January

January 9th

January 9, 2018

Truth Is Light, Darkness Is Evil

John 3:16-21

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Arguably the most well-known verse in the whole Bible is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Interestingly this comes in the context of a very clear statement about the opposing natures of light and darkness. We are to understand that light came into the world, this being in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the light of the world, the truth incarnate.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.(John 1:14)

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. (John 9:4-5)

We know, however, that he was rejected by the people of his time. He has been rejected ever since, and he is rejected by many today. For our devotional today it is important to understand the connection between light and truth, it is also necessary to acknowledge the connection between darkness and evil. That which is not light, is dark. Therefore, that which is not truth, is evil. This brings me to the point I want to make today as a series of logic statements in a process of deductive reasoning.

1.

  • IF God cannot lie,
  • THEN the Bible is true.

2.

  • IF the Bible is true,
  • THEN Jesus Christ is the living embodiment of this truth, the Holy Spirit is its agent at work in the world today.

3.

  • IF the theoretical foundation of modern science is a rationalization of our existence which has no divine creator, has no need of a savior, does not acknowledge the spiritual realm, and questions the historical validity of Jesus Christ,
  • THEN the theoretical foundation of modern science is not true.

I looked for a definition of the word Science until I found one which includes the word truth because most do not: (from Dictionary.com)

  1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws:
    the mathematical sciences.
  2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
  3. any of the branches of natural or physical science.

It uses the plural of the word, truths, which appears to be referring to a subjective truth which is, basically, whatever science wants it to be. That’s the thing about scientific truth, it’s not actually true because any new discovery or the development of new technology could change it. Science bends and flexes in order to accommodate anything new or different into it’s narrative of godless existence. In fact, there can’t be truth, because that would be immovable and merely a hindrance to the development of the narrative. Indeed, the scientific method is built on the notion of falsifiability. Absolute truth cannot be falsified, if it could it wouldn’t be the truth, so it lies outside of the realm of science. This should make it clear that scientific “truths,” are not the truth at all, but they are arbitrary strategic data points in a false narrative. Obviously this is not the same thing as absolute truth.

Truth is not a scientific possibility. The truth is neither testable nor falsifiable, therefore it is unscientific and must be rejected.

1.

  • IF scientific “truths,” are arbitrary strategic data points intended to establish the scientific narrative of godless existence, but the universe exists because God created it,
  • THEN science is not the truth.

2.

  • IF science is not the truth, and the truth is light,
  • THEN science is darkness, and darkness is evil.

But! I can hear the cries now, Science has brought us so many wonderful things, extended our life expectancy, improved our standard of living, brought us the iPhone and Uber and such technological marvels; how could it be evil?

Quite simply because it has been expressly designed to deny the truth: God is our creator. It is beyond ironic that the period of history that brought us the scientific advances of Galileo, Kepler and Newton is called “The Enlightenment.” Ironic because this was when the human race took a headlong plunge into darkness.

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