Jesus Christ – An Acceptable Theory of Everything

Jesus Christ – An Acceptable Theory of Everything

I recently read the book The Theory of Everything by Dr. Stephen Hawking. this book is a good read from a brilliant scientist’s perspective about the origin and fate of the universe.

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This book is written from the historical perspective and progress of the institution of science. Hawking laments toward the end of the book that the philosophers have not kept up with the rapid advancements of science. I would like to suggest with this post that science has not kept up with the world of philosophy and most specifically scripture.

This book I find fascinating for many reasons, there is much in it I’d like to highlight and share my thoughts on but it would be far too much to fit into one post.

What I would like to do instead is draw attention to the several questions that Hawking’s asks in the final chapter of this book.

And suggest answers to these questions which are already out there but have been abandoned by the world of academics for a variety of reasons I wont comment on.  Answers which I think have been unacceptable to the academics of the world. The philosophers not keeping up with the knowledge revealed by science does not justify a rejection of everything revealed by philosophy and religion.

Hawking writes that miracles and science are incompatible and I agree based on the nature of the scientific method. Science is limited in its ability to reveal knowledge to the human senses. But this does not mean that miracles are incompatible with reality.

No reasonable person can conclude that knowledge cannot be revealed to scientists and non-scientists alike.  In fact the vast majority of knowledge is revealed from one human to another, not through the scientific method. We reveal knowledge to one another in the vast majority of cases.

Even in science courses the vast majority of information sharing is one teacher revealing what the scientific method has shown without ever questioning it or looking for assumptions.

What I like so much about Hawking is that despite claiming to be an atheist he is intellectually honest enough to ask these questions.

Below are six brilliant questions that Hawking asks and I attempt to answer. the person of Jesus Christ being my answer to them all.

  • How much choice did God have in constructing the universe? (Einstein)

“In the beginning God said let there be light”(Gen 1:1), …”then he said let us make man in our image”(Gen ).  The creation of light implies a universe in which light can dwell.  This implies there was a counseling together, and a decision was made to create. This decision likely arouse from something which wont be revealed until Paul came along and recorded in the book of Ephesians. Discussed in question 3 below. So yes I would conclude that God did have a choice in constructing the universe.

  • What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? (I love this question)

Proverbs 8 wisdom and knowledge created first then used as a tool of the Lord himself to create, he presumably had infinite time to do this act of creating but Proverbs chapter 8 describes enabling and witnessing this creative act.

  • Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?

Paul discusses ‘the divine mystery’, the one hidden for ages, from the philosophers and priests of the world, this divine mystery was essential these exact questions that Hawking brings up, why did God create?, what is the point of all this? what is it that God wants out of humanity?

Paul’s answers this and calls it the divine mystery, Some have attempted to define this divine mystery. T. Austin Sparks covers this wonderfullyin many of his teachings abailavle online: and watchman Nee, and Frank Viola covers this as thoroughly as I’ve seen in his great book From Eternity to Here.

  • Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence?

Based on what we learned in answering question 1, I’d say ‘no ‘and that God brought it about for a specific purpose. 

  • Or does the unified theory need a creator, and, if so, does He have any effect on the universe other than being responsible for its existence? And who created Him?

Yes the unified theory of the physical universe needs a creator since there is a creation and he has a tremendous and continuous effect on the universe to the point that the unverse is currently held together by him ( see Colossians 1) some would even conclude that the universe can be said to be inside of him.

  • Who created God? this question I cannot answer but can only respond with other questions, why assume he was created? if he is outside of time does he need to have a creator?

My contention is that Jesus Christ and the divine mystery as taught by the apostle Paul is by far the most complete and most consistent with the reality and direction of earth and humanity. 

Jesus Christ is by far the best ‘Theory of Everything’ that humanity has ever encountered.

The trouble with this particular theory of everything is that Jesus himself is surrounded and largely hidden by unattractive religious tradition which ironically has deflected understanding of him and the mystery of the universe.

The exact theory that explains the origin nature and future of the universe.  It is a profound yet simple theory accessible to the best and brightest and the most simple minded among us.

Scripture itself is still available and it keeps up with scientific knowledge, it is our religious traditions which refuse to keep up.

“If we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all be able to take part in the discussion of why the universe exists. If we find the answer to that it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason. For then we would know the mind of God.” pp. 166-167

Yes Dr. Hawking we all shall be able to take part in this discussion, let us discuss Jesus Christ, who is both the Theory of Everything and the mind of God forever.

One addition that I will place on the Theory of Everything is that it must explain and predict the reason for and purpose of continual human suffering. I add this because of the natural question that acceptance of the Theory of Jesus Christ as everything drives us to and frankly which all belief in God drives toward.

Why on earth is there so much human suffering and injustice in the human experience if God created us to bear his image?

Suffering is answered and predicted by the law of travail introduced to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 and was a response to their casual departure from God. Travail brings about a seriousness in us to value God and to not throw him away at the first shiny object.

All of creation is currently experiencing this travail until Christ is reformed on the earth through his people. All suffering is his suffering as he births a new creation out from among the old.