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I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.  I Corinthians 1:19

Let no man deceive himself.  If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.  For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness"; and again, "The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless."  I Corinthians 3:18 - 19

"In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight." Luke 10:21.

The world uses science, logic, and mathematics to argue that the Bible is wrong.  We also use the scientific system to fight back, but it has not brought us victory.  Why have we achieved so little with all our efforts?  We have used the wisdom of the world to fight the world.  That cannot bring victory because their wisdom is false.  God is catching the wise in their own craftiness.  He uses their own wisdom to defeat them.  The Bible has a simple triumphant answer to the scientific system.

The biblical answer is the rejection of an idea Peter predicted almost two thousand years ago. This idea is the historical presupposition for the scientific system, the foundation for the entire structure of scientific reasoning. Most of us are unaware of this assumption because we are trained in school to hold it as self-evident. Various biblical passages contradict this little idea directly and indirectly. The simple evidence clearly shows that all matter changes relationally as it ages.  (Every atom in distant galaxies beats a different tempo than local atoms. Countless orbits in billions of galaxies defy the laws of physics.) God, without using any deception, and in full conformity with His Word, even defeats mathematics and logic so that simple faith in Jesus alone will triumph. "but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;"  I Corinthians 2:7

Why would God make a universe where science will inevitably fail? He does not hide Himself. Anyone can see in nature the evidence for His power and wisdom in the things He has made. Yet such knowledge does not bring us into a personal relationship with the Creator. 1 Corinthians 1:21  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

He wants us to have faith in Jesus, the one who came to die for our sins. Such faith pleases God because it reflects back on Him. True faith does not trust in human institutions, our own goodness or works, but in God's promises to save those who believe in the atonement that Jesus made.

The first section in this page is my testimony of how, from the words of the Bible, I came to grips with the elementary assumption for Western science.

The section on Biblical Physics concerns the principle of change, fundamental change, the emerging properties of matter.

The section on First Principles investigates the metaphysical assumption upon which science was founded.

The next two sections deal with astronomical and geological evidence. Biblical physics allows one to interpret the universe simply, using the light from the long ago cosmos.

Young Earth Creationists (YEC) and Old Earth Creationists (OEC) struggle with the length of creation days. Both groups accept Western ideas about time. The Western concept of time developed more than a thousand years after the completion of the Bible. Read essays on the  duration of creation days, interpreted as a contemporary would, rather than tailored to fit science.

Who is Victor McAllister?  I am not an academic.  I have no degrees.  What gives me the right to claim that the scientific system is based on a false first principle?  Do I have a right to interpret the Bible with grammar, in its historical context, or must I tailor it to fit our science?  Do I have the right to accept the visible history of the universe? My claim is that if I interpret the Bible historically and grammatically, there is a simple answer to the conflict between science and the biblical text.  The answer involves the historical first principle of science.  God will get great glory and honor when He defeats the pride of man and their mighty fortress of scientific reasoning.  He expects us to do battle with the most powerful weapon ever forged, God's unchanging Word.  "We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God"  II Corinthians 10:5.

Read articles I regularly write on my blog:   http://www.godsriddle.info/

You may email me: victormc(at)godsriddle.com  Replace the (at) with @.

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