(12/04/2013) Is Science the Right Tool?

Posted: December 3, 2013 in Advent, Faith, Fellowship with GOD, Idolatry, Incarnation, Judgment, Knowledge, Perfection, Revelation, Science
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Today, I share some thoughts responding to a another blog writer’s discussion that described science as being built up from facts like a house from a pile of stones (see caliope, A Different Perspective (December 3, 2013) 12: 29 AM @ http://caliope.thoughts.com/posts/a-different-perspective–2).  The BATTLE AXE continues focus on the topic of need for a one-time, world-wide revelation of GOD.


THE BATTLE AXE:  Reveal Himself to All? (12/03/2013)—After centuries of our living in the earth, mankind’s need is for more than simply a carnal or material visitation from heaven, or a one-time visible display of divinity.  Human history now shows that created beings and living creatures must have a continuing access to GOD that in turn requires transformation of mortal to immortal, of corruptible to incorruptible.  The need is for divine law that is internalized as a permanent aspect of ones own being; there must be direct access to and intimate relationship with GOD; and, surely as there must be final resolution of all conflict and charges against mankind, there must be full vindication and answer for all charges against GOD.  Redemption of the body must occur, wherein mankind is restored to the spirit-being perfection that has already been confirmed and displayed in Jesus Christ .  (See Romans 8:  6-23, and Revelation 21:  2-4 and 22-24, KJV.)


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:  (Colossians 2:  6-10, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Start for the Idea of GOD? (09/09/2013); The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Science and the Laws of Nature? (03/23/2013); How To Love GOD? (03/24/2013); Life Given By Knowledge? (04/03/2013); A Spirit Church? (04/04/2013); Prosperity Destroys Fools (09/25/2012)


One way of speaking about the importance and value of science is to say, science supplies a set of rules we can use to organize the many details and forms of information that come to us as human experience.  Many who rate science above godliness and spiritual knowledge appear to feel that using science we can control and predict events and aspects of experience, and even produce material and physical changes and useful products that otherwise could not be (such as computers, satellite radio, and smart phones).  However, those who correctly participate in the application and development of science also observe the rule that “scientific truth” is limited, and is only valid when taken with specific circumstances, conditions, inputs, procedures, and stimuli.

Consider this:  When we want to drive a nail to hang a picture, and can’t find the hammer, we might take off one of our shoes to “bam” the nail into the wall.  Even though it is not the proper tool, using the shoe works.  We hang the picture.  Yet, where we want to build a house, the shoe is useless—just as when we want to walk a mile, we don’t slip a hammer under our feet.  There are situations wherein we absolutely must have the proper tools, for only the proper tool will do.

In considering the things of being, existence and life, science is like a shoe, where faith is like the hammer.  Science alone allows us to complete certain focused works as in agriculture, mathematics, medicine and technology.  However, those same sciences are useless for completely comprehending the things of divine wonder that are displayed daily among us in birth, death, sin, forgiveness, love, rebirth, repentance, sanctification, and sacred wisdom.

There is far more to be said, correctly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, many who promote science do so from pride, not from first-hand experience, knowledge and research.  They are like users of smart phones who say, “I can’t live without it”, yet, think they can exist without an inner spirit, or divine content.  By speaking as though they can not endure change without the power and presence of the lifeless object, they say in effect, “I worship an idol; the smart phone is my god.”  Many who get a new smart phone, study the booklets and manual provided in order to learn the technology, and may experiment to discover all the possibilities of their new tool.  There are others—who even may be unable to read or write beyond a third grade level—who learn to use their phones with the help of family and friends who demonstrate the features.  In both cases, what the smart phone user truly wants is the security that the darn thing will work when they need it.  Those who want to “talk smack,” will brag about how much they paid, how many apps, how many functions.  Some will use their phone like stalkers, calling all hours of the day and night in artificial and exaggerated efforts to make themselves inseparable from others, and unforgettable.  The “smart” smart phone users will be those getting the most from their tool by putting it to necessary work, and by its balanced, correct, full and regular use.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  We are commanded to be blameless and harmless, the sons and daughters of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom we are to shine as lights in the world.  Happy Hanukkah to all.


Washington, DC

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