Without Excuse

Evening at Lake BaikalLike archaeologists who painstakingly examine an intricate artifact but never notice or admit to the inscription of the artisan on the bottom of the piece, godless scientists look for only what they want to find and attempt to explain away God’s obvious signature on His glorious creation.

Field of Pink Tulips

Scientists who “disprove” the existence of God and creationism wave a red flag of unrighteousness, whether they are purposely deceiving or are unknowingly deceived. But as the Lord tells us in Romans 1, they are without excuse, for His divine signature is seen in all of creation.

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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Romans 1:18-21 NAS

Believers have nothing to fear and everything to gain from true scientific study, for whatever scientists truthfully discover and accurately describe will always point to the Creator, for it can be no other way. No matter how it is covered up or misrepresented, truth cannot be altered or changed, for truth is infinitely more than a concept. Truth is a Person, and that Person is Jesus Christ, the unchangeable One. (John 14:6; Malachi 3:6)

When we humans relentlessly and determinedly pursue the truth, the ultimate destination can only be Jesus Christ. Anywhere else is deception.

Janice Powell 2013

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5 thoughts on “Without Excuse

  1. 1. Archaeologists never work like that. You’ve been watching too much Indiana Jones, sweetheart. Even if one archaeologist ignores something,that’s the whole purpose of peer review. With your first sentence you’ve demonstrated why devout Christians are the laughingstock of science.

    2. If Christians have nothing to fear from science, why do they battle against it so hard? I went to a Christian high school and when I got to university I was practically scientifically illiterate.

    3. Please tell me more about how snakes can talk even when every biological study about then demonstrates that they can’t.

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is an honor to share my belief in my Lord with you because my faith in Him has transformed my life. (See my post titled “But God.”) I rejoice with you that the Lord Jesus Christ is at work in your life, kindly drawing you toward His truth.
      “‘No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.’” (Jesus, John 6:44)
      “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)
      Here are my thoughts on your points:
      1 a) I used a simile to demonstrate that unrighteous scientists are “like that”– ignoring the obvious to reach their desired conclusions. I don’t know all archaeologists, so I would be remiss to make a blanket statement that they “never work like that” or that they all do that. It was a hypothetical statement for illustration purposes.
      b) Thank you for associating me with devout Christians. There is no other title I would seek.
      c) Christians may be the laughingstock of science, but science is not our judge – God is. As He is yours.
      2 a) Since science points to the Creator, our battle is not against science, but against deception.
      b) I don’t know why you did not feel academically prepared for college, so I cannot address that point.
      3 You asked me to “Please tell me more about how snakes can talk even when every biological study about then demonstrates that they can’t.”
      Biologically, a staff can’t be turned into a snake (Exodus 4:1-5), a river can’t be turned into blood (Exodus 7:20), a donkey can’t talk (Numbers 22:28), water can’t come from a rock (Deuteronomy 8:15), food can’t fall from Heaven (Exodus 16), clothes can’t last 40 years in the wilderness (Nehemiah 9:21), 5,000 people can’t be fed with five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14:13-21), a dead child can’t come back to life (Mark 5:35-43), lepers with rotting flesh can’t suddenly be free from disease (Luke 17:11-16), a lame person can’t walk (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), a blind man can’t see (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), a man can’t calm a storm with his voice (Luke 8:22-25), and a crucified and dead body can’t walk out of the tomb (Matthew 28:2-7; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24).
      There are many things that happen on this planet and beyond that cannot be explained scientifically. My computer dictionary defines a miracle as “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.” My belief in an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God causes me to believe in miracles and gives me hope and a peace that an unbeliever cannot understand. (Philippians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 1:18)
      I pray that the eyes of your heart will be opened and that you will receive the grace and mercy that are waiting for you at the foot of the cross. Eternity is a very long time. Can you risk being wrong?

  2. There is a confusion here. There are many scientists who understand the science who nevertheless believe in God; recognising that evolution is the best current explanation we have for the world doesn’t necessarily make one either an atheist or someone bent on attacking Christianity. Personally I accept evolutionary theory and don’t believe in God, but I don’t have an interest in attacking other people’s belief systems. Where I might be interested in debating or outright attacking is when people attempt to assert false scientific claims.

    Your claim that God has left an obvious signature in the world, for example, is a clear scientific falsehood. You couldn’t begin to prove such a thing – that’s simply an assertion of faith. Even so, you’re entitled to hold that belief. Where I would oppose you is if you attempted to teach that in a science class or put it into a textbook for high school students.

    1. Hello. Thanks for your comment.

      First, let me clarify that I don’t regard all scientists as godless. There are many brilliant scientists who profess Christianity.

      I also don’t think I stated that God’s signature on the world is scientifically provable. I simply stated that it is obvious. But why would you, a beautiful, young woman, stoop to believe in evolution when you can look in the mirror and see what a unique, complicated creation you are. Maybe you need to look in a different mirror. I recommend Psalm 139 for starters.

      As for whether creationism should be taught to school students, I think true education should include all theories, including evolution. The truth speaks for itself.

      I encourage you to watch this video which is part one of five. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewKtSKbWZUI

      After that series, please watch this one:

      We all can look at the intricate details of a flower or the tiny toes of a newborn baby or the exquisitely complex human genome and see that they are the product of intelligent design–that such beauty, uniqueness, and intricate scientific design don’t happen by accident or by chance. You are not accidental either. I pray you come to understand that you were created by God and that He has a purpose for your being here. And that He wants you to spend eternity with Him. (John 3:16)

      God gave us all the ability to make choices, and you can certainly choose not to believe in Him. However, choices have consequences. If I am wrong and there is no God, no hereafter, no Heaven, no Hell, and no judgment, I have lost nothing, but I will have lived a joyful life of hope, peace, and assurance. But if you are wrong, and there IS a God, a hereafter, Heaven, Hell, and judgment, what will you have lost?
      In His Grace,
      Janice

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