It's remarkably easy to say we have any sort of worldview, then live without any resemblence to what we "say" we believe.
The real fact is, however, that no matter what our words might portray, our actual worldview is reflected by our actions. Furthermore, in many instances our real worldview is shown by our inaction.
The first quoted words from God were, “Let there be light.”
From that moment of spoken creation, the universe as we know it became possible to be observed. Once God’s spoken creation was completed it became possible for us to see Him revealed in that created work. (Rom. 1)
Biblical literature presents frequent instances of the glory of God as seen by men in observing natural surroundings. (Psalms, etc.)
Somewhere along the line secularism hijacked science and God became unnecessary. His created universe became, according to Carl Sagan, “…all that ever was, all that ever is and all that ever will be.”
As man grew in his worship of created things rather than the Creator, the great “lie” of Romans became the foundational basis of naturalism.
So profound was the flight from God to nothing, that the messiah of naturalism, Charles Darwin, could preach a gospel of change that grabbed people’s emotions, even if his “science” couldn’t be legitimized by the scientific method.
The “lie” propagated in secular intellectualism until it supplanted True Truth and became “established fact” as promoted by many new biology textbooks.
Abdication in the Search for Acceptance
In a desperate search to be accepted into those intellectual debates, many Christians abdicated the defense of genuine truth and sought a philosophical compromise, either by espousing a theistic evolution concept or placing science and religion into separate and impenetrable intellectual boxes.
That pathetic abdication has brought us to today.
It has become politically and sociologically correct to keep our spiritual endeavors fully removed from the public square.
The voice of reason has become the voice of treason, and Christians speak loudly of God during worship at church, but remain steadfast in retreat at the workplace and especially so in the world of science.
It’s time to take back the high ground. It’s time to investigate what science really tells us. It’s time to take the apostle Paul seriously when he urges us to “…be ready to give a reason…” for the hope that lies within us.
We're not afraid to be labeled as conservative or liberal, but why do we quake in our leaden boots and appear to constantly muffle the Christian voice in the public square?
My own personal passion right now is to speak that Christian voice by way of a website focused on the nature of leadership, teaching and learning as it applies to my lifetime profession.
We can fight that battle as we arm our minds with good science and fill our hearts with solid courage.
Naturalism has created an intellectual quagmire from which many scientists don’t want to extract themselves because waiting on the solid shore of that philosophical swamp is the God they don’t want to hear or see.
The apostle Paul says he was content in whatever place he found himself. His contentedness certainly did not result in apathy or mediocrity. His actions were aggressively positive towards advancing the gospel and his arguments for faith were well reasoned and intellectually sound.