Was Jesus a scientist?
April 10, 2014
Okay, so he didn’t wear a white lab coat and use a microscope. Oh, wait, I guess he did. Well, not the lab coat, but he did use something like a microscope. He examined – very closely – the thoughts of those around him!
It wasn’t really a microscope though; it was something even more powerful! The Apostle Paul explains it this way in his letter to the Hebrews: “…the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (4:12) The W0rd of God was what Jesus used to understand and heal those around him. He used it consistently and repeatedly.
And like any good scientist, he taught others how to use God’s Word consistently and repeatedly. And they taught others. And on and on. Jesus even predicted it. He knew his results were consistent and repeatable. He said “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do.” (John 14:12)
Although Jesus himself didn’t keep a scientific record of all that he did, there is a whole New Testament that lays out how consistent and repeatable – and scientific – his works were. And the works of those who followed him.
And still follow him.
Was Jesus a scientist? Read the gospels. Read the book of Acts. Read Paul’s and Peter’s and James’ and John’s letters.
You decide. And go and do thou likewise.
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.