Continuation 4 Interpretation of
  His Voice: It is Written
 
by Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.,© 2002
   
 

Is 'Time' Running Out

   
 

It has been said that the Bible is man's handbook for life. I believe it. When its precepts are acted upon according to prescription, it can be depended upon to guide rightly in the reparation of life's problems, including deliverance from sickness and disease as well as redemption from a most frightful thought - perpetual torment in a resurrected incorruptible body in a place Scripture calls Gehenna. Yes, that's right! Incorruptible! Jesus said, "…the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation" [John 5:28,29]. Whose voice will we hear? The only begotten Son of God who is Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Man [John 5: 25,27].

According to Jesus, the dead, both good and bad, are going to be resurrected, and everyone is going to receive a quickening (revitalizing) of his or her physical body, which will forever be immortal and incapable of dissolution - an upgrade, if you please, a la computer style. The righteous can rejoice, but woe to the lost! An 'up'-grade to immortality for the damned will be, ironically, a paradoxical 'down'-grade to a hardened condition as a consequence of the "now" connection at the point of departure from this world. It will be an irreversible circumstance of not having become connected while still alive to the source of life, Jesus Christ.

  John 5:21,26
  21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them [gives them life]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.
  John 3:36
  36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Note the present tense of the verbs 'hath' and 'abideth'. Present tense means NOW! It means that everyone is in a state or condition at the present moment of being either connected to heaven or linked to hell. This is a real linkage and determines which direction one goes when he or she enters the tunnel of passage of the shadow of death [Psalms 23:4] to the other side of immortality. Now we have opportunity to change the connection, but once a person breathes his/her last breath, it's all over. Each one has made a decision as to the tunnel to the other side through which his or her soul/spirit will traverse into another hyperspace.

 

Tunnels And Superstrings

Persons who have had near death experiences invariably speak about a tunnel through which they passed to the other side. Some have said they came to a light at the end of the tunnel and experienced inexplicable beauty beyond anything they could imagine. Others, however, have said it was a frightful experience to wind up in an evil place surrounded by fire. These dreadful stories are rarely spoken about, because people want to shut out any possibility of a hell and do not want to hear about sin and responsibility. Yet, Jesus mentions it far more often than He mentions heaven.

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The new superstring theory of our universe gives credence to the accounts of these people who have gone to the other side and returned. It even suggests the actual location of heaven and hell! From the theory, there is a real possibility of two places of opposite ambiance existing in the same space but unknown to each other. And, if two, why not three or more? This possibility is based on the discovery that our universe consists of ten dimensions rather than just four, and is based upon hard data from particle physics. From it, theoretical scientists have drawn a model of the universe in which everything is connected by unobservable strings. The model pictures tubular strings intersecting with other strings at myriad points in a matrix fashion.

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A World with Ten Dimensions
   
  Heretofore, physicists have described our universe as consisting of three physical dimensions (height, length, width) and time. As a result of quantum physics, theoretical scientists have been forced to think about our spacetime frame of four dimensions as inadequate. Perplexing anomalies and quandaries from experimenting with subatomic matter have left theoreticians adrift to find a fit with the facts of research that match our observable world. In 1984 a couple of lucky physicists 10 performing very complicated mathematicswere able to correlate data from experiments into what has been called a beautiful mathematical equation that incorporates simply and easily all four natural forces 11 in the universe, a feat that was the goal of Einstein's career but which he went to his grave never having fulfilled. It is suggested that it is beautiful because it is correct! If it is correct, it offers some provocative answers to a number of enigmas of the Bible. I shall touch on a few in this interpretation.
   
