“I only believe what I can see and touch, measure and prove empirically!” Really? You’ve just chosen to be much more limited than those who are physically blind. What you can see, touch and measure is only a very narrow slice of the bandwidth of our universe. Even “scientifically”, you are stuck in the stone age… and I double dare you to read on.
Take just the vibrational spectrum of light that we see with our eyes – what we can “see”. The color of light varies with the wavelength of the light reflected by a given object. But anything with a shorter wavelength than past violet is invisible, and anything with a wavelength longer than red is also invisible. Of course we’ve extended our ability to detect and utilize a bit more of the wave spectrum with infra- red and x-ray film, microwave and radio wave technology, and so on, but this is still just scratching the surface of what makes the universe tick.
When I say stone age, what I really mean is the Newtonian age. Newton was a most remarkable man who was responsible for greatly expanding man’s understanding of the mechanics of science, responsible for inventing calculus. Einstein, poster child of post-modern physics, while at the forefront of discovering what is beyond time/space, spent thirty years delving into the unknown, and the last thirty years resisting what he saw.
Quantum physics gives us a peek into a dimension beyond time/space. It is a fascinating study that can help our natural mind glimpse into eternity, beyond cause and effect, beyond the laws that govern objects, movement, temperature, and other matters which operate in the visible-tangible-measurable macrocosm. The implications of what we see in quantum physics are worth the effort. So I’m inviting you to travel along with me on this journey.
I’ll end today with this quote from C.H. Spurgeon, written in 1908! It’s obvious that God was revealing to him thoughts that transcended current scientific knowledge. He was writing about Moses’ request that God show him His glory in Exodus 33:18:
“These eyes are but organs to convey to me the knowledge of material substances; they can not discern spirits; it is not their duty; it is beyond their province. Purer than celestial ether of the most refined nature; subtler than the secret power of electricity; infinitely above the most rarefied forms of matter is the existence we call a spirit. As well might we expect to bind the winds with cords, or smite them with a sword, as to behold spirits with eyes which were only made to see gross solid materialism.”