Romans 1:20-22 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”
Though America prides itself on intellectualism in the pursuit of science, engineering, and technology, we have drifted away from the sound Bible-based thinking that characterized the forefathers in these fields. Consider the following quotes:
Nicolaus Copernicus: “The Universe has been wrought for us by a supremely good and orderly creator.”
Galileo Galilei: “Both the Holy Scriptures and Nature proceed from the Divine word, the former as the sayings of the Holy Spirit and the latter as the most observant executrix of God’s orders.”
Michael Faraday: “Speculations, man, I have none. I have certainties. I thank God that I don’t rest my dying head upon speculations for ‘I know who I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I’ve committed unto him against that day.”
Lord Kelvin: “I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism.”
Louis Pasteur: “The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory.”
These men did not see the existence of God as a threat to their intellectual pursuits. Nor did they see science as a threat to the Lord. In fact, they saw the truths of the universe as further proof of a loving God. Furthermore, they considered it their ministry to reveal the truths of God’s designed universe.
Today’s intellectuals profess themselves to be wise. Without admitting their naturalistic assumptions, they carefully craft textbooks where man’s wisdom is elevated and where God is excluded. The founders of modern science would be ashamed at how atheism has hijacked a pursuit they found as further validation of God’s magnificence. They would be equally ashamed at Christians who have abandoned the God-given beauty of science as an avenue towards understanding God’s wisdom.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICA WOULD RECOGNIZE THE FOOLISH NATURE OF WISDOM APART FROM THE LORD. We are vain in our imaginations when we consider ourselves wise and there is no excuse for doing so.