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The foundation of science is the Word of God. God’s detractors claim that “real scientists” have cast off the need for God, and certainly have no need for the God of the Bible. They arrogantly denigrate the credentials of any in the field of science who embrace Jesus Christ and the Bible’s very clear teaching of a 6,000-plus-year-old earth that God created in six literal 24-hour days. Mock and malign as they will, the Word of God written thousands of years ago stands supreme and unscathed.
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God’s Word Prevails

1/22/2015 (Topic#: 1500)

Are you ready to die?  Many times, death comes abruptly and unexpectedly.  One arises from bed and goes about business only to be suddenly met by an appointment with death—many times with no time to make peace with God.  At this transition of life to death, nothing of this carnal world that is left behind is owned anymore: Not a bank account, not a house, not a spouse, not even shoes.  It is one rude and shocking transition. 

It is unfortunately true for many that 65 years is spent preparing for five years of retirement and not five minutes for eternity. 

Romans 8:6-8:

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Enmity means an enemy or one who is at war with God.  Have you yet to be born again?  Have you repented of and turned from your sins to serve the risen Christ?  Have you made your peace with God?  If you haven’t, you are not ready to die.  Turn to Christ Jesus today while you still have time.  Click onto “Further With Jesus” for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Psalm 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

GOD SAID, Romans 1:21-22:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

MAN SAID: According to Time magazine, December 31, 1999, “Charles Darwin didn’t want to murder God, as he once put it.  But he did.” 

Now THE RECORD.  Welcome to GodSaidManSaid feature article 726 that will once again prove the full inerrancy and supernatural nature of the living Word of God in your Holy Bible.  Every Thursday eve, they grow by one.  All of these marvelous features are archived on this site in text and streaming audio for the edification of those who love the name of Jesus and as ammunition in the battle for the souls of men.  Thank you for visiting today.  May God’s face shine upon you with Light and Truth. 

The foundation of science is the Word of God.  God’s detractors claim that “real scientists” have cast off the need for God, and certainly have no need for the God of the Bible.  They arrogantly denigrate the credentials of any in the field of science who embrace Jesus Christ and the Bible’s very clear teaching of a 6,000-plus-year-old earth that God created in six literal 24-hour days.  Mock and malign as they will, the Word of God written thousands of years ago stands supreme and unscathed. 

Concerning creation scientists and their credentials, Lee Strobel, in his book The Case for a Creator, weighs in with the following:

No educated person any longer questions the validity of the so-called theory of evolution, which we now know to be a simple fact.

—Evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr

Scientists who utterly reject evolution may be one of our fastest-growing controversial minorities…Many of the scientists supporting this position hold impressive credentials in science. 

—Larry Hatfield in Science Digest

There were one hundred of them—biologists, chemists, zoologists, physicists, anthropologists, molecular and cell biologists, bioengineers, organic chemists, geologists, astrophysicists, and other scientists.  Their doctorates came from such prestigious universities as Cambridge, Stanford, Cornell, Yale, Rutgers, Chicago, Princeton, Purdue, Duke, Michigan, Syracuse, Temple, and Berkeley. 

They included professors from Yale Graduate School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tulane, Rice, Emory, George Mason, Lehigh, and the Universities of California, Washington, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Georgia, New Mexico, Utah, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. 

Among them was the director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry and scientists at the Plasma Physics Lab at Princeton, the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute, the Los Alamos National Library, and the Lawrence Livermore Laboratories.

And they wanted the world to know one thing: they are skeptical

After spokespersons for the Public Broadcasting System’s seven-part television series Evolution asserted that “all known scientific evidence supports [Darwinian] evolution” as does “virtually every reputable scientist in the world,” these professors, laboratory researchers, and other scientists published a two-page advertisement in a national magazine under the banner: “A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism.” 

Their statement was direct and defiant.  “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life,” they said. “Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”

These were not narrow-minded fundamentalists…or rabid religious fanatics—just respected, world-class scientists like Nobel nominee Henry F. Schaefer, the third most-cited chemist in the world; James Tour of Rice University’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology; and Fred Figworth, professor of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale Graduate School.

Together, despite the specter of professional persecution, they broached the politically incorrect opinion that the emperor of evolution has no clothes.  [End of quote]

The GodSaidManSaid feature “God''s Scientists Lead the Way” listed a host of God’s creation scientists who paved the way for today’s marvels of scientific discovery.  Excerpts and tables follow:

Table I lists the creationist “fathers” of many significant branches of modern science.  Table II lists the creationist scientists responsible for various vital inventions, discoveries, and other contributions to mankind.  These identifications are, to some degree, oversimplified, of course, for even in the early days of science, every new development involved a number of other scientists, before and after.

