What Is God’s Spiritual Body
Over centuries there have been countless disputes questioning existence of God and His ability of universe creation. By means of this article, I would like to introduce some facts for consideration, that every reader, whether highly educated or with little education, might use own abilities of reasoning to find out what the truth is. I will try to answer in a brief, but strong way the following questions:
What are Biblical proves that God has a body? What is spiritual body an how does it refer to science? How immaterial God could create material universe?
First, let us go back to the times of Moses, to the book of Exodus chapter 33, verses 17 through 20, where Moses pleaded Jehovah to see His face. Look at the quotation below and notice please, contains of verse 20 particularly.
“Jehovah went on to say to Moses: ‘I will also do this thing that you request, because you have found favor in my eyes and I know you by name.’ 18 Then he said: ‘Please show me your glory.’ 19 But he said: ‘I will make all my goodness pass before your face, and I will declare before you the name of Jehovah; and I will favor the one whom I favor, and I will show mercy to the one to whom I show mercy.’ 20 But he added: ‘You cannot see my face, for no man can see me and live.’”
Why did Jehovah said so? Why wouldn’t Moses have stayed alive if he had seen Jehovah God’s face?
To help you grasp the meaning, I will use a certain comparisons of human life. If a miner or a group of them stayed in the underground for some time, because of an accident which had occurred, and then they were found and relieved by a rescue party, they all have their eyes blinded before being transported to the day light. It is because in the best case they would lose their sight if it hadn’t been done. Why? Because their eye contact with a day light might blind them forever or even kill them.
Similar thing can happen to someone who tries to look at the sun with a naked eye. Light is one of energy types. This leads to conclusion, that immediate contact of a living creature with energy in its pure form equals disintegration of a living creature.
The same happens if you put your finger into an electric socket. There are only very limited amounts of ‘energy’ which living creatures can bear. With electric current it depends on its intensity and voltage.
A living creature can get used only to some amount of energy in its pure form, as this influences the creature in a way, that other may notice and become afraid (as it is unknown to them). It was the same in the case of Moses. Below, I am quoting the book of Exodus, chapter 34, verses 29 to 35.
“Moses then came down from Mount Siʹnai, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. When he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face was emitting rays because he had been speaking with God.30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, they noticed that the skin of his face emitted rays and they were afraid to go near him.
31 But Moses called to them, so Aaron and all the chieftains of the assembly came to him, and Moses spoke with them. 32 After that all the Israelites came near to him, and he gave them all the commands that Jehovah had given him on Mount Siʹnai. 33 When Moses would finish speaking with them, he would put a veil over his face. 34 But when Moses would go in before Jehovah to speak with him, he would take off the veil until he went out. Then he went out and revealed to the Israelites the commands he had received. 35 And the Israelites saw that the skin of Moses’ face emitted rays; then Moses put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with God.”
Forms of expressions ‘emitted rays’ point to fact, that Moses must have had something to do with some kind of energy in its pure form, although the person he spoke to was not Jehovah God Himself, but one of his angelic messengers.
Now, we should have a closer look at other scriptures which are to support or contradict it. At the Gospel of John, chapter 4, verse 24, we read: “God is a Spirit.” By the term ‘spirit’ we understand: energy, idea, force – power generally. That is why we say: ‘this text has spirit’ (power), ‘he is full of spirit’ (power), ‘grabbed him with his spirit’ (power).
Apostle Paul wrote about two types of bodies. Let us see what he said at
2 Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 44: “If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual one.” Paraphrasing these words, we can say that ‘there is a material body and there is also body made of energy.’ (spiritual) These reasoning lead to conclusion that angelic sons of God have bodies made of some type of ‘energy’ about which we have no the slightest idea, yet. Notice dear surfer, that term ‘spiritual body’ is strictly connected with the scientific term ‘energy.’ By the term ‘body’ we understand something, which has its own size, shape and measurements. Science has not closed energy in a ‘body structure,’ yet. So, in my opinion has to learn a lot to discover it. A good, sincere scientist never closes his eyes to the truth or ideas only, because they do not fit to his viewpoint or believes. Contrary, he looks with critical and fresh eye at existing theories and ideas trying to grasp their real meaning and have the clearer view of reality, as a scientist with all his hard work (which is very appreciated by me) is – in his observations of the universe and surrounding him world – like a little child looking through the keyhole at the presents put under the Christmas tree.
I know, that limiting energy to a ‘body structure’ may seem inadequate to modern trend, but was not similarly with Baruch Spinoza, who had been excluded from the Jewish Parish (17th century) for his over radical viewpoint for his times, while now is nearly a national hero. I am quite sure that if Spinoza lived nowadays, he would fully agree with all I am writing. In those days he came to misjudgment, as knowledge was not developed so well in those days, as it is now.
After that historic review, I would like draw something more controversial. Moses could not see God as if he had seen Him, he wouldn’t have born it. It is because God would grow ad infinitum, as He is the Source of all energy. The source is greater than which comes out of it. What is Jehovah God like in His natural appearance – I have no idea and assume that no one will ever know that, as this would mean equalization. Other thing is, that God would look much more brighter than our sun in its glow.
I hope, that all mentioned by me argumentation is clear and easy enough to grasp. Now let us have a look, how immaterial God was able to create material universe. PhD Stephen Hawking formulated, that ‘the universe begins suddenly out of nothing.’ So in his opinion, there is no God. For me, it rather makes
a proof of His existence. He created everything by changing some coming out of Him energy into mater, which then spread in a way known only Him, into our present day universe. Thanks to Hubble telescope, it was discovered not so long ago, that stars and planets are made or ‘born’ in nebulas. Let us read with understanding words of the book of Job, chapter 38, verses 1 through 9. There we read:
“Then Jehovah answered Job out of the windstorm: ‘Who is this who is obscuring my counsel And speaking without knowledge? Brace yourself, please, like a man; I will question you, and you inform me.
Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you think you understand.
Whoset its measurements, in case you know, Or who stretched a measuring line across it? Into what were its pedestals sunk, Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars joyfully cried out together, And all the sons of God began shouting in applause?
And who barricaded the sea behind doors When it burst out from the womb, When I clothed it with clouds And wrapped it in thick gloom …’”
The bolded by me words contain a lot of scientific truth, which has been contained in the Bible for tens of centuries. ‘Pedestals’ and ‘corner stones’ of the Earth were sunk in nebulas, which served as its nappies. Simple comparison, but how abundant scientific knowledge is hidden in them. Due to our present day knowledge, they were born in a pillar of gas and dust in the Eagle nebula.
I hope, that the presented material at least brought closer to some of you the meaning of ‘spiritual body’, God and His ability of creating.
If you want to know more, I would like to encourage You to have a brief look at the side www.jw.org/en to find answer to some other vital life questions, and their connection with science, as science does not contradict the existence of God, but in really supports it.
There I found answer to such questions as: Is Jesus the God Almighty? What is Jesus’ role in God’s purpose?
Thank You for your time and attention.