Re: Re: Coconino - Evidence for a flood?

John Neal (
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 12:35:52 -0500

No, he was warning about the exact thing he was warning about, i.e.,
'science' or knowledge, falsely so called. In other words, the 'knowledge'
was not true knowledge at all. Knowledge is only obtained through God's
revealing truth and then one's own experience giving context to this
particular truth, which then is properly called knowledge. So, today's
'science' is indeed falsely so called because it is not at all based upon
the revelation of God, but rather the sight of man. And, since only God is
objective, only the impartation of His truth will give the true view of the
nature of the environment He's given to all mankind. God is universal, and
so is the application of His truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: gordon brown <gbrown@euclid.Colorado.EDU>
To: John Neal <>
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Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Coconino - Evidence for a flood?

>Your recent post contains an allusion to the phrase `science falsely so
>called' from the King James Version of I Timothy 6:20. Because of the way
>we use the word `science' today this is a mistranslation. Our English word
>`science' comes from a Latin word for knowledge. The Greek word that Paul
>used here is `gnosis' (knowledge). When Paul wrote to Timothy there were
>false teachers who boasted of having special knowledge. Their philosophy,
>known as gnosticism, taught that all matter is evil. It was this
>philosophy, not the science of his day or our day, that Paul was warning
>Gordon Brown
>Department of Mathematics
>University of Colorado
>Boulder, CO 80309-0395
>On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, John Neal wrote:
>> thoughts are verified by the actual circumstance. It's just the exact
>> with what people usually refer to as "science." Which, by the way, is
>> falsely so called.