Janelle Alberts spent her early career in PR departments for Microsoft and UPS, boiling down logical, clear corporate messaging. She now attempts the same for Scripture, often featuring bits we’ve never heard, but wish we had, since knowing things like even Noah got tipsy & embarrassed his kids can help a girl rally to the end of the day. You can find Janelle and join the discussion at Facebookor reach her at [email protected]
Page one of Genesis describes the sky with the Hebew word raqiya. (Genesis 1:14)
A raqiya is a dome. And, it’s solid. Also, it was thought to hold water at bay behind it.
The good news is the Bible wasn’t unique. This was a way people of ancient times were describing the sky. The bad news is, God didn’t say He wrote that other stuff. He does say He wrote the Bible. (2 Tim 3:16)
How can we Christians glean understanding through science without abandoning our allegiance to the Scriptures? Here are four ideas.
All that may be interesting, but let’s get back to the matter of trust. Should Christians trust science or Scripture?
The answer is, Christians should trust God. To do that, we Christians must defy pressures that pit the spiritual realness of God (Scripture) against physical realness of His creation (science). We need to investigate and ask questions and be honest, even when it’s uncomfortable. It might be showing our confidence in Him. Because what kind of God can withstand investigation?
One that’s real.
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