True North (Shepherd’s Echo)

[The Shepherd’s Echo is a reposting of a previously published TheShepherdsPen.]

Many people may say that science disproves the existence of God. Let me propose that science not only proves the existence of God, but if anything, science historically disproves itself. The ancient minds understood there to be only 1300 or so planets. Present knowledge has determined that there is somewhere around 21 billion trillion planets. Also, take for example the brilliant minds of the first fourteen centuries AD that insisted that the world was flat. It was not until the work of Columbus that scientist and the civilized world knew this was false. How about the scientific community that declared that the sun revolved around the earth? That wasn’t true either. It wasn’t until the work of Copernicus that the science reversed its position. And yet, how many other scientific assertions are being promoted as absolute truth?

Overall, I do believe that the scientific community gets a little more right all the time. A few claims are put forth as truth. A couple are eventually disproven, and perhaps one turns out to be accurate. In the course of history we gain a deeper understanding of that which is scientifically true. Our sum of knowledge of truth is ever increasing. But here’s what I think: science is the gift that God has given to man so that we might study and understand what he has done. Science is continuing to reveal and explain the handiwork of God. In this way we get a greater understanding of the kind of God that He is. If my statement is indeed true, nothing that science finally reveals as truth will ever contradict the scientific truth in the Bible. And it hasn’t. If anything in the Bible could be factually disputed, it would have been. That’s for sure.

But here’s the catch. Scientists want to understand how things came about, where things came from, but my guess is that the scientific community (the majority that is) does not want the conclusions to point to a Creator God. That is why they are so adamant about naturalism, humanism, and about evolution. If they did acknowledge a Creator, that would imply a humility on their part to submit to an authority that is higher than themselves.

So, although there is a “quest” to seek understanding and truth, scientists, and most people in general, don’t want to acknowledge a moral Creator since that would undoubtedly be contrary to their life-style. In essence, they really don’t want to seek their “True North” if it indeed leads them to come face to face with God. The Bible tells us, these are men “who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (Romans 1:18).

When it comes right down to it, we all fight the temptation to put ourselves first, over God’s perfect will, but God wants to take care of us. He wants to show us the way to go. He wants all people to know Him. Our best realization comes when we agree to follow our “True North.” After all, that’s the only way we will truly get to where God wants to lead us. That’s the only way we will truly get home.

When you check your compass, I hope you’re headed in the right direction.

God be with you!