Depiction of God - how does this relate to chemistry?

Chemistry is the study of Matter. Many believe that matter had a beginning from nothing and support Ex Nihilo, or the Big Bang. If matter had a beginning, then time had a beginning. Thus it is important to understand that matter can be defined or organized based on four different outcomes.

1)Ex Nihilo - Something from Nothing (time began when something formed out of nothing) once matter is present time can be recorded

2)Big Bang- Something and Nothing from Emptiness (time began when something formed out of emptiness) Big Bang is not the same as Ex Nihilo due to the addition of Emptiness. Big Bang states that Nothing formed out of emptiness.

3) Ex Materia - Matter never had a beginning, so Universe is timeless. Only one type of Nothing. Emptiness does not exist. More than one type of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. So, different types of matter would be defined by mass and movement. When substances are broken down to their building blocks in this group more than one something with an eternal mass would be observed. Similar to Earth, Fire, Air, and Water proposed by Empedocles. Aristotle added a fifth element Aether. Moreover, substances would be composed of more than one type of timeless formation of matter.

4) Eternal Building Block - Matter never had a beginning, so Universe is timeless. Only one type of Nothing. Emptiness does not exist. Only one type of matter. All substances are formed from one type of matter.

The depiction of God is associated with the four classifications defined above. Evidence may point to one being correct, however humans are not eternal and for this reason each category requires belief. As Educators, it is our responsibility to define the possibilities and allow the people to chose what to believe.

Wikipedia stats that God is defined as incorporeal, and invisible from direct sight, and thus cannot be portrayed in a literal visual image.

The respective principles of religions may or may not permit them to use images (which are entirely symbolic) to represent God in art or in worship .


Muslims believe that God (Allah) is beyond all comprehension or equal and does not resemble any of His creations in any way. Thus, Muslims, are not expected to visualize God.


At least some Jews do not use any image for God, since God is the un imageable Being who cannot be represented in material forms. In some samples of Jewish Art, however, sometimes God, or at least His Intervention, is indicated by a Hand Of God symbol, which represents the bath Kol (literally "daughter of a voice") or Voice of God;] this use of the Hand Of God is carried over to Christian Art.


Early Christians believed that the words of the Gospel of John 1:18: "No man has seen God at any time" and numerous other statements were meant to apply not only to God, but to all attempts at the depiction of God.]

Agnosticism and atheism

Agnosticism is the view that, the truth values of certain claims – especially metaphysical and religious claims such as whether God, the divine or the supernatural exist – are unknown and perhaps unknowable.[60][61][62]

Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities, or a God.[63][64] In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.[65]

Creation and how God is depicted:

Ex Nihilo - Something from Nothing

 According to the Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary, “God is Creator—the only being capable of making something from nothing. The Hebrew word for “create” always and only has God as its subject.” (p. 308) The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia explains, “The OT and the NT, their doctrine of creation, recognize no eternal matter before creation.” (1:801). “It was not a refashioning of previous materials (cf. Rom. 4:17; Heb. 11:3),”

If God created something from nothing as some believe, then why did God do it in six days?  

Why was Adam created out of dust and not from Nothing?  Why was Eve created out of Adam's rib and not from Nothing? I don't know does not support the belief in Ex Nihilo. Nor does it support CHNOPS being mostly stable with only trace radio isotopes, so a man or woman can feel like they are older than the Earth. Which means, if you died we could not use your atoms to date the age of the Earth. Auto Insurance companies estimate your monthly bill based on the prediction or estimation of current accidents that happen. Carbon 12 is stable, or does not experimentally demonstrate change into another atom. Thus it does not have a half life.

Is God Ex Nihilo inconsistent?  

Why is the creation story inconsistent, because some parts are Ex Nihilo and some parts are Ex Materia? Jesus never demonstrated an Ex Nihilo miracle. John 2:1-11, Matthew 14:13-21, John 11:38:44

Jesus states I am God. John 8:58 This is the reason the Jews plotted to kill him, because he does not validate Ex Nihilo. John 10:30-33 Jesus clearly states,"I and the Father are one". Jesus proves that God is not Ex Nihilo. Science has not proven Ex Nihilo, so why do so many people believe it? It allows you the freedom to not be accountable!

Why did God continue to create after the sixth day and not from Ex Nihilo as stated in

Genesis 3:21New International Version (NIV)

21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

If God created Something from Nothing, then God must be composed of both Something and Nothing.  Thus no opposites exist in the Universe.  No absolute truth is possible.

Big Bang Trinity:  Something, Nothing, Emptiness  

If God created Something from Nothing out of Emptiness, then God must be composed of all three.  Why?  The Big Bang is viewed as a singularity, thus the Universe now contains something and nothing that are not interchangeable unless under singularity conditions.  Emptiness is defined as the absence of both something and nothing and to make things that are defined requires a plan.  These three must be a part of God in this view.

For God to be able to create Something, Nothing, and Emptiness, then God must be composed of all three. Opposites do not exist, no absolute truth is possible, and randomness rules.


Ex Nihilo vs. Ex Materia

To the contrary, Mormonism teaches the eternal existence of matter, or Creation Ex Materia. The Encyclopedia of Mormonism explains, “Since Mormons believe that the elements are eternal, it follows that they deny the ex nihilo creation” (1:400). The Book of Mormon speaks about how God (2 Nephi 2:14; 11:7) and Jesus (Helaman 14:12) created the heavens and the earth. Early sections of the Doctrine and Covenants also refer to this issue (D&C 14:9; 45:1).

Ex Materia asserts that some substance was already in existence, albeit in a primordial state, prior to God arriving on the scene to begin His creative activity.  If one type of matter does not have a plan to create new substances and another type of matter does have a plan, then two different God’s would exist.  (Technical: one matter can’t bond unless being told by another different type of matter that holds the plan for bonding to form new substances)

Is there one True God?  Ex Materia promotes the idea that God organizes matter.  If there are two types of matter that are distinctly different, then there would be more than one true God.  Nothing is not a true God, because it can’t bond to form a new substance.

Ex Materia   vs.   Eternal Building Block

The mass, volume, and shape of the Eternal Building Block are unknown.  

One building block of something that has defined movements, that can be recorded and replicated (John 5:20) .  Bonding of substances concerns the movement of substances.  God uses these movements to build all that is observed in the Universe out of Nothing.  Something that follows a plan can produce data and promote truth.  Opposites exist, and absolute truth is possible.  Fortunately, life is not fair and we will never know the precise and accurate way to keep our spirit eternal. Freedom from death is The Way. We can only become a child of God (Luke 20:36) For many this will be a no go, because being a child is not reward enough. "Being able to control your own destiny for eternity would be a fair reward for good behavior", says the Devil. And many choose to follow him, however he does not know the way and will eventually break apart and be forgotten. God must have a mass that is eternal in order to be defined as timeless. If God states that he is timeless, the only way to make sense of that as a true statement is associated with mass.

One true God. Truth determines the possibilities as defined by the word (John 5:22).