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Science really  better than faith?

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

The author of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament writes in Chapter 11, Verse 1 that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.”

The Christian believer’s faith is based on several things, not a blind faith that there is a God. That is how an atheist would treat disbelief in God. Things such as the scriptures, fulfilled prophecy, archeological discoveries and secular history combined give a strong substantiation for the faith of a believer.

People say that the scriptures were written by man. They exclude the fact that they are inspired by God. If they were not, why would Jesus reference back to them so often and how is it that the prophets accurately predicted so many specific things about Jesus’ birth, death, resurrection and coming turmoil in the world?

Jesus states in Luke 12:51: “ Do you suppose that I came to give peace on Earth? I tell you not at all, but rather division.” Yet He is called the Prince of Peace. Most would consider this an inconsistency. Not to those who study the Bible.

What He is referring to is the division of people because of Satan’s influence in their lives and that the Word of God is the “sword of the Spirit” as stated in Ephesians 6:17 that divides the truth from the lies of the world.

So let’s follow the science here. Many scientists disagree on many subjects, including climate change and the handling of the COVID-19 virus, believe it or not, despite having all of the same scientific “facts” and objective evidence. How can that be if they all read the same evidence?

It seems to me that those who subscribe to demeaning Christians and the Word of God have not enjoyed the presence of Jesus in their heart.

We are far from perfect, but we know we will have to give an account for what we have done, both good and evil. For those who think that life on this earth is hell, they are sadly mistaken. They might want to invest in an asbestos jumpsuit because it’s gonna get really hot at their next destination when they leave here.

 

Mark Middlecoop

Smithfield