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Jesus is the Word, and the Word is the Higgs?

Updated: Nov 12, 2022

n the Bible’s New Testament, the Gospel of St John starts with, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….All things were made by Him. Without Him was not any thing made that was made.”

This says there are two aspects of God involved in creation, one associated with design, and the other that turns design into things or beings. Perhaps this is the "us"in Genesis chapter 1, verse 26: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness".

In modern thinking we might describe these two aspects of God as two different energy fields (originating from a single source) that interact to bring a tangible thing into existence.

(There is a parallel here with the formation of a three-dimensional hologram from the interaction of two light waves that were split from a single light source)

John uses the term "Word" for the manifesting aspect of God. It seems to be unusual terminology. However it was preceded in Jewish thought by the belief that God created this world through spoken words. See “The Legends of the Jews Volume 1”, by Louis Ginzberg (available from Project Gutenberg free of charge).

"When God was about to create the world by His word, the twenty-two letters of the alphabet....stood round about God, and one after the other spake and entreated, "Create the world through me!"

Seven hundred years before John wrote his gospel, the Chinese mystic Lao-Tse wrote in the first verse of the Tao Te Ching that there are two God principles (Tao), one that is the beginning of Heaven and Earth, and this Tao is so mysterious it cannot be given a name. There is another Tao that we can name, through which all things came into being. The two come from the same source but differ in name.

Whatever it is that John called "the Word", Lao-tse knew as "the Name". And since 2012 we know it as the Higgs Field. In that year, physics experiments in a massive underground machine in Switzerland known as the Large Hadron Collider discovered a quantum field, named after a physicist called Higgs.

The Higgs field is everywhere. It is what gives mass to other energy fields. All energy fields have no mass until they interact with the Higgs field.

Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth represents the Word, that bringing-into-being aspect of God. And as a human being, Jesus sometimes spoke as the Word, and at other times spoke as a man.

He certainly seemed to have some divine authority over what makes things come into being, multiplying food and controlling the wind. And sometimes he is trying to speak as the Word, and not being very successful: Then Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you will have no life in you."

He lost a lot of followers that day.

I think Bible students would do well to find out about the Higgs quantum field. In my view, the clearest understanding of the Word.

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