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There are many readings to Genesis’ first two Bible verses detailing God creating our Universe. Unfortunately, many reading are full of confusion and theological conundrums. In contrast, a very simple, clear, and precise understanding of this passage is also possible, either by applying an understanding of fundamental computer concepts, or by considering artistic tools by analogy.

This basic reading is that God created the “space” for our physical Universe and also created a rudimentary Earth in this “space.” Artistically speaking from the perspective of a painter, the heavens represent a large empty canvas and the Earth is the first object painted on this canvas. If you are an artist using computer tools to create drawings / animations, this is like a new drawing / animations file named “Our_Universe” which has “space” for lots of artwork to be created, with “Earth” as the first piece of artwork in this drawing / animation.

How does this basic reading of God creating the “space” in our Universe and then creating the Earth relate to further familiar computer concepts? Consider spreadsheets, database tables, or programming variables/  containers to make this easier to understand. As we know Our Universe has “space” dimensions of length, height, and width (x, y, and z for mathematicians / physicists), a simple model incorporates these three dimensions.

  1. Spreadsheet: The spreadsheet is named “Our_Universe” with columns to hold values of Space, such as its’ dimensionality.
  2. Database Table: The database table is named Our_Universe with rows  to contain values of Space like its’ X, Y, and Z dimensions.
  3. Variables / Containers: In programming, typically variables/containers are declared/defined, room is allocated for them, and they are populated/filled, either immediately, or at a later time.
    Let Our_Universe be a Container to hold Space objects with its’ corresponding values like dimensions.

Later in the Genesis creation account, God creates the sun, moon, and stars, to further fill this “space” with “materials”, beyond what was done on the Earth with its’ “materials”. The knowledge of what is created in later days like the sun, moon, and stars reinforces the above understanding that the initial creation of the “heavens” is the allocation of the container “space” in which our Universe resides.

God created the heavens, and also created a rudimentary Earth. From a computer programming perspective, one way to view Earth’s creation is that Our Universe was populated with an aggregate collection of values which together constituted our rudimentary Earth. By analogy, think of a web browser loading up an Earth web page, a smart device installing & starting a new Earth application, or a digital media player loading an Earth image/video.

Because God initially created the Earth, we know God also created the “rules” that government how “materials” (matter/items/values) in this “space” interact. The hunt to understand “space” better and to know these “rules” has been the treasure scientifically minded physicists have been diligently searching to understand, applying a diverse variety of complex models derived from theoretical reasoning, mathematical tools, and physical experimental data.

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Genesis 1:1-2 (ESV):

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.


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A scientific paradigm based solely upon physics leaves mystery as to how God protected his followers in a fiery furnace. A scientific paradigm modeling the world as data and computation similar to virtual worlds, illuminates how God miraculously protected his faithful followers.

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Daniel 3

26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace; he declared, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. 27 And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them. 28 Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set aside the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God.

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