[Note: We will list all from ICR’s feature, but due to time constraints, speak a few.]

        TABLE I

Scientific Disciplines Established by Creationist Scientists

Discipline

Scientist

Antiseptic Surgery

Joseph Lister (1827-1912)

Bacteriology

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

Calculus

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Celestial Mechanics

Johann Kepler (1571-1630)

Chemistry

Robert Boyle (1627-1691)

Comparative Anatomy

George Cuvier (1769-1832)

Computer Science

Charles Babbage (1792-1871)

Dimensional Analysis

Lord Rayleigh (1842-1919)

Dynamics

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Electronics

John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945)

Electrodynamics

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Electro-Magnetics

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Energetics

Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

Entomology of Living Insects

Henri Fabre (1823-1915)

Field Theory

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Fluid Mechanics

George Stokes (1819-1903)

Galactic Astronomy

William Herschel (1738-1822)

Gas Dynamics

Robert Boyle (1627-1691)

Genetics

Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)

Glacial Geology

Louis Agassiz (1807-1873)

Gynecology

James Simpson (1811-1870)

Hydraulics

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Hydrography

Matthew Maury (1806-1873)

Hydrostatics

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Ichthyology

Louis Agassiz (1807-1873)

Isotopic Chemistry

William Ramsay (1852-1916)

Model Analysis

Lord Rayleigh (1842-1919)

Natural History

John Ray (1627-1705)

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Bernhard Rieman (1826-1866)

Oceanography

Matthew Maury (1806-1873)

Optical Mineralogy

David Brewster (1781-1868)

Paleontology

John Woodward (1665-1728)

Pathology

Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902)

Physical Astronomy

Johann Kepler (1571-1630)

Reversible Thermodynamics

James Joule (1818-1889)

Statistical Thermodynamics

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Stratigraphy

Nicholas Steno (1631-1686)

Systematic Biology

Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778)

Thermodynamics

Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

Thermokinetics

Humphrey Davy (1778-1829)

Vertebrate Paleontology

Georges Cuvier (1769-1832)

 

        TABLE II

Notable Inventions, Discoveries, or Developments by Creationist Scientists

Contribution

Scientist

Absolute Temperature Scale

Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

Actuarial Tables

Charles Babbage (1792-1871)

Barometer

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Biogenesis Law

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

Calculating Machine

Charles Babbage (1792-1871)

Chloroform

James Simpson (1811-1870)

Classification System

Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778)

Double Stars

William Herschel (1738-1822)

Electric Generator

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Electric Motor

Joseph Henry (1797-1878)

Ephemeris Tables

Johann Kepler (1571-1630)

Fermentation Control

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

Galvanometer

Joseph Henry (1797-1878)

Global Star Catalog

John Herschel (1792-1871)

Inert Gases

William Ramsay (1852-1916)

Kaleidoscope

David Brewster (1781-1868)

Law of Gravity

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Mine Safety Lamp

Humphrey Davy (1778-1829)

Pasteurization

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

Reflecting Telescope

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Scientific Method

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Self-Induction

Joseph Henry (1797-1878)

Telegraph

Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872)

Thermionic Valve

Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945)

Trans-Atlantic Cable

Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

Vaccination & Immunization

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

[End of quotes]

The headline in the January 2015 issue of Acts and Facts, written by J. Bergman, Ph.D., reads, “Wernher Von Braun: The Father of Space Flight.”  Several paragraphs follow:

Wernher von Braun—more than any other scientist—brought us into the space age.  Von Braun laid the foundation for cell phones, satellite radio, the Internet, GPS, and Doppler radar.  His later career reads like a history of the American space program, and it was undergirded by a firm belief in the Creator God of the Bible. 

The American space program was largely a transplant of the German team.  In America, von Braun became a Christian and a creationist.  He also became the leader of the scientists who placed America’s first satellite—Explorer 1—into orbit on January 31, 1958.  Von Braun “might have preceded Sputnik if he had been given the go-ahead” by the government. 

After his conversion, Dr. von Braun became a strong proponent of the Christian faith and creationism.  He wrote “a good deal about his Christian faith” and even spoke extensively on the subject.  He said creationism was “a viable scientific theory for the origin of the universe, life, and man.”  Von Braun concluded that acknowledging the universe is designed “ultimately raises the question of a Designer…The scientific method does not allow us to exclude data which lead to the conclusion that the universe, life, and man are based on a design.  To be forced to believe…that everything in the universe happened by chance—would violate the very objectivity of science itself.  Certainly there are those who argue that the universe evolved out of a random process, but what random process could produce the brain of a man or the system of the human eye?”

