And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.(Genesis 1:3) ESV
People think that the theory of relativity is summed up in the equation E=MC2 . The truth is, relativity is an opportunistic rationalization of circumstantial evidence, and E=MC2 specifies a set of conditions which don’t occur anywhere in nature.
That being said, it would seem that there are at least four situations in the Bible in which E=MC2 may actually apply. All of them are divine and miraculous:
- Genesis 1:3 – let there be light
- John 2 – the wedding at Cana
- Matthew 14 – feeding the 5,000
- Matthew 15 – feeding the 4,000
We, that’s me and the Holy spirit, thought that it would be an amusing exercise to see if it would be possible to derive E=MC2 from Genesis 1:3, perhaps by analyzing the meaning of the original Hebrew. The thing is, it’s a lot simpler than that.
|And God said||E|
|let there be||M|
|and there was light||C|