December 20, 2021 - The Wisdom of the World

For years, the greatest scientific minds in the world knew, with utter certainty, about the existence of the “luminiferous ether,” this mysterious substance that pervaded all space, and was the medium through which light rays travelled. Today, the idea sounds almost as if from mythology.


For many years, phrenology, the study of the shape of the skull in order to understand the personality of the person within, was deemed the height of scientific advancement, with many intellectual luminaries, including Charles Darwin, believing in it. Today, of course, it’s believed on par with Pyramidology.


For millennia the most advanced scientific thinking understood that the universe had always existed, that it never didn’t exist but was from eternity past. Today, almost no one believes that.

And what about some of the most advanced scientific thinking now? What does it tell us? The universe, for no reason, arose out of nothing. And from this nothing space and time and matter and energy popped into existence. And some of this matter, due to gravity (which arose from this nothing, too) condensed into a molten glob, which cooled down, and chemical process, by accident, created the first life, which then with no guidance whatsoever, no purposes, no ends in mind eventually formed all life on earth, including human beings.


One wonders, however, if time should last, how long before this whole concept of origins goes the way of the ether, or phrenology, of an eternally existing universe? It’s, really, only a matter of time.


In this context, two Bible texts come to mind: “The grass withers, the flower fades,

But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8). And this one too: “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (1 Corinthians 1:20). Indeed, He has.