Man’s Foolish Hubble Telescope
“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe” - (I Cor.1:19-21).
As American astronauts overhauled the aging 19 year old Hubble space telescope, an even larger space telescope was launched by European scientists toward a far-flung orbit, hoping to answer two questions: How did the cosmos begin? Are we alone in it? “We seek the origins of the universe,” said the chairman of the group that launched Herschel space telescope. They want to know how the universe was made and how it ‘evolved.’
The Word of God tells us the answer to that in the first verse in the Bible - “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” - (Gen.1:1). Again - “To him that by wisdom made the heavens...” - (Ps.136:5). O the foolishness of our worldly wisemen and scientists who will not believe God’s Word and continue eating from the tree of knowledge that causes death. “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” - (Gen.2:17). “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat...” - (Gen.3:6). O the foolish worldly wisemen who won't believe the gospel and get saved so they can conquer death and receive eternal life. God sent His beloved Son down to earth to solve man’s greatest problem - sin and the punishment of sin which is death. That’s what Easter is all about and that’s the grace and wisdom of God. “... and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” - (Col.2:2,3).
Science means knowledge and the knowledge is in God’s Word. But the saints are told to avoid - “...oppositions of science falsely so-called” - (I Tim.6:20). The link of false science with the modern theory of evolution is probably the single most dangerous enemy that we face. Evolution is a working hypothesis for atheists and unbelievers as a way of explaining the universe without God.
Telescope means (far-seeing watcher -- an optical instrument for viewing distant objects). Spiritually blind scientists are sending telescopes into outer space so they can; ‘see’ the origins of the universe. All unsaved people are blind spiritually because of sin and Satan and can’t see God’s truth. “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the God of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” - (2 Cor.4:3,4). You can’t ‘see’ the truth of God the Creator until you’re saved by Christ. Devolution and the fall of man because of sin is the truth of God - not evolution. Man will give account of his sins to a holy, righteous Creator.
Man needs to fear God because He’s the one from outer space watching us with His telescope and He has recorded all of our actions, words and thoughts. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” - (Heb.4:13). And He also has angels that are far watchers and who see what goes on upon this earth - “This matter is by decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones...” - (Dan.4:17). Because of our wickedness, God’s judgment is about to fall upon U.S. God has watched upon our evil and without repentance, he will bring evil upon us. “And all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us...” - (Dan.9:13,14). Yes, God is the far-seeing watcher, watching us and nothing is invisible to Him.
God’s Word tells us that we are not alone in the universe. Enumerable angels and devils and the Trinity of God populate the universe and many times came down to earth. And most important of all, the Lord Jesus Christ came down to earth to visit for 33 years incarnate in flesh to be our Savior and to preach the truth and show us the way to eternal life. And He’s coming back soon to visit us again and He’ll stay forever. Christ has created all things in the universe, visible and invisible – “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible …..” (Col.1:16). He became invisible to His disciples – “And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight” – (Lk.24:31). Man’s telescope can’t show you the invisible – only God’s Word can.
Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe in Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. “For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” - (Rom.6:23). O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abides upon you. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” - (Jn.3:36).
Be wise - be saved - believe God’s Word.