“Canst thou by searching find
out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
It is as high as heaven; what
canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?” (Job 11:7,8).
Science—the study of nature. Logos
—knowledge by study. Wikipedia
“Logos (UK /ˈloʊɡɒs, ˈlɒɡɒs/
, US /ˈloʊɡoʊs/
, from λέγω
say’) is a term in western philosophy
from a Greek word meaning ‘ground’, ‘plea’, ‘opinion’, ‘expectation’, ‘word’, ‘speech’,
‘account’, ‘reason’, ‘discourse’, but it became a technical term in
philosophy beginning with Heraclitus
535–475 BCE), who used the term for a principle of order and
knowledge. Logos is the logic behind an argument. Logos tries to persuade
an audience using logical arguments and supportive evidence. Logos is a
persuasive technique often used in writing and rhetoric….
Despite the conventional
translation as ‘word’, it is not used for a word
grammatical sense; instead, the term lexis (λέξις
) was used. However, both logos and lexis derive
from the same verb legō (λέγω
meaning ‘count, tell, say, speak’.”
To “count”, to measure, is to
study. The sciences are named after this fundamental concept: theology
, et cetera study, measure, and publish. In terms of logos,
science is the pure study of nature. But, the study of creation cannot be
purely unbiased without a reconciliation with the Creator. Only when His peace
settles the heart, mind, and body; only when pride and ambition are dismissed
can scientific truth ennoble the intellect; only the Creator reigning over the
soul can evict the deceiver from scientific exercise, along with the deceiver’s
war against the truth of the Creator.
This is why the word of God
gives precedence to righteousness over intelligence, and obedience to the Law
of God over curiosity, and scientific learning and discovery. The first things must
come first. First, the alliance of the soul to the Creator, then the wondering and
the admirations at all of His created works. The priority of holiness and
righteousness over intellectual pursuits does no damage to science; it does not
discourage study of the natural world. It amplifies the intellectual pursuits.
If we did not live in a world
of sin and the tempter, then everything that each science would offer we could freely
delve into. Sinless hearts and minds in a sinless world without a tempter would
naturally prevent the over-indulgence of curiosity and mental work, as well as
enervation from living independently of the Life-giver. His divine nature pervading our every
thought would naturally keep us from falling into any perspective of unbelief;
faith would control our conclusions in our studies of nature. Love to God and
joy in His creativity, and power and wisdom from Him would guide us in an ever-deepening
knowledge base of the physical universe in which we live. The image of God would be
continuously strengthened in us as we would witness the imprint of His finger
upon every vital force, matter, and thing.
We would never stray from
God, even as the heavenly hosts are held back from falling.
“And the four beasts had each
of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest
not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and
is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him
that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty
elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth
for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art
worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created
all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Rev. 4:8-11).
Before sin heaven was a place
of perfect happiness. The Father and His only begotten Son of
seven Spirits held the main focus of the angels’ thoughts and aims. That
perfect happiness was broken by the revolt of Lucifer. “God has kept us in
chains! The glory of heaven has been our darkness all along! We don’t know what
time it is! We don’t even know how long we have existed! Time has stood still!
We have been forbidden to count our days! He has kept us from much knowledge
while making it seem like righteousness is all important! We should be
measuring ourselves and everything in this kingdom! We need to bend all of our intellectual
powers to know the depths of matter and energy! That will fulfill the potential
for omniscience that God has put in us! That will satisfy our inner need! Give
me a chance to be your leader in this great enterprise, and I’ll show you the pure
pleasure of measurement and recording data in your perfect memories! Then you
will know perfect stimulation and happiness!
Had the angelic hosts been
learning of the universe under God’s leadership? Yes, they had been. But, it was
always mingled with a knowledge of His character. The conclusions never failed
of lessons in righteousness and truth. The accumulation of only information never entered His curriculum. Knowledge was always allied with the glory of
godliness. He never permitted the study of His creation to create diversions from
holiness and faith and love. His schoolroom for learning science was a church,
a sanctuary. To provide them this true education He gave them His Son of seven
“My son, keep thy father’s commandment,
and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Bind them continually upon
thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
When thou goest, it shall
lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it
shall talk with thee.
For the commandment is a
lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.” (Prov.
“And unto man He said,
Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is
understanding.” (Job 28:28).
“By mercy and truth iniquity
is purged: and by the fear of the LORD
men depart from evil.” (Prov. 16:6).
