“Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it.”
In a conversation a few days ago on another blogger’s site, I was discussing the difference in the way that science treats “the theory of the origin of life” and the way (or the lack thereof) that science has demonstrated that “theory.” The majority of my conversation was with a gentleman named, Walt. Walt (taking more of an agnostic point of view than an atheistic one I believe) respectfully maintained that science is the key to finding the origin of life. Our conversation went on for a little while about the definition of words and the discoveries of science.
After a while, I made this statment about the futility of finding God through a purely scientific endeavor…
“Every time science opens a door there is another door to be opened and that’s the way that it always will be because that’s the way God has created this natural world. If you’re looking for evidence of a Creator it’s right in front of our faces – but if you’re looking for evidence by opening a door of science that has “flashing lights saying GOD – GOD – GOD” then keeping looking for it. Faith is what pleases God – not PHD’s and other diploma’s of higher education or scientific experiments that really at the end of the day only prove one thing – we’re going to die.”
Walt’s response to this was refreshingly different from most. He said, “This is a fascinating statement to me and brutally honest. I agree with you!”
While I don’t think my statement was brutal in the way that most think of when they hear the word, the fact remains that life on this planet has an end point; and it’s at the end point of life that the starting point is really going to begin.
Have a great day appreciating your salvation, and remember to “sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” (1 Peter 3:15 – NKJV)