After all, ‘Doth not nature itself teach you? Oh yeah, but keep in mind, ‘The wisdom of this world is foolishness unto God.’ Chew on this dear friends. Is this limited to spiritual affairs only, or is this suggestive to be wary of the world’s politics, laws, commerce, history, astronomy, religion, science, and education? Indeed, all disciplines employing this ‘wisdom’ are but without form, and void of truthful coherence, unable of correct context. Sad but true.
Winning friends and influencing people? Not looking for allies here but you decide. This will seem controversial to some, aloof to others, and bizarre to even more, perhaps beautiful to others, but then again, that is the nature of any thing truthful. These tenets are not new, nor original. They are at least 6 thousand years old, maybe older. I’m pretty sure these things can easily be proven without the scriptures, and have been, by many people and cultures using the skill set of logic, facts, and the most virtuous of senses; thankfully the scriptures affirm many things, of which true science is one.
I promised CTom a follow-up post because of his excellent usual contributions, and his observation below needs further delineation, as the topic of the day concerns where we live as humans. But this is important, because we as believers need not share the faith of atheists. Do yourself a favour and take time to digest the whole. Ten thousand years of opposing views could hardly be settled in ten minutes.
Since the Bible is not a science journal article or text book, it is silly to go there expecting an education in science. God inspired the Bible’s writers to communicate with the people of their day, not with 21st Century scientists. So a large part of understanding the Bible is putting ourselves in the place of those who first read it. When we don’t do that, we must inevitably misinterpret the Bible. The Bible was written for us, but it was not written to us. (CTom)
To this I say indeed it is not a science textbook, but God’s word never contradicts science either. But I completely DISAGREE that it was not written to 21st century scientists, as God’s word contains ALL that pertains to life and godliness. In any age, God’s word is not only relevant, but necessary, to either prince or pauper, rabbi or priest, college dean or kindergarten teacher, as it is spot on and incriminates man at every turn, while it also delights. The book of Romans could have been written this morning, just as Genesis. Without God’s knowledge of His own creation, we become the spokesmen of others imaginations. Too strong? I dare say not strong enough.
Which is more credible, the fact that God says the earth has foundations, or Degrasse’s opinion that it has none? (Ps. 104)
Which is more credible, the fact that God says the earth cannot be moved, or Nye’s ‘theory’ of a spinning, 67,000 mph orbiting rock?
Of God’s earth, we read: ‘For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.’ (Ps 24) When any architect plans his skyscraper, he must determine how he will found it, how he will stabilize it, and the fact is, the most important component of his building no one sees. He establishes the building by founding it. Are we then by comparison that shallow in thought to deny the Creator His engineering superiority?
So God made man and woman. ‘Male and female created He them. He made great whales. He made the beasts of the earth. He made the birds to fly. He made the seeds within itself. He made the stars also. He made flora and fauna.’ Is this literal and true? Does this common language need interpreted or simply believed? Is this the dream of a king that needs the gift of Daniel? Or is it already clear as glass, just as the science of Genesis presents?
‘He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.’ (1 Chr. 16.30) ‘Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm.’ (Ps. 93. 1) Is this literal and true? Or do buildings move? Is this language at all ambiguous? (How do you spell foundation?) To think this is mere poetry goes against every logical reading of scripture, as this truth is repeated over, and over, and over again. God then asks of man: ‘Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?’ Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner-stone thereof.’ Some serious construction it appears.
Yet, the talking heads of National Geographic, NPR, CNN, ABC, MIR, NASA, (I know there are good people in any organization) and every evolutionist and atheist on earth says that God is doing science all wrong, that IT IS moveable, that it is NOT firm, having no foundations, and that God’s word cannot be trusted, especially since it agrees with our daily perceptions, common sense, facts, and reason. God is somehow said to be unaware of His own blueprints.
I beg to differ, and wholeheartedly agree with God and His science, as opposed to the machinery, the Disney and cartoonish imagery of space, complete with goofy CGI images of fraudulent attempts to persuade. Toward what? Why? Well let’s see. Romeo oh Romeo, let me count thy ways.
The god of this world (if we believe such things) hath blinded the minds of them that believe not, and far too often, the so-called visions of ‘intellect’ and godlessness are latched onto by believers as sight, so we may maintain our positions in academia, society, or even among friends. WHAT modernist dare say publicly God created the heaven and the earth, and that He sustains it with equal ease as in the beginning? What fool would utter such nonsense? Hmmm?
What math teacher dare believe that the Creator of arithmetic is the Father of this exact science? What railroad conductor dare deny that the ground he is travelling over at 80 mph is stationary and does not move? What desert nomad and his camel need to worry that todays sand will be tomorrows shoreline because it MOVED due to the tilt and insane speed of the earth which makes both camel and rider dizzy?
So yes, every discipline on earth passed off as knowledge which leaves out God is riddled with contradictions and faulty logic. The smell test of sea level and a still lake exposes the corruption. Our senses demand we pay attention and see the stillness of God. Water never lies. It follows the path of least resistance and always finds its level.