Dr. von Braun’s own words reveal how important the design argument was to him:

The primary resistance to acknowledging the “Case for Design” as a viable scientific alternative to the current “Case for Chance” lies in the inconceivability, in some scientists’ minds, of a Designer.  The inconceivability of some ultimate issue…should not be allowed to rule out any theory that explains the interrelationship of observed data…[He added that] many intelligent men say they cannot visualize a Designer.  Well, can a physicist visualize an electron?  The electron is materially inconceivable and yet, it is so perfectly known through its effects that we use it to illuminate our cities [and] guide our airliners…What strange rationale makes some physicists accept the inconceivable electron as real while refusing to accept the reality of a Designer on the ground that they cannot conceive Him?...Although they really do not understand the electron either, they are ready to accept it because they managed to produce a rather clumsy mechanical model of it.

Von Braun stressed that more than ever our survival depends on the adherence to basic ethical principles provided by Christianity.  When asked about his views on religion and science, specifically if “technological methods and religious beliefs are really compatible,” von Braun answered:

While technology controls the forces of nature around us, ethics try to control the forces of nature within us…The Ten Commandments are entirely adequate—without amendments—to cope with all the problems the technological revolution not only has brought up, but will bring up in the future.

Von Braun concluded that the Bible was the “most effective bulwark ever built against the erosive effects of time…The Bible is…the revelation of God’s nature and love.”  Prayer, too, was critically important to von Braun.  Asked when his need to pray was particularly strong, he stated that he prayed a lot before and during the crucial Apollo flights.  As Henry Morris notes, von Braun believed that manned space flight was an amazing achievement that:

has opened for mankind thus far only a tiny door for viewing the awesome reaches of space.  An outlook through this peephole at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator.  I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.

Von Braun died in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 16, 1977, leaving the world a radically different place. [End of quotes]

Do the world’s great minds endorse the Words found in your Bible?  Do men of great accomplishment say yes?  Consider the following endorsements of God’s Word:

♦ “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

George Washington (1732-1799), first President of the United States

♦ “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of the French

♦ “I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and of these, eighty-seven were followers of the Bible.  The Bible is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.”

William Gladstone (1809-1898), British statesman, serving as Prime Minister four times

♦ “All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more the Truths contained in the Sacred Scriptures.”

Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), English astronomer, who made numerous discoveries about the laws of the heavens

♦ “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.  All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated through this book…All things desirable to men are contained in the Bible.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States

♦ “Indeed, it is an indisputable fact that all the complex and horrendous questions confronting us at home and worldwide have their answer in that single book [the Bible].”

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the United States

♦ Lord Irwin asked Gandhi what he thought would solve the problems between Great Britain and India.  Gandhi picked up a Bible and opened it to the fifth chapter of Matthew and said, “When your country and mine shall get together on the teachings laid down by Christ in this Sermon on the Mount, we shall have solved the problems not only of our countries but those of the whole world.” 

Gandhi

♦ "In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God.  But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support for such views.” 

Albert Einstein (The Expandable Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, p. 214)

♦ “As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud.  I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene…No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.  His personality pulsates in every word.  No myth is filled with such life.”

Albert Einstein

♦ “If one purges the Judaism of the Prophets and Christianity as Jesus Christ taught it of all subsequent additions, especially those of the priests, one is left with a teaching which is capable of curing all the social ills of humanity.  It is the duty of every man of good will to strive steadfastly in his own little world to make this teaching of pure humanity a living force, so far as he can.  If he makes an honest attempt in this direction without being crushed and trampled underfoot by his contemporaries, he may consider himself and the community to which he belongs lucky.”

Albert Einstein (The World as I See It, 1935)  [End of quotes]

The Holy Word of God is true and righteous altogether.  The redeemed literally stake their lives upon it and they will not be ashamed to say that Jesus Christ is the Lord of Glory. 

GOD SAID, Psalm 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

GOD SAID, Romans 1:21-22:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

MAN SAID: According to Time magazine, December 31, 1999, “Charles Darwin didn’t want to murder God, as he once put it.  But he did.” 

Now you have THE RECORD. 

 

 

 

References

Authorized King James Version

Bergman, J., “Wernher Von Braun: The Father of Space Flight,” Acts and Facts, January 2015

Einstein, A., The World as I See It, 1935

GodSaidManSaid, “God''s Scientists Lead the Way

GodSaidManSaid, “The World''s Great Minds on the Bible

In.ChristianToday.com

Strobel, L., The Case for a Creator, Zondervan, Michigan, 2004

The Expandable Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press

 

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