we realize that all visible things must have their origin in spirit, the
whole creation around us is the standing evidence that the
starting-point of all things is in thought-images or ideas, for no other
action than the formation of such images can be conceived of spirit
prior to its manifestation in matter. If, then, this is spirit's
modus operandi for self-expression, we have only to transfer this
conception from the scale of cosmic spirit working on the plane of the
universal to that of individualized spirit working on the plane of the
particular, to see that the formation of an ideal image by means of our
thought is setting first cause in motion with regard to this specific
object. There is no difference in kind between the operation of
first cause in the universal and in the particular; the difference is
only a difference of scale, but the power itself is identical."
Troward, The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures
Judge Thomas Troward copyrighted
his Edinburgh and Dore Lectures in 1904 and 1909 respectively.
English Physicist Peter Higgs proposed the Higgs boson in 1964.
The Higgs boson attempts to explain why particles have mass, and in turn
why we exist. Without the Higgs boson, the theory is, that the
universe would have no physical matter, only energy. The cosmological
implications of Higgs boson are hotly debated according to an article in
the Huffington Post, which provides the question, "can God fit in a
scientific story of creation?" Troward, who saw the
Bible as the most important book we will ever "study" would
answer this question with a definite "yes".
Mr. Krauss, an Arizona State
University theoretical physicist, says the answer is "no" ...
arguing in Newsweek Magazine that "the Higgs boson discovery
"posits a new story of our creation" independent of religious
belief." "Humans, with their remarkable tools and their
remarkable brains, may have just taken a giant step toward replacing
metaphysical speculation with empirically verifiable knowledge."
He further stated that "with enough data, physics would make God
obsolete. If we can describe the laws of nature back to the
beginning of time without any supernatural shenanigans, it becomes clear
that you don't need God." And from this we can see that
"theoretical physicists" don't know too much about religion.
The Master Mind Jesus stated that we are to
look to Nature to gain a greater understanding and awareness of G-d: "Consider
the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they
spin .." And in this, He was telling the people that
there is Something Greater that holds all things together and creates
with a living spirit in a universal order. Using the word G-d to
define this Something Greater is no different than a scientist using
words like "Higgs boson" to define something that they have
yet to fully comprehend. Jesus said, "G-d
is a Spirit and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth."
other words, the more we understand about the universe in which we live,
the greater our awareness will be of the Power and the Intelligence of
G-d. These words of Jesus aren't "supernatural
shenanigans" ... and although Mr. Kraus believes that "humans,
with their remarkable tools and their remarkable brains" will
somehow be capable of explaining the "All-ness of G-d" without
the input of the Spirit, his "theory" begins to sound a lot
like "scientific shenanigans" ... and I am not saying this to
be sarcastic, but to state without a doubt that our "mind"
which is "spirit" is not imprisoned in our brains or in any
physical aspect of us and so his theory already has a hole in it as wide
as the Grand Canyon. This has been revealed and known even before
the Master Mind Jesus gave us evidence of it as the truth.
am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no
G-d beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:"
... this is taken from the Book of Isaiah in the Holy
scriptures, it is a revelation that few individuals have ever understood
to any great measure. It is telling us that there is more to G-d
than we have fully understood or could comprehend. It is given in
words that make it sufficient for our needs until we can grasp a fuller
awareness of the profound meaning of it. And our ability to
increase our awareness of it, is part of the reason for so many
differing religions and spiritual practices in the world ... we get as
much as we want as we want it; there are tribal people who see a god of
superstitions and fear, and there are those who see G-d as the All-ness
of Intelligence, Power and Spirit. The Master Mind Jesus embodied
a greater awareness of the All-ness of G-d to a greater degree than
anyone else in history ... and even though our modern day physicists may
not "get it" ... it is telling us over thousands of years ago
about Higgs boson ... that there is an Intelligence that we call G-d,
that creates everything from energy substance and this Intelligence
permeates the infinite universe and beyond. In the days of Isaiah
this was understood very differently than we understand it in 2012, but
the truth of this revelation is still not fully understood by either
religion or science.
Imagine how much more effectively science could
advance if scientists and physicists worked from the foundation that G-d
exists and that religion, like science, is also discovering a greater
awareness of the presence of G-d. Francis S. Collins, in his book
"The Language Of God" presents evidence for belief from a
scientist's viewpoint and has this advice for other scientists: "...
if you are one who trusts the methods of science but remains skeptical
about faith, this would be a good moment to ask yourself what barriers
lie in your way toward seeking a harmony between these worldviews. ...
Have you been concerned that belief in God requires a descent into
irrationality, a compromise of logic, or even intellectual suicide?
It is hoped that the arguments presented within this book will provide
at least a partial antidote to that view, and will convince you that of
all the possible worldviews, atheism is the least rational."
In the ancient scriptures we can read, "Now
faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen" and in this we find something that has
encouraged and inspired both scientists and theologians throughout
history; the religious minded and the spiritual seekers. Realizing
that G-d is "changeless Principle" we can know that both
science and religion must change in order to realize more about this
Spirit that demands we give It our attention in both spirit and truth.
Einstein's statement that "G-d doesn't play dice with the
world" is as relevant to science as it is to religion.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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