Christianity

The blind leading the deaf

Christianity

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Ps 19:1-4, NIV)

The more I think of what Stephen Hawking has been saying, the more I am at a loss as to why he is so far from the truth! What does he see when he looks up? An equation? Has he ever seen a sunset and marvelled at the beauty of it rather than thinking that it is merely light passing through dust particles? I am not just getting at him. I feel sadness about the power of a theory which is blind to the beauty of creation. What distresses me more, though, is that this theory carries such authority in the press and in our schools. It leads people, blindly. Yet these same heavens, which the scientists declaim with theory, proclaim the work of God’s hands! They speak in every language.

It is there for all to see, for all to hear. We can see and hear the truth, not a hypothesis, not a theory. Paul tells us in Romans 1:19 “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (NLT)

It isn’t rocket science. We have no excuse.

But why would we need an excuse? The reason is that one day those very same heavens will witness the judgement of his people (Ps 50:4) and will proclaim his justice (Ps 50:6). We either see and hear and accept the wonderful truth that they speak now, come to the Creator and accept the forgiveness which he gives through his Son, or we reject it and hear the terror of that truth at some point in the future.

People can prove or disprove anything by an equation, I’m sure. There is only one equation that matters, though:

God = love

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