The Science and Theology of God is Light
Apr 20, 2009
Having written previously that all matter is made of "God particles," which are the smallest (indivisible) pieces of matter, the question is naturally raised: Does God have a material body?
The simple answer is "yes and no."
Scripture tells us that "God is light" (1 John 1:5). That implies many things, of course, but for our purposes, let me say that light is both a particle and a wave. For a full study of this, see:
God is not light itself, but light does manifest the nature of God. Hence, it is used as a metaphor in Scripture to denote His character and His characteristics.
A "God particle" is the crossover point where matter turns to energy and energy into matter. The scientific debate between Christiaan Huygens and Isaac Newton about whether light is a wave or a particle really comes down to a debate over God particles. Is God matter or spirit? Yes. The fact that God can become flesh is proven in the case of Jesus Himself. John discusses this in John 1:14 saying, "and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us."
Light acts as a wave while it shines from a light source. But when it strikes an object and reflects (or bounces), it is acting like a particle. This is how the physicists have debated the issue. In fact, they have now shown that even large things such as atoms and molecules can also have wave properties. (See the article above.) Biblically speaking, Heb. 11:3 (KJV) tells us,
"Through faith we understand that the worlds [ages] were framed by the word of God, so things that are seen were not made of things which do appear.."
The Concordant Literal New Testament reads, "so that what is being observed has not come out of what is appearing."
In other words, appearances can be deceiving. What we see or perceive as matter is actually made of stuff that is not really matter. Hence, the requirement for faith.
What does this tell us? The dual particle-wave characteristic of light is directly related to all matter. Matter is energy, science tells us. Putting it in biblical terms, matter is made of spirit. God is spirit (John 4:24), but He has chosen to create matter out of Himself, transforming spirit into matter. In a broad sense, all of creation is the Word made flesh.
Is light a particle or a wave? Yes. Both. Is God spirit or matter? Yes. Both. And when we see the Feast of Tabernacles fulfilled in our bodies, we will have the capability of becoming either spirit or flesh simply by changing clothes from linen to woolen (Ezekiel 44:17-17). Waves become particles when they bounce off the material creation. And when our spiritual bodies come to earth, spirit will become particles of "flesh and bone," in order to appear to the rest of mankind that has not yet attained the full promise.
Dr. Stephen Jones