Genesis 1:3 is E=MC2

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 saidE
let there beM
and there was lightC
– Deriving E=MC2 from Genesis 1:3

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