Can the Bible offer scientific evidence for the existence of God?

openbibleThe problem with convincing scientists of the existence of God (beyond mere personal faith) is that they expect physical proof of a non-physical Being. God is outside the spacetime arena.

There is hope, however, in the area of providing both physical and rational proof. Another option in the debate is to provide scientists with a theological model of reality that has explanatory and predictive powers.

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg provided much of the elements for creating such a grand model. He claimed that the patterning principles of the universe could be teased out of the pages of God’s Holy Word.

His unique discovery was that the sacred narratives of Holy Scripture (not all the canonical Bible) contain a multi-leveled architecture. This holy scaffolding consists of three distinct levels of meaning. Each of these levels is abstracted from the one below it in a way that they all correlate and correspond.

Swedenborg claimed that Holy Scripture contains a literal (worldly) level, a psycho-spiritual level, and a divine level—one inside the other! The highest or divine level has reference to God’s activity and the providential power of advancing love and truth through lawful process.

These three levels not only match each other in a top-down (sandwiched) manner but follow the same laws of advancement (through series and process) from their beginnings to their endings. This means the design of God’s Holy Word is indeed predictive and explanatory with laws and forces that display perfect similarities on multiple horizontal levels (science describes such laws as having inner consistencies on all scales—otherwise the universe would have no coherence).

The finite human mind is not capable of creating narratives with three distinct yet corresponding levels of meaning. The degree of difficulty in this attempt is even further increased since the top two levels of Holy Scripture represent non-physical realities.

Swedenborg provided tons of evidence to show that the literal words of Holy Scripture could be translated to their equivalent meanings on higher, non-physical levels. This unexpected discovery is worth our attention and investigation.

I wrote my book, Proving God, to take you through these challenging ideas in ways that rationally unify science and theology. This knowledge is the next great paradigm-changing event of the 21st century!

http://www.provinggod.com

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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 Can the Bible offer scientific evidence for the existence of God?

  1. Bob says:

    I fully concur with the problem as outlined in your first para above, with the proviso that God is both within and without of the Space-Time arena. God exists everywhere; he is not ‘outside’ of our known Universe, rather he is greater than it and not contained or constrained by it..

    I would be most impressed – as would any scientist – if you could ‘prove’ your hypothesis and provide even a single prediction that can eventually be verified from the theological ‘model’ of reality.

    Are you up for the challenge? What can such a model as Swedenborg provides make a prediction about that is not currently ‘known’ that can be examined for it’s veracity so as to ‘prove’ something?

    It seems to me that if it is possible to provide such that this could go a long way to eliminating the disbelief of most logical thinking human beings concerning the existence of God and as such should be amongst our very highest priorities if we are to reverse the declining percentage of our population that holds value in Faith and belief in God Almighty.

    • thegodguy says:

      Dear Bob,

      I have labored to put these unique ideas into my award-winning book “Proving God.” Such knowledge does not come free and you shouldn’t expect an author to give up his means of making an income. A special link was provided at the bottom of this blog post. Order and read the book for further insights into my thinking on this important subject. Then we can have a serious discussion.

      Spiritually yours,
      TheGodGuy

  2. Sean says:

    True proof of God’s existence is found hidden within the Bible. But this has been completely ignored, spat at, ridiculed, laughed at, and violently opposed, for years on end.

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