THE TRINITY AND QUANTUM THEORY
How have you all been this past week? I have been so blessed in reading The Forgotten Way Meditations and Study Guide by Ted Dekker. I am truly changing from the inside out from a much deeper understanding of God the Father, Jesus the son and The Holy Spirit.
Here are a few of the many amazing things I have learned this past week…
|Newtonian physics depiction of an atom|
If you recall from a previous blog, I explained the quantum theory in a nutshell (just put quantum in the search bar and it should take you right to it). We are all familiar with the basic picture that describes the atom, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons, the later two orbiting the neutron. However this picture is based on Newtonian physics in which the neutrons, protons and electrons are made of matter and therefore have substance. According to quantum physics, a picture of an atom would look ‘blank’ because all three are made of energy and thus have no mass. The atom would work the same as in Newtonian physics but invisible to our eye.
|Quantum physics depiction of an atom|
Because of this, quantum physics demonstrates that all atoms and subatomic particles can be and are in more than one place at the same time. The atoms and subatomic particles can also be two different things in two different places at the same time. This is because they are not bound by space or time. It’s hard to wrap our brains around this fact, but it is true.
|Laboratory at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience|
Ronald Hanson, a physicist at the Dutch university’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, and other scientists from Spain and England, believe there is very strong evidence that supports “an odd world formed by quantum mechanics that consists of a fabric of subatomic particles, where matter does not take form until it is observed and time runs backward as well as forward…According to quantum mechanics, particles do not take on formal properties until they are measured or observed in some way. Until then, they can exist simultaneously in two or more places. Once measured, however, they snap into a more classical reality, existing in only one place.”1 Quantum mechanics is, in fact, the foundation for modern computers and lasers. There is even a “practical application known as a ‘quantum Internet.’ ” This happens with particle pairs that are generated in such a way that they cannot be described independently. Scientists refer to these pairs as “entanglement” particles because they share information between them.
Is this how the Trinity exists? “The researchers were able to entangle two electrons separated by a distance of 1.3 kilometers, slightly less than a mile, and then shareinformation between them.” We are only now beginning to see and understand just a fraction of quantum physics. But if scientists can share information through entanglement particles, how much greater can God exist! It gives a bases to some of the strange things recorded in the Bible: Elisha praying for his servant’s eyes to be open and when they did he saw “the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”; or when Stephan was being stoned and he saw the heavens open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God; at the birth of Jesus a multitude of heavenly hosts praised God; Jacob saw a ladder set on Earth with its top reaching to heaven and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it; Jesus walked through walls into a locked room after the resurrection and changed shape into a gardener and on the road to Damascus. Even before his resurrection he changed shape when He disappeared into
And our faith rests on the truth of quantum physics; indeed it is the only way Jesus could be fully man and fully God at the same time.
So yes, quantum physics may be the beginning of understanding how the Trinity may work. And even though it is difficult to wrap our minds around it, we accept it as truth…that is faith.
Food for thought….it also explains how Jesus’ statement (John 14:20), “In that day you will know that I am in My Father and you in Me and I in you,” may work.
Until next time,
God bless, and take care!
Dekker, Ted, The Forgotten Way Meditations, Outlaw Studies, 2015, pp 94-95.