“Be not wise in thine own
eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from
evil.” (Prov. 3:7).
“The desire accomplished is
sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.” (Prov.
Satan used his subtleties to
cause the angelic hosts to depart from God. Then he used the same argument for
science and knowledge to cause Adam’s and Eve’s departure from their Creator.
“For God doth know that in
the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as
gods, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:5).
Is it wrong to learn
knowledge? No, not at all. Is it wrong to know evil? Doesn’t God know what evil
is? Certainly He does. Then why can’t we be introduced to evil? How can we eschew
evil if we don’t know what it looks like? Doesn’t the Bible say we can
recognize it? Yes, it does.
“Then shall ye return, and
discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and
him that serveth him not.” (Mal. 3:18). We need to recognize wickedness before
we are tempted by it. But, notice the context of our education in the knowledge
“Ye have said, It is vain to
serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we
have walked mournfully before the LORD of
hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set
up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance
was written before Him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon His name. And they shall be Mine,
saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when
I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that
serveth him.” (Mal. 3:14-17).
How is it that we can safely
learn of temptation and evil without being absorbed into it? Only by learning
of Jesus and serving God in spirit and truth. By walking happily before the LORD of hosts. By lovingly yet bravely calling sin by its
right name instead of calling the proud happy. “Thou shalt in any wise rebuke
thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any
grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself: I am the LORD.” (Lev. 19:17,18). We can safely learn of temptation and evil without being absorbed into it by fearing the LORD and speaking often
one with another, and so much more as we see the day of His vengeance upon evil
drawing nearer. All who are obedient to the fear of God will be spared on
the day of His vengeance. And everyone who will not put service to God first
will be overcome by the deceiver and become as wicked as he is. They will be
destroyed in the everlasting fire of Sodom and Gomorrah because they would not
put their heavenly Father first in all
“The wicked, through the
pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his
thoughts.” (Ps. 10:4).
The science of science—what
is the real draw about science? What is the psychology of secular mind that
desires to plumb the depths of scientific knowledge? Why were ancient wicked
and spiritualistic Babylon and Egypt so heavily invested in science? Is the scientific
community in bondage to the same Babylonian, Egyptian, and Greek spiritualism and magic? What is the science of deception? And are the
modern science and philosophies any different from the condemned Babylonian science so called and philosophies?
The real attraction to
atheistic science is found in the fallen state of mankind. The same attraction
to the modern unbelieving religious hearts draws many into the same wickedness and
That fallen state is manifested in “the chastisement of our
peace.” (Isa. 53:5). That chastisement urges us into sin and atheism. “I see another law in my
members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to
the law of sin which is in my members.” (Rom. 7:23). The chastisement of our peace causes the holy Law representing the holy Creator to be a curse to us. All that His Law does to us is scourge us.
“For as many as are of the
works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one
that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to
do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is
evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but,
The man that doeth them shall live in
them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Gal. 3:10-13).
The Creator’s chastisement of our peace
was upon Jesus from Gethsemane to Golgotha as He separated from His only begotten Son. The chastisement of our peace comes
from the same separation of God from us. Our propensity to live separately from our
Creator has affected His willingness and rightful ability to give us His life. We have accepted the enemy’s lies about God’s love and have ceased to crowd Him for His love and wisdom. And He has withdrawn His life-giving Spirit of acceptance. It is our happy satisfaction
to live apart from God that has caused “the law of sin which is in [our]
members.” Part of God’s life for us that He has cut off is His emotional life
that can come to us only by living in the bosom of His love. It is this lack of
full life that causes our chastisement of peace and the power of sin in us. And
it is that lack of peace and life with God that forces us either to surrender
to God, or it drives us to serve Satan. As the third angel of Revelation proclaims:
“The smoke of their
torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night,
who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his
name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and
their works do follow them.” (Rev. 14:11-13).
The power driving Babylon was purely intellectual knowledge—the mysteries. The pure intellectual mindset has left her “bitter” and “hasty.” (Hab. 1:6).
“And upon her forehead was a
name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” (Rev. 17:5).
Delving into the mysteries of
the natural world outside, as well as the inner emotions and psyche, characterized
Babylonian science. Its science wasn’t simply from the study of nature, but of
the world of the spirits. The rejection of Noah’s kingdom of righteousness by
Ham, Cush, and Nimrod permitted Satan to control their minds without any of
their inhibition to resist. They were sold to the mysteries; they sold their own souls.
