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Science As Worship
What God Promises Us
John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives
do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
Romans 15: 13
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”
John 16:33
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome
the world.”
I John 1:3 - 4
“What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you
too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the
Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our
joy may be made complete.”
2 Thessalonians 3:16
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in
every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!”
Math 11:28 - 30
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you
rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and
humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My
yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Philippians 4:4 - 8
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle
spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but
in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which
surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is
right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute,
if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on
these things”
Verses About The Natural
World
Genesis 1:31
“God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And
there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
Nehemiah 9:6
“You alone are the LORD.
You have made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens with all their host,
The earth and all that is on it,
The seas and all that is in them.
You give life to all of them
And the heavenly host bows down before You.”
Psalm 104:24
“O LORD, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.”
Jeremiah 32:17
“Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by
Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult
for You”
Amos 4:13
“For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind
And declares to man what are His thoughts,
He who makes dawn into darkness
And treads on the high places of the earth,
The LORD God of hosts is His name.”
Psalm 19:1 - 4
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun”
Psalm 65:5 - 13
“By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our
salvation,
You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest
sea;
Who establishes the mountains by His strength,
Being girded with might;
Who stills the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples….
Psalm 65:5 – 13 (Cont)
…They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;
You greatly enrich it;
The stream of God is full of water;
You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth. …
Psalm 65:5 -13 (Cont)
…You water its furrows abundantly,
You settle its ridges,
You soften it with showers,
You bless its growth.
You have crowned the year with Your bounty,
And Your paths drip with fatness.
The pastures of the wilderness drip,
And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing. …
Psalm 65:5 -13 (Cont)
…The meadows are clothed with flocks
And the valleys are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, yes, they sing.”
Psalm 104:24 - 30
“O LORD, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.
There is the sea, great and broad,
In which are swarms without number,
Animals both small and great.
There the ships move along,
And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.
They all wait for You
To give them their food in due season. …
Psalm 104:24 – 30 (Cont)
…You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.”
Genesis 2:19
“Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and
every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he
would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that
was its name.”
Psalm 8:3 - 9
“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,…
Psalm 8:3 – 9 (Cont)
…All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!”
Psalm 107:23 - 24
“Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters;
They have seen the works of the LORD,
And His wonders in the deep.”
Quotes From Scientists
“For astronomy is not only pleasant, but also useful to be known; it
cannot be denied that this art unfolds the admirable wisdom of God.”
(John Calvin)
“If a Creator God exists, would He . . . prefer a kind of sodden
blockhead who worships while understanding nothing? Or would He
prefer His votaries to admire the real universe in all its intricacy? I
would suggest that science is, at least in part, informed worship. My
deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort
exists, then our curiosity and intelligence are provided by such a god.
We would be unappreciative of those gifts if we suppressed our
passion to explore the universe and ourselves.”
(Carl Sagan)
“Praise and celebrate with me the wisdom and magnitude of the
Creator, which I lay open before you by means of a deeper explanation
of the structure of the world, by the search for its causes.”
“Johannes Kepler”
“I have found there is a wonderful harmony in the complementary
truths of science and faith. The God of the Bible is also the God of the
genome. God can be found in the cathedral or in the laboratory. By
investigating God’s majestic and awesome creation, science can
actually be a means of worship.”
(Dr. Francis S. Collins)
“Recently I have gone back to church regularly with a new focus to
understand as best I can what it is that makes Christianity so vital and
powerful in the lives of billions of people today, even though almost
2000 years have passed since the death and resurrection of Christ.
Although I suspect I will never fully understand, I now think the answer
is very simple: it’s true. God did create the universe about 13.7 billion
years ago, and of necessity has involved Himself with His creation ever
since. The purpose of this universe is something that only God knows
for sure, but it is increasingly clear to modern science that the universe
was exquisitely fine-tuned to enable human life. We are somehow
critically involved in His purpose. Our job is to sense that purpose as
best we can, love one another, and help Him get that job done.”
(Smalley 2005).
“Einstein himself once said that ‘The most beautiful and most profound
emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the
sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who
can no longer stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. That deeply
emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power,
which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe, forms my idea of
God’.”
(Anfinsen).
“Wherever we are at any moment of day or night, Jesus is at our
disposition. We can reach Him simply by turning toward Him our desire
and our love. It is an easily observable fact that, even in the society
created by science and technology, this need of God has persisted.”
