Truth Or Tradition #352

(01/19/2016)

By Gene H. Miller, Minister
Steer Creek Church of Christ
3466 Rosedale Road,
Stumptown WV 25267
Phone 304-462-0384
ghmiller@frontier.com
Steer Creek Church of Christ

When Good Men Do Nothing #6

Our Problem. Since actions proceed from the heart (Proverbs 23:7; Matthew 15:19-20), as a nation, we have allowed certain attitudes to develop through the years that have created many of the problems we face today. We have a heart problem. We need “an attitude adjustment”. In addition to those who seem bent on obtaining Wealth without Work, Pleasure without Conscience, Knowledge without Character, and Commerce without Morality, there are those who want to believe in…

Science Without Humanity. It is great that we have made such advances in the fields of science and technology, but our moral system and ethical values have somehow not kept pace. We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t keep porn off the airways. We can communicate with people on the other side of the globe, but we can’t seem to carry on a meaningful conversation with a loved one in the same room. We can train our youth in advanced fields of study, but we can’t seem to teach them a sense of responsibility and benevolence. We can harness great amounts of energy, but far too often we use it for destruction.

In many circles lying and cheating has become an accepted way of life. Many professors seem to think it their inalienable right to ridicule Christianity, and destroy the faith of young people. When we teach our youth that they have evolved from animals, we shouldn’t be surprised when they act like animals…..survival of the fittest.

In 1818, Mary Shelley, wife of poet Percy B. Shelley, wrote a tale of horror about a scientist named Frankenstein, who created a monster that killed his loved ones and himself, a good example of science out of control…..Science without Humanity.

An Attitude Adjustment. Those who examine the evidence without partiality discover more scientific evidence for the Christian faith than for evolution. When scientists work through all their theories, and discover the truth, that’s what The Bible has said all along. Scientists now know we live in an expanding universe. Reverse that, and you realize there had to be a beginning. Evolution says matter has always been. The Bible says: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1.

A few centuries ago scientists had a number of theories as to what was supporting our earth, before they came to the conclusion that it was supported by nothing. The Bible says: “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” Job 26:7.

Back about the time our Lord was upon the earth, scientists had counted the stars and determined there was in the neighborhood of 3,000. God told Abraham: “I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore.” Genesis 22:17. Scientists now know that the stars are as numberless as the grains of sand on the seashore.


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