Thinking People

Eric Dougherty

God has not been silent in providing us information about who He is. We can come to the same conclusion as Nebuchadnezzar in acknowledging God as a "Revealer of Secrets." What has He revealed to us? We are able to know Him as Deliverer through His word. We are able to know Him as Creator through both His word and through our observation and study of the natural world. God allows us to come to these conclusions about Him through the careful reasoning of our mind.

Many in both the world and religious circles have attempted to paint Christianity as an ambiguous belief that "kinda-sorta" makes one feel good, but you just cannot be too sure of anything except to try to be good and hope you someday "luck into something better." Nothing could be farther from what scriptures tell us.

God's plan is for people to think. Proverbs begins with these words, "To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity ..." This does not sound like mindless rambling, but an admonition for the godly person to pursue knowledge, wisdom, and truth.

Compare this careful logic to what those who are anti-God put into print. In a recent issue of Discover magazine an article was titled, "Did T. Rex Taste Like Chicken? Protein and DNA analyses cement the link between dinosaurs and birds." Based on the contents of the article there was nothing that "cemented" any link; it was just more evolutionary conjecture based on similarities in genetic material. Similar makeup does not prove or even imply biological relationship. A thinking person can see these philosophical myths for what they are wishful thinking.

We should never fear a careful examination of the evidence in either the Bible or through genuine scientific study. God gave us a brain. Let us glorify Him by using it. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." -Proverbs 1:7 -1634 New Bern St., Newport, NC 28570.


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