267, 596 Coronavirus deaths in the United States and 13,454,330 confirmed cases today and some Christians are still saying, "Don't believe the science!"
Coming from other sources, this would not be such a big deal and to be sure there have been times when scientists have really blown it! But that's because they are mere humans and not the Originator of Science--God!
Earlier in the pandemic, everyone was trying to figure out what was going on with the virus. Denial and fear became pawns strategically placed on political chess boards. But now that's all over (at least for most of us!) and vaccines are on the horizon. You'd think such talk would subside. Not hardly!
I never really understood the fuss! No one who'd ever really read the bible should doubt the validity of science. Literally, from the beginning of God's Word (Genesis 2:4-25), we have evidence. Of course Creationist and Evolutionist have their views (another needless argument). But God Always Wins in the End!
From nothing, God created everything we know today! Theologians have a fancy word for it--ex nihilo. Science at its best is only the intellectual study, observation and experimentation of what God has already created! I learned this early in my childhood Sunday school class and it has been a point of fascination for me ever since.
People smarter than myself have spent years discussing whether science and religion are congruent. If you have a few hours and brain cells to waste, go ahead. Google the myriad of studies available online. As for me, the greatest science book I've ever read is the Bible! Specific bible passages that caught my attention and never fails to leave me in awe are from the book of Job and a couple from the Psalms.
THE GREATEST SCIENCE BOOK - GOD'S WORD!
Job, like so many today was suffering from grief, loss of income, poor health, and depression through no fault of his own. This prolonged suffering caused him to enter a crisis of faith. After listening to friends who offered no comfort; he began to justify himself before the Lord, complaining and asking questions (Job 33:19-28).
In Job chapters 38-41, God answers these questions by opening His vast science book. The Lord had a few questions of His own. Job immediately gets a crash course in the following scientific disciplines:
- (Job 38:4-6, 18) - Where were you with I laid the foundation of the earth? Who determined its measurements or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone. Have you comprehended the expansion of the earth?
- (Job 38:12, 22-23, 26-29) - Have you commanded the morning since your days began and caused the dawn to know its place? Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail which I have reserved for the time of trouble. to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man...Has the rain a father or who has begotten the drops of dew? From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven?
- (Job 38:31-33) - Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion? Can you you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season or can you guide the Bear with its children? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?
- (Job 41:1-34) - Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. His back is made of rows of shields shut up closely as with a seal. One is so near to another that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
- (Psalm 104:24-25) - O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.
- (Psalm 139-13-16) - For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
UNTIL NEXT TIME...