Their cry is, “Listen to the Scientists!”
Our cry is, “Listen to Jesus!”
They cry, “Believe the Science!”
We cry, “Believe the Word!
The Bible does not conflict with the study of science; the “scientists” of the day could have saved millions of lives taken by the Black Plague had they only implemented the Biblical instructions regarding cleanliness and infection laid out in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Today, the scientific community suffers from another fatal infection begun generations ago, when the plague of Secular Humanism replaced God with Science. Few scientists today profess a faith in God; indeed, many scientists vociferously protest any belief in His existence and mock those who do.
Unfortunately, way too many members of the community of faith have tried to mix this exaltation of science into their religious belief system. We are at a time of crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes, a crisis precipitated by dependence on secular philosophies and on fallible medical science. A “pandemic” that will go down in history as one of the least fatal will have the biggest impact on our world we have ever seen. It’s time we turn our hearts towards Jesus, and look at His Word, repent of our secularism, and pray for His intervention and mercy.
Will we worship science, or will we worship God?
My Bible reading today dropped me in Deuteronomy 11. Below are excerpts from that reading which I believe are crucial for us to observe in this time of crisis.
“You shall therefore love the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments. Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty hand and His outstretched arm…but your own eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD which He did.
“You shall therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess … the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year.
“It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul, that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil.
“Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them. Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth. For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him … No man will be able to stand before you; the LORD your God will lay the dread of you and the fear of you on all the land on which you set foot, as He has spoken to you.
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today; and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.”