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The Cosmic Animator

Wherever there is activity in the universe, there must be a power that is causing that activity. Even scientists, who are very successful in describing how things happen, generally agree they cannot say why things happen. This is because there is an all-powerful cause of everything that happens. This cause is not a scientific law or set of laws, but is the cause of the activity that allows scientific laws to be formulated. The existence of this power cannot be proven with equations but is knowable by intuition if one rationally considers the nature of activity in the cosmos.

Because one of the attributes of God is infinite correlation (God can do an infinite number of things simultaneously), God can coordinate activity in the microcosm and the macrocosm. He can make all the hairs on your head grow at the same time, and can move your arms around at the same time as He pumps blood through those arms. God can make your heart beat while you walk along the road and hold a conversation. On a larger scale, God can create communities, ecosystems, and the movement of celestial bodies. All of these occurrences happen in harmony, and I believe they can only be understood in terms of the coordinating power of God, who is actively controlling the existence of all things.


The above article is an extract from my book entitled Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion. For more information or to buy the book, click here.



25 responses to “The Cosmic Animator”

    1. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  1. “This cause is not a scientific law or set of laws, but is the cause of the activity that allows scientific laws to be formulated. The existence of this power cannot be proven with equations but is knowable by intuition if one rationally considers the nature of activity in the cosmos.” Very, very well said, Steven!

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    1. Glad that resonated with you, thank you David!

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  2. True…that’s great thinking.
    I too believe in the same, in that powerful energy.
    🌸🌸

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    1. Thank you for reading, Pramegha!

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      1. You are welcome🌸

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  3. Consider the activities produced by the all-powerful cause. Do they follow mathematical scientific laws exactly and without exception?

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    1. Hi Ian, thank you for your comment. God is above any scientific laws, which is why miracles happen. So I would say there are certainly exceptions.

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  4. Good. So scientific laws are more about behavior when God is not doing anything special, and are not universally true.

    Do you think individual persons are capable of making exceptions to the natural laws of physics? Can their desires, intentions and/or reasons make exceptions too?

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    1. I believe that event A will only lead to consequence B on any occasion if God makes that happen. It seems in general that God employs regularity in many facets of life, but at special moments He does something unusual.

      To answer your questions, I believe God is in control of all human activity as well as cosmic activity, and yes God can certainly break the rules, as we see in the case of spontaneous remissions from cancer and other miraculous healings. A personal example is that once God gave me the experience of being drunk for a short time when I hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol.

      I see God as the animator of people, so that whatever you do is what God is doing through you.

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      1. Emmanuel Turkson avatar
        Emmanuel Turkson

        Hello Steve, your writings are very insightful and thought provoking. I like the way you talk about the involvment of God in the cosmos. i live in Ghana and have seen a lot of environmental menace. Do you think that God cares about the way we treat the environment. Do you have any messages for us even as we celebrate Christmas

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        1. Thank you for your comments, Emmanuel. I believe God is in control of everything that happens, even with the environment. It can be difficult to understand why some things happen but I believe God has a plan. I hope you have a peaceful and blessed Christmas and a happy 2019!

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  5. Yes, yes!! Excellent post, Steven!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lynn, glad it spoke to you!

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  6. David Robertson avatar
    David Robertson

    Really love your theological musings. Always gives me that tingling sensation

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    1. Pleased to hear it! Thanks brother 🙂

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  7. I really enjoyed reading this… how you wrote gave me a different perspective on things.
    Thank you 🙏
    God works in mysterious ways 🙏

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    1. You’re welcome! Glad it was thought-provoking. God bless you! 🙂

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      1. God bless you too 🙏

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  8. […] For this week’s Thursday Theology post I published a short extract from my most recent book entitled Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion. In the article I made some observations about the relationship between God and the laws of science, and I was delighted that this article resonated with a lot of you. If you missed it, you can catch up here. […]

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  9. Christian Thomas Golden avatar
    Christian Thomas Golden

    One day I was walking down a trail along the Hudson river in upstate NY. I lived near the trail at the time, and used it frequently as a way to shut off the noise and just listen/observe. As I sat on a rock looking out over the river, an amazing peace came over me. Everywhere I looked, God was smiling at me. Yet, he was also within me. It was an experience I will never forget. I looked at the leaves, the sun, the clouds, the mountains, the water, a little spider by my feet, veins in my hands, the knuckles, skin, and hair…all evidence of God’s omni-ness. I knew more than I ever knew before, that…

    John 1:
    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    2 The same was in the beginning with God.
    3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

    I tried explaining this to some people, and they thought I was worshiping the creation, rather than the Creator. No, I was coming to a greater understanding of the Creator THROUGH His creation.

    Your post reminded me that incomparable experience. In turn, I am inspired to go for another such walk as soon as possible. There is no escaping God. For that, I am as thankful as I am for air, food, and water.

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    1. That’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I’m so glad you’re following as I think you’ll enjoy the post I’m planning for Thursday, which is also about God’s omnipresence 🙂 Blessings! Steven

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      1. Christian Thomas Golden avatar
        Christian Thomas Golden

        Thanks, Steven. I’m looking forward to it!

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    2. Emmanuel Turkson avatar
      Emmanuel Turkson

      Creation reveals the deep things of God. They contain the depth and details of the Word of God. So Solomon asked us to go to the ant and consider the it ways… Job 12;7, ask the animals and they will teach you … the whole creation is the Word of God which is not wirtten in ink. they are just before our eyes and speaks louder than the Word in Ink.

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