One of the crazy conspiracy things that I’ve been both wanting to write about and reluctant to write about is the Mandela Effect. The Mandela Effect is called that because of many people who have a memory of Nelson Mandela dying during or shortly after his imprisonment. I am not one of those, but there are enough of them to make you wonder. There are several issues where the Mandela Effect shows up in the case of many people remembering things one way or the other. For example:
Berenstain Bears or Berenstein Bears?
Fruit Loops or Froot Loops?
Looney Toons or Looney Tunes?
How about movie lines:
“Luke, I am your father” or “No, I am your father”?
“Houston, we’ve had a problem” or “Houston, we have a problem”?
“Mirror, mirror on the wall” or “Magic mirror on the wall”?
How about the death dates of famous people:
Bob Keeshan (better known as Captain Kangaroo)?
How about our planet:
Christ the Redeemer in Brazil – 230 feet tall or less than half that?
South America appears far too east?
Australia almost touching New Guinea and missing a very large island to the west?
Or most disturbing of all, the apparent changes in the King James Bible:
Matthew 2:17 – Jeremiah or Jeremy?
The Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6 – trespasses or debts?
Isaiah 11:6 – wolf or lion?
There are many other examples in each category. But rather than going too deeply into all that, these examples are merely to show that there are so many apparent changes to our reality that there is undoubtedly something going on.
Chuck Missler has observed that we can cut a piece of string in half, and that half in half, and that half in half, and so forth. In theory, we should be able to continue cutting the halves in half an infinite number of times on into the atomic level. But the reality of our universe is that when the half gets to a certain smallness, with the next cut the halves lose locality. In other words, rather than being in one place, they suddenly are everywhere at once.
This proves that we live in a digital universe. Classic physics cannot explain things like pieces of string being small enough to lose locality. Thus quantum mechanics was born to explain the behavior of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles specifically: how something can be in two states at the same time. As Missler states it: we live in a digital simulation.
In an effort to understand our digital reality better, a Canadian computer company built the first quantum computer, the D-Wave. A regular computer solves problems by going through each possible permutation one after the other until it reaches a solution. A quantum computer is capable of solving problems by looking at all the possibilities at the same time, which is much faster. In their own words:
A quantum computer taps directly into the fundamental fabric of reality—the strange and counterintuitive world of quantum mechanics—to speed computation.
Then, in 2013, NASA, together with Google, and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) launched a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab featuring the D-Wave Two, a quantum computer to be used for research into machine learning.
If those last two paragraphs (and the quote) don’t scare you, then you haven’t grasped the possible implications of a quantum artificial intelligence. Many people believe that the Mandela Effect is a direct result of the D-W2 manipulating our digital universe and making changes retroactively.
But could the D-W2 make changes in the King James Bible, originally written in 1611? Many people say that it’s impossible, we’ve just got faulty memories. After all, doesn’t the Bible, itself say:
The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever, (Isaiah 40:8, emphasis mine).
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s Law will disappear until its purpose is achieved, (Matthew 5:18).
Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven, (Psalm 119:89).
Yes, the Word of God stands forever, but throughout history people have made their own changes, additions to, and subtractions from the Bible. The following are the most notable:
- The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (also known as the Jefferson Bible) – Thomas Jefferson cut and pasted the Gospels together in chronological order. He cut out all references to angels, genealogy, prophecy, miracles, all references to the triune nature of God, the divinity of Jesus, and His resurrection.
- The Apocrypha – Martin Luther objected to the inclusion of the Apocrypha in the Bible, due to the dubious authorship of its fourteen books.
- The Book of Mormon – Joseph Smith had an encounter in the woods with an angel calling itself Moroni. The Book of Mormon was written under the inspiration of the angel, which is no doubt a fallen angel. Many things in the Book of Mormon contradict the Bible.
- Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures – Mary Baker Eddy wrote this in the late 19th century as the central text of Christian Science. Many things in Science and Health also contradicts the Bible.
- The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures – Charles Taze Russell started the Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Watchtower Society, which translated the Bible, removing all references to Jesus’ divinity and Trinitarian indications. Obviously these changes also create contradictions with the original Bible.
So, while this may be yet another assault on the Bible, it’s not an entirely new idea. I’m not saying that it’s not troubling—it is very troubling. But we can’t let this stop us. If the King James Version of the Bible is corrupted, then let’s switch to other translations that haven’t yet been tampered with. In any case, those of us who have already spent many hours studying the Bible know what is written there. More importantly, if we’re in covenant with the Author of the Bible, then He is actually living inside of us.
I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You, (Psalm 119:11, emphasis mine).
The idea that the fabric of our universe has been tampered with, our memories called into question, God’s Holy Word may be corrupted, and reality has lots some of its concreteness—all of that is very troubling indeed. I thought I knew how big the Great Deception was going to be (fallen angels and the antichrist masquerading as alien saviors of the world with super powers), but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of Deception if reality and memory becomes fluid.
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones, (Matthew 24:24, emphasis mine).
What do we do? What can we do? We have got to continue doing what God has called us to do: share Jesus until the day that He Raptures us out of here. It would be very easy to fall into the paralysis of fascination with these things. It reminds me of watching the news on 9/11 over and over and over again. I was glued to the television, trying to make my brain comprehend what my eyes were seeing. I have read lots of stuff about the Mandela Effect, listened to YouTubers from all over the spectrum talking about the implications, and come to this conclusion: there are too many people who remember things differently for this to be a simple case of runaway imaginations based on faulty memories. There is something to the Mandela Effect, and the sooner we come to grips with it, the sooner we can get back to doing what God has called us to do: share Jesus. We don’t have the luxury of time. The cosmic clock is just about to ring midnight, and oh, how dark things are going to get!
Get out there and share Jesus like there’s no tomorrow. God is good!