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Stop Making a Theory of God! A Message to Myself.

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“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” ~ Romans 1:20

As a science teacher and a Christian, I have found my self guilty many times over of given what I deem unsatisfactory answers to questions that kids have asked, or heck, I have asked myself.

One example of this is when in chemistry, I talk about how the world is made of atoms and atoms are made of opposite charges such as electrons and protons. But then when I, or a student, asks the deeper questions such as what holds together the heart of the atom, the nucleus?

Scientists have a name for the force called the “nuclear glue.” But no-one knows how it works. There are theories, but that’s all they really are. Therefore, I say “that’s just the way it is.” I guess that is all I am allowed to say in a public school. But I know the answer, I need to guard my thoughts.

That strange nuclear glue is the providence of God which holds the universe together and keeps the world from falling apart. We don’t understand it because it isn’t our creation to understand.

In biology, how do embryonic stem cells choose what they are going to divide into? How do they know what is needed? Sure we can have shallow answers like the “DNA activates so it changes.” But how does it know what to change into?

People can act like they know, but no-one knows how life truly comes about.

Well, actually we do. God does it (Colossians 1:16). He knits together life (Psalm 139:13-16).

We, as people of reason, need to stop leaving the beauty of creation to chance. We need to stop making a theory of God and give Him His due credit and glory for His wondrous works. This is a lesson much more to myself than any other person, but if the shoe fits for you to, wear it! We’ll share that shoe! The works of God is not a theory!

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