The Science Jesus Taught and Demonstrated

When Jesus walked on the water, fed the multitude, and raised the dead, he was acting on the basis of law. More than one-shot spectaculars, these were demonstrations of practical Science. This fact is important, because it dispels the belief in miracles. It reveals the Master's teachings and his demonstrations of healing as scientific and hence—at least to the degree that their basis is understood—within the compass of his followers' experience and within the scope of their understanding and proof. It's evident that he expected others to follow in his footsteps. Referring to his healing work, he said, "These signs shall follow them that believe."  Mark 16:17;

While the word "science" isn't used very often in the Bible, the concept of law is frequently voiced and referred to throughout the Scriptures. And Jesus said in effect that he came not to destroy the law but to fulfill it. Among the dictionary definitions of "science" is this one: "Accumulated and accepted knowledge which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths or the operation of general laws."  Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition;

Although humanity has customarily interpreted law and scientific knowledge from the basis of matter and physical sense evidence, Christ Jesus' sense of law and intelligence rested on a metaphysical basis. He interpreted law as spiritual. In fact, referring to the two great commandments—"love... God" and "love thy neighbour as thyself"—he said: "On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matt. 22:37, 39, 40;

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Do Not Fear
June 28, 1975

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