Relativistic Time Dilation would not work, because it would require the body to feel acceleration (or its gravitational equivalent) in comparison to the brain, at over 99% the speed of light. This speed would be necessary to produce a 100 or 1000 seconds to 1 second ratio. This is not what is reported by witnesses of the person under attack's body, that see it does not go anywhere, nor the Biblical account that during Visions people do not go anywhere. So this cannot be the case, aside from the fact that such a thing would likely kill the person.
Could time travel gained by travel to the future, and then the past, explain this extra perceived time?
There is a type of theoretical wormhole, called a CTC, which was once theorized to be able to be used in this way, if many detailed criteria were met. But according to the current consensus of scientists, a CTC would not work for time travel to the future or past. This manner specifically would involve moving a brain to another location in 4d space-time, spending a real amount of time in that other location moving into the future, and then the brain traveling back in time to the same moment it left. Even if this could work without killing the person, a CTC wormhole still would not work for returning the brain to the past, as a CTC will not work for time travel to the past or future. A CTC wormhole will not work for time travel to the future and past for a brain, or a person, or even for a bowling ball, as they cannot be used for time travel in general.
Kip Thorne and Stephen Hawking had an ongoing debate for about 20 years over the subject of time travel into the past, using a CTC wormhole for time travel. The debate, based on their books, seems to have become settled, with Thorne (pro-possibility of time travel) coming to agree with Hawking (anti-possibility of time travel). Here are some highlights:
“Perhaps fortunately for our survival (and that of our mothers), it seems that the laws of physics do not allow such time travel. There seems to be a Chronology Protection Agency that makes the world safe for historians by preventing travel into the past. What seems to happen is that the effects of the uncertainty principle would cause there to be a large amount of radiation if one traveled into the past. This radiation would either warp space-time so much that it would not be possible to go back in time, or it would cause space-time to come to an end in a singularity like the big bang and the big crunch. Either way, our past would be safe from evil-minded persons. The Chronology Protection Hypothesis is supported by some recent calculations that I and other people have done. But the best evidence we have that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future.”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, Black Holes and Baby Universes Pg. 154 (1994)
“Translating back the viewpoint of an observer at rest in the wormhole (the observer that Kim and I had relied on), Hawking's conjecture meant that the quantum gravity cutoff occurs 10^-95 second before the wormhole becomes a time machine, not 10^-43 second – and by then, according to our calculations, the vacuum fluctuational beam is strong enough, but just barely so, that it might indeed destroy the wormhole.”
-Kip S. Thorne PhD, Black Holes and Time Warps pg. 520 (1994)
“Hawking suspects that the growing beams of vacuum fluctuations is nature's way of enforcing chronology protection: Whenever one tries to make a time machine, and no matter what kind of device one uses in one's attempt (a wormhole, a spinning cylinder, a “cosmic string”, or whatever), just before one's device becomes a time machine, a beam of vacuum fluctuations will circulate through the device and destroy it. Hawking seems ready to bet heavily on this outcome. I am not willing to take the other side in such a bet. I do enjoy taking bets with Hawking, but only bets that I have a reasonable chance of winning. My strong gut feeling is that I would lose this one. My own calculations with Kim, and unpublished calculations that Eanna Flanagan (a student of mine) has done more recently, suggest to me that Hawking is likely to be right. Every time machine is likely to self-destruct (by means of circulating vacuum fluctuations) at the moment one tries to activate it.”
-Kip S. Thorne PhD, Black Holes and Time Warps pg. 521 (1994)
That was all from 1994, but a more recent quote from 2001 shows the issue has generally been settled:
“… Since the sum-over-histories calculations in these backgrounds are mathematically equivalent, one can conclude that the probability of these backgrounds goes to zero as they approach the warping needed for time loops. In other words, the probability of having sufficient warping for a time machine is zero. This supports what I have called the Chronology Protection Conjecture: that the laws of physics conspire to prevent time travel by macroscopic objects .
Although time loops are allowed by the sum over histories, the probabilities are extremely small. Based on the duality arguments I mentioned earlier, I estimate the probability that Kip Thorne could go back and kill his grandfather as less than one in ten with a trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion zeroes after it… As gambling men, Kip and I would bet on odds like that. The trouble is, we can't bet each other because we are now both on the same side .”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, The Universe in a Nutshell, pgs. 152-153 (2001)
One problem with time travel to the past between 2 locations in 4d space-time, is that, put simply, electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations would build up traveling in a loop from the present to the past, an infinite loop, and this would destroy any pathway from the present to the past. Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne have said, CTC wormholes won't work for time travel.
