“A hundred passages of holy Scripture,” says Galileo Galilei, “teach us that the glory and greatness of Almighty God are marvelously displayed in all His works and divinely read in the open book of heaven.”
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.”
To understand the speech and knowledge inherent in the universe, we must study it. That’s Science. Science is the study of God’s creation, the objects in nature and what happens to them. We are surrounded by innumerable things which are constantly in motion; they grow, move, boil, fall, decay, etc… God wants us to carefully study His magnificent universe in order to understand it, subdue it, and use it for the betterment of mankind.
The Latin prefix to Universe is uni, meaning “one.” The universe is UNIFIED because it came out FROM God and will go back TO God. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…then cometh the end…that God may be all in all.” Genesis 1:1 – 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
“Aristotle’s physics had produced little or no knowledge of practical value. But by studying the physical universe as a machine governed by exact, precise mathematical laws, Galileo found principles by which man could build new and wonderful machines.”
The study of nature humbles us, expands our hearts to embrace all humanity, and helps us put God’s creation to use for the betterment of mankind – animals too!