Big Think or Think BIGGER?

Feb 15, 2013 — 3 Comments

I came across a video today on Facebook that one of my friends posted on their timeline that really surprised me. It was Bill Nye, or as some people call him “The Science Guy”, and he was talking about evolution. (Watch Video) Just for the record, my friend was no advocating evolution!

Mr. Nye makes this statement, “Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution”.

Even after that, this is what caught my eye. He says, “if as parents, you want to deny evolution and live in your world that is completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, go ahead but don’t force your children to believe in it. We need them to be scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.”

After this statement, he finishes the video and then the logo of whoever is producing the video come up on the screen. The logo, or name of the company, was “BIG THINK”.

I am currently reading a book entitled “Worship Matters” written by Bob Kauflin. He is the director of Sovereign Grace Music. He explains that worship is so very important in the life of a christian, but our theology of God is much more important. If we don’t have the right theology of God, then our worship will not be where it needs to be.

So many times, we try to “big think” and what we are trying to do is explain things with our minds and intellect. We try to make sense of things with our finite minds. As crazy as this sounds – we try to explain GOD and who HE is with our minds! King David explains in Psalm 145:3 – “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable”.

J.I. Packer reminds us:

Today, vast stress is laid on the thought that God is personal, but this truth is so states as to leave the impression that God is a person of the same sort as we are – weak, inadequate, ineffective, a little pathetic. But this is not the God of the Bible! Our personal life is a finite thing; it is limited in every direction, in space, in time, in knowledge, in power. But God is not so limited. He is eternal, infinite, and almighty. He has us in his hands; we never have him in ours. Like us he is personal; but unlike us, HE is great!

Our GodInstead of us trying to “big think” and explain God, I would suggest that we start “THINKING BIGGER”! Instead of us trying to place God in a box and limit him to what our minds can handle and understand, I would suggest that we look into God’s Word and let God be God and see HIM for who He really is – The God that can not be explained!

God:

  • created everything from nothing and spoke the universe into existence with a word (Psalm 148:5 | Hebrews 11:3)
  • sustains all living creatures and non-living matter and HIS power holds all things together and keeps them from exploding or disintegrating (Colossians 1:17)

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Now that’s my GOD!

3 responses to Big Think or Think BIGGER?

  1. 

    Have you seen what is going on in the group Bob Kauflin is a part of?

    http://www.sgmsurvivors.com/?p=3203
    http://www.sgmrefuge.
    brentdetwiler.com

    The group’s leader, CJ Mahaney, blackmailed the group’s cofounder Larry Tomczak and hid this sin for over 13 years ago. So far the SGM Board is supporting Mahaney despite this blatant sin. Bob Kauflin seems to be taking the SGM Leaders side on this.
    Sure you want to quote a man associated with this kind of group?

    • 

      Steve, I was not aware of anything happening at SGM. I will do some research and find out for myself as much as I can before I make a conclusion. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. 

    Jason

    I am glad you going to research this. Sadly Sovereign Grace Ministries is now being sued under a class action lawsuit about over how they mishandled child molestation cases. I know this is hard to believe but sad when you read the allegations.

    It is disappointing how Bob Kauflin has supported C.J. Mahaney despite all of C.J.’s sin and hypocrisy. When leaders of Covenant LIfe Church were starting to hold C.J. Mahaney accountable for his sin and hypocrisy, C.J. Mahaney fled first to Capital Baptist Church and then to another SGM Church.

    Before this C.J. use to teach on commitment to and submission to your local church and leadership.

    Covenant LIfe Church has now left the group SGM.

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