The internet has contributed to the dumbing down of people, with 100 million hits on ‘knowledge,’ and in a second or less we choke on the inability to process such information while pretending to know. Technology has its limits, and God’s patience is not forever; enter that attempt to oust God from heaven by way of the tower of Babel. The headlines: Science tries to reach heaven by bricks! Fools I tell ya.
It has been said that people ‘cannot defend a spinning ball,’ as if it cannot be defended, while others say ‘defend a horizontal plane,’ as if that cannot be defended, and of course, both ARE defended, but both cannot be correct. And this is the childish myopia shown by they who pretend there is not merit in differing viewpoints. I have many friends with whom we disagree, while having the very best of friendships. I need not dismiss them because they cannot play chess. And they need not dismiss me because they are better looking.
But the dead giveaway is in HOW people carry their points, as I am careful to observe the humanity or lack thereof, held by people who carry this view or that. Read the previous 2 posts and the comments. Nuff said. Godlessness loses every single time. The truth of God and scripture agitates the uncomfortable, while comforting the humble.
But the science of scripture? Of course it exists. Of course it is accurate, Of course it is true. Genesis lays the seeds from which all truth springs, and from which all life grows, both in the ground, and in the mind. If Chuck Darwin can find a flaw in the ‘kinds’ of Genesis, surely his gripes regarding the ‘species’ are legitimate. Ha!
Since the seed is within itself, Darwin fails, and fails miserably, as God’s science is far better than his. Since he could not put a dent in God’s truth, others would come along and try to invent their own science, but with pitiful results. God owns the heavens too, and He gave the sun its daily route, bringing heat and light, as well as the mission of the moon, to separate day from night, each having its own purpose, each not trespassing on the other’s daily circuit. This is observable. This is true science and needs not interpreted on chalkboards which erase God. Daniel knew this.
But where pray tell did the earth revolve, if the sun and moon were created AFTER earth. Did God forget something, or is our home just as He made it, and told us, that being immovable, firm, and like any good building, having foundations, being founded upon the waters, just as our senses and the good book tell us? No wonder the godless rage.
Do we really need MIR or NASA to tell us where we live, as if we are a dancing mass of accidental rock having no design or purpose, just lucky like other wandering stars? Can we not agree as to God’s genius? Is it God’s idea that we must walk with crutches and sit under godless PhD’s before we can know WHERE we live? The building blocks of God’s science are laid out in Genesis if we pay attention, and they are equally valid and powerful yesterday, today, and forever. This is why modern scientists dismiss scripture, not because it is not ‘intellectual’ enough, but because it is true, true because God is true. Sinful man MUST dismiss the Creator from every discipline.
And this is the SOLE matter. I would rather listen to the opinions and testimonies of farmers, surveyors, botanists, bricklayers, coal miners, roofers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, submariners, aviators, physicians, gardeners, photographers, nurses, you know, people who actually LIVE in the real world, as opposed to they who concoct theories and assumptions inventing how water SHOULD act, as opposed to how it DOES act, based on facts, logic, common sense, and time-tested observations of daily, repeatable, and provable consistency.
In this, modern science is a huge fail. The so-called scientists of today are worshipped as gods yet they probably never picked up a hammer in their life. I despise the laurels heaped upon such men, because of our self enjoyed ignorance. We WANT a king, and we want that king to be our intellect, but we refuse to see that it is fallen, selfish and marred. We were convinced that scripture has nothing to say about science, because the voice of sinful men has infiltrated the scriptures, so much so, that we convince ourselves that the foundations of God are NOT sure, yet somehow, Darwin and DeGrasse are sure. Perish the thought.
And need I remind my friends, there is one thing God cannot do. He CANNOT lie. It is not that He can but chooses not too. He CANNOT, and when He says the earth is immovable or fixed, rest assured dear friend, He is telling the truth, and since this is a fact, then obviously the science of the world is corrupt to the nines.
Then again, maybe you have seen the earth move one inch, in which case you may want to question your senses. So yeah, we all defend something, it all boils down to what is worth defending. I think God’s word is that gold mine, as opposed to the fool’s gold of atheism and science falsely so-called.
Who care’s what the heathen think of us. They have already committed us to straight jackets for believing God created the heaven and the earth. They think sin is an illusion. They think Moses never lived, there was no Exodus, no town of Nazareth, no Mary, Joseph, no Christ, no death, no resurrection; the pattern of lying history spread by atheistic thieves is palpable to any body who can read.
So guess what? I do not care what the infidel thinks of my world view and science. I have logic, common sense, facts, my eyes, as well as the testimony of nature on my side, not even to mention the overwhelming affirmation of God’s word. ‘It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. (Is 40)
There is a strong ‘pull’ like a tug-o-war competing for your affection, which requires an alert eye, because there is a roaring lion seeking about who he may devour. We need not be his play toy or lunch.
Ps- If you have hung on and made it here, thank you; your time is the greatest compliment. And if you are an evolutionary atheist just waiting to pounce and prove my ignorance, can you at least wait before you send truckloads of junk mail? I am not interested in you trying to steer the narrative, and by so doing scare away all decent people. This is jack the barbarian, and I approve of this message. 😉