The Dimensions of God

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Jason Harris

https://brilliant.org/wiki/tesseract/

The Tesseract

I believe in God. I believe God is everywhere and in everything. In all and through all. I can’t prove it, but if one defines God as the laws of physics and the universe at a minimum (some do) then this is self-evident.

A Tesseract (shown above) is a spatial four dimensional cube. The rotating image above is showing a projection of this into a three-dimensional space. This is difficult for our human minds to comprehend. If physicists are correct, there may be eleven (or more) dimensions to the universe. Yet as humans, we experience the universe as three spatial dimensions with the fourth dimension being time.

If God is above all and in and through all, God almost certainly is many dimensions above what we can perceive as humans. Yet God would contain the dimensions we perceive as well. How then could we possibly describe God, even if our descriptions have elements of truth? Delving into this further:

A line represents one dimension.

File:Vertical and Horizontal Lines.png - Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vertical_and_Horizontal_Lines.png

A square represents two dimensions and is flat.

Square Picture - Images of Shapes
https://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/pictures/shapes/square.html

A cube represents three dimensions and is not flat.

Necker cube - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necker_cube

I Believe God is So Much More.

A cube contains squares and lines…

A square contains lines but does not contain a cube…

A line does not contain squares or cubes.

If one could only draw and communicate in one dimension… as a single line (one dimension)…. the concept of a cube would be impossible to accurately portray, even though there would be elements of truth in that depiction because a cube contains lines.

Similarly, I believe in God. I believe in a higher power. I personally believe every attempt by humanity to describe God is likely going to fall short. Personifications, myths, legends, stories, logic, reasoning, etc. Yet how else does one encompass and communicate timeless entities such as love, compassion, etc.?

I believe the personification of God as Jesus Christ is beautiful. Jesus still carries great meaning in my life.

Is man created in God’s image as I was taught as a boy? Are we all children of God? I believe so. I believe the image of man is contained within God. I also believe God contains every other image as well.



Jason Harris is a Neurologist/Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Dad and Husband who shares his experiences leaving the Mormon Church and reconstructing a new World-View.
 He believes all religions and scripture are man-made and believes there is Divinity in all of them.