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.(1 Timothy 6:20-21) KJV
If God testifies that science falsely so called is a thing, then that means that science must also be a thing. Science is that which may be known about the one true God.
This being the case then a commonly used definition of science is accurate, although it’s misapplied when it’s used to refer to mainstream science (SciPop).
The state of knowing: knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding.– Science, definition (supposed)
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
Mainstream Science (SciPop)
Popular science (SciPop) is an attempt to rationalize human existence in such a way that no supernatural cause is required, however, since the universe has a supernatural cause then the first step in the logic process is to reject the truth out of hand. It’s makes use of induction (inductive reasoning) where a premise is used to supply evidence for its own conclusion.– Popular Science (SciPop), definition
What does the Bible refer to as science falsely so called? Anything which appears to be knowledge but which isn’t true. In this case it’s the SciPop narrative of godless existence (the lie) and it’s henchman the scientific method (a strong delusion).
Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.– Faith, definition
Science is a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences, systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation, any of the branches of natural or physical science.– Science, definition (Dictionary.com)
If science is a body of facts, then how do we know what a fact is? We’re defining a fact as something which is true regardless of what we may believe about God, the Bible or SciPop.
A fact is a : something that has actual existence, b : an actual occurrence.– Fact, definition (Merriam-Webster)
- Fact: Matter is made out of atoms and molecules
- this is a fact because everyone agrees that it’s true regardless of what side of the debate about human origins they may be on.
- Not fact: The evolutionary origin of humanity isn’t a fact
- it’s only true in SciPop, and we’ve identified SciPop to be the lie.
- However, the process of evolution is how the animals saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the current distribution of biodiversity.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
Take Science Captive and Make it Obey Christ
we pull down every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey Christ.(2 Corinthians 10:5) Good News Translation
Now that we have used our Biblical precedent to retake the name “science” and claim it for Christ, we need to define it:
Science is “that which may be known about the one true God, his creation and how he interacts with it.”– Science, Biblical definition
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