I bring to your attention three science stories that add up to very big trouble for humankind. They do not initially seem as though they are connected, but they are. Read on.
First is the news I wrote of yesterday, that the Large Hadron Collider was about to be fired up, and it was. It fired up successfully this morning in Switzerland (after three tries). The scientists have ramped up the machine to its intended speed and smashed particles in an attempt to confirm the theory of dark matter, and learn how mass holds the universe together. They believe there is a particle called the “Higgs-Boson” that is the universe’s glue but they have nicknamed it the “God Particle.” The scientists who search for the fabric of the universe so they can make a name for themselves, dare to nickname it after the Almighty, while denying His existence are “always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.” It is as exactly Paul warned Timothy of godlessness in the last days (2 Tim 3:7). It is and always has been a dangerous thing to ignore God. To actively try to remove God from the Universe is even worse.
Second, Scientists discover how to ‘turn off’ brain’s morality center. Man, being sinful, needs whatever restraint he can cling to, to keep from falling into a state of total evil. As the report describes, “People’s moral judgment can be altered by disrupting part of the brain, a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows.” The experiments to learn of what happens when the moral center is switched off are even more heinous. We read,
“In one scenario, a person called Grace and her friend are taking a tour of a chemical plant when Grace stops at the coffee machine. Grace’s friend asks her to get her a coffee with sugar. A container by the coffee machine is marked ‘toxic’ but contains plain old sugar — but Grace doesn’t know that. She believes the white powder in the container is toxic but puts it in her friend’s coffee anyway. Her friend is unharmed because the substance was sugar. Participants in the study were asked to judge on a scale of one to seven, with one being “absolutely forbidden” and seven “absolutely permissible,” if they thought what Grace and other protagonists in other scenarios did was morally acceptable.” Of course, we would not be reading this as news unless the experiment proved that the participants’ judged the toxic sugar as “morally acceptable.”
Calvin wrote, “There is within the human mind, and indeed by natural instinct, an awareness of divinity.” I believe that is what Romans 2:14-15 is telling us. “For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,”. (Commentary on that verse here). I also believe that Romans 1:18-20 tells us that there exists a variety of environmental circumstances which can trigger this human tendency to believe in God, including the beauty of the natural world. Further, that our sin nature suppresses the tendency, naturally at first, later, purposely and actively. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” You can’t suppress what you do not have within you. [Note: Others do not believe that there is within us a Divine Spark within us. It is a heated theological argument.]
However, if believing that a divine spark resides within us, purposely turning it off as indicated by the experiment, is a deep rebellion against God. It is evil to think that we can knowingly offer a deadly substance to a fellow human and judge it as morally appropriate.
Third, we read that “Scientists in Germany invent ‘invisibility cloak.'” “The creation of Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks may be closer than you think. German scientists have found a way to make an object vanish from view in three dimensions for the first time, according to a study published in the journal “Science.”
Do you see the downward trajectory of the human condition soon to be upon us (if left unchecked)? Of how these three events are connected? The aforementioned items are a reality in the lab, but how long will it be before the technology is widely disseminated to the mainstream for man’s fun and sinful games? If history is any indicator, not long. Can you not see how soon man will run rampant over his fellow humans if he is released from knowledge of the Divine Judge, suppresses the Divine Spark, puts on a cloak that renders him invisible, and is free to sin without being seen?? Burglars, pedophiles, adulterers, thieves … running rampant, secure in their invisibility. Total evil would reign. And it will reign, it will be a horrible event for non-believers when the Restrainer is taken away! (2 Thess 2:7)
These three recent scientific breakthroughs, taken together, spell upcoming evil. Will man forgo turning off his morality center if he has an option? No. Can man be counted on not to use an invisibility cloak for evil purposes? No. Does proving Higgs-Boson exists mean people on the fence people will still accept that God holds the universe together? No.
“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Gen 6:5. God sent the flood soon after, and Jesus tells us that the time of the end will be like the “Days of Noe” (Mt 24:37). It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see that the Days of Noah are upon us but also that the days can get a lot worse.
Thankfully, our Jesus the Savior is merciful. Thankfully, our God the Sovereign King is perfect in His timing. He knows just how far to let things go. And then Jesus will sound the trump of God and He will call us up to Him! It will be a blessed event for Christians, a tremendous fulfillment of Jesus’ promise! He reigns! And we with Him!