Re: >Re: >RE: What does ID mean?

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Wed, 06 May 1998 14:11:52 -0500 (EST)

At 04:47 PM 5/4/98 -0400, George Murphy wrote:
>Moorad Alexanian wrote:

>> There is no record that Christ made any comments of our understanding of the
>> physical universe. I believe that God is truly sovereign and that our laws
>> describing nature do not constrain Him for any (future) action--future in
>> our frame of reference. We do not know of God's plans vis a vis the universe
>> as a physical entity. We read about a new earth and a new heaven, but I am
>> sure we cannot incorporate that in our physical theories. Can we?
> Your concluding question is certainly worth discussion, but you
>have quite missed the basic issue: Is Christ really the fullest
>revelation of who God is and of God's relationship with the world?
> Indeed, science by itself doesn't tell us about how God acts in
>the world. But neither does philosophical theism - which is where most
>ideas about God's nature & attributes come from.
> I continue to be amazed that so many Christians leave Christ
>completely out of the picture in dealing with issues of the relationship
>of science and theology. It sometimes seems that he is regarded simply
>as an instrument for a "Plan B" of some generic deity to get his
>creation out of a jam.

Dear George,

When I discuss science, I do not bring my Christian faith into the picture.
It is only when we discuss the philosophy of science that my worldview,
based on my faith, comes into play. However, I do not claim to know the mind
of God and refrain from going into some discussions because they are too
speculative. Of course, I will discuss such issue to bring out the latter point.

Take care,