Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Gospel Truth Manifest in Science
In Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs? several things are revealed through the examination of modern science:
1. The biblical framework is being confirmed - "Astronomers now know the universe has not lasted forever."; The universe "was born" and things occurred such that the "primordal chaos" was endowed with "order"; "time seems to go in only one direction"; and in the universe in which we live there are not only "laws" but things in existence and taking place that leave man in amazement and awe.
2. The biblical prophesy is being revealed - The universe is such that even the most brilliant among men cannot figure out reality along with what has been done. Not only this, but apart from revelation and faith, humanity cannot discern or say with assurance what is real, and cannot even prove that they themselves (along with you and me) are not an "illusion."
(The author just hinted, but was actually right in saying that suggestions stating that individuals are "more likely to be some momentary fluctuation in a field of matter and energy out in space than a person with a real past" ... are not just wierd, they are embarrasing! It's incredible that many still put such confidence in those who cannot say whether both we and the world we live in are real or not, and rest both their lives and their eternity in their paradigm concerning truth. Such lack of discernment can be likened on one level to those who blindly followed a religious cult leader and committed suicide so their souls could ride on a spaceship located behind a comet. Should one be interested, the Bible not only reveals but provides rational argument that man, our history as well our future are real. Isn't it interesting that regarding something as basic as this - that we are real - the difference between the gospel and others is set apart! Note - this is not to denigrate or lessen the value of science, for it is good, ... but to challenge those whose sole hope and trust rests in science alone to consider what they do.)
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us whoa re being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save ethose who believe. Jews demand miraculous sighns and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength."