The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
- Energy can be exchanged in the form of heat or of mechanical work, but its total quantity remains constant.
- In a closed system, entropy always increases.
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then
shall the dust return to the earth
as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God
who gave it.
Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 KJV
The ‘dust’ is the ‘mechanical work,’ and the ‘spirit’ is ‘heat.’ The sum of creation, both seen and unseen comprises ‘energy’ and
is contained within the Most High, God the Father, who is ‘pure spirit.’
The fundamental ideas of light, electricity, and magnetism are the principle elements of God’s nature:
Concerning the existence of the human soul:
- Genesis 1:1-4
- John 1:1-9
- John 5:35
- John 14:6
- Matthew 24:27
- Matthew 28:3
- Luke 17:24
- John 6:44
- John 12:32
- James 4:8
Think of a TV set. Its physical components are the ‘mechanical work’. The electricity that it requires to function is the ‘heat.’ It is
obtained by a connection that is the form of a power cord. The electricity is not part of the TV itself, and left alone and not used, the TV will
return to the ‘dust’ due to the inevitable process of entropy (albeit some parts much sooner than others).
When the TV is plugged in and turned on, it seems to come to life, after a fashion; and indeed someone who had never lived with such modern inventions
might actually think it was alive. Ask a child where the picture goes when the TV is turned off and they will probably say, ‘I don’t know.’
That picture is an ethereal wonder of ideas transferred in vibrational energy (waves)—a moving image of color, with sounds, that presents to the
human observer a progressive presentation of ideas originating from another human mind. This presentation becomes a part of the viewer’s existence
by leaving an impression of a relatively permanent nature in their mind, whether it is merely the recollection of a movie watched in the past or added
knowledge about the world such as what might be gained watching the Discovery or History channels.
Now, think of the TV as your physical body, and the electricity as the Spirit of God, which He breathed into Adam’s nostrils to make Adam a
‘living soul.’ Now, think of the picture on the TV screen as the ‘living soul,’ and the power cord as the ‘silver cord’ written of in
Religious theory is completely divorced from Sciencific theory. Science never reaches a complete conclusion because it seeks, generally speaking, to
divorce itself from things not observable. Spiritual pursuits are only one half of the whole, and Science provides the other half. They are not
rightly put in opposition to one another, and only through their unity can complete understanding come about.
In reality, science is actually the observations man is able to make concerning the results of God’s workings:
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead;
so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:19-20 KJV
‘Eternal life’ and ‘salvation’ as presented by christianity are not resolved in a logical manner.
Concerning the biblical concepts of salvation, life and death, these ideas seek to represent the understanding that the only ‘rescue’ (salvation)
from ‘death’ (which is being bound in by the limited perception of material existence as a complete reality) beyond the ‘gates of hell’
(essentially the grave which is inherent within the closed system of organic nature). The narrow way that end at the narrow gate is the only way out
of the closed system that is the material realm. All things bound within nature’s boundaries are a part of a perpetual food chain and cyclic
exchange of oxygen/carbon dioxide that define ‘life’, and will experience, without exception, individual death of their material carbon based
components. However, nature as a whole is an eternally living entity, because of the cycle of life-->death-->life.
When Messiah said ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Light’ and that no one could reach the Father except through Him, He was not founding
, He was not setting the stage for the exclusive unrighteousness of Christianity.
Unrighteousness is injustice and an
unfair, biased judgment. God is righteous and so must we be in all our relations with each other.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33 KJV
When we seek His righteousness we are loving one another without respect to persons and devoid of condemnation and comparison. His kingdom is the
whole--comprised of both the material and the spiritual. Only by first
making love and truth priority can God be sought. This is how
understanding is then arrived at--and what is meant by 'all these things will be added unto you.'
He was instructing, in allegory and with parables, on the only way to overcome the entropy (death) of nature’s closed system (grave) by turning away
('repenting') from the worldly view and focus that says material existence is complete (which is 'sin')--because it is only one-half of the
complete whole and can not provide any lasting benefit to us.
There is just one possible way out, according to the fundamental structure of creation as governed by the Laws of God (which, in fact, are not
legalistic ordinances but the principles of thermodynamics and quantum physics which provide order and function to all systems, perceived by humanity
as ‘love’, ‘truth’, ‘balance’, and ‘order’). The Resurrection was a demonstration that life is something not confined to either one
of the two halves. Unless we believe that life lies beyond our current conception, then we will not be able to pass through.
By serving us as the appointed manifestation of God and man, Christ is the demonstration and embodiment of both this system and the other half which
lies outside of human experience. Therefore He is truly the only hope we have, but each of us, individually—outside of religious doctrines and