Bible, Science, Creation, Civilization and Eternity

by Eferovo Igho

Only God, the “Supreme Being of unimaginable power, wisdom, and glory” (Finis Dake) can create the world, the material universes. He did create our solar system and the trillions of solar systems, our galaxy (the Milky Way) with its roughly 400 billion stars (suns) and the starry space with its estimated 100 billion galaxies with their near certain figure of 40 sextillion (40, 000 million, million, million) stars or suns out there in space. God in Genesis 1: 1 (in the dateless past) created them all. God made it all: heavens (Psalm 8: 3; 19: 1; 102: 25; Isaiah 40: 12 etc), planets (Psalm 8: 3; Isaiah 40: 26; 45: 12; 48: 13 etc) all things (Proverbs 26: 10; Colossians 1: 15–18; John 1: 3; Ephesians 3: 9, etc). God made it all, be it the North Star or polestar (the bright star in the constellation Ursa Minor), the Great Nebula (the galaxy nearest ours, the Milky Way) or the faintest and farthest galaxy as captured by our telescopes, from where light could travel to our planet in 400 light years, 700, 000 light years and 500, 000, 000 light years respectively! God created ALL THINGS.

The Book of Job alone could be the foundation and guide Cosmology (9: 5-8; 26: 7; 36: 32; 37: 18; 38: 4,8-12,16,39-41; 39: 1-30; 40: 15-24), Astrology (9: 7,8; 38: 7,31-33), Geography (21: 29; 23: 8,9; 26:10) and Meteorology (1: 16-19; 9: 8; 27: 20,21; 36: 27-29,32,33; 37: 1-6,9,10; 38: 12-14,19,20,22,28,29) need to safely forge ahead.

Job tells us in Job 9: 1–12 that the mountains, earth, suns, stars, heavens and constellations are of God. In verse 9 we read: “which maketh Arcturus (a name having to do with the Great Bear – a constellation in the northern hemisphere) Orion (the constellation otherwise called the Giant, and it is said that the space in the sword of the Giant alone is about 2 trillion, 200, 000 billion or 2,200, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 times larger than the sun) and Pleiades (the name given to the 7 stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus) and the chambers of the south (suspected to be the “abode of the stars of the south or that division of the stars in the southern part of the heavens)” – Finis Dake. We must say with Amos (Amos 5: 8): “seek Him that maketh the seven stars (or Pleiades) and Orion …”

God did all that in the dateless past, Genesis 1: 1: “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” – NIV, NKJV etc. It is the fact of nature represented in Genesis 1: 1 and by Job, Jeremiah and others that scientists have just found out when they tell us the earth is been here for some million (or billion) years. Yes, Adam (or modern man) has been here for only about six thousand years, but the earth certainly predates Adam. We desire that for a subject matter another day.

Science without God or science that denies Him is false science. But science subject to God and The Holy Bible (His only Word to GUIDE MAN) is a servant to mankind. That is what drives humanity positively ahead and to its desired place. Science without God is tyranny and tyrannical to men because it ruins humanity at the end of the day because, in the first place, it is false.

While true science dissolves doubts and necessarily affirms scriptures (The Bible), McGrath (1981) says false science ministers or raises questions which it cannot answer. Here him: “Science without God pretends that man is his own god but only makes him act like a devil. It was German ‘science’ which invented ‘higher criticism’ of the Bible and robbed an entire nation of morality and faith. What was the result? The ‘scientific’ Germans murdered millions, lay Europe in ruins, scientifically practiced genocide, burned human beings in gas ovens and drew off their fat to make soap, used their hair to stuff army cushions, and conducted ‘scientific experiments’ with living slaves as guinea pigs”. He reminded that ‘Scientific Marxism’ in Russia and China massacred tens of millions, enslaved other millions, tried to exterminate religion, and ended up preaching atheistic dogmas “so intricate and incredible that only a secret police inquisition and constant ‘purge’ kept the people subjugated by terror to them”.

