We live in a society that often pretends there’s nothing more to reality than the physical stuff we’re made of. Apart from the fact that this notion can’t be rationally sustained, we hardly ever practically live it out in the real world.
For instance, we all get angry when people do “evil” or “unjust” things. But what are these concepts in a purely material universe bound by the fixed laws of chemistry?
Concepts such as “evil” and “injustice” cannot exist. They can’t exist because what happens in a purely material world, can only ever be the result of purely material prior causes. So, how can a purely material cause or action be either good or bad? Can a soft drink fizz immorally? Can an apple fall from a tree unjustly?
That is why I said society pretends nothing exists outside of the physical realm. In truth, we all know there’s more to existence than pure matter. We just struggle to accept it because of the moral implications.
Once we admit there is a God, we must also come to terms with the fact that we are accountable to Him for violating his standards. But evidently, many would rather put their fingers in their ears and mock those who acknowledge the truth that there is more to reality than what we can presently see, hear, and touch, than acknowledge that truth themselves.
J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, once said: “Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tried to get out and go home? Or if, when he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about topics other than jailers and prison walls? The world outside has not become less real because the prisoner cannot see it.”
With that in mind, let us introduce you to a fascinating short film that explains the unseen world, and details how it impacts the physical world in which we live. The video was created by The Bible Project, a non-profit animation studio that attempts to make big Biblical ideas accessible to everyone.