Our role in creation – to love

//Our role in creation – to love

Our role in creation – to love

From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.” – William Bragg – British physicist, chemist, and mathematician. Awarded Nobel Prize in 1915

In this long discussed topic about religion and science,there seems to be a lot of views that favor those who see science and faith as opposing and for others plenty of evidence that faith and science go hand and hand. Through all those conversations, however, there are some that bring closure and a medium between both. It’s not that opposition is terrible in faith when compared to science. It just needs better clarity to how they oppose each other (or complete each other)

As Eric Metaxas wrote in his article to the Wall Street Journal (http://www.wsj.com/articles/eric-metaxas-science-increasingly-makes-the-case-for-god-1419544568), there seems to be a poignant factor that all come to. There is much that is still not understandable. Faith and Science answer questions that we can choose to either take them separately or join together as complementary . The beauty behind the understanding of the world around us, is we have a role that is sacred, and we are in a place that is sacred. Romans 1:20 reads, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

The ending cap to this conversation would be that we can show love to one another. It is through true and genuine love that all can be made right and our relations with each other, if not founded on love, aren’t going to be changing and inspiring. As Christ said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” As we love each other, our love and care for the Creator, in creation, is demonstrated and we can execute with confidence the role we have as we worship and we do so with Love.

By |2016-04-01T20:01:54+00:00February 5th, 2016|Paul's Blog|Comments Off on Our role in creation – to love

About the Author:

Dr. Paul J. Kirbas is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture at the Graduate Theological Foundation, Guest Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, and teaches course in Philosophy and Ethics at North Central College. He is the Senior Pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.