The New Testament passage, 1Corinthians 15:33 says:
not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. -- .
The King James
Bible uses, and, the passage does mean, all forms of "communing," be it TV, reading, or time spent with
Any and all can be instruments to lead us astray from God. People's hearts
tend to get "knit together," in spending time together, and this can cause us to put God in second place.
Jury members are strictly instructed not to talk to anyone, or watch any media
broadcasts covering the area of the trial. Even though one thinks he or she is not affected, there is the
inevitable subliminal influence down deep inside.
The Bible and Nature actually do go together.
But, we are continually immersed in public situations and in media presentations where evolution is simply ASSUMED.
It is PRESUPPOSED, or ASSUMED to
be true, to begin with. Most of modern science is founded upon a evolution, assumed as being true, regardless
This subtle practice of automatically, stealthily, basing all science
on the evolutionary presumption, without so much as mentioning it – produces an immensely powerful subliminal, persuasive
effect on an individual, that is below the level of one's consciousness to detect.
It is thus, critical that true science,
that is, nature, and Scripture be teamed up together.
Many Bible teachers and Christian theologians have made the bad mistake of leaving science to the
scientists. What we call science, used to be called “natural theology.”
It is true – God is revealed in BOTH Nature and Scripture.
These MUST go together as a key and lock.
A friend spoke of his son as “sharing his faith” with others – I agreed with and
commended him that this was laudable –
but then I
said to myself, "Why doesn’t he just tell them the truth"?
is the big difference – faith vs. The Truth! You might say that’s silly – theological positions are always “believed.”
Yes, but there is believing, then there is believing.
Like the old railroad man who saw the young railroad man bending the rules
– then the old man said, “Son, those rules were written in blood – someone got killed, so we made a rule.”
Or the old man who went for his first airplane ride
– when he got down his grandchildren asked him how he liked it – he said, “fine”, but then bending
down to talk in their ears, he said, “you know, I never really put my full weight on that seat.”
Many of us are like that, we say we are believers, but we are really reluctant
to put our full weight and confidence on Christianity.
Bible experts, often refer to creation science, as "apologetics" -- like it is some optional extra, or even a "side-track"
This is flat wrong,
as the very existence of Job chapters 38-41, Romans 1, and other passages make plain.
Just like on jury duty, it is critical to match up testimony
and physical evidences to reach a right verdict. See my other pages, Creation and Scripture, and The Creation Outreach Approach.
We have been compromised by the subliminal
message of evolution. Job is helpful, here.
The Old Testament book of Job is amazing – Yes, chapters 4-37 are somewhat
tedious – but things get real interesting when God shows up in a whirlwind in chapter 38.
Job has suffered for 35 chapters or so, and what does God have to say?
God lectures Job for four chapters on creation science or you might say the wonders of nature.
didn’t God give a theological lecture? What is God’s main point?
I believe God is saying, - “Look Job, I made everything, I control
everything, I know everything -- yes, I know your are suffering and you are puzzled as to why, but my power, glory, and
character are displayed in my mighty works of creation and this should have assured you.”
Jesus, said in Mat 10:29,30:
Are not two
sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father?
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
A four-chapter creation science lecture to Job – WOW -- this is instructive in
many ways. God is clearly the utterly complete master of all creation – nothing really happens by
trend is relentless, like a vicious circle – new discoveries are continually producing new high tech devices, which
are then used to peer more deeply into the secrets of the natural world –
and the inevitable result is that nature is found to be much, much, much, more intricate, elegant,
and high tech than anything we ever imagined.
Nature is NEVER simpler than we thought, It’s ALWAYS more complex, more complicated than we
Having earned my living as a pilot for 25 years,
I can say that my confidence increased with the number of flying hours, to the point, that climbing into an airplane was no
different than climbing into the family car.
As we study and meditate on the immense range, depth, and magnitude of God’s immense power, intellect,
wisdom, love, and beauty, etc., etc., clearly seen in his creative act, our confidence, awe, and love will also increase so
that he becomes the “Almighty” and total reality to us.
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