the transfiguration

A study of the transfiguration

The Shroud of Turin proves the Resurrection

A study of the transfiguration

the transfiguration Nobody understands the Resurrection, or the Transfiguration! They were two supernatural events, and nobody can possibly understand them! They are both completely outside our normal experiences. In order to understand what may have happened at the Resurrection, it may be helpful to study the Transfiguration, and attempt to draw some parallels.

The Transfiguration is described in Matthew 17:1-3: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.”

sun over clouds We are told that Jesus’ Body changed from His normal Body, to a Body radiating light! We are told that “His face shone like the sun, and His clothing became as white as the light.” In addition Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus Christ. Moses and Elijah had both died hundreds of years previously!

Furthermore, God the Father spoke from Heaven, and said: “This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am delighted. Listen to Him!”

Something very important happened here, which may cast some light on the Resurrection. Jesus’ whole Body glowed with light from within, and His face became as bright as the sun! Furthermore, His clothing became as white as light.

figure of light We can only imagine what Jesus looked like. Notice that Jesus’ face “shone like the sun”, and that His clothing became “as white as light”. This was presumably caused by the brightness of His Body shining through His clothes. We may have some idea of what Jesus’ body may have looked like in the Transfiguration. John described the same glorified Body of Jesus Christ in Revelation 1:12-19:

“When I turned to see who was speaking, there behind me were seven candlesticks of gold. And standing among them was One who looked like Jesus, who called himself the Son of Man, wearing a long robe circled with a golden band across His chest. His hair was white as wool or snow, and his eyes penetrated like flames of fire. His feet gleamed like burnished bronze, and his voice thundered like the waves against the shore. He held seven stars in his right hand and a sharp, double-bladed sword in his mouth, and his face shone like the power of the sun in unclouded brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; but he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! Though I am the First and Last, the Living One who died, who is now alive forevermore, who has the keys of hell and death-don’t be afraid! “TLB

Nobody knows exactly how this happened. However, there are a number of Biblical pointers to what may have happened:

1. We are told in the Scriptures that: “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all,” 1 John 1:5-6 .

2. We are also told in the Scriptures that God is covered in light: “LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honour and majesty, Who cover Yourself with Light as with a garment, Who stretch out the Heavens like a curtain,” Psalms 104:1-2 .

Eternity and the Transfiguration

At the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah were present, from Eternity. They had both gone to Heaven many centuries before. It is possible that Jesus entered Eternity at the Transfiguration, as evidenced by His Glorified Body, and the presence of Moses and Elijah.

The Physics of the Transfiguration

Light is not well understood, but we know, from Quantum Physics, that light consists of photons moving in a wave form.
It is proved in Theoretical Physics that as the speed of light is reached, the fourth dimension known as Time ceases to exist.

Albert Einstein’s famous equation

interference pattern Albert Einstein’s famous equation is as follows: E=mc2

This equation shows a relationship between energy, mass and time, where:

E= Energy
m = Mass
c = Speed of Light (Time)

Einstein’s famous equation, E = mc2, indicates the equivalency of mass and energy. It is this relationship that lets us understand the power source of the universe, thermonuclear fusion and fission.

Eternity and the Transfiguration

We can only guess what may have happened to Jesus’ body at the Transfiguration. However, in view of the Theoretical Physics above, there was possibly some change in the molecules of Jesus Christ’s Body, so that the speed of the atoms of His Body greatly accelerated, giving off intense light.

Since Einstein has clearly demonstrated that Mass and Energy are equivalent, it is possible that some form of exchange took place, so that the Body of Jesus Christ radiated energy in the form of light, and possibly had less mass as He entered the timeless dimension known as Eternity.

This is pure speculation, and the author would be delighted to hear from experts in the field of Nuclear Physics on this subject! Please contact Dr Kent


hazy blue light The Transfiguration is one of many supernatural events concerning Jesus’ Body described in the Bible. On this occasion, His Body shone with light, and the light illuminated His clothing. It appears that He may have entered Eternity since Moses and Elijah were present. From Theoretical Physics we know that Eternity is entered as the speed of light is reached. If Jesus was actually in Eternity, then the molecules of His Body may have been travelling at the speed of light.

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