Order up a Goodly Portion of the Love of God with a Side of Science

“In the New Testament the biblical word for science is gnōsis (translated as science in I Timothy 6:20). Biblically, gnōsis means knowledge, the knowing or understanding of things that impart specific and real benefit for man that enlightens and frees one from ignorance, misunderstanding, and error. Gnōsis is used 29 times throughout the New Testament. Yet even the true knowledge of all the sciences is not the “end-all and be-all” regarding the study of life because it is only a part of God’s making, and that which surpasses all gnōsis is charity, i.e., ‘spiritual love.’ I Corinthians 8:1 records, Knowledge {gnōsis} puffeth up, but charity edifieth, i.e., knowledge (of science) can give someone a big puffed up head filled with prideful arrogance, but love builds up oneself and others. You see, spiritual love is a defining part of God Himself, and is something He gives to His children (I John 4:7-21). Science has no part in such things as phenomenon, signs, miracles, or wonders; these are the workings and manifestations of God. Science does not and cannot explain the characteristics or nature of God or Jesus, or spiritual laws or godly principles or agape love and forgiveness or satanic hate and evil. Science cannot analyze spiritual joy and peace and light and grace and eternity or godly compassions or how the heart can be inspired from above. These are left to other areas of God’s choosing that bypass the sciences and emanate from the throne of grace and are revealed in the truth of the words Jesus identified as spirit and life (John 6:63, 14:10), which uplift the heart to the spiritual and liberating faith-based realities of life. Only the Word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart– Hebrews 4:12, that is much further down into man’s psyche than any scientific study can reach. Science only takes a part in explaining or defining or analyzing the physical aspects of life that are temporal (II Corinthians 4:18), but science has never been able to explain or define or ascertain the spiritual characteristics of life. One needs the full spectrum of spiritual knowledge and God’s light to understand any and all of the workings and creations of God. This does not mean BY ANY MEANS that we should toss aside all science, as science and spirituality work in the believer’s life perfectly! There is no reason to shun science when we can have them both, knowledge and spiritual love, and together they produce the love of knowledge and/or the knowledge of true love, and these lead to spiritual wisdom, and spiritual wisdom leads to complete understanding of God’s workings, Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding– Proverbs 4:7!” ~LMJ~