As such, this is also not a possibility for time perception manipulation during a fallen angel attack, and it can summarily be concluded that peoples' brains do not go anywhere, or time travel. Time gained by traveling to the future, and then the past, is not allowed by physics in any way that would fit this time perception manipulation scenario seen in a fallen angelic Vision.
Biblically, this can be understood in that God created the universe so as to not allow time travel into the past. God controls both sides of the wormhole, and it is God who would make it so electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations in a loop from the wormhole mouths would destroy the wormhole before it could allow for any possible time travel.
God created time, as did Jesus Christ, as all things were created through Him.
Jesus Christ says in Rev 22:13, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
As such God has complete authority over time, and simply does not allow time travel to the past, or the future and then the past again.
None of these theories mentioned will work as an explanation for time perception manipulation caused by fallen angels during False Visions. So then what is going on?
The key verse is Luke 4:5, “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time .”
This verse does not describe time travel to the past. In contrast, this verse describes a long period of time passing during a second, or less than a second. Or another way to say this is that some extra time was perceptually gained by the person, more than the objective passage of time that God controls.This verse describes a long period of time passing during a second, or less than a second. Or another way to say this is that some extra time was perceptually gained by the person, more than the objective passage of time that God controls. So how would a fallen angel do this? How might this work?
The answer is that there is simply more to the dimension of time than we normally think of there being. I believe the Bible sets precedence for this concept, and this is how I would interpret Joshua's Long Day.
Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.
I have read several theories to explain how this worked, but here is mine:
When God made the dimension of time, He made it to have both its flow in length, as we normally perceive, and draw as a line, but also to have a width to it, at right angles to its length. This width is normally small and tight like a string. But the width of time is like a stretchy material, like a rubber band, and so if God wants to, God can stretch out the width of time. The width of time is not affected by the 3 dimensions of space, or things like gravity or speed. The length of time is what is referred to in “space-time”, but the width of time exists unaffected by the things that would normally affect the length of time. In other words, the width of time works like a 2 nd dimension to time.
In Joshua's Long Day, it was the width of time that God stretched out, around the surface of the earth, and for the people on the earth. As such the people on earth experienced long time passage in the width of time, during what was a brief moment in the length of time.
I believe that according to physics this is possible. Although the concept of time having a 2 nd dimension of “width” seems to be in its infancy, there is some information to be found on it. The concept which parallels the “width” of time in modern theoretical physics is the concept of “imaginary time”:
“…One of these is that it is easier to do the sum if one deals with histories in what is called imaginary time rather than in ordinary, real time. Imaginary time is a difficult concept to grasp, and it is probably the one that has caused the greatest problems for the readers of my book. I have also been criticized fiercely by philosophers for using imaginary time. How can imaginary time have anything to do with the real universe?
I think these philosophers have not learned the lessons of history. It was once considered obvious that the earth was flat and that the sun went around the earth, yet since the time of Copernicus and Galileo, we have had to adjust to the idea that the earth is round and that it goes around the sun. Similarly, it was long obvious that time went for the same rate for every observer, but since Einstein, we have had to accept that time goes for at different rates for different observers. It also seemed obvious that the universe had a unique history, yet since the discovery of quantum mechanics, we have had to consider the universe as having every possible history. I want to suggest that the idea of imaginary time is something that we will also have to come to accept. It is an intellectual leap of the same order as believing that the world is round. I think that imaginary time will come to seem as natural as a round earth does now. There are not many Flat Earthers left in the educated world.”
-Stephen Hawking, Black Holes and Baby Universe, Pg. 81-82
Imaginary time is already a commonplace of science fiction. 但 it is more than science fiction or a mathematical trick. It is something that shapes the universe we live in.
-Stephen Hawking, Black Holes and Baby Universes, Pg. 83
Though it is a newer concept, it seems that imaginary time shapes the universe we live in. According to physics, what is it like?
“ You can think of ordinary, real time as a horizontal line, going from left to right. Early times are on the left, and late times are on the right. But you can also consider another direction of time, up and down the page. This is the so-called imaginary direction of time, at right angles to real time.
