Why would the evil ones go to the trouble of creating such a work that condemns their own activities? Clearly, again, it does not come from an evil source. The only choice left to us is that it comes from God, and if God has gone to such lengths to communicate with us, then that message might just be important enough to command our full attention.
Sunday, July 27
Western Mythology, Part Three: An Omniscient "Science"
Oh, and here's one: That the Bible is true in as far as it can be scientifically proven. As long as there has been "science," the Bible has served as its guide. Sure, there will be instant reaction here, about Galileo and Copernicus, but the religious establishment was complaining, not about any contradiction with Scripture, but against Aristotle and Archimedes! Remember, this was a time when church scholars were debating things like whether women have souls, or, reportedly, how many angels can dance on a pin head! Church position depended on social rank, and classical Greek "science" was the latest fad in the universities. The discovery of ocean "paths" that sped the sailing ships to new worlds came from hearing a Psalms reading, and when Western man "discovered" that the world is, in fact, round, it was a reading from Isaiah 40 that started the ball rolling. On the other hand, if we start off reading the Bible with "scientific" limits to what we are willing to accept, then we've already lost before we've started, haven't we? At that point the basic science of logic has been overlooked: John Wesley offered this explanation: The Bible is either the work of good men and angels, bad men and devils, or it is from God. If the first, then why would the good make such claims about miracles, about God becoming Man, or about the Resurrection? Clearly, the Bible is not the work of good men, or angels! Could it then be the work of bad men, or even of devils?
Posted by Patrick Robert Easter