Let There Be Light

Posted: 23 October, 2008 in Science, Theology

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. ~ Psalm 36:9

How incredibly profound! This verse, from Brackenhurst Baptist’s prayer Psalm of the week speaks volumes about true knowledge, wisdom and even the meaning of life!

This is because it suggests a very specific worldview ¹. A worldview, simply stated is any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement, or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world, and man’s relations to God and the world

Caleb once told me a joke about logic – its very applicable to this thought:

There was a guy who wanted to know what logic is so he asked his friend. His friend asked, “Do you have a dog?”
“Yes,” he replied.

“So then I assume you have a doghouse which the dog stays in?”
“Yes.””The you must have a yard which the doghouse is in.”
“So If you have a yard you must have a house as well.”
“Yes, yes!”
“So then I also assume you have a wife who lives in the house.”
“Yes, I do!”
“That’s what logic is.”
Fascinated with this new knowledge the guy went to test this on one of his friends:
“Do you have a dog?” he asked.
Quite astonished he said, “Are you a homosexual?!”

Jokes aside, the point is – in order to arrive at true conclusions, one MUST begin with a truthful premise. In order for one to have a truthful premise, one must know what truth looks like to begin with. In this world, all “truth” is relative and therefore “unknowable” or “unidentifiable” unless it is rooted in the source of all truth, namely God. Only by His revealing of truth to our hearts can we begin to see what truth really looks like, and start to identify it around us. It is a great sadness to me that some of the greatest minds of the world have been limited terribly by an inability to recognise truth and work with it. I am willing to hazard the opinion that no one can realise their full academic potential apart from God.


¹ I am hoping to do a series of posts on defending the Christian Worldview – inspired by the book mentioned  below

² A quotation from The Battle For Truth by David A. Noebel

  1. caleb says:

    I love logic when it’s applied correctly 😉

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