God Particle “Discovery” Exposes A Faithless Church
July 3, 2012 4 Comments
Once again we are being subjected to endless coverage on the discovery (or near discovery) of the so-called God particle. In the past Christians have run with previous near discoveries (or the possibility of such a discovery) and claimed that it’s proof God exists. In reality, the scientists involved are actively seeking to disprove God as most of them believe this discovery proves the Big Bang Theory. My focus is on the Christians though. Throughout Christian history so-called believers have looked for evidence beyond faith for God’s existence. The God particle is just another sad example.
Christ told us that we must have faith in Him without the benefit of physical evidence. Thomas is rebuked for not believing the resurrection until he literally saw Christ and touched his wounds. Sadly Christian history is riddled with examples of faithless people relying on “evidence” of God’s existence. The Roman Catholic Church is a prime culprit. There are enough toothpicks in Catholic churches and homes which people believe literally were part of Christ’s cross to build a dozen crosses. There are vials of blood that claim to be Christ’s, there are garments that supposedly Christ wore. All of these things “prove” Christ and provide faithless believers with visual evidence of the Savior. We won’t even discuss the endless sightings of Jesus in potato chips and bridge pillars.
The protestant churches aren’t much better. While the Reformation rid the protestant churches of much of the nonsense described above, the Reformation no longer has a hold on the protestant church. These days evangelicals are desperately trying to “prove” God through science and archeology. They’ve found Egypt’s chariots at the bottom of the Red Sea, they’ve found Noah’s Ark half a dozen times, Sodom and Gomorrah have allegedly been found. Apparently picking up the Bible and reading God’s word isn’t enough, we have to have visual proof and historical evidence.
Herein lies a major problem within the evangelical world: The lack of faith. That lack of faith has infected everything from worship (which is now man centered rather than God centered) to political outlook (over 1/3 of evangelicals vote for liberal Democrats) to how so-called believers live their lives (evangelical divorce rates are higher than atheists). How can we expect to reform the poor theology of the evangelical church when they don’t even really believe in scripture? We’re fooling ourselves if we think for a moment that the size of these churches or the fact that at least 2/3 of them vote pr0-life proves their faith. It does no such thing.
The root of the problem in the church today is lack of faith. People who claim they believe in scripture don’t really believe it. They refuse to consider the historical protestant interpretation of scripture in favor of interpretations that suit people today. The church refuses to discipline anyone no matter how grotesque the sin. Meanwhile evangelicals jump for joy over the most idiotic of scientific news: The so-called God particle. If it wasn’t that, then they would be excited because this time they really did find Noah’s Ark or some other evidence of the truth of scripture. The fact though is that the truth of scripture is right before our eyes in the Bible. Lack of faith prevents us from seeing it in black and white.
Our nation is in desperate need of revival, we’re in need of true faith. We will never be able to turn back the tide of progressivism without Jesus Christ at the center. Without God grounding us in His word, there’s no reason not to support progressive tyranny or any other tyranny. We will never be able to turn back this tide with a faithless church. We know the mainline protestants have been faithless for a century but we pretend like the evangelical church isn’t equally as faithless because they proudly wave their Bible’s around. The fact though is that the evangelical church is equally as faithless and we can see that in the fruit it produces.