February 9, 2014.
“For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?”
Over the past few days I have been reading a book that has been challenging my worldview. The book is call The Language of God, written by Dr. Francis S. Collins, head of the human genome project, about his faith in both science and God. He presents a view, termed theistic evolution, or Biologos (as Collins would like to have it called), which harmonizes scientific theories such as the Big Bang and evolution via natural selection with the faith, specifically the Christian faith. It is challenging my world view because I have always been opposed to theistic evolution, leaning more towards a young earth creationist (with some modifications and further explanations). However, now I am faced with a decision of which side to support. Much more prayer and dedicated study is deserved before I adhere to one or the other.
Regardless, there is one point that Collins made that has resounded fully with me. I have heard it before, but for some reason it has now stuck with me. Collins makes the point, if God truly is an almighty and all powerful God who created the universe and the laws that govern it, do you really think he is frightened by our discovery of his natural laws? Do you think this intimidates him?
I opened with the verse from a psalm written by David when he had escaped from all his enemies by the hand of God. He makes this mighty statement, “for who is God, but the Lord? There is no else. No other theory, no other god, no other law. The Lord our God, The Lord he is one. He is not frightened by man, nor will his truth ever be compromised by a new finding in science. On the contrary, I am going into the science field on a mission to prove just the opposite. I believe that though science we can reveal the evidences that point towards our Father in heaven, and thus proclaim his glory until he come. Amen.
God is the great deliverer, the mighty fortress, the gentle whisper before a storm. He is above all, through all and in all. God is not intimidated by man’s findings, nor is he frightened by our disbelief. I would say he is concerned, however. And, as I have said many times before, that is our job, to spread the good news so that it might reach the ends of the earth. One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess. Let us make sure that we do so before it is mandatory.
Suggested Daily Reading: Psalm 9, 11, 14, 18
The Lord be your God.