Sunday, September 4, 2011

Antinomianism and Science

Are the old testament moral and civil laws relevant for today? Antinomianism is the view that says they are not. Does this impact decisions on what science to pursue or not to pursue or who should pursue what?  First, let's talk about Deut. 4:1-8, especially verses 5-8.
5Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. 6Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
7For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

So, if God gave really good laws to Israel such that their laws will be the envy of nations, do you think you can think of any better laws than God's laws for civil society today?  Can non-Christians use human reasoning to think of better laws regarding, theft, money, building codes, accreditation, traffic signs, human cloning, and GMO foods than God's laws and laws that fit the general equity of God's laws?  Should be funded by the government under Biblical law standards? Should NASA be funded by tax dollars to search for extraterrestial life on other planets Who can be trusted with truth in setting and maintaining the standards for the exact unit of length,  mass, time etc?