The Limitations of Science


“Astronomy may indeed reveal something of the grandeur and magnificence of God's creation; but it can tell us nothing of His love and compassion for sinners. It may trace the course of the Milky Way; but it cannot show to perishing souls the way of eternal life. It may tell men how far the earth is from the sun; but it cannot tell the believing sinner how far God has put his transgressions from him. It may calculate the orbits of comets, and the magnitudes of the heavenly bodies; but it cannot explore or reveal the unsearchable riches of Christ, or tell us aught of the rising of the Bright and Morning Star.”

“Modern chemistry may have given us better emollients; but it has discovered no means of cleansing the heart from sin. It may have supplied many new dyes for our textile fabrics; but it can furnish no oil of joy for mourning, and no garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. It may produce illuminating devices for dispelling the darkness of nature, and high explosives for destroying life and removing mountains; but it cannot give light to them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death, or blow up the barrier that sin has placed between man and a thrice-holy God. It may even fill men's bodies with drugs and medicines; but it cannot fill their hearts with joy and peace.”

“It was recently asserted that Evolution is the hope of mankind. How different this from the revelation which the Bible gives of ‘the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel”. The Bible tells also of ‘the Lord Jesus Christ who is our hope;' but the aim of those who have left the old foundations is ever to put something in the place of Christ.”