David M. Paton

A Quote by David M. Paton on children, christianity, concern, correction, creation, faith, god, knowledge, meaning, science, study, thought, and universe

We ought indeed to expect to find the works of God in such things as the advance of knowledge. Knowledge of the physical universe is not to be thought of as irrelevant to Christian faith [simply] because it does not lead to saving knowledge of God. In so far as it is concerned with God's creation, physical science is a fitting study for God's children. Moreover, the advance of scientific knowledge does negatively correct and enlarge theological notions - at the least, the geologists and astrophysicists have helped us to rid ourselves of parochial notions of God, and filled in some of the meaning of such phrases as "almighty."

David M. Paton

Source: Christian Missions and the Judgment of God

Contributed by: Zaady

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