Trust The Science?

So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know. I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” — John 7:28-29

We have all heard the phrase "trust the science" repeated ad nauseam for several years. Some people use this phrase to insist that questions should come to a complete stop and that we should trust what experts tell us to believe. Denial of trusting science, scientists, and their scientific theories would suggest I am ignorant or uneducated.

But that's precisely what John shows us religious officials did with Jesus. As the officials saw it, the science suggested Jesus had natural parents because they knew Mary and Joseph. The science said Jesus was from Nazareth, not Bethlehem because they knew where he was born. The science suggested the Messiah would do more miracles and wonders than they had seen Jesus do. So according to their science, Jesus could not be the Messiah. But they should have realized that their scientific approach needed to be corrected. They made some wrong assumptions which meant their conclusions needed to be updated. Their scientific beliefs blinded them.

Here is what John and Jesus are trying to tell us.

For some, the natural world is so visible, tangible, and real they will never be able to see the supernatural. Blinded to it, they will refuse to believe. On the other hand, some will see, and they will marvel. By faith, they will look beyond human attempts at science and make a connection to the supernatural. And once they see the supernatural, they will discover true science and will uncover the failed attempts of man's effort to know God by human means. Man does not discover true understanding. God must reveal it.

The answers we seek are not revealed in "trusting the science." The answers are found in the Creator of all things, who reveals himself to us. So ask God to do that today. To reveal himself to you.

ASK THIS: Are you looking for revelation?

DO THIS: Have faith beyond science — in Jesus.

PRAY THIS: God, reveal the truth to me so I can see.


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4 thoughts on “Trust The Science?

  1. Chris says:

    Good job! A few years ago when I committed to obedience and really had to figure this out, I started watching you tube archeological items. Roman chariot wheels found in the sea, evidences of flood based on how Mt Saint Helen’s area acted since the eruption, etc. I literally had to pond into my brain Jesus and creation was totally real and force my obedience. A few months later, I attended a spiritual warfare class that was several weeks in duration. I was scared I’d be tapping into unwanted spiritual realm…..and my goodness, what I learned and inhaled spiritually was what I should have STARTED with. After you “get it” you just want to cry out and shake all of your legalistic friends to “get it”. It really has been revealed to me what spirit AND truth means. Thanks for all of your hard work Mr Vince!

  2. John says:

    Great handling of this topic. As a Christian and a scientist (not a Christian Scientist) I see many people see these these two belief systems at odds. Science is concerned only with the physical and anything spiritual cannot be tested by the scientific method. The spiritual God created the physical world and it’s laws and is therefore greater though I have confidence in modern science and its ability to understand our physical world. It can be tough to see beyond this physical world in front of our eyes, but the Lord does reveal the spiritual to us through his Word.

  3. Timothy says:

    Hey Vince, this is a very good topic, science can be corrupted to show a preferred result or even twisted but the main theme with science is to question things to figure out things, so even with scientific research is to really keep testing things over and over and see what result comes and things have changed over the years because of that. With God, you can get different insights from the same passage but it all has the same outcome pointing us to God and his mercy and grace for us.

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