Quantum Scripture

In my attempt to unify science and theology, the overall strategy of my next book Proving God is to show that the spiritual dynamics of Love is the key to solving the mystery of agency in the manifest universe. My secondary strategy is to show that the laws of physics follow the template and patterning principles hidden within in the multidimensional architecture of Sacred Scripture.

Divine action must be consistent with physics, because physics has its origins in God’s creative action (which is the Word). The physical laws of the universe are simply spiritual laws put into the constraints of time and space.

But how does one provide detailed and convincing arguments for basing the origins of physical laws in metaphysical principles when some of science’s best theories may be flawed? And whose theology do I use? I cannot put my hopes in uniting an inadequate theology to a flawed scientific theory.

Take quantum physics. The indeterminate or uncertain quantum world generates the determinate and measurable world of observation. If an infinitely wise God is at the bottom of this, then quantum uncertainty must represent epistemological ignorance rather than ontological reality. But most quantum physicists tend to believe that action in the micro-world is random and statistical rather than purposeful.

However, randomness presents us with an illogical and unsatisfactory causal principle for explaining nature’s unceasing drive for self-organization. Can the order, orientation, and unity of the universe, be a statistical by-product of randomness?

The invisible world of possibilities has ordered structure. Since this invisible a priori realm is nearer to God and what is infinite it must also be closer in perfection to divine order. According to the scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, the Second Coming will involve the Lord returning to remove our epistemological ignorance concerning the infinite richness of Scripture. Without such a “revelation” we could never hope to gain possession of a theology that is adequate enough to respond to the New Physics.

Within the spacetime narratives of Holy Scripture the Lord will reveal higher, more expanded orders of meaning based on spiritual metrics and pre-space dynamical magnitudes. For example, in Revelation 19:11 it reads:

And I saw heaven opened; and behold a white horse; and He that sitteth upon him is called faithful and true; and in justice He doth judge and make war.

To have heaven opened to someone (John) represents a quantum jump into a higher cognitive function so that deeper mysteries of faith can be grasped from the Holy Word. It is these new doctrines and teachings from heaven that the Lord will use to make war.

And out of his mouth went forth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations Rev. 19:15.

Translating the literal words into a more expanded quantum interpretation, the “sword coming out of the Lord’s mouth” conveys not an anger to kill people, but cutting through the doctrinal obscurities of our faith systems with more sharply forged teachings.

The Second Coming will unfold within a psycho-topological backdrop. That is, within the inner landscape of our hearts and minds.

Would you be open to such a novel paradigm shift?


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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4 Responses to Quantum Scripture

  1. Caleb Joshua says:

    Excellent distillation of the bipolar emergence dillema; i.e., epistemological vs. ontological. My attention to this dates back many years to when I served in the Navy. During my course of training, I was exposed to an interesting concept which has kept itself relevant to my mind. This “principle” is indeed Huygen’s Principle, and it brings to focus the epistemological linear percpective underlying ontological emergence–the Holy Spirit which unites the dual natures of the Father with the Son. Interestingly enough, this causal extention to more complete understanding of mankind’s place in God’s perfect plan of the universe is/was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Where may I find your book?

  2. thegodguy says:

    Thank you for your interest.

    My book “Proving God” will be out by the end of the year. If you read my posts you will get a good taste of the topics I am covering. I am still “tinkering” with the manuscript to see how far reasonably intelligent readers can be challenged. These posts will help me fine-tune my message based on reader’s reactions to these mini-articles.

    My basic premise is that God does NOT create the universe one way and the Holy Word another.

  3. duke says:

    Peace be with the moderator as well as the readers.
    The harvest is ripe, the time has come.
    I am here to bring judgment to the living and the dead.
    Pass this message on to all fellow believers.

    The Faithful Witness

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear faithful witness,

    Thanks for your response. According to Emanuel Swedenborg, if we interpret Revelation 11:3 from its spiritual equivalence (quantum vocabulary) the TWO WITNESSES represent not two individuals, but rather, the faithful who acknowledge with HEART and MIND the two essentials of a New Church on earth. These two essentials are (1) that the Lord alone is the God of heaven and earth and that His Human is Divine and (2) that we are conjoined to the Lord by a life according to the precepts of the law (Decalogue).

    Revelation 14:14-16, deals directly with the issue of the Lord introducing a deeper quantum vocabulary to the world. His coming in the “white cloud” represents revealing the Truth of His Divine Word on DEEPER levels, since clouds represent spiritual obscurity. From out of this doctrinal obscurity the Lord will reveal deeper spiritual meanings within the literal sense of the Word and thus be able to “harvest” a new breed of followers. To reap with a “sharp” sickle is to execute a new judgement with precision – which is the effect that Divine truth has on any false persuasion.

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