For quite some time I have been thinking that Faith and Science should be doing the same thing, searching for that which is true. To me, a "person of faith" should be a diligent scientist, not just blindly following whatever is call "matters of faith."
I was a very timid child as I grew up. My father was a dominant personality and always thought that he was right about everything. I never wanted to get in trouble by disagreeing with him. As I grew up that translated that wherever I went, I didn't want to say anything that anyone would disagree with. I rarely shared any ideas that I had. Over the years whenever I went to church, or to bible studies I would just sit and listen and not say much. I didn't question whether the teachers and preachers were correct in their speaking.
"I am the way, the truth, and the life." This is such a good pattern for living. Let's break the sentence apart and look at each section.
It all begins with the "I AM" of God. God is Love, God is Spirit, God IS...... While Jesus was here on earth, he lived his life with integrity, honor, boldness. As children of the Most High, we are to live our lives by his character. We are to take on the character and mind of Christ. We are to live our lives with honor, integrety...
Calling something the truth does not make it true. Truth refers to those things that are true. Truth stands up to investigations and questions. In fact, truth invites questioning and close examination. Those who walk in truth don't have to "defend" the truth because the truth is self-evident. For example, the truth is that we can safely walk upon the ground. The ground will hold us up. This truth is self evident. You don't have to convince anyone of the this truth. Everyone can see it for themselves.
Truth is simple. It is what it is.
Science is often seen as an enemy of those of faith. But we would like to make the case that true science and true faith are closely related and can work hand in hand. True science searches for the truth. True faith is based upon that which is true. Since both are .... truth, we will start with the Truth