Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Truth Project - Lesson Five – Science: What Is True?

These lessons simply get better and better as this Biblical worldview course progresses! The key lesson that I gleaned from this week’s teaching is not to be afraid to look into a microscope because the evidence supports the truth of God. Hallelujah! I never really thought about it, before, but that’s the way it would have to be if God is really real. Right?

The heavens declare the glory of God! Jeremiah 33:22 mentions the countless nature of the stars in the sky. In 128 BC, Hipparchus proclaimed that the stars numbered 1026 – he counted them! In 1600 AD, Kepler claimed there were only 1005 stars. WOW! In 2003 AD, the count came to 70 sextillion stars, including over 1 billion galaxies! That’s more like it. This is apparently more than the grains of sand in every desert and beach on earth, but I have no idea who counted those grains…

God’s handiwork is plain to see. Romans 1:20 says, “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Memorize this.

In this lesson, we examined the question: Where did the cosmos come from? There are only two possible answers: either the cosmos had a beginning or they have always existed. According to the second law of thermodynamics, energy winds down and runs out. So if the cosmos have always existed, they should be dead already. If the cosmos had a beginning, where did the matter that makes it up come from?
What we encounter in this lesson is man’s tendency to look inside the box, see the work of God and attempt to deny it. Frightening. We do this through hypothesis which is an early assumption based on limited evidence which is used as a starting point for investigation. If further study confirms the hypothesis, it becomes a theory which begins to make predictions based on these confirmed assumptions. When the data always matches the theory, it becomes a law which is a statement of scientific fact.

Biological evidence leans toward intelligent design. Evidence of intelligent design is plain to us. So why do we turn away from it? Why did Darwin say that the sight of the eye in peacock feathers made him sick? It is evidence of design. We are in the midst of a spiritual war that is being fought partially through science. How will you combat this enemy?

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