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The fool says in his heart there is no God.
After I wrote the recent posts about Jesus feeding the large crowd of people, and then walking on the water--and effectively said that his followers have to suspend logic and forget the laws of physics where he is concerned--I got to thinking. I think I was wrong.
A better way of putting it would be that his followers need to be prepared to dispense with "human logic," which naturally is very different to God's, and that the laws of physics, "as we know them," do not apply when he is involved.
God does not need to be logical, but I believe that he is, and mankind is still discovering and rethinking, the laws that govern the universe.
Yesterday, at Alvechurch Baptist Church, where I worship when in England, Derek Bevan, a lively Welshman delivered an excellent sermon, using Psalm 53 as his text. He helped the congregation to think about belief in God in light of the views of Oxford University professor, Richard Dawkins, who has written a book that is selling well, called, The God Delusion. Richard Dawkins is a militant atheist.
I was very interested in Derek's sermon, since I am reading a book called, The Spiritual Brain, by Mario Beauregard Ph. D. and Denyse O'Leary, which lays out evidence for the existence of the soul, and discredits the Materialists, who say that man is an organism with no soul and no free will, and a brain but not a mind. I'm finding it a fascinating read.
I've learned that even Sir Isaac Newton, the brilliant seventeenth century developer of the laws of gravity, was not right on everything. He believed that God formed matter in hard, solid particles that could not be divided. Three centuries later, scientists discovered that the layers of physical reality are a collection of force fields. So although Jesus walking on the water seems to defy the laws of physics--perhaps it really didn't.
The universe, and the way God made human beings, is more incredibly wonderful the more that is discovered . Truly we are "fearfully and wonderfully made."
There is a powerful agenda afoot to deny the existence of God and of course, since God made us in His image, human beings cannot be allowed to be spiritual beings, just physical.
I look forward to sharing more thoughts from the book. Stay tuned!