Where Did God Say
Christians lose their faith
It is not a rare event to see Christians lose their faith. Many pastors and missionaries have turned their back on God and have gone their own way, often ending up atheists. The internet holds many websites that have these former men and women of God as members.
Then, there are those young Christian men and women, who after living a godly life for the first 18 years of their lives, head off to secular universities and colleges. Once in their new science classes, etc., their faith is often challenged by their unbelieving professors.
Eventually these young men and women discard their faith because they have believed what has been told them by those who teach, yet do not know God. This is one of the problems that the church has to deal with every year.
The scientific objective viewpoint
As I have been told often, science holds to an objective view when looking at different topics it investigates. The objective view is open to a variety of solutions, but since science is constructed to find natural answers, those alternatives do not include the supernatural.
This places science in conflict with the faith of those who were raised in the church or came to believe the Bible as the word of God. Modern science is touted as being an authority on all things in this world including our origins.
Its investigations, for some, have proposed that the biblical authors were not intelligent enough, aware enough, and so on, to write what actually happened when humans came into existence.
According to many scientific people, the biblical writers wrote what they felt the people could handle and invented the idea that a supernatural God had the power to bring material objects into existence out of nothing. It was their way of controlling the masses.
Sadly many people buy into that myth
No, not the supposed myth of creation recorded in Genesis chapter 1, but the myth told by scientific people. That myth as explained in the previous section is that God does not exist or that he used natural means to create everything we see in the universe and on earth today.
Also sadly, far too many unsuspecting undergrad students are not prepared to handle the opposition to their faith and accept the words of their more experienced professors. They give up their faith because they have been convinced that God is not who he said he is and did what he said he did.
They have been given a story by people who do not believe and violated one of God’s rules by listening to the counsel of the ungodly. They have also taken the word of the unbeliever over God’s word.
These Christians do this in spite of what Christ said in John 14 when he was talking to his disciples about his preparation of many mansions. Jesus said,
If it were not so, I would have told you (v.2, NASB)
Jesus’ honesty would have lead him to do the same about what Moses had written. If Moses was wrong in Genesis one, Jesus would have corrected it while he was on earth. But Jesus said in John 5:
In other words, Jesus affirmed what Moses wrote and told everyone from that point o that Genesis 1 is correct, not modern or ancient science. Yet, people keep falling for the scientific myth. They take secular science’s words over the words of both God and Jesus.
This leads me to ask a very important question.
It is a question I have asked for years, whenever I have run into people who reject God’s word for the words of finite man. So far, I have not received one answer to this question. I will highlight it so you can think about it before answering
Where in the Bible do both God and Jesus instruct or command their followers or other humans to take the words of science over their words?
Take your time as this is a serious question that should help uphold the faith and beliefs of all Christians including those who go off to college and face opposition to the truthfulness of God’s word.
Feel free to provide answers in the comment section below if you feel you have a credible answer and you include the biblical book, chapter and verse where your answer is found.
If you want to do a search for an answer, stop reading at this point. If you want to be told what the answer is, then continue to read.
No matter how hard people search, there is no passage of scripture that contains any instruction or command from either God or Jesus to take science or any human field of research over their word. Their words are found in the Bible and there are no extra biblical or modern revelations that contradict scriptures.
The believer is to use faith and believe God. Part of believing God is believing his words over everyone else. That includes the objective scientific views that ignore and exclude the supernatural.
Some final words
In other words, God expects his followers to accept his words at face value because he is incapable of lying and has told us the truth. Jesus never corrected his father and he never corrected Moses.
You can argue that biblical editors altered the biblical texts and the original words are lost, but those arguments are without merit. Non real, legitimate ancient biblical text uncovered through archaeology, and biblical scholarship, etc., says anything different than our modern Bibles state today.
They are all in agreement that God used his supernatural power and created as he said. No ancient scientific experiment or study has shown otherwise either. The Bible is correct and the unbelieving professors, and so on, are not.
© 2019 David Thiessen