What is the point of introducing the concept of imaginary time? Why doesn't one just stick to the ordinary, real time that we understand? The reason is that, as noted earlier, matter and energy tend to make space-time curve in on itself. In the real time direction, this inevitably leads to singularities, places where space-time comes to an end. At the singularities, the equations of physics cannot be defined; thus one cannot predict what will happen. But the imaginary time direction is at right angles to real time. This means that it behaves in a similar way to the three directions that correspond to moving in space. The curvature of space-time caused by the matter in the universe can then lead to the three space directions and the imaginary time direction meeting up around the back. They would form a closed surface, like the surface of the earth. The space directions and imaginary time would form a space-time that was closed in on itself, without boundaries or edges. It wouldn't have any point that could be called a beginning or end, any more than the surface of the earth has a beginning or end. ”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, Black Holes and Baby Universes, Pg 82
“When one tried to unify gravity with quantum mechanics, one had to introduce the idea of “imaginary” time. Imaginary time is indistinguishable from directions in space. If one can go north, one can turn around and head south; equally, if one can go forward in imaginary time, one out to be able to turn round and go backward. This means that there can be no important difference between the forward and backward directions of imaginary time. On the other hand, when one looks at “real” time, there's a very big difference between the forward and backward directions, as we all know.”
-Stephen Hawking PhD, The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Pg 182
Imaginary time does not follow the forward direction of time, but instead forms a closed loop, in which there is no distinguishable forward or backward direction. This concept seems to parallel a stretchy width to time very well. A person experiencing imaginary time could gain time, going around a closed loop on the width of time, and ending up where they started. This would allow time to be gained, and experienced, by the person, without that person moving forward on the length of time, save a moment.
Could the science theory of Imaginary Time, or concept of a Width to Time, explain time perception manipulation in False Visions caused by fallen angels? … Yes.
As I have mentioned before, the Bible calls the angels the “sons of God” in several places, and this may relate to that angels can do many of the same things that God can do, but on a more limited and local basis.
For instance, God can perform miracles, signs and wonders, and Joshua's Long Day was one of these miraculous events. If this analogy holds true in this case, as it has in other cases, then it would make sense that fallen angels may also be able to stretch out the width of time on a limited local basis. The length of time God keeps all authority over, and fallen angels cannot travel it nor stretch it out. But during a Vision the additional time perceived would be from fallen angels stretching out the width of time (not the length of time).
In fallen angelic Vision experiences, this could be visualized as a fallen angel stretching out the width of time around the brain of the person under attack. The person's brain does Not leave their body, nor move forwards and backwards along the length of time. But the person does experience a gain of time from the period in which the width of time is stretched out around their brain. This allows for a gain of perceived passage of time in a Vision, and would allow for a couple minutes to or even a couple hours to be perceived to pass in a moment, or second.
This scenario would allow the brain to function at its normal speed, with decision making processes working as they normally do in the brain-mind-soul-spirit connection. This would also allow for memories to be stored in the brain according to the normal way the brain functions.
And so this is how I would explain fallen angels accomplish time perception manipulation during Visions. Modern Physics seems to somewhat allow for this, especially angels might be able to do this under the explanation of if they were extra-dimensional in 6-7 extra dimensions, they might be able to access a second dimension of time as well. In any case, this explanation of stretching the width of time around the brain of the person would work to explain time perception manipulation in Visions.
I find a good analogy to conceptualize an extra dimension or dimensions is the green code in the Matrix movie. Like the agents in the Matrix movie, fallen angels can alter the “code” (“quantum dice”) to change what is there and alter the green code inside a person's mind, to change what the person perceives, through their brain.
As such I often try to represent the aspects of Fallen angelic False Visions using Matrix imagery. I use a red sphere of code to represent the invisible extra-dimensional or spiritual realm fallen angel.
As an example, this is a close up of a fallen-angel-caused vision of an “alien abduction”. Remember that the entire vision, all 3 aliens, and the setting, are all caused by 1 fallen angel. In this example, the red ball below contains a person standing in a room with 3 aliens, near a table, in a defensive posture against the aliens. That is how the person having this Vision experiences themself to be, and it seems real to them, though a Vision.
