Good News, You're Probably Not Living in a Computer

Somehow, 18 years later The Matrix is still relevant, well, sort of. It's been thrown around by some really smart people like Elon Musk (And several others) that we may be living in a computer simulation. The theory is, like in The Matrix, it would be very hard to detect if we were a part of a computer simulation. Scientists have theorized that future humans may have a desire to see how their ancestors live, thus making a simulated reality. Does your head hurt yet?

Well, this week it came out that we're probably not living in a computer simulation. I know, you can breathe a sigh of relief. An article in Popular Science put it this way, "...storing the information required to simulate certain behaviors of even a couple hundred electrons would take more atoms than exist in the universe. For better or for worse, this world is real."

I'm sorry to tell you that all the effort you've put into flying like Neo for the better part of two decades is wasted.

If you're a believer, this news shouldn't have surprised you. All over the scriptures God is said and described to be the creator. While there is still a lot to learn about how science and faith interact, I contend they are not at odds. I actually believe that the more we understand about the universe the closer we come to understanding God.

Werner Heisenberg, the father of quantum physics and the recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics said, “The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

While science can tell us some things about God, it can only go so far. It will never be able to tell us about his personality, character, or story. We turn to God's Word for that. Tomorrow we're going to look at a beautiful hymn composed by the Apostle Paul in the book of Colossians that describes not just a distant creator, but a creator who came close, lived among us, and had a name: Jesus.

You're invited to join us tomorrow at 10:30a as we worship at Curley K-8, and bring a friend along.

Ivey Rhodes
Lead Pastor Mosaic Boston Jamaica Plain


November Potluck
Food is a good thing, and it's biblical! The first-century church often ate together as worship. We want to be biblical and we like good food. So, we're going to have our first church potluck lunch Sunday, November 5. If you're new to potlucks, simply bring one of your favorite dishes to share with everyone. If everyone brings enough for themselves and their family, we'll have plenty of food. Look for a sign-up soon.

Every week that we meet we have an awesome children's class! Kids from ages 0-10 are invited to participate, have fun, and learn about God. Our team of volunteers does an amazing job keeping the Bible relevant and fun. Plus, you can get an hour off duty ;) If you have any questions email Mini-Mo director Allie:

Community Groups Launch!
Love Jesus and get connected. One of the best ways to get connected at Mosaic is to join one of our life-giving community groups. We're launching them all over the neighborhood October 22. Check out our community group page at JP's website for more info. Email for more info.