The Gospel as Physics

“Make the people sit down,” Jesus told them. (There was a lot of grass there.) So all the people sat down; there were about five thousand men. Jesus took the bread, gave thanks to God, and distributed it to the people who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, and they all had as much as they wanted. When they were all full, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces left over; let us not waste a bit.” So they gathered them all and filled twelve baskets with the pieces left over from the five barley loaves which the people had eaten.

(John 6:10-13) Good News Translation

It’s possible to write the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ as a physical formula, but that’s just algebra, can we prove a real-world connection between Physics and the Bible?

What did Jesus do to five barley loaves and two small fishes, for instance, that would produce enough food to feed five thousand men? He used the first law of thermodynamics. John Chapter 6 includes the miracle of Jesus causing food to materialize out of thin air, but it also goes on to describe Jesus walking on water (v. 16-21) during a tempest which arose shortly after the miracle.

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

It takes quite a few kilo joules of energy to feed 5,000 people, if Jesus used a form of nucleosynthesis to create food from the energy in his ambient environment then it’s reasonable to assume that the temperature in the region around the miracle dropped. The temperature drop necessary will be inversely proportional to the size of the area affected. A drop in temperature of this kind and over a large enough area would cause an area of low pressure to develop, which would drive other weather effects.

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 37

  • IF Jesus took energy from his ambient environment and changed it into food for 5000 people,
    • THEN the temperature would have dropped in the region,
    • WHICH would result in the formation of an area of low pressure,
    • AND potentially cause adverse weather effects,
  • THEREFORE the next situation in the Bible should be a weather event.

Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

When evening came, Jesus’ disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and went back across the lake toward Capernaum. Night came on, and Jesus still had not come to them. By then a strong wind was blowing and stirring up the water. The disciples had rowed about three or four miles when they saw Jesus walking on the water, coming near the boat, and they were terrified. “Don’t be afraid,” Jesus told them, “it is I!” Then they willingly took him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached land at the place they were heading for.

(John 6:16-21) Good News Translation

There ought to have been, and the testimony of scripture is that there were, strong winds. There was no need to create anything from nothing, energy was available in the environment. Jesus changed energy from one form to another according to the constraints of the first law of thermodynamics. Jesus demonstrated his power over matter and energy. It caused a thermodynamic weather system to develop.


  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.


Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

(John 5:24) Good News Translation

In this context passed from death to life refers to the condition of our soul because this takes place inside our body which is breathing and metabolizing the whole time. In the Bible life and death are rarely used to refer to the condition of our body. To cut a long story short, this means that A is life, M is death. What does this mean?

The Gospel as Physics

SymbolTermForce or Action
AAgape gravityGod’s love is an outward force propelling our souls UP to heaven (anti-gravity),
pGphileo gravitational attractionbut we’re bound by sin, our fleshly lusts and carnal desires,
MMosaic gravity
(the law)
which causes us to be drawn DOWN to hell, an accumulated mass of corruption at the center of the Earth (SciPop gravity),
everlasting life
salvation is by grace through faith. Faith in Jesus Christ (q) is the power to overcome the law (M).
– the Gospel as Physics


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