Before God created the world, there was only energy. Matter came out of energy, the relation between matter and energy was also brought to you by Albert Einstein’s famous formula:
Energy equals mass or matter, with the relation of a constant factor. Energy and matter can therefore be exchanged (this is the basis for nuclear power plants). Therefore the basis of all matter is energy, and when we look at matter’s smallest ingredients then even your quantum physics has realized that matter in essence is nothing else than energy that has been arranged in a certain way. On an atomic level the building blocks of matter is almost completely empty, as your scientist have discovered, too. An atom really consists only of energy which moves reacts in such a way, that in combination with other atoms it appears to be “firm” matter or “mass”.
This means, and Einstein’s formula points to this, that matter or mass is nothing else but energy, which shows itself in a special way to form this physical world that you know. However this means that what you call matter is only an illusion, because it is not as firm as you normally assume. The “firm” matter consists of “emptiness” and twirling energy, which can change its state and loose its apparent firmness. Even though the condition of this illusionary world is very useful so you can live your life on earth and to give it a certain structure, a frame, that gives apparent limits, it is necessary to become aware of its consistence for not falling into a wrong belief about matter. Material things are useful in your life, but only as long as they serve their purpose, and your purpose of life is not turned towards the material. But we will discuss the purpose of life at later point. For now we just want to realize, that the apparent matter is useful for your life, a tool, given to you by God – and it is not the purpose of your life to accumulate material things, which are just an illusion and would be of no use for you after leaving your material body (i.e. what you call death).