Lately I have been doing extra hours & shifts & have been unable to fit in blogging. I have been digging around a bit regarding Charles Spurgeon & came across his farm sermons. http://www.spurgeon.org/misc/fspref.php
The church is God’s tilled ground & there is labour & rest to be had. I have often been amazed at God’s instruction for ancient Israel & the welfare prescribed for animals, humans & the land. Agriculture & society without God can be very brutal & oppressive. That’s one reason why people struggle with food & production issues but we can still kill a baby in the womb & imagine ourselves civilised & sensitive & even caring.
Many people assume that science is the saviour in all of this but science too has been the cause of ecological calamity. And science can be very selective when it comes to data. So much so that objectivity is blown away like dust or chaff. It is nowhere near as solid as people would have us believe. Furthermore science is nothing without maths & language & writing & it can also require art & animation. Science can become disproportionate, fallible & false, a hopeless hope & a false god with aspiring worshippers. The imagination can be a powerful tool.
Knowledge without God is like a regime unchecked & a society that wanders in this way is in a greater danger than a rising sea level & a warmer climate of instability in an already unstable earth.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Rom 8:22.