Science and faith, it has been argued that the two belong at the others ends of the spectrum; however, as we view our world and our understanding matures it’s hard to fathom that Gods hand had no place in creating this magnificent world. In order to explain the intricacies of our world you inexplicably run into walls, and man made assumptions, and the lens of science on their own hinder the truth, or give a partial understanding of it, and faith becomes necessary. To fully gauge this we must understand what faith is, “faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). To further illustrate this point, I will attach a dialogue between a student and his professor that provides elaborates and provides this insight to this difficult topic of science and faith.
Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?
(Student had no answer.)
Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theatre became very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class was in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter. )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.
About a year ago I posted a blog on fear, but lately I find my self taking charge of my life and going back to my Christian roots. Not just reading the words, and worshiping on Sunday, but living the word. And as many of you I have tried and stumbled in the past, due to fear; however, I hope this time it will be for good. So, here is a quick message on fearing the right things. Its a message of encouragement, and inspirational.
Most Christians Never Have the Luxury of Hearing God Say Fear Not.
Because they never attempt anything Great enough to merit the command.
If what you attempt does not scare you spitless you are not in the will of God
I charge you not to fear the wrath of man, but to fear that you never make men angry.
Fear not the attack of Satan.
But fear that you never make his hit list.
Fear Not the unknown
But fear that you never learn what is beyond the unknown.
Fear not trials and tribulationsbut fear a life of Ease, Complacency.
Fear not the God haters
but fear God himself.
Fear not that your messages are not good.
But fear that your messages are not from God.
Fear not what men may say about you.
But fear what God would say about you.
Fear not attempting something great for god and failing.
Fear rather attempting little things for God and succeeding
. Fear not those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul.
But fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
My prayer for you students is not that you’d live a life free from fear, but a life fearing the right things.
I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit
Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has
been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow
down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense,
and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight
walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions,
mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or
popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised,
regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by
patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my
way is rough, my companions few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted,
or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the
presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the
pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of
I won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed
up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I am a
disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He returns, give until I drop,
preach until all know, and work until He comes.
And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My
colors will be clear for “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the
power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..” (Romans 1:16)
By Dr. Bob Moorehead
Well, today is the day I say goodbye. Today I will face the world, focused on what’s to come, and not what was once. ” A memory is no hiding place” so, i say goodbye. A path to new a beginning, less heartaches, I say goodbye to yesterday and hello to tomorrow. I say goodbye to the man I used to be, and hello the man i could be. Goodbye to past, and hello to the possibilities. The past is a guide post to the future, perceptions is a string of memories, the past is not a physical, but a state of mind. Thus, I take control of my mind, and again i say goodbye. I say goodbye to the past, I say goodbye to you!
I command the man who speaks without fear of retaliation. I cannot bare the thought of baring my heart to the world. I can not confide in a world that doesn’t understand; a world that will judge, and sentence me. Not for crimes, but for my believes. When truth is open ended, and open for interpretation. Integrity and treating your fellow men as a brother are no longer a way of life, but entities of the past. I safeguard my heart. Like a coward I hide my emotions, my true feelings. “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight…” I have fought this battle, and my soul has become collateral damage. Without a confidant I carry with me a burden, and broken soul when I can no longer be true to people around me, how can I be true to my self?! Fear dictates my every move, and I find my self falling in a vicious cycle. I have fallen in the tides of life that can not be tamed.