2004 11 21
Matthew 24： 38,39 マ タイによる福音書 24： 38,39
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Let me start by stating my educational history so that I may not be questioned for lack of understanding. In university I studied Natural Science and even today science is a great love of my life but often I am disappointed in the science of today as it has lost some of its strongest attributes. I was taught the scientific method: in this thinking an idea is tested in such a way that it is considered to be incorrect and then proven correct. In many areas today we have presumptive science that the scientist feels an idea is correct and then he creates an experiment to show this. Today’s science also often works on the concept of least astonishment in other words any data that does not comply with their set way of thinking is simply thrown away. For me this is not true science.
As you all know I have a son of 4 years. As with most boys his age, he is very interested in dinosaurs. This is when I discovered a major problem. You see from this point on the questions begin, school begins. “How long ago did the dinosaurs exist?” “Why is the sky blue?” “Was there really a great flood?” “Why are there stars” etc. I’m sure you can add to the list and then add some of your own. But as a Christian parent I must consider how I will answer these questions. Will I follow the world? Or Will I follow my faith and the word of God.
In 100 A.D. a man named Ptolemy
was born. He was a great thinker and eventually moved to
How can this be after all didn’t dinosaurs live millions of years ago. I learnt that in school, all science says the same. Didn’t man slowly evolve into what he is today? I learnt that in school too. Well in the days of the Ptolemaic system we learned the earth was the centre and that was wrong. Is the world making a similar mistake? Will it take 1300 years to discover that a science that throws away data that opposes the status pro quo was in fact deceiving itself. As Christians we are taught not to follow the wisedom of the world. Should we be teaching it to our children. I know there are worries, I have them too. If I teach my son that some of the world’s ideas are wrong how will he be able to survive and excell in school. I am still working that out in my mind. But I do know that I will teach him the wonder of Gods creation as it is the foundation upon which our faith also stands. To ignore some of the Bible’s teachings destroys the ability to believe in any of the Bible’s teachings and destroys our faith. Investigate, think through faith. I would rather be a fool in the world’s eyes than in God’s eyes. You will be astonished by God’s creation, wonder, greatness, mercy and love.