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Is God energy?

Hi, I was raised a christian but now that i'm 16/17 i'm questioning that religion. I could never understand how a big guy with a huge white beard could be 'everywhere' at once. that got me thinking there's only one thing that is everywhere in the universe and that's energy. Energy is everywhere but cannot be created or destroyed also the first line of the bible is " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." but science tells us it was a big bang filled with energy. the priests say that "God is inside all of us" he's not but energy is... The bible also says "And God said "Let there be light. and there was light" without energy light couldn't exist and God created light so surely that makes God energy? Just one more thing if you feel really ill and down you don't have that much energy, but when you feel better you have huge amounts of energy so Do you get ill when you've sinned? I'm not saying that is what i believe i'm just asking for your opinion on it. thanks! :)


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  • Jan 2 2013: Don't worry , you have the rest of your life to figure out the answer for this question.

    If you look at Genesis 1: 3 ( First Day ) - God created Light right ?

    Did you notice that he had not created the source of the light until the 4th day ( Genesis 1:16 ) ? He made the sun, moon only by the third day !!

    Well , so did he create the light without any source and still have mornings and evenings ?

    Can you have a light without a source ? do you have a radiating frequency without something vibrating ?
    • Jan 2 2013: Wow! That's the same as if a tree falls in a forest can anyone hear it!
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        Jan 3 2013: I think you mean 'if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?'

        also, no, it isn't the same thing. The point John was making was that you can't have light without a light source (fairly obvious, I would imagine) and the bible indicates that the light came first, which ofcourse is incorrect.
        By extension, if the Bible can be wrong on a trivial and obvious fact, then it would stand to reason that the bible isn't the work of the being its claimed to have come from.
        • Jan 22 2013: John, very insightful. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

          Xavier, I have to disagree with your conclusion. First of all, understand that I do awknowledge errors in the Bible. It's made of very old writings that have been transcribed and translated so many time that there are bound to be errors. However, I do firmly believe that when each book within the Bible was written, it was done so by inspired men and was the word of God. Only over time have errors crept in.

          I don't agree with your conclusion about the Bible however because it assumes that we know as much as God does about light. He created light, and we can't even determine what it is (wave or particle?), so we don't even come close to His understanding. Perhaps there is a way which is beyond our understanding to create light without a source, or perhaps God himself was the source. I don't profess to know the answer but I maybe someday you and I both will. Until then, let's not underestimate how little we actually know and how much we still have to discover.

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