Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
A crowded gathering of distinguished scientists had been listening spellbound to an excellent presentation by Michael Faraday. For an hour he had held his brilliant audience enthralled as he demonstrated the nature and properties of the magnet. Faraday was one of the pioneers in investigation of magnetism, and was the foremost authority on it in his day. His accomplishments were so great that the unit of measure of capacitance was named after him; the Farad. He had brought his lecture to a close with an experiment so novel, so bewildering, and so triumphant, that for some time after he resumed his seat, the house rocked with enthusiastic applause.
The Prince of Wales—afterwards King Edward VII—rose to propose a motion of congratulations. The resolution, having been duly seconded, was carried with renewed thunders of applause.
Suddenly the uproar ceased and a strange silence settled over the audience. The assembly waited for Faraday's reply.
The room was silent. Faraday did not appear.
Only his most intimate friends knew what had become of him. He was an elder in a little church about the size of Bethany. As soon as Faraday had concluded his lecture, he had hurriedly departed the lecture hall in order to get to his church before the prayer meeting started.
Where are the Faraday’s today? One can peruse the halls of academia today in vain searching for a dedicated Christian. We have entered an era in which Science and Christianity are viewed as being on opposite sides of a dividing wall, and that perception is completely wrong. The greatest scientists the world has ever known understood completely that they were investigating the creation of almighty God, and seeking to understand the principles along which he had set all things into motion.
The Word of God tells us what to do when the words of a scientist are contrary to the words of God:
1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV);
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
My friend Prof. John Davison died last Thursday, and I would appreciate your prayers for his family.
John was a distinguished scientist with the highest qualifications in the field of Biology, and he exposed the gross errors in Darwinism because he understood fully that life does not come from non-life through any possible natural process, and he understood completely that complex systems can not develop on their own through any natural process. Prof. Davisons scientific work did NOT contradict the plain words of God. And such a scientist is rare today in a world where scientists speak atheism in order to be PC.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.