Colossians and Science
A Total Christ  -  by Walter Lang

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Day Seven -- Colossians 1:10

A "Total Christ" is Fruitful

Writing in the book Dinosaurs, Drs. Carl Baugh and Clifford Wilson demonstrate that both human footprints and dinosaur tracks are found along the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. On-going searches yield new prints. But in the state Dinosaur Park in the area, operated by evolutionists who deny that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, prints are deteriorating. Worse, they have been embarrassed by human prints discovered. Creationists have also found a child's tooth and dinosaur skeletons alongside human footprints. Yet, their resources are far less than those of state park personnel. In Col. 1:10 the apostle Paul prays that in Jesus Christ the Colossians will be fruitful.

Fruitfulness and Real Wisdom

Following verse 9 is verse 10 in which three types of true wisdom are described: knowledge, wisdom and spiritual understanding. Where there is true wisdom--in contrast to false and deceptive wisdom of gnostics with their pseudo-angel stages and imaginary fulness--there is real growth, true development in knowledge. Wherever Christ is acknowledged, there is growth and productivity. This is demonstrated in South Korea, South Africa and other parts of the world. Most third world countries believe that science and education will give them blessings enjoyed by people of the USA. South Korea is an example that it is religion that matters. Marxists boast of their science, as the Colossian gnostics did, but science of itself does not ensure productivity or even temporal blessings. The total Christ, as the apostle Paul shows, is the basic foundation for education and science as well as for spiritual life.

Who Will Bury Us?

Krushchev once boasted that Russia would bury the U.S.A. Today it is not the Soviets, but the Orientals, who are burying us in the United States. They can do this because they work harder and are more productive. When we all accept Jesus Christ and make Him central to our total lives, all will be more productive and no one will need to bury anyone.

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Prayer: That through the total Christ we might be blessed with more wisdom, knowledge and spiritual understanding and that we might become more productive not only in science disciplines, but in all areas of our lives. And that in Christ we may "rejoice" in our productivity (Ps. 104:31) and become ever more fruitful.

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