RE: Religion and science come head-to-head in new Darwin film
IT IS GOOD TO BE ALIVE: CHRISTIANITY ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS,
SPIRITUAL, MORAL AND SCIENTIFIC
Our understanding and knowledge of Biblical principles, patterns of thinking, and instructive processes, should result in applying them to problems and questions of Science that adherents to the Theory of Evolution cannot resolve. We must begin where God began, and continue through our existence in this Universe, with the end-in-view of reconciling moral living with scientific creativity.
How did Sin enter human society and how did Entropy enter the physical cosmos and the Earth? Disobedience in Heaven and disobedience on the Earth ? in Heaven, Satan rebelled directly against God; and on the Earth, Adam and Eve indirectly rebelled against God due to Satan?s deception. But Satan, alias the Devil, Lucifer caused the upheavals in both Heaven and Earth.
The Bible states that Satan, in the form of a crawling serpent, caused Man to sin against our Creator. And since then, imperfection and mortality became man?s lot, and apparent randomness and natural chaos became characteristics of the cosmos, Nature and the Earth.
Thus, what does that mean for us, in our predestination to live on the Earth as sinful, mortal, and imperfect human beings on the one hand, and on the other, having to face a physical universal and earthly environment that is also imperfect, apparently random, seemingly chaotic at times, and yet from which we obtain all resources and materials needed for our living existence?
Well, in scientific terms, these principles regarding human sin and Nature?s imperfect processes are encapsulated in The Laws of Thermodynamics, the first of which being Conservation, and the second being Entropy. Conservation means there is continuum, stability, preservation, structure, constancy, while Entropy means that in Time, things decay and degrade because their qualitative endowments get used up via wear and tear, fatigue, stress, gradual utilization, periodic consumption, and finally exhaustion. Consequent to the Laws of Thermodynamics therefore, there is also the need for replenishment, restoration, rejuvenation, renewal, rebuilding, restart, reinvigoration, re-supply, and rebirth.
From the above analysis then, for purposes of understanding, we might say that we end up with two imperfect systems that are so interrelated in theory and practice ? the imperfect human system and the imperfect earthly system ? that The Laws of Thermodynamics can be summed up in terms of, first, Spiritual Thermodynamics that addresses Human imperfection, or as we refer to it as ?the human condition,? and Physical Thermodynamics that addresses imperfections in Nature, the Earth and the Cosmos.
What is the connection between Spiritual Thermodynamics and Physical Thermodynamics?
I say it is good to be alive because God in Christ Jesus has made a permanent way for us to face both human imperfection and Nature?s physical imperfections by applying our conscious knowledge of Biblical principles regarding sinful human nature on the one hand, and by applying Biblical patterns of thinking and scientific inquiry to Nature?s apparent chaos and randomness; from the one we obtain good moral behavior, and from the other, technological solutions.
In fact that?s exactly what human history continues to prove.
Regarding Spiritual Thermodynamics, to ameliorate our moral behavior, God made provisions for us by redeeming us from the law of sin and death, by giving us opportunities to repent, by forgiving us, and by allowing us to begin again, to start anew, with spiritual rebirth and moral revival, hence replenishing our love for ourselves and our capacity to express love and compassion towards our fellow human beings in order to improve the human condition. We learn to pray, to give praise to, to honor and to worship our Creator through freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. It is from these constructive commandments of living that we have learned the principles of law, liberty, freedom, justice, honor, commitment, resolve, compassion, love, generosity, charity, hope, faith, trust, righteousness, prosperity, creativity, etc.
Regarding Physical Thermodynamics, such as the apparent chaos in Nature and our imperfect ability to control its seeming randomness, God endowed us with the scientific capacity for creative invention. Thinking a problem through by application of the scientific method yields technologies that solve problems and fulfills needs.
So we witness that God made provisions for both our spiritual and moral condition, and our need to live from the environmental resources he equipped the Earth with for our existence thereupon. Thus, spiritual living for moral behavior goes hand in hand with logical thinking for scientific productivity. Corrective mechanisms of sense-making understanding can restore both moral rectitude and creative productivity by relying on well-known Biblical moral commandments and methods of logical thinking.
"Spiritual Thermodynamics" is a way of expressing a complex problem in understanding ourselves and the obstacles we commonly face as human beings living in this universe and on the Earth, where even in the direst moments of despair, we can regain hope, faith and trust in our God-endowed capacity to begin again, renew and rejuvenate ourselves in countering sin and imperfection in human nature, as well as neutralizing entropy and decay in physical Nature.
The Theory of Evolution professes that human beings are the descendants of apes. Of course, it is beyond its doctrines to have explanations for these most complex spiritual, moral, and living problems that we encounter in the Universe and on the Earth.
No human being with an "ape mentality" is ready to solve complex moral human problems. To the contrary, evolutionists teach "intractability of human nature," and deadly struggle for open-ended results, even the extinction of the Family of Man so that apes can "reign" over the Earth, and thus, resignation to the human condition due to assumptions of fate, randomness, chance and statistical probability.
Therefore, the Judaeo-Christian worldview is the most salient, logical and scientifically applicable to the human condition, from which we always have hope and faith in our ability to recover from the mistakes and disasters that afflict us.
We live in a great nation whose Judaeo-Christian constitutional foundation bears the imprint of our Creator, by whose wise counsel its living application to modern problems ought to inspire us with thanksgiving, appreciation, courage, fortitude, strength, and foresight in building the American society which we all can be proud of as we enjoy the blessings of God-given liberty that are already secured to ourselves and our posterity.
Therefore, it is indeed good to be alive. It is uplifting to know and understand the relationship between morality and science, between real spiritual characteristics and physical fulfillment of material needs, between the foundation for moral living and the just means of lawful prosperity. God gave us an awesome representative foundation that would inspire the world with upbuilding innovations in lawful governance to enshrine constructive freedom with opportunities for prosperity and economic development.