Science Facts in Bible Wisdom: Evidence Against Moral Relativity

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Xlibris Corporation, Mar 21, 2006 - Religion - 249 pages
Unlike most books attempting to reconcile the facts of science with the wisdom of the Holy Bible, Harry W. Millers book, Science Facts in Bible Wisdom, does not waste the readers time with long, convoluted arguments. Instead, it cuts right through to the substantive evidence to show that todays science is discovering increasingly the very truths that the Bibles wisdom has always contained, citing scientists and the Bible. The bottom line Truth concerning Reality, both for science and the Bible, is that it is not relative or divisive in nature, it is instead relational and unifying. Jesus Christ being the Keystone evidence of that Fact by the complementary, holistic nature of his mortal human yet divine Person. Thus, the Bible tells us, Since the creation of the world his [Gods] invisible nature, namely his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made [most particularly in the Person of Jesus Christ, born of woman] (Romans 1:20).

Science Facts in Bible Wisdom is in three parts. The first two focus on sciences and the Bibles correlative information concerning the creation of the universe, the human person and the emergence of the subjective consciousness with its two tracks of awareness. The third part focuses upon the more intimate aspects of personal or experiential knowledge such as prayer, miracles, and visions (including two of the authors own), as well as the documentation of near-death and out-of-body experiences by scientists of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS).


Within the heart of each human being there resides a deep-seated, spiritual desire to know in both an intimate and substantive fashion that ultimate Source of their existence, most often referred to as God. Humanity is forever reaching out to that ultimate Source, very much as Adam is in Michelangelos classic Sistine Chapel painting, The Creation of Adam.

The NASA photo appearing on the cover of Science Facts in Bible Wisdom, like Michelangelos famous painting, is evidence that even with todays secular culture humanity continues to pursue its innate, even if often subconscious, spiritual imperative to know its Creator, not just spiritually but in truth. Today, however, the search for credible, substantive evidence and that transcendental Truth, God, for which it speaks comes evermore frequently by way of the amazing, new empirical findings of science. Thus, on this books cover, in place of Adams arm reaching out to God, we see instead the space shuttles robot arm reaching out to the visible evidence of Gods invisible nature... the things that have been made (Rom. 1:20).

As this book attempts to show, truth of any kind must always rest upon relevant evidence. But, it can not rest upon self-righteous ideologies nor the blind beliefs of the large assortment of locally popular human traditions (habits). Evidence and reason are always necessary, whether the evidence required and the truth being pursued are of a more visible, tangible kind, as at a crime scene, or if they are of a less visible or ethereal nature. In the latter case, the truth and that evidence which speaks for it must necessarily be articulated by means of an indirect, analogical or symbolic form of language. The only language which can, in effect, make known more clearly the particular nature of such mysterious, invisible truths by making them more concrete to the limited cognitive scope of the human mind.

Such a language must be used by both science and religion. The symbolic form of language favored by science is one comprised of mathematical symbols. On the other hand, the language favored by religion, such as that used in the Holy Bible, must often take on a metaphorical or figurative form in order to make those spiritual things that can not now be seen more concrete to the human understa

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction My People Are Destroyed
21
GodDivisive Concept Or Loving Reality?
29
We Worship What We Know Jn 422
38
Let The Evidence Speak
51
In Everything God Works For Good Romans 828
60
With Wisdom God Created
77
Development Of Subjective Consciousness
89
Creative Thought Analogy And Revelation
134
Holy Reason And Typology
145
Prologue
159
Primordial Mind God
175
Divine Light Beyond Blind Beliefs
183
Personal Spiritual Experience And Prayers
194
Mystic Experiences Yesterday And Today
205
JesusThe Way The Truth
226

Language Consciousness And Religion
99
The Unity Of The Logos
109
Flawed Human Traditions Versus
119
Gods Eternal Peace Be With You
241
List of Works Cited
247
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Albert Einstein's quote on the front cover specifies that religion, no less than science, must include reason and evidence in addition to faith to arrive at the truth about those things that can not be seen. The evidence provided by this book is intended to explain why substantive faith requires knowledge. The Old Testament prophet, Hosea, wrote, "My [God's] people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hos. 4:6). He did not write that God's people are destroyed for lack of mindless, blind faith. For such faith leads to "unhealthy" religiosity, self-righteous intolerance as is explained in this book. If there is one gift that being deeply into art and creativity can give us, it is to teach us to respect that quiet, spiritual Imperative which transcends our purely cerebral mentality - to surrender our will to the Spirit of all creativity. After years of embracing creativity, practicing, studying and teaching art at the university level, Harry W. Miller has in this book attempted to call upon that same Spirit of creativity that resides within each of us and to present the truth that can free us. The author grew up in Lake Charles, LA, where he developed a love of beauty and the more creative things in life such as art and music. He received a Masters of Arts in art history from Louisiana State University and taught art and art history in Louisiana at UL-Monroe and in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University. In 1985 Miller was a founding member of the Christian newsletter, Alpha Omega, for fans and creators of sequential narrative art, "comics." As a result, he wrote numerous articles on such material for magazines such as Christianity and the Arts. He is also a member of the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS).

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