The birth of Jesus Christ is the greatest contradiction of Secular Science in human history. The Bible is full of our Heavenly Father creating Science, but never of His great actions being subject to Science. Science does not control God, He controls Science. It drives secular scientists crazy trying to defy God and make His actions subject to their ideas. Because scientists have learned a few of God’s great principles, they love to think of themselves as beyond the existence of a Creator. It would be funny if it was not so insane to watch and listen to these great minds trying to eliminate Him.
But God’s great action — both in the past and present — transcends the limited world all around us. Men set their political sights to rule nations and even the whole world and yet every action can be found written in Bible prophecies. Some of these prophecies were written two and three thousand years ago and still read like the latest news. The computer world has created a world without walls and boundaries. Traveling on the great vehicle of fire and speed causes men to laurel those geniuses of discovery. The Nobel Peace prizes are given to hundreds of persons because somehow they found a spot to accomplish one of God’s foreordained plans. It’s amazing to read our Bible and see the great mind of God at work all around us.
The Son of God’s entrance into our world of limited space and time is one of our Creator’s greatest marvels. He is eternal and called by the Father, “the first and the last.” The God of all languages used the Greek language to call Him “Alpha and Omega.” The translators used English to call Him “the Beginning and the Ending.” It did not start in Genesis One and One; it never started, for He is eternal. The Son of God has forever existed in the undefined world of our great Creator.
By some mystery of divine splendor this Son of God stepped out of His eternity and was born in Bethlehem, Israel. For nine months He hid Himself in a virgin’s womb while Heaven bemoaned His absence. The Father ordained that He would first lie in a manger of straw and sleep to the quiet sounds of farm animals. While angels sang of His presence, politicians would scheme to remove His threat to their powers.
It was so during His entire earthly life that men used every human design to eliminate Him. He would pass in their midst as they sought to lay hands on Him. Officers were sent to arrest Him only to be arrested by divine speech that parted His lips. His miracles were so contradictive of nature that his enemies were speechless. Demon-possessed men were instantly made whole while crippling diseases simply vanished. He could call into a tomb and a decaying body would step forth to be loosed of their death clothes.
His visit out of eternity made all Science nothing less than the tools of our Creator. Read what David says for the Father, “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion” (Psalm 2:2-6). This earthly visitor did not go away; He simply moved His throne to the “holy hill of (Heavenly) Zion.”
Our world is quickly groaning its last groans. While men think themselves so smart and in charge of our future, the divine hands of sovereignty are guiding our course toward the finishing line. This great Son that the Father sent to redeem His creation is soon to return and finish all things. He did not step out of eternity to make a splash and then allow all things to continue as they had been. His presence at the Father’s right hand has guided the church to harvest the willing out of wickedness.
The Holy Spirit spoke by David and then by Peter at Pentecost.“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries” (Psalm 110:1-6). What a picture of the developing world scene! This is God’s picture of this very hour.
Our scientific world appears to be at their zenith. Military capacities are capable of ending human existence on this earth. Computers have created a world of control from a central place of political power. Even in our financial crisis, money is flowing like a river. Pleasure is designed for happiness but all is not well. Even in plenty, the human heart is weary. Clearly that great visit of the Eternal Christ at Bethlehem is desperate for the next visit of the Father’s Only Begotten Son. Date setting is forbidden in Scripture. The Heavenly Father sent His Son the first time and He alone will send Him again.
Joseph R. Chambers, DD, DSL