June 2024 – Elders Message

THE WORD – DO WE NEED MORE PROOF

Biblical Christians are sometimes accused of being anti-scientific because they can’t accept the theories of evolution and natural selection. Actually, the reverse is true. Christians make great scientists—after all, there is only one truth, God’s truth. God himself loves science. His natural universe is full of order, design, rules, and science-based laws. All its intricacies that we humans discover bit by bit were placed here by him long ago.

Some features of the Christian faith, however, will forever be beyond the reach of scientific inquiry. The resurrection of the body, for instance, is something we will witness only in the future. Jesus’ disciple Thomas refused to believe what he could not examine or touch: “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” (John 20:25)

The focus of “human origin” science is the search for our origin and thus our purpose. Nature (and science) cannot answer those things on its own. The answer is found in the Word. You can’t discover God’s forgiveness of our sins through empirical research. You can’t determine angels by studying electromagnetic fields. The only way you will know anything at all about God’s grace, God’s angels, and God’s raising of the dead is by letting him tell you all about it in his Word! If you refuse to believe it until you can see it, it will be too late. Believe it now.

We Pray: May the God of hope fill us with joy and peace as we trust in him, so we overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)