Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Science and the Trinity

I have quoted previously from Ralph Smith's Trinity and Reality. Here is another quote where he extols the virtues of a Christian view of science.

This view of creation [a biblical view] also makes the purpose of science very clear. Science is not the pursuit of ultimate answers, but penultimate answers-answers that will make us better stewards of the world. Science gives us the tools that extend our understanding in order to gain wisdom for dominion. From a Christian perspective, therefore, the work of science is a vital aspect of man's fulfillment of his historical destiny. Man cannot develop the creation to its full potential without the work of science. (p. 65)

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8