Dimensionality?

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  1. twpaige

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    When thinking about the utter magnificence of the Lord, His limitless size which we cannot possibly comprehend, I often drift into thoughts of how He would exist in time and space in a way that we can wrap our heads around. Of course we cannot fully understand the Lord, but something that helps me appreciate his magnificence is to think of us as occupying only a single moment in a nearly limitless sea of time and events. i.e. there may possibly be an infinite number of dimensions, created by the a nearly infinite number of 'choices' that we make in our lives. It's possible that all of the decisions that we could have possibly made in our lives were made in some alternate, unseen, dimension and all time exists in a static frame that we may only observe or experience for the briefest of moments and never return to.

    We are unable to revisit any past events and are limited to only a single event that we may observe at any moment and these moments must be strung together in logical format, according to our senses. If we allow for this possibility, then each of our lives is a finite, though very large number of micro-events that have happened and a nearly infinite number of micro-events that did not occur.

    What is comforting to me with this reasoning is that the Lord exists in every single one of those micro-events, whether they happened or not. He exists in the nearly infinite number of these events for EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has ever lived, is living, or will live from the beginning of time to the end of time.

    His Son, Jesus Christ existed in each of our own, unique, threads of time and he died on the cross for us in that unique thread just for that person. So Jesus would have died a hundred billion deaths; a unique instance for every single person who has ever lived, lives or will live.

    I have no idea if this is some kind of real theory or not, I've just been contemplating it the last week or so. I'd love to find out if it is a real theory. It comforts me to know that the Lord is of such great magnificence that He can occupy every single moment of all these billions and billions of threads.

    I'd love to have some feedback. Thanks. -Tom
     
  2. InTheLight

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    Yes, this is known as the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
     
  3. twpaige

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    It gives new meaning to the phrase 'Personal Savior', doesn't it? :)
     
  4. quantumfaith

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    TW,

    If you are interested in a scholarly treatment of God and time from science, philosophy and scripture, consider

    "Time and Eternity: Exploring God's relationship to time" William Lane Craig.
     

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