Any scientist worth his or her title after looking at the known world and the laws which govern our universe will conclude: there is a god. Where there are laws, such as gravity and inertia, there must be a lawgiver. When we look at biology, we find DNA inside of all living things. A code, far more complex than any computer or operating system. These fetes of intelligence point to an intelligent designer. Newtown was not the law-giver. He only discovered them. Mendel didn’t beget genetics, he was simply a foster father. Foolish scientists will look at what we can experience with our five senses and become willing ignorant as it says in Romans 1:18-23.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly percieved, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”
They will claim there is no god thereby making themselves fools. Bible’s words, not mine. Blindly following these foolish scientists when figuring out our view of the world, will lead us into despair. Instead, we must form our worldview, which in turn determines our actions, by studying the actual science which proclaims there is a god. In doing so, we will find the truth.
Since then, we are certain of the existence of God, we must determine what this god is like. Jeremiah 29:13 tells us, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” When we seek after knowing who the true God is, we will find evidence that supports scripture, such as all of us having a common ancestor, chariots at the bottom of the red sea, the ruins of Jericho’s walls, and a man named Jesus. In Jesus, we find God indeed can be known and is very involved with humans on the earth.
Since God desires to be known, He gave us the Holy Bible. It was written by over 40 different authors over the course of thousands of years with one consistent and coherent message. It has remained unchanged and uncorrupted through all of that. The Bible itself is a miracle. And it is true. John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” Therefore when the foolish scientists try to deceive us, we can turn to God’s truthful Words to process the evidence. For example, instead of the Grand Canyon being slowly carved out by the Colorado River, it makes far more sense that it was carved out quickly by melting glaciers after the worldwide flood.
This Book also informs us of God’s boundaries. He directly gives us a road map on how to live and have a relationship with Him. It can be uncomfortable and confusing at times. For me, I didn’t quite like when Paul practically tells Timothy not to trust young widows in 1 Timothy 5:11-15. I would like to think that if my husband died, I wouldn’t become automatically corrupt. But Paul isn’t trying to offend my character, he’s setting up a general rule for the church on how to divide resources. I think it’s healthy to be offended or troubled about what you read in the Bible every so often. Hebrews gives us this strong word picture of Scripture: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (4:12-13). I’ve never broken a bone, but I have sprained my ankle- joints being separated isn’t pleasant. But in those times, we pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to change our thinking and our hearts.
The Bible isn’t some piece of literature, we can pick and choose which parts we like to keep and which parts to modify. Since we’ll have to give an account of how we handled this holy book given to us, we must trust 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Scripture is like God’s love letter to us and it’s our job to yield to it. Even when it’s hard and our hearts want to say otherwise.
The truth is Jesus is Lord. His commandments and desires have been made known to us clearly throughout Scripture. We then have a choice, to bend our knee willingly now to Jesus or wait until the time spoken of in Revelation 1:7. “Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”
“Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
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