There are a lot of people who think that science is nearly the opposite of Christianity. This isn’t always true, however. What happens when science firmly supports Christianity? For one thing, it probably isn’t going to be reported by the main stream media. Here is a case in point, which was never carried by the major media.
Christians believe that Jesus is the gateway and only way to enter God’s kingdom. This is because the bible is exceedingly clear on this point. It is said in different ways in the bible, but the message is plain.
There are several symbols that are used to represent Jesus. One of the most universal symbols is that of the cross. This is because Jesus died on the cross to pay for the sins of those people who turn to him. The crucifixion is one of the cornerstones of the Christian faith, because it gives us all hope, even though every one of us is a sinner.
One of the passages in the bible, found at Colossians 1:17, says
“He [Jesus] is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
There is naturally a figurative meaning to this scripture. It turns out that there may be a much more literal and physical meaning as well.
You see, micro-biologists have succeeded in isolating a number of base proteins in the body. One of those proteins is called laminin. The Free Dictionary defines laminin as:
“Any of a family of glycoproteins of the basement membrane and mediate cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, and adhesion.”
To a non biologist, this probably doesn’t make a lot of sense, so let’s put it in a simpler form. Laminin is an adhesion molecule. It is the stuff that literally holds our bodies together.
What does this have to do with Jesus and Christianity? Well, let me show you a schematic diagram of laminin 111.
The shape is unmistakably the one of the cross. Okay, but this is only a schematic diagram. It doesn’t really prove anything, right? Wrong, it proves a lot. Pictures of the laminin protein, taken by an electron microscope, show that the proteins are indeed in the shape of a cross, the symbol of Jesus, and this is confirmed by the Truth or Fiction website. The symbolism is hard to get around. Is it coincidence that the most well known symbol for Jesus is found in a protein responsible for holding all of us together? Many people, myself included, would find this to be much more than coincidental.
How about if we look at another scientific discipline; astronomy. After all, Colossians says, “ALL things”. So if it is true of the incredibly tiny, there should be an indication of some sort that it is also true of the enormous. I’ve written about black holes and how they spin and in that article, I mentioned that black holes have masses that are far greater than even our own sun. As it happens, the Hubble Space Telescope took some incredibly detailed pictures of a neighboring galaxy, designated M-51 and known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. This galaxy is nearly perpendicular to our line of sight, so it is an ideal candidate for looking for the black hole at the center. (It is theorized that there is a black hole at the center of all galaxies.) It was the accretion disk of a black hole that Hubble was specifically being used to find. It did exactly that, and the image is surprising and staggering, though it isn’t what astronomers expected to see:
Amazingly, there is a cross in an enormous object as well as one that can only be seen through an electron microscope. Naturally, many naysayers have been trying desperately to explain all this away, unsuccessfully. There is little doubt that they will continue to try, because they hate it every time science actually supports the bible. Still, this should increase the faith of Christians and give hope to those who aren’t Christian.
It seems that Colossians 1:17 has both a figurative and a literal meaning. It is most interesting that the two meanings coincide, isn’t it?
A man named Louie Giglio explains all of this much more clearly than I can: