Friday, November 26, 2010

Who Do You Worship?

Whom do you bow before? What do you bend your knee to? Everyone reveres something above all else. . . Money. . . beauty. . .for many in today’s world, the god of science reigns supreme in their thinking. Their faith in science to solve their problems and lead the way to truth is complete. This ignores the indisputable historical record which shows that over and over again the most ardently held scientific beliefs have been found to be false. As new observations are made which run against existing thought, each theory is eventually replaced by a newer thinking, upon which is then bestowed the mantle of final truth. . .again and again each supposed scientific axiom in its turn to be deposed by a new generation of great thinkers who have unshakable faith in the correctness of their current ideas.

We obviously cannot argue against the ability of the scientific method to describe the world around us and through this understanding to make possible marvelous advancements in our physical abilities, but we must not forget that at basis of the wonders of science a foundation of faith is always required, for never can phenomena be comprehended with absolute certainty. For any observation there are always multiple explanations.

We are told that the great thinkers of today have a rather complete understanding of the origins and advancement of life itself. It spontaneously arose with no outside influence. Life is a logical consequence of the laws of physics. The entire universe arose by nothing more than random chance and obedience to natural law.

This surely stretches our credulity and of itself requires a huge degree of faith. To leave aside the marvelous organization, the ultra-precise fine tuning of law and function in the universe at large and to only look upon the teeming biologic life of our world, well illustrates the nature of the scientific god.

Who will argue against Man being a moral creature? Surely it is obvious that each man has a conscience which tells him the difference between right and wrong. Yet if we are merely a product of a law of survival of the fittest, where did this morality arise from? The man who steals the most. . .the man who rapes the most would surely have the greatest chance of leaving behind the largest genetic footprint and after the theorized uncountable generations of our supposed Darwinian past, this trait of rape and pillage should be so embedded in our DNA that it would appear as invisible to us as an elephant’s trunk is to him.

Man is a lover of beauty and organization, and symmetry. What advantageous purpose do any of these serve the Darwinian advancement of the species. . .But the Bible tells us that we are created in the image of God:

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.

Thereby it is fully explained our love of these attributes which give no advantage to the Darwinian casting of seed. God is moral. God loves beauty and order. . .and as a consequence of our being made after the likeness of Him. . . In His image. . . We love these things also. As Christians we are derided and called the fairytale believers for our faith in a God which created everything. . . This name cast upon us by the inhabitants of a magical kingdom where everything wondrously and spontaneously arose from nothing. . .

I love you my God. . .
I love you my Lord. . .

You are my God. . .
You are my Lord. . .

I give thanks to You. . .
I worship You. . .

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