The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
And finally, the level that can boast of its quickness to attend to the every whim of its
myriad parts. Ably lofting itself into the stratosphere of intellectual perfection, and
launching Mankind from out of the cradle of his birth into a much larger creation, has
now appeared upon the scene.
The Computer Revolution, the promise of placing a heavenly mien upon Mankind,
proclaiming that the arrogance of knowledge is sufficient to all things temporal and
eternal, has arrived and is master of all that it s urveys. No need to look further afield for a
higher attainment. This most brilliant apex is sufficient to all concerns. The Alpha and
Omega has descended upon Man‘s shoulders crowning Him Lord of all things for all
-Who needs You? | this heedless apprentice shouts to the cosmos.
-Man does! | might echo the answer. -If he has the ears to hear with. |
-Are you sufficient to prevent your own extermination? | a critically important
question clangs loudly within the tower of Man‘s technology with no presently affirmable
Might even this mighty tower come tumbling down due to an extraterrestrial
catastrophe, with the puny insensate remains of Man strewn widely afield as the price of
his arrogance? It has, according to science, happened to the dinosaurs, masters of a
different kind of arrogance in a bygone age.
How many times has the tower of Man‘s civilizations collapsed before the tempest of
his God‘s nature?
In the beginning, Man‘s first hint of the Presence that he became so minimally aware
of was like the softest touch of a whisper.
Was that whisper meant to eventually turn into the roar of a -burning mountain, | as
mentioned in the book of Revelation, when another asteroid is predicted to bring on the
end of days, as it did to science‘s dinosaurs?
Or, will this ancient whisper be the final confirmation of the power that undergirds
ageless theology, while allowing the theory of evolution to be one among many
explanations of how the Creator might have gone about the business of Creation?
The wisdom of the ages reminds Man that he is not alone in this world, and that his
science is a sword that can cut two ways. These two juxtaposed sources of intelligence
must combine in their search for the Unified Force that Man‘s science still seeks.
He would be the wiser if Man could recognize his apprenticeship position for what it
is. He, for all of his brilliance, cannot be a light unto himself. He must come to the
Perfect knowledge that the highest that he can attain to, is to be an effective reflector.
This time, and for all time, let us remain mindful that God is Creator and that Man,
for all his accomplishments, is only His imitator. Does history need to repeat itself even
one more time for us to get the real message? Will there be anyone left to hear?
-Over the door in one room of Hellbrunn (Austria) (an elaborate Baroque palace built
by Salzburg‘s archbishop Marcus Sitticus in the early 17th century) there is a painted
Latin Motto, numen vel dissita iungit (a divine power unites even opposites).
It is my hope that somewhere within these words, so painstakingly transcribed, this
power has, in some way, ministered to your understanding.
The following excerpt is from Wm. Tyndale‘s Prologue to the first printed English
New Testament, published in AD 1525.