Evidence to contradict the two laws mentioned above (that light speed is unattainable, and that gravity cannot be defied) will be provided now. If the reader does not have a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and a copy of the books The Book of Mormon and The Pearl of Great Price, all are standard works of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it is recommended that the reader obtain a copy of each. However, for convenience, the passages of scripture we will be referring to will be quoted herein.
We will first refer to the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price. Let us read a few passages that describe in wonderful detail the relationships that our planet shares with the rest of the relative universe.
"Thus, I, Abraham, talked with the Lord, face to face, as one man talketh with another; and he told me of the works which his hands had made... And he said unto me: This is Shinehah, which is the sun. And he said unto me: Kokob, which is star. And he said unto me: Olea, which is the moon. And he said unto me: Kokaubeam, which signifies stars, or all the great lights, which were in the firmament of heaven. If two things exist, and there be one above the other, there shall be greater things above them; therefore Kolob is the greatest of all the Kokaubeam that thou hast seen, because it is nearest unto me." (Abraham 3:11, 13, 16)
There is also a facsimile from the Book of Abraham, the explanation of which I will make reference to here.
"Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. [It is] first in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according to the celestial time, which celestial time signifies one day to...Kolob is equal to a thousand years according to the measurement of this earth...which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh. Oliblish...stands next to Kolob, which is the next grand governing creation near to... the place where God resides. [Shinehah]...is one of the governing planets also, and is said... to be the sun, and to borrow its light from Kolob through the medium of Kae-e-vanrash, or other words, the governing power, which governs fifteen other fixed planets or stars, as also... the Moon, the Earth and the sun in their annual revolutions." (Explanation of the facsimile from the Book of Abraham, No. 2)
The following is an explanation of the above two passages as they are understood by the author. He refers to the first creation, nearest to the Celestial Kingdom, or throne of God, as Kolob. Around Kolob revolves a similar Kokob, or star, named Oliblish. These two stars are placed in the same time of reckoning, and are understood as being somewhat of a binary star system. Around these two stars revolves a star named Kae-e-vanrash, which for the following reason, is understood to be the center of our galaxy. Around Kae-e-vanrash rotates Shinehah, which is called the Sun. As far as we know it, our sun revolves around the center of our galaxy, which is why it is understood that Kae-e-vanrash is the name given to our galactic center. Around the Sun rotates the Earth, called Jah-oh-eh, and around the Earth rotates the Moon, called Olea. Knowing that our own galaxy is around 100,000 light years in diameter, it is easy to see that the distance between our planet and the throne of God is tremendous. I will not even begin to attempt to place a figure to the amount of time required to travel from here to there. However, I will show the reader a series of passages that state that the voyage from here to there could be made in less days than most people have fingers. Impossible you say? We'll find out eventually.
The following passages are from the King James Version of the Bible, more specifically The New Testament. They describe a series of events that occurred on the morning of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh unto the [disciples] and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. [They] went forth... and came unto that sepulchre... Then the disciples went away again unto their home. But Mary stood without...and as she wept...Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni, which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, my God, and your God." (St. John 20:1-17, abridged)
"And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing" (St. John 20:26, 27)
Christ had risen the first day of the week, a Sunday according to the Jewish calendar of the time. When Mary Magdalene first encounters him, he says, "Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father." For what reason we know not. Just that before ascending to his Father in Heaven, no one could touch him. Jesus appears to his apostles later that evening. It mentions nothing about anyone touching him. However, it states that eight days after His resurrection, on the following Sunday (if my math serves me correctly), He appears again to his apostles, this time eating fish and bread with them, and allowing at least Thomas to touch him and witness that he lives (ref. St. John 20:27, St. Luke 24:37-43, St. Mark 16:14, and St. Matthew 28:17, 18). This hints to the fact that the Lord must have traveled to the throne of God, near unto Kolob, and back in less than eight days. Thus allowing himself to be touched when only eight days before, Mary wasn't allowed to. There were numerous moments mentioned in The New Testament where many people in the area of Jerusalem and Galilee saw the resurrected Lord. There is also the appearance of the resurrected Jesus Christ appearing to the people of the American continent. Jesus stated that "Other sheep I have which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice" (St. John 10:16). We have the record of some of Christ's "other sheep" in the Book of Mormon. One can read the account in the Third Book of Nephi, chapters eleven to closing. If the reader will also note, the excerpts from the Abraham facsimile mention "fifteen other fixed planets or stars" governed by our galactic center that are probably also harbouring children of our Father in Heaven that Christ had to visit. All this traveling he did with nothing more than the clothes on his back. Hence, there must be some way to do it that mankind has not discovered yet.
Now, onto the discussion of gravity.
Possibly one of the most popular passages of scripture is found in Matthew 14:22-33. For those who are not familiar with he passage, it is that which speaks of the time Jesus walked on water. May we also note that, for a brief period, Peter himself also walked on the surface of the sea until his fear overcame the best of his faith. This is but one instance where gravity was circumvented. Another instance is found in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, which, when cross referenced to their respectful passages (Mark 16:19-20 and Luke 24:50-53) shows that there were numerous people, well over 500 in fact, that had witnessed Jesus Christ ascend to heaven. One more pair of passages that will be shared with the reader comes from the Book Of Mormon. The passages are found in 3 Nephi 11:8 and 3 Nephi 18:39. In the first passage, Christ is seen by a "great multitude" of people descending from heaven to be in the midst of them. In the second passage, Christ ascends into heaven being seen by a similar multitude. It is also in scripture that the entire city founded by the prophet Enoch was actually carried up into heaven. Not only did one man transcend gravity, but also an entire city did.
This is a wonderful illustration of the power and majesty of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, many will argue that God can do what He wishes whenever He wishes. The following passage will illustrate that the reason God is powerful. It dictates that such godly power is earned through obedience to the same laws and commandments that we have been commanded to follow. The passage is found in the Book of Mormon:
"But there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted; which repentance, mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment; if not so, the works of justice would be destroyed, and God would cease to be God." (Alma 42:22)
Hence, the same God that commands us to obey him is subject to the same laws that we are. If God sinned, or if He disobeyed the demands of the laws, He would loose his right to the godly powers He possesses and would cease to be God. We know that there are laws of physics, and that we do not have the power to circumvent them. In the same respect, God himself cannot "defy" the law of gravity. Thus, since we know well that He and His beloved son Jesus Christ have performed many miracles for the eyes of mankind, as mentioned above, and since we know that they too are subject to these laws, then there must be some way to use the laws of physics to perform the same acts that they have performed. This gives rise to the concept that there are physical laws above and beyond those that we presently comprehend. The ability to do that which we do not comprehend lies in an order of physics that has yet to be fully discovered. It is this order of physics that this paper attempts to open to the world of thought and experiment.
There are other people in scripture who have performed miracles, most of which have not been mentioned here. It is sufficient to say that the law of gravity and the "speed limit" of c are laws that only exist due to our limited capacity. It will be shown in the following pages that there exist laws of physics that are above those given to us by Dr. Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton.
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