You can take almost any topic and divide everything there is to know about that topic into three categories:
1. What God has revealed
2. What humans have discovered on their own
3. What God knows and we don’t
Do you grasp how incredibly important this is?
If we deny what God has revealed, we lose our footing, and every conclusion we come to is corrupted by skewed and unreliable information. We have no way to test our conclusions against rock solid truth.
If we don’t allow humans to explore and discover, to seek out and acquire information about our universe then we become uninformed bigots, oversimplifying God’s enormously complex universe.
If we forget that there is much that we don’t know, we lose our awe of God, and we become our own little god, trapped in a world that is too small for those who are intended to be the children of God.
If we think on this for a while, a whole lot of things that go on in the church, in politics, in the media, in science, in education and everywhere will begin to make sense in a way they never made sense before. But I bring this up so that we can keep a couple of things in mind: God is smarter than we are. God isn’t required to tell us everything there is to know on a topic. The final result of all study, all inquiry, and all discovery is this: We will stand in awe of God.
From the Bible:
“Don’t think you can tutor God. He alone is the Judge of everyone and everything.” Job 21:22 The Easy Bible
Remember, you are designed to make a difference!
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