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Many of you have spoken to me about the two recent sermons on Faith and Science. Thank you for offering me your responses!
I spoke of how the Church has resisted scientific discoveries. For many centuries, just about everyone believed that the Sun, planets and stars revolved around the Earth. That is geocentrism – an Earth-centered understanding of the Universe. About four hundred years ago, men such as Copernicus and Galileo concluded that the Sun was the center of the universe.
That set off the first big conflict between Church and science. Church leaders often used two passages of scripture to defend their view of the Universe. They quoted Joshua chapter 10 with its account of the Sun standing still. They also quoted Psalm 93, verse 1. It reads
“The LORD is king, he is robed in majesty;
the LORD is robed, he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never be moved;
2 your throne is established from of old;
you are from everlasting. (NRSV)
Even today Christians must grapple with conflicts between scientific discoveries; scripture read literally; and how things appear to be. (The Sun certainly appears to revolve around the Earth!)
And to make all of this even more challenging, I recently learned this: "Recent polls indicate that between 18% and 20% of the US population believes that the Sun goes around the Earth.
Humanity has a long way to go to comprehend the realities of God’s creation. (We never will understand it all!) But discovery is one of the joys of life, right? And to meet the God we know through Jesus Christ is the greatest discovery anyone can ever make.
See you in church on Sunday!
Pastor Paul's sermons are available at http://mccormickumc.org/sermons
Recent Sermons Added Are
"Faith and Science Part 2"
"Day of Decision"
"Faith and Science Part 1"
Julius (Jay) Baggett
Jim & Pat Sharpe
Don & Lola Rek
August & Sundee Luedecke