On a personal note, the writing of this blog post has taken additional time because the integration of religion and science is not an easy one to understand, let alone write on. So this post may see a few revisions and additions over the course of time. When I do that I will alert my readers using a segment of the blog that I have yet to create--a "What's New" page, which will be available in the right hand column on this blog.
Science and TechnologyFirst, in my personal view of life, science and technology go hand in hand. In a historical sense, it was religious figures in history that pioneered scientific thought. At some point, and I'm no historian, it appears that the two took a radical turn apart from one another.
Secondly, it appears to me that when we look at the universe above and around us in a scientific sense, we do so utilizing the finest technologies known to man-kind. So, in my view, it requires the use of modern technologies to reverse engineer our current understandings of what God has done in the initial and on-going creation and of the world we live in. So, to my notion and in my estimation, this boils down to this: "It takes technology to understand God's technology."
Here is a list of Bible passages that I believe has significance in understanding the programmed reality issue:
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.