Day 9: More Supernatural History

Luke 1:26-27 :

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

In only 26 verses, Luke records two angelic visitations. Just a reminder, these are historical accounts of supernatural events that were witnessed by people that Luke researched. Many scientists today deny such accounts because of their own predispositions against the supernatural. I would like to take a bit more time to discuss this way of thinking.

It is important to remember that it is only false testimony that affects the character of the witness. Until the witnesses testimony is proven to be false, the witnesses character should be considered good enough to consider. Scientists today are attempting to discredit witnesses based only on their own belief in naturalism or empiricism. They declare that the supernatural goes against science because science must be confined to the natural world. I hope you can see that this is an unproven assertion; what we call a philosophy or a worldview.

Real science is based on observation. Most scientists would agree with that statement, but when it comes to evolution, they actually assert the opposite. Rather than allowing science to learn from observation, they disallow any learning about the supernatural. This is circular logic. When they argue in a circular like this it becomes a philosophical argument rather than a scientific one.

Disallowing the supernatural actually breaks natural law. Most people know without going to school that there is a natural law of “cause and effect.” We know based on our own lives that in order for something to happen, something bigger has to cause it. The thing that causes the the thing to happen is greater than the thing that is effected. When we are talking about evolution, we are talking about all of nature. This law of cause and effect naturally leads us to believe that if all of nature is the “effect”, then there must be a greater cause. If something “super” to nature caused it according to natural law, then it’s only logical to say that something supernatural created nature. Purposely avoiding a natural law in order to believe something you want to believe is not science, it’s philosophy.

We can sum this up by saying that the reason people put themselves through such logical misery in order to believe something they want to believe. The fact is, evolution falls outside of the realm of natural science and the philosophy doesn’t really work.

There is another very real angel that fell into evil and the Bible calls him the god of this world, but those who believe in evolution can’t see him either and they continue to do whatever he wants because they don’t believe in him.