New technology will be wisely used in the Millennium. In fact. I believe Nuclear Fusion for energy production will be perfected as will many other technologies that are even unknown today. Moreover, resurrected Saints, such as Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler, will probably be in charge of ensuring these new technologies are only used for good. The temptation to use powerful new technologies for evil will still exist as humans will still be fundamentally depraved because of their sinful nature. This is why the Bible repeatedly tells us that in the Millennium Jesus and the Saints will rule with a rod of iron.
God reveals Himself (in part) through what He has created and it could be expected that His creation will display these aspects of His nature. Hence, we who are made in His image (Genesis 1:26–27) will continue to create as He creates.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalms 19:1
“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” Romans 1:19-20
Man being made in God’s likeness and given dominion over all the earth and its inhabitants (animals, fish, birds, and insects) would indicate man has the capability of understanding most of what God had made. Our having been given dominion over the creation (Genesis 1:28) and our having been commanded to love God with our minds (Luke 10:27) also provides moral justification for studying it. Indeed, to investigate our world brings glory to the Creator (1 Kings 4:30–34; Luke 12:27).
“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,” Proverbs 25:2-3
Professor Rodney Stark*, “Christians developed science because they believed it could be done and should be done.”
The basis of modern science depends on the assumption that the universe was made by a rational Creator. An orderly universe makes perfect sense only if it were made by an orderly Creator. Moreover, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton — were all young-earth creationists (http://www.creation.com) Many key aspects in biology (as well as the other major branches of modern science) were discovered by creationists! For example, Louis Pasteur discovered that many diseases were caused by germs and showed that life comes only from life, Gregor Mendel discovered genetics, and Carolus Linnaeus developed the modern classification system. And even today, many scientists, including biologists, contribute greatly to their field despite believing in biblical creation and disbelieving the General Theory of Evolution (the theory that all the living forms in the world have arisen from a single source which itself came from an inorganic form).
Physicists and Cosmologists have come to realise that information was in existence prior to the creation of the universe. But information needs a substrate to instantiate it. Examples of information substrates are the DNA molecule that holds the genome. And as you will read further on DNA is the language of God. Information and its substrate are not all there is, there has to be an intentional mind behind it.
Biblically informed beliefs about God led to the prediction that the universe would have the characteristics necessary to do science, that men’s minds were capable of this, and that scientific endeavour would be fruitful. This was never a prediction of atheism. If it is understood that the universe “just happened” or has “just always been”, rather than being the creation of a rational God who endowed it with natural laws, why should anybody think that it would be orderly and its workings comprehensible?
Christian beliefs provided the basis for science, making possible medicine, sanitation, transport, communications, and all the other technologies that have so radically improved our quality of life. Technology will be further developed and utilised in the Millennium.
DNA – The language of God
Before being appointed director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins led the Human Genome Project and other genomics research initiatives as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the 27 institutes and centers at NIH. Before joining NHGRI, he earned a reputation as a gene hunter at the University of Michigan. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science.
Collins also has written a number of books on science, medicine, and religion, including the New York Times bestseller, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.
*Professor Rodney Stark is presently the Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University, co-director of the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.
Stark has written over 30 books, including The Rise of Christianity (1996), and more than 140 scholarly articles on subjects as diverse as prejudice, crime, suicide, and city life in ancient Rome. He has twice won the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, for The Future of Religion: Secularization, Revival, and Cult Formation (1985, with William Sims Bainbridge), and for The Churching of America 1776–1990 (1992, with Roger Finke).
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