The Word Is Alive - Casting Crowns

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Uploaded on September 14, 2010 by TheWordisalive

The message of this song is far deeper than many people realize:

First is John 1:1-3 which states:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

The reason why this verse, and song, is far deeper than people realize is because, indeed, 'infinite transcendent information', The Word, is found, 'scientifically,' to be the only cause that has sufficient power to explain the creation of this universe:

Scientific Evidence For God (Logos) Creating The Universe - 2008 - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3995300

Quantum mechanics also gives evidence that 'The Word' is alive:

The Mental Universe - Richard Conn Henry - Professor of Physics John Hopkins University
Excerpt: The only reality is mind and observations, but observations are not of things. To see the Universe as it really is, we must abandon our tendency to conceptualize observations as things.,,, Physicists shy away from the truth because the truth is so alien to everyday physics. A common way to evade the mental universe is to invoke "decoherence" - the notion that "the physical environment" is sufficient to create reality, independent of the human mind. Yet the idea that any irreversible act of amplification is necessary to collapse the wave function is known to be wrong: in "Renninger-type" experiments, the wave function is collapsed simply by your human mind seeing nothing. The universe is entirely mental,,,, The Universe is immaterial — mental and spiritual. Live, and enjoy.
http://henry.pha.jhu.edu/The.mental.universe.pdf

"As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."
Max Planck - The Father Of Quantum Mechanics - (Of Note: Max Planck was a devout Christian, which is not surprising when you realize practically every, if not every, founder of each major branch of modern science also 'just so happened' to have a deep Christian connection.)

Logic also dictates 'a decision' must have been made, by the 'transcendent, eternal, infinite information' from the primary timeless (eternal) reality 'It' inhabits, in order to purposely create a temporal reality with highly specified, irreducible complex, parameters from a infinite set of possibilities in the proper sequential order at the creation of the universe at the Big Bang. Thus this infinite transcendent information, The Word, which is the primary reality of our reality, is shown to be 'alive' by yet another line of evidence besides the findings of quantum mechanics.

The First Cause Must Be A Personal Being - William Lane Craig - video
http://www.metacafe.com/w/4813914

As well it is found that the primary problem facing naturalistic evolution is the sheer inability of material processes to explain the orgination of the staggering levels of functional information we find in the DNA of life:

Modus Tollens - It Is Impossible For Evolution To Be True - T.G. Peeler - video
http://www.metacafe.com/w/5047482

The DNA Code - Solid Scientific Proof Of Intelligent Design - Perry Marshall
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4060532

The DNA Enigma - Where Did The Information Come From? - Stephen C. Meyer - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4125886

As well it is found that the only known source for functional information, such as we find encoded in the DNA of life, is Intelligence:

Stephen C. Meyer - The Scientific Basis For Intelligent Design - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4104651

But what is important for us is that humans seem to be extremely unique in this capacity to understand information:

Darwin’s mistake: Explaining the discontinuity between human and nonhuman minds:
Excerpt: There is a profound functional discontinuity between human and nonhuman minds. We argue that this discontinuity pervades nearly every domain of cognition and runs much deeper than even the spectacular scaffolding provided by language or culture can explain. We hypothesize that the cognitive discontinuity between human and nonhuman animals is largely due to the degree to which human and nonhuman minds are able to approximate the higher-order, systematic, relational capabilities of a physical symbol system (i.e. we are able to understand information). http://www.bbsonline.org/Preprints/Penn-01062006/Referees/Penn-01062006_bbs-preprint.htm

Origin of the Mind: Marc Hauser
Excerpt: "Researchers have found some of the building blocks of human cognition in other species. But these building blocks make up only the cement footprint of the skyscraper that is the human mind",,,
http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/ic-all-the-way-down-the-grand-human-evolutionary-discontinuity-and-probabilistic-resources/#comment-341275

Though the authors of the 'Evolution of the Genus Homo' paper appear to be thoroughly mystified by the fossil record, they never seem to give up their blind faith in evolution despite the disparity they see first hand in the fossil record. In spite of their philosophical bias, I have to hand it to them for being fairly honest with the evidence though. I especially like how the authors draw out this following 'what it means to be human' distinction in their paper:

"although Homo neanderthalensis had a large brain, it left no unequivocal evidence of the symbolic consciousness that makes our species unique." -- "Unusual though Homo sapiens may be morphologically, it is undoubtedly our remarkable cognitive qualities that most strikingly demarcate us from all other extant species. They are certainly what give us our strong subjective sense of being qualitatively different. And they are all ultimately traceable to our symbolic capacity. Human beings alone, it seems, mentally dissect the world into a multitude of discrete symbols, and combine and recombine those symbols in their minds to produce hypotheses of alternative possibilities. When exactly Homo sapiens acquired this unusual ability is the subject of debate."

The authors of the preceding paper try to find some evolutionary/materialistic reason for the extremely unique 'information capacity' of humans, but of course they never find a coherent reason. Indeed why should we ever consider a process, which is utterly incapable of ever generating any complex functional information at even the most foundational levels of molecular biology, to suddenly, magically, have the ability to generate our brain which can readily understand and generate functional information? A brain which has been repeatedly referred to as 'the Most Complex Structure in the Universe'? The authors never seem to consider the 'spiritual angle' for why we would have such a unique capacity for such abundant information processing. This following short video, and verses, are very clear as to what the implications of this evidence means to us and for us:

Genesis 3:8
And they (Adam and Eve) heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day...

John 1:1-1
In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Myself, I firmly believe that God create humans unique, indeed we are called 'His children', in the ability to understand information so that we may have communion with Him!. Indeed I believe that God is the primary source for all wisdom and knowledge:

The following video is fairly direct in establishing a direct 'spiritual' link to man's ability to learn new information, in that it shows that the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores for students showed a steady decline, for seventeen years, after the removal of prayer from the classroom by the Supreme Court in 1963:

The Real Reason American Education Has Slipped – David Barton – video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4318930

As well, I have personally seen miracles that give clear evidence that 'The Word" is alive in a fairly direct way:

Strange But True - Miracle Testimony
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmaSrBPNEmGZGM4ejY3d3pfNTNocmRjZGtkdg&hl=en

This following video shows one reason why I personally know there is much more going on in the world than what the materialistic philosophy would lead us to believe:

Miracle Testimony - One Easter Sunday Sunrise Service - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3995314

As well, I firmly believe Biblical prophecy has actually been precisely fulfilled by Israel's 'miraculous' rebirth as a nation in 1948, as this following video makes clear, which is not possible unless God revealed this to the prophets:

The Precisely Fulfilled Prophecy Of Israel Becoming A Nation In 1948 - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4041241

Main reference:

Let There Be Light
http://lettherebelight-77.blogspot.com/2009/10/intelligent-design-anthropic-hypothesis_19.html

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