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Sense, Reason and Intellect

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October 10, 2010 Tags: Worship & Arts

Today's entry was written by the BioLogos Editorial Team. You can read more about what we believe here.

When I consider your heavens,
       the work of your fingers,
       the moon and the stars,
       which you have set in place,

what is man that you are mindful of him,
       the son of man that you care for him?

Psalms 8:3-4

As modern science reminds us just how big this universe is, the same question arises: "What is man?" And as we turn our telescopes to the skies and learn more about them, even more questions seem to arise.

We now understand how stars and galaxies are born and how they die. The heavens are not fixed, as we once believed, but they are expanding, growing, and changing. Stars are still being created even today. What do these new observations say about the Bible or about a Creator?

Certainly, our scientific inquiries raise some deep, trying questions, without easy answers. However, the words of Galileo, whose passion for the heavens led to revolutions for both science and religion, can offer us some closing insight:

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

For more worship videos like the one shown above, be sure to visit Highway Video's website.

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conrad - #34186

October 11th 2010

Somehow that video leaves me cold.
Are we supposed to be worshiping space rocks?

Dave C. - #34250

October 11th 2010

“What do these new observations say about the Bible or about a Creator?”

Our Lord is a God of worlds without number. He is everalsting and eternal as the heavens above.

Robert Byers - #34459

October 13th 2010

The universe in fact is suggestive of Genesis.
Genesis says man was to live forever. Therefore the planet would become over crowded quite soon with no death and endless reproduction from women never getting old or worn out.
Therefore its reasonable and suggestive that the empty space out there is for mans colonization. Just as fiction now talks about. The universe is big to allow everyone their own planet, galaxy etc. by now, perhaps, we should be communicating from planets and not just across earth land masses.
The universe is just empty real estate waiting for development that will never come.

John VanZwieten - #34523

October 13th 2010

Thanks for the chuckle, Robert

Mr. Death - #35324

October 19th 2010

@Cconrad - #34186:

Personally, I got more from the Psalm and the Galileo quote.

I’m actually quietly fuming that Highway Video is charging for those clips - I feel pretty strongly about people who profit financially from God and faith in general. Especially when said videos cost around $20 each and are relatively amateur in quality (and I should know, as a video editor). Even if they were awesome I’d still be irritated.

(Sorry for the thread derailment, normal service resuming in 3.. 2.. 1..)

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