Re: Giving too much credit to the devil

Peter Novak (
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 04:30:40 -0700

Paul wrote:
> 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?

John responded:
> I see no evidence, scriptural or otherwise, that science and
culture are not just human inventions. ...I do not see the stamp
of God through Christ redeeming human culture or knowledge of the
physical universe. ...we are sent to...provide for the weak and

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for
us, then who can be against us? He who did not spare His
only Son, but gave Him up for us all -- how will He not
also, along with Him, graciously give us ALL THINGS?
- Romans 8:31-32

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are
corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure.
- Titus 1:15

Everything is permissible - but not everything is
constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good
of others. ...for the earth is the Lord's and everything in
- 1 Corinthians 10:23-26

On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you
are in me, and I am in you.
- John 14:20

I have always believed that science IS God in man helping man.
How many thousands of millions have lived longer, happier,
healthier, more informed lives thanks to science? Science heals
our sick through medicine, and publishes Christianity to us through
print, the airwaves, and now even the Internet.

Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: the
blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy
are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good
news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does
not fall away on account of me.
- Luke 6:22-23

As in Christ's time, all this is happening again today. And what
is this if not Christ, working through Man, for Man?
Does the devil do the Lord's work?

How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided
against itself, that kingdom will not stand....And if Satan
opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end is
- Mark 3:23-26

- Peter Novak