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What is Reality?

What is Reality?

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For many the physical world is all that is real, and things like thoughts and ideas are simply vapours. However many ideas have survived centuries, outlasting dynasties. Kingdoms have come and gone, governments have come and gone, but some ideas just won’t go away!
When mankind discovered the atom, many thought that it was the smallest particle that matter consists of, but pretty soon we understood that an atom consists of protons, neutrons and electrons. But what are they made of? Further investigation unveiled quarks! But what are they made of?

Science is continually questioning the nature of reality, and one of the conclusions that many scientist are coming to, is that there is a dimension of ‘information’ at the core of reality, which is not bound by either time or space.
For many the physical world is all that is real, and things like thoughts and ideas are simply vapours. However many ideas have survived centuries, outlasting dynasties. Kingdoms have come and gone, governments have come and gone, but some ideas just won’t go away!
When mankind discovered the atom, many thought that it was the smallest particle that matter consists of, but pretty soon we understood that an atom consists of protons, neutrons and electrons. But what are they made of? Further investigation unveiled quarks! But what are they made of?

Science is continually questioning the nature of reality, and one of the conclusions that many scientist are coming to, is that there is a dimension of ‘information’ at the core of reality, which is not bound by either time or space.

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or many the physical world is all that is real,and things like thoughts and ideas are simplyvapours. However many ideas have survived
centuries, outlasting dynasties. Kingdoms have come
and gone, governments have come and gone, butsome ideas just won’t go away!
When mankind discovered the atom, many thoughtthat it was the smallest particle that matter consists
of, but pretty soon we understood that an atom
consists of protons, neutrons and electrons. But what
are they made of? Further investigation unveiledquarks! But what are they made of?Science is continually questioning the natureof reality, and one of the conclusions that manyscientist are coming to, is that there is a dimensionof ‘information’ at the core of reality, which is notbound by either time or space.
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Gisin speculates that some “inuence”
may be affecting both experiments coming
from “outside space and time.” Gisin says he
means by this that “there is no story in space
and time” to account for nonlocality.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) in a letter of condolence
to the sister of an old friend, wrote the following:
 “ 
Now he has departed from this strange
world a little ahead of me. That means nothing.
People like us, who believe in physics, know
that the distinction between past, present, and
future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
John 1:1 speaks about the ultimate reality, the reality
which gave birth to all of creation. John calls thiscreative reality, the ‘Logos’, the Greek word fromwhich we get words such as ‘Logic’ and ‘Word’. It
speaks both about the ‘thought’ and the expression
of that thought. This ‘Logos’ existed before creationand continues to uphold all of creation in existence.
There is a wisdom that does not have its origin in
this world, a wisdom that was not conceived by man.
This wisdom began before creation, before time.It stands on its own, outside of time and space, yetis equally at home within this temporal realm. Al-though it manifests itself within creation, it is not
conned to, or limited by creation. Time does not
change it, no event can subtract from it. Yet it is
relevant and specic to you. This wisdom has its
reference in the heart and mind of God.God is who He is, whether we believe in Him ornot. What He declares is true, whether we agree ornot. What He creates and what He does is reality,whether we acknowledge it or not. He is the oneand only Creator and you are His workmanship,whether you accept it or not.
Reality has its ultimate and nal basis in the person
of God.To exist in the mind of God is the most substantialexistence you can have.
To discover ourselves in His thoughts is to discover
the greatest reality about ourselves – more real than
our physical form.Meditate on that – the implications are awesome.
Let me say this again: reality has its ultimate and 
-
nal basis in the person of God. Whatever contradicts
God might seem real, but ultimately it is doomedto pass away into the unreal nothingness that it is.
The Gospel unveils God’s reality
 Truth is the uncovering, the revelation of God’sreality. That which might have seemed real – the
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covering – is exposed for the illusion it is, whenreality is uncovered, when truth shines forth.John says that this ultimate reality entered our di-mension of time and space, the logic that upholdsthe universe, the Creator of all things became part
of creation. The Word became esh in the person
of Jesus Christ. In Him the reality of God and thereality of man is uncovered.Our descriptions of this reality might change, butreality itself is immutable. The gospel is nothing
less that the word of truth, the uncovering of reality,
the declaration that God successfully, once and forall, removed sin and restored man to the place of innocence He destined us for.Despite thousands of years of religion and diligentstudy, the reality of God was never known beforethis event. Matthew makes this extraordinary sta-
tement: “no one knows the Father except the Son”
Mt 11:27. But it is for this very purpose that the Son
of God has come, to reveal the Father, and in thatprocess reveal the truth about you.
Jesus did not bring just another theory, another pos-
sibility, another shadow. His message is not some
abstract philosophy. He displays reality. His wordsand deeds corresponds to who He is – God Himself,
reality itself, within human esh.
Relational reality
 God, as revealed in Christ Jesus, is not a distant,uninvolved, or neutral God, but a God who refuses
to be God in any other way than for man, with man
and in man. He is close, personal and absolutelycommitted to mankind.Jesus reveals a God who is intimately acquaintedwith the details of our lives – He even knows thenumber of hair on your head!If we want to know what God is like, we should
look at how He chose to reveal Himself. He revealed
Himself in Christ as a relational God – He wantsto be known, not theoretically, but personally andintimately.
Jesus involved Himself in the real human dramas of 
people’s lives. He did not conceal Himself to somesacred place and occasionally uttered great philo-
sophical phrases. No! He was at the weddings, with
the sick and outcasts, developing real relationships
with His followers … even while they did not un-derstand Him fully. God is relational.
Present reality
 Jesus reveals that God is present. His primaryconcern is not to explain the past or predict thefuture, but to uncover the reality of this moment.
When the ‘Logos’ which was before time, and conti-
nues to exist outside of time, enters our time … or
our understanding of time … He changes our unders-
tanding of time completely. His coming is referredto as the fullness of time (Eph 1:10)Paul gives further insight into this when he writes:“… whether things present or things to come, all
are yours” (1 Cor 3:22)
Did you get that?The future can’t add anything to you!Because even things to come is yours already.
The future only holds a further revelation, a further
unveiling of what is yours already.
Jesus had some stern words for people who were so
busy studying the scriptures that they missed the life,
the reality that stood right in front of them – God in
human form – yet they preferred their books, their
topics and speculations about the future. (John 5:39)
Jesus reveals that Eternal life has little to do withour illusions of endless time, but has everything todo with the quality of relationship we enjoy withthe Father and Himself (John 17:3)
Let’s get real!
 “…do not focus on what is seen, but on what isunseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is
unseen is eternal.” 2 Cor 4:18
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