 
 

The Growth and Splitting of the Ten-Demensional Universe A1

Ten-Demensional Universe

  In the beginning (T = 0) the Creator brought into existence ten infinitely compressed dimensions. These ten dimensions uncurled, forming a larger and larger volume of 10-D space. At T = 10¯43 seconds, the emerging universe splits in a 6-D piece and a 4-D piece. The six dimensions stop growing while the other four dimensions continue to expand, forming the universe in which we reside. (It is not possible to depict in this illustration that the six dimensions remain curled up around the other four.) A
   
 

The "beautiful, wonderfully majestic - and strange, if you like, but not weird" equations, as the preeminent scientist of Princeton, Edward Witten, calls it, suggests that the world was created in a context of everything being connected via superstrings. Interconnectedness is the hallmark of the new science and sheds greater light on the gospel of salvation, as I shall show. The theory changes nothing about the gospel, it merely makes it more understandable. The equation is haled as beautiful because it does not contain any 'infinities' (a number divided by zero indicating openendedness or no bounds) nor 'anomalies' (a negative probability of an event happening). They all cancel out.

Evidence like this suggesting our universe has bounds with upper and lower limitations implies it had a beginning and will end. The creation account infers such. Further, the John Schwarz and Michael Green equation considers and resolves many of the perplexing problems that particle physics has produced. It is considered a Theory of Everything!

   
  "At the heart of this excitement is the realization that superstrings may provide a comprehensive theory that can explain all known physical phenomena - everything from the motion of galaxies down to the dynamics within the nucleus of the atom. The theory even makes startling predictions concerning the origin of the universe, the beginning of time, and the existence of multidimensional universes.
"To a physicist, it is an intoxicating notion that the vast storehouse of information of our physical universe, painfully accumulated over several thousand years of careful investigation, can be summarized in one theory …from a single equation."
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The theory shows a beautiful symmetry to creation with three subsets of three dimensions plus the transcendent dimension of time. Six of the dimensions are unknowable and four are knowable. Our physical world makes up the knowable subset with its three dimensions of height, length, and width. The other two unknowable subsets connect to this knowable one at right angles to it, one subset connecting in one direction, and the other subset connecting at a right angle in the other direction.

The superstring theory gives credence to the reports of resuscitated victims of near death experiences traveling through tunnels connecting our world with an unseen one. The tunnels would equivocate with the superstrings of the theory. If so, then the 'right' of passage through a tunnel depends upon one's connection to the other side, whether one links with a 'right-handed' angle or a 'left-handed' one. Extrapolating from this data to the truth of Scripture, one could say that the only 'right' of passage through the 'right-handed' tunnel is through the 'righteous' blood of Jesus. He alone is the connection to heaven. "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out" [Romans 11:33]! The superstring theory wonderfully acknowledges that God created everything beautiful. "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good (i.e., beautiful). And the evening and the morning were the sixth day" [Genesis 1:31].

How is the connection with the other side made? As soon as one believes and receives Jesus for salvation, he or she receives the righteousness of Jesus and has the right of passage through the tunnel to heaven. Because of sin, everyone becomes connected to hell, must be disconnected, and reconnected to heaven through Jesus. One changes connections through a spiritual rebirth that makes him or her a new creature [2 Corinthians 5:17]. A person's spirit is alive at that instant of time and a new connection is made to the life-giving source of Jesus Christ in heaven. The body, however, is not changed and must wait for its redemption at the resurrection of the dead or the rapture. "…(W)e ourselves groan…waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body" [Romans 8:23].

  Luke 20:35-36
  35  But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world [the heavenly abode], and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection (to life).

At any point in time, the sinner who is not born anew, is not connected to Jesus, and does not have the life of Jesus in him. As we saw before in John 3:36 the wrath of God abides on him, present tense - now it abides. This indicates that anyone without 'the Jesus connection' is in a dangerous state of risk, of going in the opposite direction from heaven at death due to his present real link to the opposite dark side of eternity. To say it another way, anyone waiting for a good connection to heaven at some future time must understand that he or she stands at this moment in time in an awful condition of being lost forever because he is in a state of connectedness to another hyperspace, hell. Jesus said, "…Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God…Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" [John 3:3,5]. [If any reader is not sure of his salvation or whether he is born again, the tract on this website up front "How To Become A Christian" explains it. Let me briefly say, however, you must repent (stop sinning), ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, ask Him to save you, ask Him to reveal Himself to you and show you what is involved in the new birth, and ask Him to connect you to Himself and heaven. You can do that right now and be secure in having a good connection with heaven.]

