Jesus and Wave-Particle Duality

There is a theological term in Christianity called “The Hypostatic Union.”  It is one of the great mysteries of the Christian faith, and it basically states that Jesus Christ is both human and God, simultaneously.  This is a huge puzzle.  How can what is by definition infinite (God) be limited?  It seems to be a paradox.  The Bible gives us an interesting description for this:

In John 9, verse 5, Jesus describes Himself as “the Light of the World.”  In 1 John 1:5, the apostle John writes that “God is light.”  The description used in these passages (in many others as well) is that of light.  Throughout the history of physics, scientists have debated whether light was a particle or a waveform.  Current theories, beginning in the 20th century have been, well, enlightening.

It turns out that light is both a wave and a particle at the same time.  In fact, this “wave-particle duality” some people state is just an essential property of the Universe.

I, for one, find it interesting that about 2000 years before Einstein et al. discovered the duality of light, the Bible used light as a description of Jesus – both God and man.

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