|Naturalism Is Really A Form Of Mystification|
Naturalism Is a Form of Cleverly Disguised Mystification
One major problem with Naturalism is that it actually doesn't allow science. If the tenets of Naturalism were indeed fact, then there would be no cause for any scientific laws. One would expect absolute chaos. Nothing could be predicted. Most of the major branches of science were founded by people who believed in the God of the Bible Who is Almighty, All-knowing, and All-present. The God they believed in holds everything in the Universe together in precise order at all times. This is what allows for predictability and scientific laws. The laws of science can be observed and they tell us how God holds things together. Naturalists must accept this revelation as an assumption that is inconsistent with Naturalism. For this reason, Naturalistic scientists have an inconsistent worldview. Inconsistent worldviews cause internal tension and a measure of personal confusion.
In addition, Naturalism cannot be shown to be fact. There is no scientific test that can show Naturalism to be anything more than a figment of the imagination. It is an assumption that is taken on faith. However, all faith is not equal. This is faith based on nothing at all. Christian faith is based on God speaking. Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the word, literally utterance, of God. We see the following in Scripture: Jesus said, "My sheep hear My Voice." “You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute [incapable of articulate speech] idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:2-3) Today, if you hear His voice, don't harden your hearts. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. And these are just a few of the many references from Scripture. In addition, hundreds, if not thousands, of hymns refer to God speaking in a personal way to Christians. The writings of men of God throughout history include references to God speaking to His people. And anyone who is following Christ today has the same experience. Think about it. How would anyone follow a Person if that Person were not leading in a meaningful way?
Naturalism claims omniscience (the knowledge of everything) in that it claims to know than no one is ever led by God--that no one hears His Voice--that God doesn't speak through Scripture. However, those who follow Christ know better. Notice that all Christians don't know better, since not all Christians follow Christ or have a relationship with Christ. Many are simply members of religious groups and call themselves Christians, but don't know Christ.
If you ever want to see a Naturalist squirm, just ask them to prove to you, using science, that Naturalism is real and not just an opinion based on nothing at all. Tell them you want to see the details of how the experiments were conducted so that you can repeat them.
The Naturalistic fallacy ends all inquiry. The Naturalistic fallacy, the universal negative, does just the opposite of what the Naturalists were trying to do. The Naturalistic fallacy ends all inquiry into the spiritual realm. God wants us to get to know Him intimately. There are heights that we have not dreamed of, yet He says that if we will draw near to Him then He will draw near to us. He wants us to get to know Him. He is infinite, so the line of this inquiry will continue forever. All who seek Him are assured that they will find Him.
In an attempt to keep inquiry going, some scientists have traded one error for another error. They have created the Naturalistic fallacy, which ends all inquiry into the spiritual realm. It eliminates the ability to apply a system approach that includes the spiritual realm and the God of the spiritual realm. Naturalism totally mystifies the spiritual realm and says that it is unknowable. Actually, it is a head-in-the-sand reaction to the spiritual realm.
The Naturalistic fallacy says that nothing happens for any reasons other than natural reasons. In other words, God does nothing, angels do nothing, demons do nothing, and there is no affect in the natural world because of anything in the spiritual world. This, of course, also ends all inquiry into the spiritual realm.
The Materialistic fallacy takes this one step further and says that there is no God, there are no angels, there are no demons, and there is no spirit or spiritual realm. The Materialistic fallacy also ends all inquiry into the spiritual realm.
Naturalism assumes that spiritual things are not knowable. Naturalism mystifies the spiritual. Naturalism is guilty of summary dismissal of spiritual things. Spiritual things classified as unknowable.
This is also the fallacy of Agnosticism. Agnosticism assumes that nothing can be known about God. Sometimes, a modified Agnosticism assumes that only certain things can be known about God. Even Christians are sometimes guilty of this form of Agnosticism.
Last updated: Nov, 2011
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