Letter to the Editor
William F. Tanner
has revealed himself to us in two ways: in his world (Ro. 1:19,20) and in his
word. These two revelations must agree; if they do not appear to do so, it must
be because we are misinterpreting either one or both.
Furthermore, we are specifically commanded to carry on that activity which we now designate as science
(Gen. 1:28, we are to subdue, or exercise control over, the earth; Psalm 8:6, we have already been handed the responsibility for controlling the physical world; Job 37:14, Job was told to study the physical world; Psalm 77:12, extends the same instructions to the rest of us). In other words, the scientist (if he is a child of God) performs an act of worship when he carries out a specific bit of research.
One of the important areas
which is of interest to the scientist who is also a Christian is the area of
earth history. A great deal is said today to the effect that science and the Bible give different accounts of
the past; of course they do. But many people infer that because these accounts are different, that they
are therefore also contradictory. It is up to the Christian, in view of the specific commands summarized
above, to investigate this matter.
The Ice Age article,
referred to by Mr. Krause, was