Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 21, 2021

Listen To The Science

“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” Psalm 111:2 (ESV)

“The odds are not in his favor that he will survive this. The science just doesn’t support it.” 

Those were the words I heard years ago in an ER room.  As doctor’s shared that I should prepare myself because someone I loved was close to death.

Thankfully, God intervened.  Science didn’t have the final say, my loved one survived.

When we think of science, we think numbers, formulas, data – irrefutable facts.  We erroneously think that science is free from political or religious influence.  That is not correct.  All science (data) has an interpreter.  As with anything else, their worldview can play a role in how they translate the data.

Everything we hear throughout the day whether it’s the radio, the TV, a podcast or a conversation with a co-worker – has been filtered through the presenter’s worldview.  People are voted into positions of authority based on those worldviews.  Laws are made with the influence of worldviews.

I could cite a lengthy list of scientific contradictions.  But here’s one for thought:

Science interpreted through the worldview of Christianity tells us

  • once a woman’s egg fertilized by a man’s sperm is implanted in the uterus it’s a human life

However, that same science interpreted through a secular worldview tells us

  • a fertilized egg is just a fetus with no value outside of the mother’s womb

Every Christian should be a scientist when it pertains to the “data” that comes into their minds and the homes of their families.  We should be collecting, analyzing and inspecting it thoroughly through the microscopic lens of the Bible. Since everything was created by God, it should be inspected through His worldview instead of mankind. (Genesis 2:4-25)

What started in society as “listen to the science” has become “believe the science”. It’s the new mantra being thrown around by the media and politicians.  People wield it like it’s an idol that justifies living in fear and denying God’s power in our lives. Paul warns us about worshiping the creation more than the creator. (Romans 1:18-25)

God gave us the ability to study the stars, our bodies and create huge advances in technology and medical procedures. (Hebrews 11:3) Used the right way these advances can help improve life.  But science (the creation) does not have the final say over its’ Creator (God).

As we listen to the science, we should sift it through the truth of God’s Word – praying and seeking His guidance for how this information should be interpreted (especially when it contradicts God).  While we may listen to it and consider its’ validity, we should always trust (obey) the Creator over anything else.

“Father, help us to not be misguided by the seemingly “new” discoveries of science.  You are still on the throne. Teach us to trust you the Creator more than we trust your creation (science).

For His Glory,

Laura Holmes
TRBC Women’s Life


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