(Carrel).
“Physics filled me with awe, put me in touch with a sense of original
causes. Physics brought me closer to God. That feeling stayed with me
throughout my years in science. Whenever one of my students came to
me with a scientific project, I asked only one question, ‘Will it bring you
nearer to God?’ ”
(I. I. Rabi)
“The more I work with the powers of Nature, the more I feel God’s
benevolence to man; the closer I am to the great truth that everything
is dependent on the Eternal Creator and Sustainer; the more I feel that
the so-called science, I am occupied with, is nothing but an expression
of the Supreme Will, which aims at bringing people closer to each other
in order to help them better understand and improve themselves.”
(Marconi).
“Every step, science makes, brings us ever new surprises and
achievements. And yet science is like a faint light of a lantern flickering
in a deep and thick forest, through which humanity struggles to find its
way to God. It is only faith that can lead it to light and serve as a bridge
between man and the Absolute. I am proud to be a Christian. I believe
not only as a Christian, but as a scientist as well. A wireless device can
deliver a message through the wilderness. In prayer the human spirit
can send invisible waves to eternity, waves that achieve their goal in
front of God.”
(Marconi).
“Science is experimental, moving forward step-by-step, making trial
and learning through success and failure. Is not this also the way of
religion, and especially of the Christian religion? The writings of those
who preach the religion have from the very beginning insisted that it is
to be proved by experience. If a man is drawn towards honour and
courage and endurance, justice, mercy, and charity, let him follow the
way of Christ and find out for himself. No findings in science hinder him
in that way.”
(Bragg).
“In 1940 Bragg identified ‘two sad mistakes’ current in science-religion
debates: “The one is to suppose that science, that is to say, the study of
Nature, leads to materialism. The other that the worship of God can be
carried on without the equipment which science provides.”
“The context of religion is a great background for doing science. In the
words of Psalm 19, ‘The heavens declare the glory of God and the
firmament showeth his handiwork’. Thus scientific research is a
worshipful act, in that it reveals more of the wonders of God’s
creation.”
(Schawlow)
“The world is just so wonderful that I can’t imagine it just having come
by pure chance.”
(Schawlow).
“I became a scientist partly because I loved getting soot all over my hands.
The rapture I felt in my twenty-third year, when I discovered the profound
joys of the chemical laboratory, is deeply embedded in my memory. The fire
of my furnace so transported and bewitched me, that the delights I tasted
there made me fancy my laboratory a kind of Elysium, where I would enjoy
eternal bliss. At the very same time, however, I realized that the
contemplation of the creatures contributes to the glory of their Author. And,
I imagined that I could do something to improve our mortal condition and
ameliorate suffering, by the application of experimental natural philosophy
to medicine—a dream that remained mostly out of our reach in my lifetime,
but has today been partly accomplished.“
(What I wish my Pastor knew about: The Science and Faith of Robert Boyle
by Edward Davis)
“Doing science gives the scientist a clearer picture of the divine
excellence displayed in the fabric and conduct of the universe and its
creatures than can be obtained from any other activity. To ascribe such
admirable effects to so incompetent and pitiful a cause as blind chance,
or the tumultuous jostling of atoms of senseless matter, is sheer folly.”
(What I wish my Pastor knew about: The Science and Faith of Robert
Boyle by Edward Davis)
“The excellent contrivance of the great system of the world, and
especially the curious fabric of the bodies of animals, have in all ages
induced philosophers to acknowledge a Deity as the Author of these
admirable structures. For my part, there is no better way to give us so
great a wonder and veneration for the divine wisdom, than by knowing
and considering the admirable contrivance of the particular works of
that immense wisdom, which cannot reasonably be ascribed to any
other than a most intelligent and potent Being. In this way, we may be
brought upon the same account, both to acknowledge God, to admire
him, and to thank him.”
(What I wish my Pastor knew about: The Science and Faith of Robert
Boyle by Edward Davis)
Examples When The
Creation Worships God
Job 38:4 - 7
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,
Who set its measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the line on it?
On what were its bases sunk?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
Psalm 19:1 - 6
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard. …
Psalm 19:1 -6 (Cont)
…Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.”
Isaiah 55:12
“For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy
before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
Psalm 148:1 - 5
“Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light…
Psalm 148:1 -5
…Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For He commanded and they were created.”

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