False science is atheism. So called Scientific Marxism is false science. Evolution is another typical false science. God’s Word says: “The fool hath said in his heart, ‘there is no God’… ” (Psalms 53: 1). Dake thinks atheism is proved to be absurd by: the existence of the universe; the constitution of the body, soul, and spirit of man; the innumerable living creatures in existence (each one so perfect and intricate as to make all chance of its coming into existence automatically, an impossibility); the character of God’s works; the preservation and government of all creation (to think that all things came into existence and are being governed by themselves is folly); its ungodly mockery; its powerlessness to help a man to better himself and others; its degrading and immoral influence; the vastness of its unproved claims; and the renouncing of it by its followers in times of affliction and death. He says Sir Francis Newport, Voltaire, Tom Paine, David Hume, Altamont, Ethan Allen and Thomas Hobbes were atheists who among other atheists pleaded for mercy from God and regretted their atheism in their dying hour.

Actually, it can take only a seriously demonised man to be so deluded to say God is non-existence. For those so-called atheists who later changed their minds and went to God their Creator in repentance and asked for forgiveness in Christ Jesus well! The way our own Tai Solarin died may not afford him the opportunity to renounce or recant his atheist position. When Solarin lived this writer gave him the opportunity to retract and think like one created by God when he wrote him (Solarin) to reconcile with his Creator through the only Saviour of the world: Jesus Christ. In his reply he held to his grossly and damnable skewed resolve. Today Solarin cannot even do a rejoinder to this work: and that reminds me that there is God and tells me too that Solarin has long gone to meet, give account to, and receive reward from that God who put him on this earth in the first place. The Bible has said truly, as always: “yea, let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3: 4). Too late for Solarin to make amend, but the Naiwu Osahons in our clime can embrace reason while breath they still have. Back to the foolishness that is evolution!

By the way, which is really easier to believe between the Bible (What God said and of which we attempt here to touch the iceberg) and evolution theories which McGrath summarises thus: supposedly the world originated by the accidental collision of two suns accidentally passing in space, and accidentally or by chance a gob of hot matter was torn off, and accidentally after a few million years cosmic rays fell on some water that had by chance formed on this new planet, and by chance the cosmic rays caused an atom of dead matter to become an atom of living matter ,and by chance this multiplied and became millions of cells and by chance these cells turned into little germs and the germs became amoebas and the amoebas became plants and the plants became animals and the animals became man, all by CHANCE or ACCIDENT! I ask: Is ‘evolutio

n’ not the peak of fantasy and satanic confusion? I think it is.

Be it what it calls cosmic evolution or organic evolution, evolution theorists do not deny the first cause. They begin with matter or substance already in existence and believe in primitive nebulosity and powers possessed by molecules (Dake) but cannot fantasise further, that is, how does this (the matter or substance already in existence) came into existence! Do not forget, of course, the fantasy that is the so-called big-bang theory! This is why it is not difficult to agree with McGrath that, while true science brings certitude and is in harmony with the Bible, false science raises questions and multiplies doubts and exalts human reasoning and theory above God.

We have said already that the purpose of science at the very best is to echo what is already there in THE BIBLE. Science that has the Bible as compass and anchor is the science that has served the world. At the end of the day true science would have purposefully or inadvertently fallen in line with The Book to drive society positively forward.

That is why Western civilization has owed much to Christianity. Indeed, D. James Kennedy would rightly tell you that modern science grew in only one milieu – Christianity. John Brooke, an Oxford University professor and Jerry Newcombe would even tell you that modern science is a gift from Christianity: what with Blaise Pascal (1623 – 62), Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727), Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867), Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791 – 1872), Matthew Fotaine Maury (1806 – 1873), Louis Pasteur (1822 – 95), Joseph Lister (1827 – 1912) and innumerable others who gave us civilization! All, leading scientists of this age, they were ardent Christians with rare reverence for God and His only Word: the Bible. Indeed, while Blaise was to dedicate much of his life and writings to persuading free thinkers, so-called, of the truth of Christianity, Newton – the foremost scientific mind of all time – would say that the solar system comes from an intelligent being called God.

