How can my choices be totally free if God is in control of all things at all times and knows the end from the beginning? How can God hear my words and thoughts while listening to billions of others around the world at exactly the same moment? How can God be all-powerful and all-loving and yet allow so much suffering and evil?
These are complex paradoxes with far-reaching implications that have troubled people for centuries, testing the faith of those who believe in the biblical, personal God, and proving a stumbling block to those who do not.
But phenomena that seem impossible in the four-dimensional world we know (the three dimensions of space, plus the dimension of time) can become comprehensible when examined in the context of extra dimensions. Recent scientific discoveries have established that the equivalent of at least eleven dimensions exist. What are the implications of a personal God who can operate in and beyond such a realm?
The Bible is unique among the sacred writings of the world’s great religions, describing God as existing beyond the reaches of time and space as we know them. In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Hugh Ross examines scientific evidence that confirms the Bible’s declaration about God’s role in creation and may help explain some of the greatest paradoxes of the Christian faith.
Drawing on biblical teaching and scientific evidence that supports it, Dr. Ross invites us to know and experience God in a way we have never done before. As a result, our love and appreciation of him will be dramatically deepened, and the way we relate to him and to others—both believers and nonbelievers—will be changed forever.
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“The space-time theorem of general relativity establishes not only the Creator’s extra time dimension(s) or their equivalent, but also His capacity to operate in all the space dimensions the universe has ever possessed (or their equivalent). What follows, then, from string theory and from all these recent findings in particle physics and astrophysics, is that God must be operating in a minimum of eleven dimensions of space and time (or their practical equivalent).” (Page 45)
“ he showed how matter and energy are interchangeable under certain conditions.” (Page 34)
“Thus, causes precede their effects. Time, then, can be defined as a dimension along which cause and effect phenomena occur.” (Page 33)
“Worshiping the Lord with more of our mind can only enhance our capacity to worship Him with our heart, soul, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 22:37). In that spirit, let’s now take a look at some of the paradoxical biblical doctrines that have mystified Christians and nonChristians for centuries.” (Page 71)
“The rules of logic do not change as one travels from one specific dimensional system to another. They do, however, become more difficult or complicated to apply and test.” (Page 69)
Beyond the Cosmos brings the reality of God more fully before our minds and helps us love him with our whole being. We cannot love or believe a blank, but many parts of God’s revelation of himself and his world remain little more than a blank until qualified and gifted teachers lead us to greater clarity. Hugh Ross does that, giving the most difficult ideas in Christian teachings gripping new relevance to the realities of time and eternity.
—Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California
Hugh Norman Ross (born July 24, 1945) is a Canadian-born astrophysicist and creationist Christian apologist. He has a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics, and is senior scholar, founder, and former president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and the Christian faith. His books include Weathering Climate Change, Improbable Planet and Designed to the Core.