Make a quantum leap with me

I published this almost two years ago to the day. I have been thinking about quantum leaps again, a lot, so I thought I'd re-post this.
I love learning how the bible is a book of science. If true and honest science were to be considered, scientists would accept that the earth is a young earth. Science shows it, but they “believed the lie” - the lie being (in my opinion) that God didn’t create the universe. And if He is not Creator, therefore maybe He is not Redeemer either. Hey, that lie works for satan.

In any case, I learned about quantum leaps this week.

The heavens and the earth (Hebrew phraseology for the universe) will disappear. That is a fact. But how? And where will we be? My question regarding the first was answered to my satisfaction this week. It involves quantum physics. LOL, stay with me!

If you make a fist and bump your fist from below with your other hand, your fist moves up from the bump. Keep that in mind as I explain. A quantum leap happens when a photon strikes an atom, it boosts an electron into a higher orbit. And when that occurs the electron moves from the lower to the upper orbit simultaneously without having traversed the intervening space. That's a quantum leap. (Definition from John MacArthur). Or this, "A quantum leap is a leap from A to B, without passing through any of the points between A and B. Imagine that you enter a train in A-ville. You sit in your seat, and the train is instantly transported to your destination of B-ville. You just made a quantum leap."

Amazing! The electron blinks out and then blinks back into a higher state of being - instantaneously! This makes sense to me when thinking of two biblical events prophesied to come: the Rapture and the New Heavens/New Earth.

Rapture: "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:52). When Jesus calls us with the last trump and the voice of an archangel, we will be translated instantaneously from fleshly human with sin nature to glorified eternal person with no sin nature. This will happen in the blink of an eye, which is said to be 150 milliseconds. The how of it seems to me to be a good definition of a quantum leap. We are translated from a lower state of being to a higher state of being, instantly.

At the end of time when Jesus makes a new heavens and a new earth, it appears to me also that it could happen as in the definition of a quantum leap. The earth is translated from a lower state of being to a higher state of being, instantly.

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10) ... "looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.” (Verse 12-13)

"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea." (Revelation 21:1)

When I read things like this and I ponder the enormity of the unified system that is the universe, (yes I believe string theory is correct) it makes me feel a great sense of awe for Him and I love the Creator all the more. That we polluted his perfect creation with sin and He redeems us anyway makes me feel humbled and I love Him all the more. It's all good!


  1. My brain broke a little trying to wrap my head around this, but the explanation by John MacArthur made it easier. And I enjoyed the post, nonetheless!


  2. My brain broke too, but I was able to visualize something. Nice blog by the way. It is a little golden nugget amongst all the others I have come across. You have an enjoyable writing style and do a good job with all different kinds of subject matter. So thank you. - Jared

  3. Amen, Elizabeth! It is all good.


    1. Hi Pam,

      I get excited when the Holy Spirit puts thoughts of rapture in my brain. I couldn't get the subject off my mind all week and finally re-posted this. Someday when it all comes true (hopefully sooner than later) we will know all about it!

  4. Hello Elizabeth, interesting thoughts. I have a feeling we're all going to learn a lot about physics that we couldn't even fathom. Like how the resurrected body can eat - and yet pass through a wall. Pretty amazing.

    If you like music, perhaps this rapture song would bring joy to your heart. I don't know if you've ever heard it, but if not, it's wonderful: We Shall All Be Changed, on the album From Calvary to Glory, and it is sung by tenor soloist Jim White of Calvary Chapel.



  5. I think that this idea could also pertain somewhat to the scriptures that speak of Phillip being transported to the ethiopian eunuch and once he shared the gospel and baptised the man, he was gone in an instant again, via the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it is a bit like time travel, like you pointed out going from point A to B without going through anything in between to get there. This idea facinates me and I also believe it pertains greatly to the rapture and how the Lord will take us home as well...we go from one dimension to another. Can't wait to go, really, can't wait. Looking forward to meeting you all there. Elizabeth, perhaps you can elaborate more on this issue or suggest other articles or christian writing that pertains to this. Thank you for your ministry. Amen!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for reading :) Here are a few articles

      I wrote this: Phillip whisked away from the Eunuch
      Philip whisked away from the Eunuch

      Chuck Missler, Christian scientist
      Quantum Physics, the boundaries of reality

      The physics of eternity, This study reviews the physics of immortality, the geometry of eternity, and the real nature of our true selves. By Chuck Missler.

      The How, Why, and When of Creation, sermon part 1 by John MacArthur. Some amazing science in this series. Though it doesn't directly address the rapture, he gives an excellent biblically-based scientific treatment on the mechanics of the universe and this gives insight into God in His dimension

      Should get your started. And don't forget Answers in Genesis. Though they don't deal in physics and not the rapture, they have wonderful science-based articles on lots of other topics.


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