The notion of a holographic universe has been around for quite some time now being first proposed by physicist Gerard ‘t Hooft, and then later given a more precise string theory interpretation by Leonard Susskind. The idea is that the entire universe is but a hologram or computer simulation, if you will, and everything we experience is controlled by some type of universal computer so to speak.
Many conventional theorist disregard this theory and of course many within the Christian community despise it as well. But is this theory truly that far fetched when compared to the Bible’s explanation of the universe we live in today? When you take a closer look at what the Bible says about the universe and heaven, it becomes apparent that the realm of reality we live in is but a dream, or illusion of the true reality that lies beyond our own.
Instead of a “universal computer” it is the Lord God and the realm of heaven that is controlling and simulating what we see and experience on earth and the surrounding vastness. Heaven in the Bible is not “up there,” but rather is explained as the unseen realm in which the things we see here are made up of.
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV).
Everything we see here are made up of things unseen and eternal, and when this idea is applied to the realm of science we see that it fits right in. In string theory the idea is that the universe is made up of 26 extra dimensions as well as tiny multi-dimensional vibrating strings that are present everywhere, all the time and that emit both light and sound waves that create the reality we see here.
Interesting enough is the fact that God is a multi-dimensional entity that is present everywhere, all the time and that spoke the universe into existence (sound) and He is pure light that was also part of creation itself. Replace strings with the Lord God and you have your answer and product for the universes make up. Extra dimensions themselves can also be explained and replaced as the realm of heaven in which the angels and demons do battle and work each day.
Paul and Peter both go on to show us that our universe is indeed only a simulate that is temporal and will ultimately go on to be deleted, and then later “rebooted” or “updated” so to speak.
“While we do not look at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
“Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heaves and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:12,13).
Now this sophisticated holographic universe is not quite as simple as a man made computer simulation by no means, and trying to fully comprehend the entirety of it, I believe, is completely out of man’s reach and rightly so. God has set each of us here primarily for our free will, our choice to choose between Him or the devil, between the new earth and heaven or hell.
But continuing on we see that the universe is indeed only an illusion of a much greater picture that is intertwined with our own and that is God Himself and the heavenly realm.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16,17).
The notion “universal computer” is really God Himself and the heavenly realm. The holographic universe is the false reality we see that is perishing away and will be done away with completely one day. At this point a new heaven and earth (updated universe) will be programmed in and created.
Now as I said before the idea of programs, updates and hologram is not to be misunderstood as our limited human minds perceive in a computer sense, but is a much greater and more sophisticated deal that is done by the hands of God Himself and how this is achieved is beyond our capacity to comprehend.
The holographic universe theory is therefore a non conflicting idea of how the universe we perceive works and is. This theory is of course mere speculation and may never be fully known until we reach the realm of heaven and watch the Father at work Himself. But until then let’s keep serving the Lord and searching out His handiwork! God bless!
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalms 19:1).