CHANGE- now here’s an interesting word for you that you might not have thought of in a philosophical or scientific way. In the common usage, it means to make or become different. Change, of course, involves an element of time, even if it is only a millisecond. In fact, time is a ‘measure of change’. In the natural world of physicality, we observe millions, even billions of changes, and we calibrate those events in units of time. However, in the supernatural world, we recognize that change is impossible—that is because the supernatural world exist in ‘eternity’, a state of being where no change is possible. If change were possible, it could not be eternity because it would have a beginning progressing to an end—a complete violation of our concept of eternity.
You may ask, what’s this all about, and I shall explain. This simple little concept completely negates all of our precepts about God and the universe as portrayed in the Bible and by Abrahamic religions in general. However, our knowledge of ‘particle physics’ (Quantum Mechanics) sheds a completely different light on concepts of a Supreme Being (call it what you may). Please allow me to explain.
Every physical object in the universe including all that is unseen (gases) is composed of identical particles of energy which are collectively known as quanta (pleural for quantum). A quantum is the tiniest particle of energy in existence—it cannot be farther subdivided. There are different varieties with specific names such as photon, electron, quark, boson, etc. Each of its kind is identical to its counterparts and has no distinguishing differences from them. Each exists in a state of perfection both in form and function and are incapable of change. There is not a single one in existence today that was not in existence at the moment of the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago—neither is there a single one less. Obviously, since they are unchanging and perfect, we must acknowledge that they exist in eternity.
Isn’t it startling, then, to realize that everything physical in this universe which is constantly changing is made up of energy which exists in eternity and unchanging?
I think so and the implications are stupendous. We are obliged to recognize that our God is Perfect Energy manifested through Prefect Rationality. We are forced to accept the concept that God is, in fact , in everything, verifying Jesus’ proclamation—‘split a piece of wood and I am there; lift a rock and you will find me there’. We are forced to accept the validity of my definition of God’s essence as being perfect rationality. We are forced to recognize that truth in Paul’s assertion that ‘we are temples of the Holy Spirit’. We are not only free but rather mandated to recognize that physical miracles are impossible—God, the substrate of nature, is perfect and unchangeable. We are forced to recognize that the miniscule caricature of God as described in the Bible is demeaning. We are forced to recognize that God’s Perfect Love precludes any possible concept of either Hell or a ‘heaven where some get higher places’—God cannot possibly love any part of his creation more than another.
A Perfect Loving God cannot possibly be vindictive,. Neither can he be changing his mind about anything —you see, that word change takes God right out of ‘eternity’ and into our world of mythology—another impossibility. So with that understanding, we are not justified in begging God to do something he cannot possibly do.
It is a great source of consternation to me to hear people constantly proclaiming that God performed a miracle for the most miniscule of their wishes. Did it ever occur to anyone that thousands of people die and are maimed worldwide daily and all the while ‘begging’ God for a miracle. Is it possible that their loving creator could have total disregard for their pleas, many of which come from the most devout people on earth, while at the same time paying total heedence to someone’s relatively miniscule request? I don’t think so, but I recognize the source—total misguidance and possibly deliberate deception by religious instructors. (Please never forget that snakes can talk, at least once upon a time they did).
Lets get it straight—God is in all things. Whatever happens is ultimately Gods Will working through the natural process of his eternal creation—nature taking its course. Certainly, doctors, nurses, appropriate medications and therapies may and often do assist in the healing process, but ultimately, it is God’s eternal perfect nature at work. You may think of it as a ‘miracle’ and I suppose to many it may seem that way, but I would suggest to you that rather than ‘begging’ God to do something, your only justifiable address to your God is a great big thank you God for my life, for my sustenance, and my salvation by your perfect love through Jesus. I believe that anything else is selfishness beyond the cause.
So, a seemingly simple little word like change may have major, major implications—think on that please.
Covenant Books has published both of my books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality, dealing extensively with these subjects. Press Releases and video trailers for each are attached.