Letter To Our Children

by Pastor Joe | November 17, 2021 | Letters To Our Children


November 17, 2021

I'm not listening to you! You only believe in science.


Nacho Libre


Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
 Tell me if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone?


Job 38:4-6


For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. 

 Colossians 1:17


Hello friends!


I bet you take a science class at school. What a privilege! The word science as its most basic level means—what is known, knowledge of something acquired by study.


Science is the driving force for so much good in the world. For example, Japanese Doctor Hideo Kodama of Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute was the first to invent a single-beam laser curing approach. In time his discovery laid the groundwork for the first 3D Printers.  Here’s a link to a 3D Printer in action.


Right now, an 11-Foot-Tall 3-D Printer is helping to create a community in a tiny village on the outskirts of Nacajuca, Mexico. Debra Kamin writes, builders are creating new homes using a novel tool: an oversize 3-D printer. These homes can tolerate extreme conditions and have already withstood a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.  Yay, Science!


Scientific knowledge allows us to develop new technologies, solve problems, heal the sick, and make informed decisions — both individually and collectively.


Scientific research has brought so much good into this world. Honestly, until recent history, science and Christianity have worked together well. We should be mindful of this as Christians. Our disagreements do not always have to turn into a fight. Discussions seeking understanding is the better way. As believers who worship the God of Truth, Christians should be the most intellectually lively people on this planted. God is behind all the good of science. Therefore, we ought to be curious, value learning, and not try to weaponize our disagreements with science. We ought to be prepared to talk, but our tone and timing matter. Good manners can go a long way.


Nowadays, probably the biggest myth is science can explain everything, and therefore no God is needed. This is only one tiny step from saying there is no God—He is a myth.


The idea that science can explain everything is not helpful. Science has limits. The fact is some of the greatest scientists have understood this very clearly. For example, Sir Peter Medawar, who was a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, at Oxford once said.


It's easy to see that science is limited. It cannot even answer the questions of a child such as, where do I come from, where am I going, what is the meaning of life? To answer those questions, we need to turn to theology and literature, and philosophy.



When Jesus Christ said everyone on the side of truth listens to me; He wasn’t making a scientific statement; He was making a salvation statement. Science cannot help us with our sin. Faith in Christ lets go of all human accomplishments, leaves everything behind, and comes to Christ alone, empty-handed, asking for His mercy.


God bless you this week.  Yay Science, but Yay Yay Yay forever and ever God!


Your friend,

Pastor Joe