All Truth is God’s Truth
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In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter again addresses the concept of fear—this time from a different angle. “I believe that all truth is God’s truth,” says Hunter, “so I am never afraid of truth—no matter who it comes from.” He offers the analogy of being hungry and accepting food from a non-Christian—just as we should accept truth, regardless of the source.
Hunter remarks that he is not afraid of science and notes that in fact, many of the great scientists in western civilization were Christians themselves, who were discovering how God worked in the world. He offers a famous quote from Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler, who viewed careful study of the universe as “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” Like many scientists that have followed him, Kepler believed that the architecture of the world was accessible through reason and inquiry.
Concurring with this philosophy, Hunter remarks, “Atheists are not teaching us theology, they are teaching us things in science…Good science will ultimately lead more people to God than away from Him.” Thus, if scientists make accurate discoveries, ultimately believers and non-believers alike will be led to these truths, which will allow them to more fully appreciate the wonder of God’s creation.
Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.
Joel Hunter is senior pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed in Longwood, Fla. Hunter is also a board member of the World Evangelical Alliance and author of the book A New Kind of Conservative.