What this represents is that because of a fallen angel, the neurons in the person's brain are firing in such as way that their perceptions have been altered. As the person perceives their surroundings through their brain, which is the hub and gateway to all the physical senses, the true green reality has been blocked out either fully or partially, and the person perceives what is going on in the red sphere, which is the fallen angel attacking. Their brain being able to send signals of sensing the green reality around them has been blocked, and instead the deceptive red signals of the fallen angel is what is getting through to their brain. In the most extreme case, this can mean the person may perceived being touched, when they are not, smell things, see things, etc. which seem entirely physically real, but are not. These physically sensations can be of things which are external to the body, or internal to the body (such as John's stomach ache in Revelation).
Because of brain-sensory-hacking abilities of fallen angels seen in False Visions, which can seem completely physical, it can be difficult to be able to tell with certainty that an actual purely physical manifestation of a fallen angel has occurred. Perhaps one example is that of fallen angels manifesting as UFOs (or whatever) in which pictures or video-recording have been taken. But keep in mind, when fallen angels do physically manifest, it may only be on a very limited and partial basis. One example is the audio-recordings made of ghosts, which if not hoaxes, only show a physical manifestation of the air vibrating so as to produce a recordable sound. That is all that could be proven to have occurred, at most, when nothing was taken along the lines of a picture. Even at that, it is possible that a physical manifestation in some cases was limited to only a direct altering of the film or recording device, whether pictures of ghosts or UFOs, video film, or audio recordings.
In conclusion, Science and Modern Physics seems to allow for the miraculous and miracles, whether caused by God, Holy angels or fallen angels.
For Christians, the Bible does establish the kinds of things that fallen angels can do. Taking the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, on faith, there really is no need to question that fallen angels have these abilities. The Bible says fallen angels have these abilities, both of whatever degree of physical effects, and causing False Visions and dreams. Bible-believing Christians should be able to accept that, whether modern science has caught up to the Truth of the Word of God, or not. But the hope with this piece is that you can understand that Science and the Bible do not conflict, as science actually allows for the miraculous to occur, as is recorded in the Bible and seen in miracles God still works today. And as also seen in the false signs and wonders that happen today, caused by fallen angels. Theories in Science are always changing, in a progressive accumulation of knowledge: they are not truth. Where the Bible and science seem to contradict, I believe the Bible should always be deferred to as Correct and Truth, no matter what science teaches or scientists say.
I've touched on topics involved with big bang theory, quantum mechanics, black holes, worm holes, extra dimensions, and string theory.
But I agree with what Russell Grigg, from CMI-Australia has to say on this:
“It has truly been said that Christians married in their thinking to today's science (eg big bang, ten dimensions, etc.) will be widowed tomorrow.”
-Russell M. Grigg M.Sc. (Hons.), Creationist Chemist and Missionary
That being said, I'm not entirely convinced about any of these theoretical science theories, and my intent here has not been to convince anyone of them. But rather, the aim of this was to use Modern Physics theories to show that science does not contradict or in any way disallow what that Bible teaches is true. The main point of doing this is to show that science does not preclude the existence of miracles of God and of holy angels, and also the false miraculous done by fallen angels. But rather I believe modern science actually completely allows for miracles, and for fallen angels, and their Biblically described abilities.
Rather than prove this seemingly supernatural activity is impossible, science actually completely allows for all of this to be possible… Modern physics shows that God created the universe to leave room for the miraculous to occur, without violating the laws of physics that He set up and maintains.
In any case, God is infinitely dimensional, without any question, having created all dimensions and everything in them, and as we know, God, in His three persons, can do anything and is All-powerful.
A fallen angel is more powerful than a human. But Jesus Christ is the Son of God, fully God and fully man, and also infinitely dimensional. So Jesus Christ is more powerful than any fallen angel, and even more powerful than all fallen angels combined. This is just another way of looking at what we already know, that Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God, with all power, above every other power, principality, authority, above every angel, Holy or fallen.
Angels can only be in one place at once, as we see in Daniel 10. And angels were created by God, as Genesis says,
“God created the heavens and the earth and all the host of them”.
But Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead in human form, and Jesus Christ said “before Abraham was, I AM” , and John tells us “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” , showing Jesus Christ's infinite dimensionality as the Son of God.
And the Bible tells us in Acts 4:10-12 ,
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
And we see this in that supernatural harassment and attacks stop in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ can and does help those who call out to Him for His help, who have faith in Him and believe upon the power of His Name. So Jesus Christ is more powerful than fallen angels, in whatever form they take, no matter how powerful they seem, Jesus Christ is more powerful.