Tag Archives: Belief

Have You Not Heard?

 

Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm 147:1-12, 21c
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 
Mark 1:29-39

 

Sadly, there has been a disconnect between science and Christianity for several centuries. There should not be. Scientists seek facts. A fact can be proven to be true or false. The proof comes with physical observations and measurements.

No scientist would disagree that a person named Jesus bar Joseph lived in the first century. The evidence is substantial. But, no scientist has proven that Jesus is the Son of God, nor that God exists.

I believe both but cannot prove either. Faith is required. Faith takes us beyond the science.

The Big Bang and Evolution are both theories. They were presented as possible explanations for how the universe works. Over the decades since, evidence has been collected which help to prove the theories to be correct. Neither is yet considered to be a Law, as in the Law of Gravity. But there is little evidence to prove them false.

On the existence of God, many scientists reject Him for lack of facts; many allow that he may exist because nothing proves the theory to be false; and many believe in God. In fact, the study of the stars has shown us that the whole system exists almost despite what is possible. It is easy to believe that a power we can neither see nor measure is holding it together.

Likewise, while there are millions of fossils and millions of live observations to suggest evolution as Darwin described is true, they also suggest that changes occur when God steps in to make them.

Consider that humans have kept wolves around for thousands of years and that now we see them in the form of St. Bernard’s and teacup poodles. Despite that tinkering, they are all dogs.

I believe that evolution occurs when God changes DNA.

Who has plumbed the mind of the Lord,

What man could tell Him His plan?

Whom did He consult, and who taught Him,

Guided Him in the way of right? JSB

 

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
 NIV

God has created an amazing universe, and he has placed us on a small pebble near a sun that is a weak flashlight next to the biggest stars above us.

He placed us here because we are in timeout for our misbehavior. If this is our timeout corner, think what our real universe will be like.

Have faith.

 

Read my earlier comments on this theme here.

 

Be righteous and do good.

Mike Lawrence