Question: What exactly is quantum physics, and why would I care about it?
Answer: Quantum physics is a field of study which describes the properties of matter and energy at an atomic and sub-atomic level. It helps some people if they can realize that the absolute cutting edge of scientific thinking and research is verifying the realities we find recorded in Scripture - things like walking on water and Jesus appearing in a closed room without going through a door. Quantum physics does this and more. It proves to scientists that there are more dimensions than the four we are accustomed to (height, length, width and time), thus opening them up to the “spiritual dimension” and spiritual realities.
I had the privilege of speaking at New Earth Tribe in Byron Bay, Australia earlier this year. Phil Mason, an avid, passionate, Holy Spirit-baptized Christian is the spiritual director there. Phil has written the outstanding 400-page book, Quantum Glory, in which he explains the following six key proven quantum principles and how they relate to our faith.
These demonstrate beyond a shadow of doubt that there need to be dimensions beyond the four dimensional world we normally see around us. Actually, physicists, while seeking to find the "unifying principle of everything," have proven with mathematical equations that 10 dimensions are required to harmonize all the forces that they are currently aware of.
Of course, the Bible teaches that one dimension is the realm of the Spirit. This is where God resides (Jn. 4:24). The spiritual dimension created, underlies and sustains the four dimensional world that we know (Rom. 1:20; Heb. 11:3).
What are some of the principles of quantum physics and what are some possible ways we may see them exemplified in Scripture?
Proven Quantum Principles – As Featured in the Bible
Wave Particle Duality - Matter exists as both a wave and as a particle.
Spirit Underlies Physical
Uncertainty Principle - Simultaneous measurement of position and momentum is impossible.
According to Your Faith
Superposition - A particle is present in all of its possible states simultaneously, but when measured or observed, it collapses to only one of its possible configurations.
Alive in Two Dimensions
Eph. 1:20 Jn. 3:5-8
Quantum Entanglement – Particles become connected and are no longer independent of each other regardless of their distance.
1 Cor. 6:17
Quantum Tunneling – Can appear on the opposite side of impregnable wall by dematerializing and rematerializing, even faster than it could travel that distance.
Working of Miracles
The Observer Effect – By the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality. Seeing collapses all possibilities into one reality and creates it.
Dan. 7 & 8
Understanding the Above Chart
Click on the hyperlinks above to gain more understanding of the various principles, theories and experiments. Look up the verses and prayerfully meditate as to how they relate, or may be examples of, the principles in practice.
Check out this 9-minute video on Quantum Mechanics & Biblical Truths. Marvel in wonder at the greatness of God!