Jesus said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life" [John 6:63]. According to Jesus, the life source for the body derives from the spirit. "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" [Genesis 2:7]. From this, we see that the vitalizing principle for soul and body is the spirit from God. "The first man, Adam, was made a living soul (living being); the last Adam (Jesus) was made a quickening (life-giving) spirit" [1 Corinthians 15:45]. The first Adam severed man's connection to heaven by sinning while the last Adam makes possible man's reconnection to heaven. The direction that the body and soul will take at the point of physical death is determined by whether they are united to a live spirit or a dead spirit. At death, the body goes into the grave awaiting its resurrection while the spirit and soul are pulled - sort of like a magnetic attraction - to either heaven or hell depending upon one's link to heaven through Jesus. Let me attempt a very crude explanation of this state of things based upon the new physics of superstrings.

   
 
The Super String Connection
 
 

There must be something important about being 'in Christ'. Paul uses the term repeatedly in his letters trying to get believers to grasp the reality of their being members of royalty, family members of Almighty God, right now while here on earth. Paul teaches that the "God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" [Ephesians 1:3]. "Hath blessed" is a present tense verb meaning that it is already an accomplished fact. When a person receives Jesus Christ as Lord, the newly acquired spiritual birth has availed for that one all the heavenly blessings that can ever be possessed. Seventy-seven times the term 'in Christ' is used in the New Testament, 23 times the term 'in him' is used, and 46 times 'in the Lord' is used. Other nomenclatures refer to the same thing, such as, 'in Whom', 'by Christ', 'by Him', 'through Christ', 'through Him', etc. The myriad use of these tiny prepositional phrases are for the purpose of pressing home the notion that believers are new creatures connected right now to the source of life, Jesus, while still alive. What a concept! It staggers the mind and is extremely important. We are not waiting to receive life, we have it in that "…the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made us (any believer) free from the law of sin and death" [Romans 8:2]. Again, we see a present tense 'now' notion in 'has made' whereby we are sealed and indwelt by the Holy Spirit at the point of the new birth.

In Christ Alone I Stand!

When I asked the Lord how to reveal the sense of urgency that people must get ready to meet the Lord, that there is coming a mind-boggling calamity with a meteor which will cause "the earth to reel like a drunkard" [Isaiah 24:20], the Spirit impressed upon me that I should argue from recent scientific reports that infer connections between hyperspaces. To repeat, these studies disclose incredible evidence that all things in the universe are somehow connected. To sum up and come straight to the point, there seems to be an actual connection between time known as 'now' and timeless eternity. I do not intend to try to explain what even theoretical physicists have a hard time doing. My intention is merely to show that science is validating the Scriptural teaching that salvation is 'now' and not in some distant future. Hoping to get saved at some point in the future is a guarantee of a bad connection. Anyone who is unsure of his salvation probably has a bad connection and needs to get into the Word of God and study it to dispel any question about it. No one else can do this for you, no prophet, no preacher, and no priest. When a good connection is made, we have the witness of such within us because "(t)he Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" [Romans 8:16].

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  John Schwarz and Michael Green. (performing)
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  The four forces are gravity, electromagnetic, a strong nuclear force, and a weak nuclear force. (in)
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  In Kaku, Michio and Thompson, Jennifer, Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., New York, p. 4. (The)
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  Hugh Ross, Ph.D., The Extra-Dimensionality of God Beyond The Cosmos: What Recent Discoveries in Astronomy and Physics Reveal About The Nature of God, NavPress Publishing Group, Colorado Springs, CO, p.31 (The)
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