A Digital Universe - By Matt Ward - http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/ward45.html
Science has made huge recent advances in the field of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is the scientific study of anything smaller than an atom. It is interested in the composition of sub- atomic matter, how matter behaves and how these really, really small pieces of matter interact with each other. In efforts to further and deepen scientific understanding, researchers have been on a quest to divide matter down to its absolute smallest component part.
It had been presumed that it was theoretically possible to sub-divide matter down almost into infinity, assuming the technology and scientific expertise were sophisticated enough to accomplish this task. This assumption has recently been proved wrong. Scientists working in the field of quantum mechanics have discovered that there is in fact a point that is reached where it becomes impossible to sub-divide matter further than a specific, absolutely tiny point of matter.
Once matter is divided to this infinitesimally small level it doesn't get any smaller, matter at this point is as small as small can be! It is the ultimate original building block of absolutely everything else.
To reach this point is in itself is an astounding accomplishment. However what scientists have discovered because of this is staggering in its implications. When matter is broken down to its absolute smallest component part, to the amazement of scientists, it actually seems to lack locality.
Matter in this tiny state disappears and appears everywhere all at once. It lacks locality, a single location in space and time. Even more amazing is the evidence indicating that all these tiny parts of matter seem to know where every other component part of matter is, in the universe, all at the same time.
It also seems that each tiny piece of matter in the entire universe, when in this very smallest state, is being controlled and maintained on an individual basis by something else. The reason for this assumption is that matter when in this smallest of small states naturally acts in a fundamentally unstable and unpredictable way.
So unstable and unpredictable is this matter that the universe itself should not exist. Matter is that unstable. In fact, matter in this state repels all other matter. Without a force binding this matter together, a force which science does not yet know or understand or can yet detect, the universe would simply self-destruct. The universe should self-destruct, yet it doesn't.
Matter in this state has a natural disposition to chaos but is somehow being kept in a state of perfect order, individually and piece by piece.
This and the fact that this matter lacks locality has led an increasing number of scientists to conclude that our universe is some form of highly sophisticated digital environment. In other words our universe is a digital simulation, a digital universe that is being actively maintained by some outside force, power or intelligence.
This conclusion has also led scientists to conclude that this therefore means that there must be another universe or dimension outside of our own known realm of existence and that our known universe makes up just a small part of some other, greater, much larger whole reality.
Equally, other unrelated statistical scientific studies also indicate that our universe carries tangible signs of design and support the notion that we are living in some grand, highly sophisticated computer simulation.
In a recent scientific paper titled "Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation" published in arXiv and co-authored by Silas Beane from the University of Bonn, the overwhelming conclusion of the study was to indicate that our reality as we know and experience it, is simulated.
What this study suggests, in scientific terms, is that the laws which govern electromagnetic radiation are in fact confined by the resolution of the three-dimensional simulation we call a "universe." What this means in layman's terms is that just as the computer screens and the televisions we use are defined by a predetermined number of pixels per screen, which determine its quality, so our world, as it turns out also seems to be "pixelated." The only difference is that our world has really, really high definition.
Just as it is impossible to display an image on a computer or television screen that exceeds the pixilation limit for that monitor or television, so in our own universe it would seem that the energy level of cosmic rays "snaps to" the "resolution" of the universe in which we live.
Most scientists at the moment refuse to acknowledge this discovery because the only inescapable conclusion that can be drawn from it is that our universe is a product of some external design from a designer external to our known universe.
But this should come as no surprise to science. Other fields are corroborating this conclusion.
Biogenetics testifies to the existence of a creator. Recent discoveries in the fields of DNA also indicate that we ourselves are digital beings. We are not simply "flesh and blood." As human beings we are imbued with a non-material consciousness that transcends our physical body and our physical environment.
The only logical and inescapable conclusion from these studies is that there is a Creator God, who conceptualized, created and keeps this universe, each and every second of every day. As Christians we know and acknowledge that Creator as God and we also recognize the unseen force that serves to bind all matter together, even at subatomic, fundamentally unstable levels, as Jesus Christ Himself.
"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." (Colossians 1:17)
We also know, from sculpture that at some point in the near future this "holding together" will be loosened by Jesus Christ. It is no coincidence that the predicted scientific effect of this binding force loosening is exactly the same outcome depicted by Peter when he revealed how Jesus Christ will loosen his control of creation, if but for a fraction of a second at some point in the future.
"By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of the ungodly" (2 Peter 3:7).
The same Word that holds the universe together will be the same power that loosens it and allows its destruction by fire. The power and Word of Jesus Christ Himself.
How ironic it is that right now, underneath the border areas of France and Switzerland the scientists at Cern using the Large Hadron Collider are searching for that very same power or force that binds these subatomic particles together and are actively attempting to breach the divide between these very different and incompatible domains.
They are searching for the "glue" that they believe holds the universe together, this invisible, unknown force we know as Jesus Christ. Their intention is that if they can discover this "glue" and understand it, then perhaps they can rebuild matter as they see fit, rebuild creation as they see fit.
It is the spirit of Nimrod in the building of the Tower of Babel all over again, trying to tear down boundaries set in place by the Sovereign Lord God Himself. God allowed judgment to come upon the world because of this kind of rebellion.
What these same scientists have no conception of, or willfully refuse to acknowledge, is that the Bible does validate some of their scientific speculations. The bible does teach that our universe exists alongside other spiritual realms. Scientists at CERN refer to these domains in their speculations as "other dimensions."
As a part of the process of discovering this "glue" that binds the universe together they wish to "... open the door, something might come through it into our reality! Or, we might send something through it into their reality!" (General Rolf Heuer, Director General and its Director of Research, CERN)
David La Point, physicist and scientist, describes Cern's chief concern as being the attempt to use immense magnetic power in order to overcome the constraints of time and space. In other words, they want to enter the spiritual world, where constraints of time and space as we know and experience them, do not exist.
In their efforts to breach this invisible divide into other dimensions, Cern increased its power output to dangerous and untested levels in September 2015. The Large Hadron Collider was powered up to run at more than double its previous output record, leaving many scientists feeling deeply uneasy about the safety question marks and potential implications of this.
The scientists at Cern clearly feel that as they have come this far, they are evidently not going to be deterred from further efforts to rend an opening into this new and unknown domain, irrelevant of safety concerns.
Scripture describes these other spiritual realms as being exceptionally dangerous places for human beings, where there is almost constant battle between the spiritual forces of good, and the spiritual forces of evil. The bible, ominously, also details a time in the near future when the boundaries separating these two domains begins to crumble.
It will be a time of chaos and suffering the likes of which this world has never seen before. It will bring terror to all on the face of this earth. Revelation suggests the rise of the Man of Sin, the final world dictator, whom the Lord Jesus will personally overthrow with "...the breath of his mouth..." will somehow be connected to this other spiritual realm,
"Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss..." (Revelation 11:7)
Cern's main facility today is located above a quaint French hamlet called Saint Genis-Pouilly. In Roman times, Saint Genis-Pouilly was known by another name, Apolliacum. The whole area was dedicated to the god, Apollyon, known in the Bible as the Destroyer. Apollicaum was widely believed to be the gateway into the Abyss itself. This where CERN is currently trying to tear "...open a door."
Though they will flatly refuse to acknowledge it, in their search for the force that holds all things together, these scientists are actually searching for Jesus Christ. What they may well end-up getting instead is the unleashing of the all the powers of the Abyss itself, and then literally all hell will break loose.
Revelation 9: 1-11
"The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon [that is, Destroyer]."