Why did they do that? What
drove them to sell themselves to the deceiver? God’s chastisement of their
peace drove them. They rejected Christ’s wisdom that was founded upon His
righteousness residing in His Law. They rejected the knowledge of the Spirit of
the Son in the Law, so God rejected them.
“My people are destroyed for
lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject
thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast forgotten the Law of
thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hos. 4:6).
But, in all actuality God didn’t
destroy them; they destroyed themselves.
“For this people’s heart is
waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed
; lest at any time they should see with
their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart,
and should be converted, and I should heal them.” (.Matt 13:15).
Jesus is the Master teacher.
Before He teaches anything He has always sought to heal the chastisement of
their peace. But, He is a Prince and a Saviour. He is a Prince first, and then
a merciful Saviour. As Prince, He must present their sins in all of its
disgusting horribleness. They see from Him no hope in their old life, and in
His promises they hear no hint of permission to serve self. If they lose their
pride and repent before Him, then He becomes their merciful High Priest. He
will exchange love and acceptance for their willing service. He says of them
what His Father said of Him, “Thou art My beloved son, in whom I am well
pleased.” (Mark 1:11). “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his
soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors.” (Isa. 53:12).
He forgives them of all their
sins—all of their sins. Through Jesus they are sons of God and God treats them like
He does His only Begotten, as if they never sinned. But, it takes faith in the
goodness of God to believe that He will forgive them so completely. The plain
condemnation of their sins initially takes them aback and shocks them out of their
satanic pride and arrogance. Their pride is horrifically challenged by the righteousness
and power of God. Who will so terribly need forgiveness for all of their past
life of horrid sinfulness that they will endure the apparent maltreatment that
truth always brings to a heart in rebellion? Only they will endure the disparaging
presence of purity who have stood before the Law of God and let it show them to be as God sees them—exceedingly sinful. Once they have reconciled with the
necessary emotional pains of guilt and shame and potential rejection, and they
have bowed to the truth of God’s righteousness condemning their fig-leaf covering
of morality and ethics, and they have surrendered to their Schoolmaster, then He
brings them to Christ to be justified by a faith that they received by wrestling
with the Law and bowing to its truth.
“The LORD, The LORD God,
merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping
mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” (Ex. 34:6,7).
“For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.” (Ps. 103:14).
But, if consciences had never
been chafed, if God as a forgiving Saviour has never been yearned for; if their
hearts have not lifted up their thoughts and voice to Him in hope, if their
souls have not sought God’s mercy as for a hidden treasure, then when His offensive
barrage of their exceeding sinfulness is presented to their conscience, their
hearts will reject the Spirit of God as He seeks to call them to repentance. In
comparison to their badness toward Him they cannot see His goodness toward
them. They have blinded themselves by not letting the Law lay heaven burdens of
guilt and shame upon them. They abrogated the Law in their hearts, whether or
not their religion abrogated the Law in their doctrine.
So that horrible chastisement
of peace remains. The torment leads them to doctor themselves up with the many
things that this world of sin offers. One of the things of this world targets both the intellectual
and spiritually minded—the mysteries. The scientific mysteries are for the
intellectual; and the religious mysteries are for the spiritual one. As much as does the atheistic, intellectual, study deeply into the created things of nature for a diversion from the Creator, plumbing the depths of spiritual things is equally a powerful
and satisfactory diversion from surrender to the Lord’s chastisement of our
peace with Himself. If the religious depart from the convicting word of God, their
study of God will only reveal the devil who will torment without let-up.
“You search the Scriptures
because you think that in them you have eternal life.” (John 5:39). Theology—the study of God—can be a diversion from love and service to God. We can search the Bible for
many other reasons than for faith to reconcile with the Author of the Bible.
“They are they which testify
of Me. And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:39,40). We can make the Bible an obstacle between us and the Saviour.
biblical history, biblical prophecy, biblical literature; there are many questions
in the Bible to research. And there is nothing in biblical studies that
is bad. The problem comes when we use them in place of our dying search for a
Saviour in God. Are we distraught like Mary of Magdalene who wept and washed
Jesus’ feet in response to His coming crucifixion and His burial because her
Lord and Saviour was about to leave her?