Mention must be made of Mark Finley’s book: Prayer Makes a Difference, where he revealed that medical research has shown a wonderful and startling positive relationship between prayers and healing of patients. God is in control, His Bible, the safeguard and compass! We cannot but agree therefore with Ulysses Grant (1822 – 1885), the 18th President of the United States (1869 – 1877) that to the Bible we are indebted for progress in science and civilization and to it we must look for our guide in the future.

That is to say, the ‘future’ dimension is critical in the whole matter. God did not only make all things, He and the heavens do rule – Daniel 4: 25, 26. And if God created and rules He sure has a purpose and direction. AND AN OMNISCIENT GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD AND GRACIOUS TO LET US INTO HIS MIND AND WHAT LIES AHEAD. HE HAS THUS GIVEN US THE BIBLE! God rules beyond now; He rules and governs eternity; God has the world’s trend and future wrapped up in Scriptures. He that knows the end from the beginning has told us the way and course of this world. The safest thing in the entire world to do is “to search out the Scriptures”, and that is even Bible admonition. Just as evolutionists don’t know how the world began, they don’t know beyond the now! They cannot even fantasise!

Besides nature; the unquestionable truth of creation by a Divine Being called God; the submission of the findings of true science to the truth embedded in Scriptures; and the great civilised impact The Bible has on the world; there are many other proofs of the existence of God and of the Bible being His only Word to man. But we shall here visit only too: Israel and The Church.

The miracle that is Israel and the sign that is ever Jewry wherever they are found and, of course, the way they have survived in a very hostile world for several thousands of years now only has divine explanation, and which explanation we see running through the pages of The Book of Life. And then, the Church! The great wonder of the Mustard Seed – its growth, uniqueness and resilience in an antagonising world with several gates of hell, who can explain! And derived from that is the truth that degenerated men are being regenerated and made righteous or made to conform to the image of God, and that through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ (the Head of the Church) on the Cross of Calvary.

Israel and the Church are divinely planted here on earth. They point to the glorious fact that God is not only up above but rules in the affairs of men. But more than that: These two plantings of God (ISRAEL and THE CHURCH) are supposed to show the world that there is eternity, which of course, is governed by God. Israel and the Church represent, as it were, God’s preparatory stage to bring men into eternity with Him, Adam having failed.

God used Adam to populate the earth that now is. The world became so corrupt that Abel, Enoch and Noah were the only highly spoken-of and, or recorded faithful between Adam and Abraham. In Abraham God decided to make a new deal. He will use Abraham through the promised child, Isaac, and Jacob the beneficiary of that great and perpetual promise, and which promise was finally consummated in Jesus Christ, THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, to populate and govern (along side the faithful before Abraham, and the Church) the coming world that will never end, under the Headship of Jesus.

A time is coming when, through Jesus Christ, all living Israelites shall be saved and that is besides all resurrected faithful Israelites. Israel is that sand on the seashore that cannot be numbered shown and promised Abraham by God. The Church is those innumerable stars shown and promised Abraham by God. Israel and the Church are planted in time and grow into eternity. They are the plantings of God and He is watching over them. There is nothing any man; any satanic concert and confederacy can do to stop that. Men can only do well for themselves if they come to God’s Christ (Jesus, the Man of Calvary) while there is still time. That is the only guaranty now to partake in that Abraham’s perpetual promise, that we see in Israel and the Church today but sure to be ushered into eternity with God. That is the only solution, failing which is inviting eternal damnation: And the Bible is incontestable and infallible in all matters: from creation to eternity.

Of the Bible (and hence by extension, the Church) Napoleon Bonaparte is most instructive on several scores when he said: “the Bible is more than a book: it is a living being with an action; a power which invades everything that oppose its extension”. That must be food for thought for all self-proclaimed enemies of Jewry and the Church. As we approach the end of time, we just hope Jacque Chirac and those after him will allow the greatest Frenchman ever to inform and educate them about the Bible; and that is parenthetical!

The more of the Bible pages scientific minds and governors and potentates peruse the better will be the nations and the more of its truth you and I imbibe and of its author, Jesus Christ, we know and become, the better is our station beyond civilization: eternity.

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