1 Timothy 6:20
“O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—.”
For irrational and pitiful reasons, the Christianity of the previous century often lagged in scientific discoveries. It wasn’t always so. From the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries, some of the most accomplished scientists of the day were renowned Christian thinkers. Those masters of physics, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy were notable believers of the Bible. Creation and the observable evidence of God’s existence were integral to their studies.
According to their personal journals, many, like Isaac Newton, were prompted to pursue specific scientific endeavors based on their Bible readings. Scientist Matthew Maury (1806-1873), the Father of Oceanography, was so captivated by the phrase “that pass through the paths of the seas” in Psalm 8:8 that it drove his research. Maury swore to discover the scientific evidence for what he later described as “rivers in the sea,” which we know today as ocean currents.
As Christians, we should better understand how things work in the universe. We should get the best grades in all our schooling because we’re thinking deeply and right. And because we are Christians, we should be a formidable presence before foolish and weak evolutionary atheism that passes as knowledge. Pastor and author A. W. Tozer said, “Don’t throw your head away—you’ll need it.” That’s good advice for us today!
Studying the world and its elements without God will always end as an exercise in futility. Whether professor, student, or everyday observer of the natural world, may the Creator of all seen and unseen be your Guide to great and magnificent discoveries.
Awaiting His Return,
– Pastor Jack
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