As I consider the truly great innovators and thinkers over the centuries, it strikes me that the most noteworthy were Christians or Jews.
Do we have great thinkers and innovators today?
Yes, we do.
Like the man that invented the MRI for human diagnostic medicine.
Dr. Raymond Damadian.
He invented it.
He holds most of the patents on it.
He is a strong Christian - a fundamentalist.
But when the benefits of the MRI could no longer be ignored by the Nobel committee, they gave the prize for it to others that had done MUCH less work on this device.
The full story is here:
So, while God fearing folks are STILL the innovators in this world, they are ignored in favor of the secular.
Sorry for the rant - this is just a REAL pet peeve of mine.
Devotional for today:
When Mahmud of Ghazni invaded India, his conquering forces entered a celebrated temple to destroy it. He was entreated by the priest to spare a certain idol but refused. Instead, he rained repeated blows upon it. Suddenly the image burst open, and a stream of precious stones cascaded from its hollow interior. That is how it is for each idol that a Christian destroys in his life, he gains more than he loses! Every one that is demolished brings him new treasures of grace and removes another hindrance to his closer walk with the Lord!
What does the scripture tell us to do with Idols?
1 Corinthians 10:14 (KJV);
“Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.”
1 Thessalonians 1:9 (KJV);
“For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;”
1 John 5:21 (KJV);
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
Why do we distance ourselves from them?
Psalm 115: 3-8 (KJV);
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.”
May God richly bless each one of you, guys!