Now here is a term that is being tossed around a lot lately. Not so much by scientists or those who journal scientific discoveries, but by politicians and activists who are willing to dilute God, the Bible, Science, History, Math, Common Sense, or anything else that might be exploited to prop up their fallacious philosophical or political agendas. Some have proven themselves to be liars and lunatics, whose god is their own gain. They speak great swelling words of political rhetoric while their naked motives have been exposed by the ever present technological ears and eyes employed by their opponents. It seems the only true science being utilized by those who oppose good and God, is that which pertains to civil engineering, and that only to destroy the foundations of decency in the civilized world.
But what of true science? In the last 100 years we have benefitted from numerous scientific advances: Antibiotics, the Importance of Electrolytes, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the Eradication of Smallpox, Atomic Energy, to name just a few. Not surprisingly, much of what science has discovered was already disclosed in the Word of God: the shape of the earth, the hydrologic cycle, the procreation of life in the womb, the perfect order of the universe, the delicate balance of nature, the nutritional value of certain foods, etc. True science has always confirmed what has been long revealed in the Bible. In the final analyses, true science will never contradict the Bible, though it has sometimes taken man years to adjust his conclusions based upon further consideration of honestly collected empirical data.
When someone says, “We follow the science!” we would do well to test their claims by the Word of God which is full of scientific information described in terms that are easy to grasp. In areas not specifically addressed, there are principles and precepts to govern our speculation, and to keep us from unfounded conclusions. The Lord asked Job, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. (Job 38:4)” Job’s reply, “…therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. (Job 42:3)”