The Wonders of True Science and Real Facts
by Andy Pierson
It is a marvelous thing to be able to have a relationship with the Prince of the Universe. Almighty God. Although we cannot study Him directly we can communicate and fellowship with Him. We can praise Him and seek His mercies and grace. We can have joy and peace in Him. We can sense the solicitations of His Spirit. Surprisingly, had He not revealed Himself to us we would not be able to do any of these.God reveals Himself to humanity through Divine Revelation. This can be done in two different ways:
General Revelation: The things that God reveals to all people everywhere at all times.
Special Revelation: That which God reveals specifically to particular people at particular times (i.e.: Israel).
Jesus' incarnation and the Holy Bible would be considered special, the things of the earth, universe are general. If we are serious to consider that all of nature and history itself are also aspects of God's revelation we begin to see a much broader picture that what would've been seen at first glance. It is reasonable to conclude that all there is to study in our universe…is God's revelation. Just like every action we commit if it is done with God in mind, is biblical and is righteous can and should be considered a form of worship. Scripture backs up the fact the God has revealed Himself in His creation like and artist technique or signature style is reflected in his art.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
Not everything that has existed or will exist has been revealed..
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
Even though it continues to pass away, the universe is from Him and through Him.
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36
Here is where the definitions of words become crucial. Since the so-called "Enlightenment" many bedrock or fundamental definitions of how humanity have viewed reality for centuries and even millenniums changed to suit and adjust to a godless worldview. The true primary definition of Science: (1) A branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws. Secondary (2) Knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study. Science from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge". This definition has been change in the last 200 years (since the Enlightenment) to be defined as: An enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world. This definition in and of itself sort of contradicts itself by adding the word prediction but I guess I am hairsplitting. In other words the modern definition as been changed to encompass and include only empirical evidences or predictions based on empirical evidence a term also defined and honed by the scientific establishment to avoid mention of the supernatural or divine. Metaphysical is not even considered a legitimate avenue to pursue knowledge.
Aristotelian philosophy which is the rudiment of all modern thought and is still in use in most intellectual circles today says of knowledge: "An older meaning still in use today is that of Aristotle, for whom scientific knowledge was a body of reliable knowledge that can be logically and rationally explained. The Bible and systematic theology properly understood do and excellent job of logically and rationally explaining God and how He has revealed himself in space and time.
Now let us jump down to the underpinnings of knowledge to those pesky little critters called…facts…
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