For most of you the idea that God can be proved scientifically is rather a strange one. This is a result of the secular distinction between facts and values. Modern thought would say that you have a lower floor of objectively proved unarguable facts and then a higher floor of subjective values like morality, dignity and God. As long as you accept the ‘facts’ then it’s fine to believe in whatever you want because that’s your own little higher floor and bears no relation to the lower floor.
Unfortunately, Christians have allowed themselves (and I include me in this) to be argued into the higher floor only. That is why you get Christians drawing a line between their faith and science. Modern thought would dictate that Christianity is a higher floor concept only and can therefore offer no opinion on the lower floor ‘facts’ that science deals with.
Under such a two tier system all religious thinking becomes fairies – fantasy beings with no relation to reality.
I know, what am I doing? This section is all about the greatness of God; what on earth possessed me to write about myself? Well, that’s because over the last year I’ve really seen God at work in my life. And as Paul says:
“But, Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 10 v 17
The last impression I want to give is that I’m boasting of my own actions, no, for what grounds do I have to boast? Left to my own I wouldn’t be a Christian, left to my own I’d be sunk in sin and rebellion and left to my own I would head there now. But I’m not on my own – The Lord is my Shepherd. This is then is a story of God’s work; not of mine.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Genesis 1 v 1
“While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. Then the LORD said to Moses, "The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp." So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses”
Numbers 15 v 32 – 36
For many of you reading that, both non Christian and Christian, you were probably shocked that a man be stoned to death just for breaking the Sabbath rule about not working. It’s unfair you say; how could God be so petty? Surely God should have forgiven him? Indeed by if that happened in a human justice system we would call it an over reaction.