“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” John 1:18
LIGHT FOR NOW: Throughout the ages, man has always attempted to find out who God is.
One of the issues of humanity through the ages is the fact surrounding the personality “God”. Man’s greatest problem has always been to know God. Man, with all of his ability, technology, skills (gained through science and technology) has always come to the cross point where the personality “God” is mentioned. And sad enough, man by his ideas/ideologies, views and investigations has presented his own idea or ideology and views about God, but how valid are these ideologies? Can man actually know God by his intellectual investigation? Can man on his own find God out? These are the questions and many more that will be answered and clarified as we proceed in our studies this month.
The fact surrounding the personality of God and his character will be unbundled. Also, don’t get it wrong at this point to start thinking that the study is aimed at opposing science and technology, neither is it to paint an evil picture on science and technology. Science and God are not opposites. Science and God are not enemies. It doesn’t make sense to accept the school of thought that science and God are contrary to each other; neither does it imply that science and God complement each other in the sense that science is God and God is science. If the school of thought that science and God are always opposite to each other makes so much sense to you, then what about that bible in your hands or in your phone? That bible in your hand is scientific, how? The fact that it was documented by the author (for instance, Genesis to Deuteronomy by Moses) is science, because the art of documentation was not learnt in the spirit, they must have learnt the art via education in their world (that is, in their time). The bible did not drop down to us from the sky, though inspired by God, it was written by men hence the need for proper bible interpretation. Again, the different translations of the bible that we have today both in hard paper and in our phones have been made possible via scientific knowledge.
Furthermore, the microphones and speakers used in most services today are all products of science. With this, we can say that science and God are not always contrary to each other as many think, however, there is the “how to approach science and the scriptures” but this is not the focus of this study. We only however wished to clear the air that “science is not evil” neither is science and God always opposites. Furthermore, as we proceed in this study, we will see if man can actually find God out by theories or by his vast scientific investigation or experimentation, or if it is God that reveals Himself to man, and will He do that? (That is, reveal Himself to man) or has He already done that? Let’s investigate.
INSTRUCTION: Don’t always learn hastily, but patiently.
PRAYER: I declare that I am a patient learner of God’s word and not a hasty learner of God’s word, in Jesus Name. Amen!!
QUOTE: Dutiful learners are patient learners and not hasty learners.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: GENESIS CHAPTER 2