Re: Giving too much credit to the devil

John P. McKiness (
Fri, 26 Jun 1998 20:09:09 -0500


At 04:34 PM 6/26/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>[snipped previous messages]
>John, methinks you have gone too far. By relegating science and culture to
>the realm of the unChristian, you have given the devil more than his due.
>Why can't cultural things, including science and its data, be gifts
>of God? Of course everything needs redemption and improvement; we don't
>live in a perfect world. But you sound like one of those who prefer to
>live alone out in a hut in the wilderness.
> Paul Arveson, Code 724, Research Physicist, Signatures Directorate
> Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
> 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700
> (301) 227-3831 (301) 227-4511 (FAX)

I think not, I continue to stand on what I wrote. I see no evidence,
scriptural or otherwise, that science and culture are not just human
inventions. God may bless but we corrupt and I do not see the stamp of God
through Christ redeeming human culture or knowledge of the physical
universe. Christ is the only one who can redeem and he redeems people. I
see no place in scripture where we are sent to redeem anything -- we are
sent to be the Redeemer's messengers: to proclaim the Good News of God
Grace and Love and to provide for the weak and poor.