We’ve already looked into the brute-beast mind and its inability to extrapolate beyond sensory experience. When the brute-beast mind tries to make statements about the unobservable past, it resorts to making up stuff. Science isn’t made-up stuff. Science is observation, intuition, experimentation, and testing. Intuition isn’t always made-up stuff, but sometimes it is. God can move through intuition.
Rocky Rockbuilder: Unless God reveals it, we can’t know it. We can tell stories about the past using our brute-beast minds, the ones corrupted by the fall. But we can’t self-generate information. God didn’t equip us with an innate ability to self-generate truth.
Sandy Sandbuilder: So you’re actively arguing that we shouldn’t scientifically investigate anything whatsoever. Because what you said is a blanket condemnation, so please return your computer to the scientists, and we will smash it for you, and you can be Amish.
Rocky: That’s another straw man argument, but I’m not surprised that you would resort to fallacies. Every conclusion using ungodly thinking springs from fallacy. We need either divine revelation or assumption for science. There’s no dichotomy between science and assumption. There’s no dichotomy between science and divine revelation. With assumptions, you just have to accept divine revelation about natural laws, the order of nature, the existence of reality, etc. and call these revelations “assumptions.” Your other real assumptions that aren’t divine revelations with the “assumption” label, those assumptions launch you into the land of make-believe and pseudoscience.
Here, we need to respond to Sandy’s slur against the Amish. Sandy doesn’t realize how well-educated the Amish are. They can actually do math and think rationally. Most college graduates can’t make that claim.
In direct conflict with what Rocky said about divine revelation, an ungodly thinker may claim that naturalism is the only rational position or the default position and that all science must assume naturalism. Naturalism removes God. However, naturalism forces irrationality in science since naturalism gives no cause for the regularity of nature on which all scientific method depends. And naturalism also results in stories like big bang or evolutionism that violate laws of physics and rely on mystical language and imagined entities like dark matter and dark energy.
Not only that but where could natural laws come from without a natural lawgiver and a natural law enforcer? If we have a cause for natural laws and that cause is reliable, we can do science rationally. However, without Christ, we would need to assume the continued regularity of natural laws. Jesus Christ enforces every law of nature everywhere at every moment. God reveals this truth through the following three Scriptures:
“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17 Berean Literal Bible)
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word.” (Hebrews 1:3a Berean Study Bible)
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” (Romans 11:36 Berean Study Bible)
Jesus Christ is holding everything together and enforcing all the laws of nature through His rhema, His utterance. God created all things through His utterance. Now, He enforces all natural laws through His utterance. Rhema means “that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word.” God is necessary for science, and God reveals reality through science:
“because the known of God is manifest among them, for God has revealed it to them. For from the Creation of the world His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and divinity, are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, for them to be without excuse.” (Romans 1:19-20 Berean Literal Bible)
And yet, ungodly scientific speculation conflicts with Scripture. Persuaders commonly label these speculations as “science,” but no scientist can observe speculations. No scientist can observe a story. Nonetheless, when schools, news programs, and movies call the speculations “science,” some theologians believe the speculations are science.
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