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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
"By The Word of God"
"For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:" II Peter 3:5
Herbert Spencer was a non-Christian scientist worthy of many prizes in his field. He passed away in 1903, leaving behind one of his greatest achievements to the scientific world in that he had discovered the categories of the knowable. So much of science was being pressed into theories during that age of progress, that Spencer felt strongly we had to boil it all down to what we could know as fact. Spencer said, "Everything fits into one of these categories: time, force, action, space, matter," and was revered by the scientific community.
Of course, the scientific community then was faced with trying to make these facts jive with their theories, and vice versa. The "Big Bang Theory," billions of years, and evolutionary progression of species became popular ways of trying to make the theories and facts mesh.
God had already addressed these things in the first verse of Scripture.
-"In the beginning" = TIME
-"God" = FORCE
-"created" = ACTION
-"the heaven" = SPACE
-"and the earth" = MATTER
Prior to Darwin, these words were never questioned. They need no explanation, or simplifying. These simple words in the first verse of Genesis give us the greatest foundation for science and faith. Evil men bent on writing God out of human life remain "willingly ignorant" that all things in this universe are made by our Creator. You cannot focus on the facts, or the knowable, of true science without coming face to face with God Almighty. Don't be deceived by "science falsely so called." God made us, and we are accountable to Him.
By the way, the word universe is very interesting. In Latin, it means "turned into one." In our English language, it is a compound of the Latin "uni" or "single," and the English "verse" or "spoken sentence." Therefore, "universe" is "a single spoken sentence." Of course, we know Who spoke it!
Study verses: Genesis 1; Psalm 100; Daniel 1:4; I Timothy 1:20; II Peter 3