How Do We Know “What” We Know? - June 2020

Computers operate via a series of coded instructions called programs.  Although few of us ever meet the originators responsible for these programs, we don’t delude ourselves thinking computers programmed themselves without an original programmer.

How do birds know how to build a nest?  How do bees know how to make honey?  How do beavers know how to dam a river?  How do spiders know how to design a web?  How can certain fish and birds migrate thousands of kilometres then return each year with satellite accuracy?  How do blind, miniscule, newly born kangaroos know how to wriggle their way from the birth canal all the way to the mother’s pouch to suckle milk?  There are so many inexplicable natural phenomena swept under the carpet with the word, ‘INSTINCT’.  Do we delude ourselves thinking everything in nature has programmed itself?

In fields such as engineering, academic minds continue to learn complex lessons from nature.  Shouldn’t we be asking where nature learnt these lessons, or will we casually say - given time they happen by themselves?   The Bible declares that in nature, everything is created by God.  Therefore, He is the Original Programmer who wrote the coded instructions we call instinct. (See Job 38:36)

Not only that. God our Creator is willing to share His wisdom with us!!

The Bible says that when we are born again we have the mind of Christ.

That means we are able to navigate through life with God’s perspective on every matter. And as we acknowledge Him as Our Creator, He will direct our paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says in the Living Bible: “. . .trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.”

God has a perspective on the Corona19 Pandemic.

If you would like to know more about having a relationship with God, The Creator of the Universe, we would be happy to show you how to do this.