Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Starting Point for Math and Science
"..but a philosophy which begins with matter, structure or change as its ultimate and starting point can never result in a deliniation of the ways of the self-contained Creator of nature. Christian thought has consistently gone astray, throughout most of its history, by seeking to answer the world in terms of the world's own categories." RJ Rushdoony
So, if God really did create heaven and earth, which He did in six literal 24 hour days, then nothing can have any meaning or interpretation that is correct apart from acknowledging this fact.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.Proverbs 3:6
Science and math deals with God's created matter and therefore there is beautiful and has thorough meaning in every respect. It is the joy and responsibility of the Christian to draw near to God in even those details.
Therefore, it seems that it is only time and interest that limits our discovery of these meaning since God is both the Creator and Providential controller of every electron and quark in the universe.
What are your thoughts about the above points?
Is this important?
Does God's Word apply?
How does our sinful nature impact or view and practice of math and science?
Is the Old Testament old and outdated?
How can we expect the Holy Spirit to be involved in math and science?
What is sin and how can we sin in math and science or can't we sin in math in science?