Just in case you, like me, are an inquiring mind wanting to know, someone who loves learning and growing and stretching their faith, I have an idea for you to think about this bright sunny cold day 48 hours after Thanksgiving. Bet you’ll never guess what it is, though.
A science class in my bachelor’s degree program required me recently to do a whole lot of research in an area I had, in the past, avoided. There is something in the scientific community known as the “Cosmological Constant”. Like me, you’ve probably never heard of it before. But it impacted my life profoundly. Why? For one simple fact. It gas 120 decimal places.
Many in the field of science believe it impossible for the universe to be made by design –a designed universe requires the existence of a Designer, so if you disregard the Designer you must, by necessity, also disregard the concept of design. However, one thing I have learned in life is that just you do not believe a thing to be true will never negate its existence. What you believe may be truth for you, but God declares in John 17.17 that His Word ALONE is real truth. Man can create all kinds of truths given the chance, but man’s truth will often change to suit circumstances. I’ve never really subscribed to the “my truth/your truth” theory. I’d rather have something I can rely on. Hebrews 1.11 has always been a life staple for me, kind of like mac n cheese – Thou remainest. Simple, yet profound. Even a redhead can get that. God’s Word never changes. Period.
What makes for good science is not whether you can see it or not, but whether you can rule out the theory or not. If science really is all about proving theories and testing facts, which scientists claim it is, and if those facts truly do stand the test of intense research, then, like Lee Strobel the ex-atheist who could not deny those same facts, you must agree with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who once said, “once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth”.
What We Still Don’t Know: Are We Real? with Martin Rees, Cosmologist
Kari, the mindful of eternal perspective
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