Do Christians forgo thinking because of faith? This is hardly the case given that many of the greatest thinkers of the past, and a great number of the scientific advancements we now rely upon were the result of the research and deep thinking of men and women who were profoundly Christian. The Bible says, Proverbs 25:2 (KJV) "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter."
Great minds have seen this passage as the mandate of the LORD to be students of life and nature. They have been mathematicians, astronomers, doctors, philosophers, humanitarians and scientists.
Much has been made lately of Katherine Johnson, the female mathematician who helped the astronauts reach the moon. They said that Neil Armstrong requested that every computer calculation be doubled checked by Mrs. Johnson. He trusted her mind more than the computers! What many fail to see is that she was a devout Christian. Her daughters said that she was faithful in her church all of her life, few ever knowing the near heroic role she played in our space program.
I charge the non-Christian of being the one who has stopped thinking. It is the average non-believer who has trusted in science they have only heard of and never tested on their own. They believe in and hope in the testimony of scientists that they do not know by name, to be correct in the theories that they have never been able to observe, trust or reproduce.
Those who have quit searching out a thing are those whose faith has been placed in science falsely so-called and therefore has been stunted.
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