Proverbs 2-17-23

Future scientists are being born every day. Many will come to know Christ who will open their minds to new discoveries!

When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

As we continue in, “Person of Interest,” we see evidence that Jesus had a great impact on science.

From page 196-200,

Whatever your fascination with science, your area of interest was probably founded by–or owes a huge debt of gratitude to–a Christian who worked during the scientific revolution. These founders and “fathers” transformed the landscape of scientific discovery, and many of them established the first scientific societies and academies. These societies eventually started issuing awards for excellence in science, and this continues even today.

The number of Christ followers who founded or pioneered scientific disciplines in the late modern period (and later became known as “fathers” of their areas of expertise) is staggering. The science “fathers” are too numerous to label here, and most of them earned the world’s most prestigious science awards. These award-winning “fathers” and “mothers” of science were raised as Christians and saw no contradiction between their Christian identity and their scientific endeavors, even though Darwin’s work was familiar to them.

And Christians’ enthusiastic involvement in the sciences continues to this day. This latest group (still living) is on pace to be the most awarded group of Christian thinkers (by percentage) in any area. They are founders of new disciplines and international award winners, such as:

Christ followers are still initiating, elevating, or perfecting every major field of scientific study. Christians excel in scientific disciplines, devoutly studying new chapters in the “book of nature” and, as Kepler said, serving as “priests of the highest God” and “thinking God’s thoughts after him.”

I was going to list the fathers of all the scientific disciplines including mathematics, philosophies, regional sciences, evolutionary theory, medicine, electricity- energy- and electromagnetics, driving-and flying, computer, engineering-and technology, and other cool stuff (the fathers of hydrogen peroxide, the barometer, the laser, the pendulum, the modern parachute, etc), but there were 230. You’ll have to look in the book on pages 200-207.

We have one more day on the subject of science on which we will discover why Christian scientists trust Jesus.

Abba, it amazes me how You open our minds to Your world when we trust You. Thank You that You inspire all of us to know You and Your universe better. May we not be afraid of new ideas and concepts as long as they stay true to the truth of You as we know You in Scripture. May Your Spirit lead us into new discoveries even as we spread the knowledge of You in our world. Amen.

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