Allegheny Valley Church Of God
My Mother The Star
Rom. 1:20-23 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Today I was watching a program called "How The Universe Works" on the Science Channel, or, as I like to say, the Science falsely so called channel. The series is dedicated to explaining why things are the way they are. Featured are a number of famous and not so famous physicists, astronomers, theoretical physicists etc. who try to explain to the rest of us rubes how things work and all the great discoveries of science. Of course, when it comes to the origins of the universe and life as we know it there really are no true discoveries, just a lot of filling in the blanks to account for the existence of everything without acknowledging the necessity of a creator.
In this particular episode they were talking about stars and black holes. They explained the life of a star from it's beginning to it's explosive ending, and how stars live and die. Toward the end of the program they began to get all warm and fuzzy and philosophical talking about how we're all made of stardust. That's right, everything in us came from a star somewhere and sometime a few trillion years ago. One of them said, "My right hand might be made of one star, and my left hand of another." I was waiting for the chior to kick in, but that would have sounded too much like an old Bing Crosby movie.
One of them said, "The stars are our mother." Michio Kaku,one of the modern heavy hitters of the science team, said, "People write poems to their mothers, why hasn't anyone written and ode to our mother star?"
Has science disproven the existence of God, or of the supernatural? To hear them speak one might think so. They talk of life in outer space as if it's a foregone conclusion. Whenever the discussion turns to planets in our solar system, or other planets of other stars that could be earthlike, there is always a mention of life.They actually had a show one time where artists drew up pictures of what life forms might be like on distant planets and treated it seriously. Where is Flash Gordon when you need him?
Paul warned Timothy about the "oppositions of science falsely so called." (1 Tim. 6:20) The scripture quoted at the beginning of this article is from the first chapter of Paul's letter to the Romans. In that chapter we find a description of what is happening in our nation today, the cause and consequences of moral anarchy. First, they deny the existence of God even though the intricacy of creation should show them otherwise. They devise theories that attempt to explain everything apart from an intelligent designer. Then they begin to worship creation instead of the creator, which eventually leads to worship of self, or humanism. The final consequence is the moral depravity we are seeing in our culture on every level: entertainment, politics and government, business, religion, family life, everywhere.
We need to take a stand against the claims of pseudo science and stand on God's Word. They'll call us backward, superstitious, bigoted and any other derrogatory name you can imagine. That's ok, Jesus said to rejoice when we're reviled for his name's sake, and to pray for them.
In the meantime, I'm not waiting for the little grey men with big heads to come and take us over. I'm waiting for the trump of God to sound and for Jesus Christ to return and establish his kingdom on this earth. Are you ready? If not, put your trust in Christ today and believe that the blood he shed on Calvary is all you need to make you acceptable in God's sight.