The problem of the
curiosities of the Bible comes when they are studied before, or are made a
replacement for, falling on the stumbling Stone, Jesus Christ, and being broken
on Him. And often to compound the curse of the Law are the misconceptions and
misinterpretations of the Bible, and human traditions that Satan faithfully attaches
to Bible facts in order to prevent the Bible from convicting us of our need of
the Saviour’s mercy and loving-kindness. Eventually, the lack of conviction and
love from above, and incorrect deductions to the Bible’s difficult chapters complicating the unresolved chastisement of peace sends many to deeper subjects and theological
errors that may give them much fire in their minds, but no sweet
love, joy, and peace from above. It is all an endless exercise in error, endless because there is no truth in it to verify by scripture or science.
A prime example of this is
transubstantiation, which says that the bread does in fact change to the body
of Christ, and the wine actually changes into the blood of Christ. But, transubstantiation
can never be substantiated, and thereby offers a rebellious religionist endless
hours of mental exercise of wondering at transubstantiation to the expense of seeing
the beauty of the Lord in His object lesson from the His last supper with
Another example of the Babylonian mysteries is the Trinity. At the expense of the wonderful love seen in the will, heart, and power of the Most High through His only begotten, beloved Son to bring us close to Them and reunite our new spirit with Their Spirit, we are led to believe that another person takes Their place in Their most holy redemption and reclamation of us, and is the most present Mediator/Intercessor. That the SPIRIT of God in perfect union with the Spirit of Christ as another divine being is not biblical in the least. Yet, the churches say that even if we don’t see the Trinity ever praised in the Bible, that lack of evidence is a mystery that we will never understand. Thus, the devotee can dwell on it forever, and in a small, short-lived way, minimize the chastisement of his peace. By devoting our minds to the mysteries he feels a little better and he can believe that he is redeemed. But he has bypassed the guilt and shame of the Law, and therefore cannot hear the call of God to repentance.
A third example is in studying the minutiae from scripture. We need bigger pictures of Jesus in our concepts of Him and His mission.
“Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth
may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” (Rom. 3:19). If fear and love for God has never humbled the Bible student and given him true love
to God as his great Father of all, then he is as lost as the religionist who gives no authority to the word of God.
“For whom the Lord loveth He
chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening,
God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father
chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers,
then are ye bastards, and not sons.” (Heb. 12:6-8).
“Like as a father pitieth his
children, so the LORD pitieth them that
fear Him.” (Ps. 103:13).
Through religious mysteries
millions of slaves and souls of men have spent their lifetimes wondering on worthless
chaff and have died without knowing God. They have gone to their graves
believing that all their meditations on empty ideas guaranteed them a place in
the eternal kingdom. Instead, Satan has hold of their minds and hearts as they
wouldn’t surrender to Jesus.
“And thou saidst, I shall be
a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither
didst remember the latter end of it.
Therefore hear now this, thou
that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine
heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall
I know the loss of children:
But these two things shall
come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they
shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries,
and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
For thou hast trusted in thy
wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it
hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else
Therefore shall evil come
upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall
upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon
thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
Stand now with thine
enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast
laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou
Thou art wearied in the
multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly
prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon
thee.” (Isa. 47:7-13).
“Thou art wearied in the
multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly
prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon
thee.” (Isa. 47:13).
But, the spiritual minded are not the only ones in danger of being Satan’s possessions. No different to the religionists’ love of the metaphysical, science and the
curiosities of nature create their own real prevention to stumbling and being
broken on the Stone, Jesus Christ. Prior to falling on the stumbling Stone and being broken on Him, the student of science is wide open to
the whispers of Satan and his atheism. The last thing the devil wants is for
the scientist to find evidence for faith that abounds in the creations of God. The
Creator’s fingerprint is everywhere for the unprejudiced mind to discover.
But, Satan is tenacious to
maintain his Babylonian kingdom today. So, the scientist finds an outlet from
his chastisement of peace in studying all the detailed information bound up in
the laws of matter and energy, and the endless products of matter and energy.
But, God’s message to
everyone in Babylon, religious or secular, is: “If ye be without chastisement,
whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” (Heb. 12:6-8).
If the children of men will not have their sins reproved, then He will not be
their Father. They have left Him for the father of lies and his forbidding of rest for their enervated heart and mind. But the Father and Son continue Their call, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28).