Answers in Genesis: Whenever a creation scientist makes an incredulous discovery, opposition often follows. It is no secret that Louis Pasteur disregarded the possibility of spontaneous generation because there has never been any credible observable evidence for it either in his time or ours. In fact, he disproved the whole idea with his experiments in germ theory. Pasteur’s uncompromising faith embodied how he approached his life and scientific career. As a result, we can see God’s handiwork in his life.
Pasteur did not have an easy life. Disease ravaged his family, and keeping others from having to experience the same may have been a motivation for his work. Childhood disease mentally handicapped his sister and caused the death of three of his children. His own health impeded his work later in life, but even amongst hardship, he did not give up on helping others and believing in his Creator.
Because of Pasteur’s accomplishments, one would think he would have been considered a genius during his schoolboy days. However, his grades did not mark him as such, and his only talents seemed to be in art. His parents’ hope was for Pasteur to become a teacher at a lycée or a top-notch secondary school. Yet God orchestrated for one of Pasteur’s teachers to recognize the boy’s diligence and work ethic and to encourage him to further his education. Would one expect this student who demonstrated only skills in art to become one of the most well-known scientists in history? Probably not.
Pasteur lived out the biblical principle of the ant in Proverbs 6:6–8. Some would consider him slow and cautious toward his studies, but these traits are actually what propelled his scientific career. For example, his diligence caused him to notice that tartrate and paratartrate crystals had everything in common but their structure was mirrored. This mystery had plagued scientists before him. God used Pasteur’s supposed weaknesses and turned them into strengths for the calling he had placed on his life. Read More @ Harbingers Daily Here …
“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.” Proverbs 6:5-8
Opinion: King Solomon urged the sluggard to get out of bed and start working. In the first of three judgments of which every born-again Christian will be a part, the works that we did or didn’t do on earth for the Kingdom, will be on the agenda of Jesus the righteous Judge.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, jthat each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 1 Cor. 5:10
Keep in mind that this Judgment takes place after the rapture, in heaven, so everyone present has been saved.
I was once asked by a rather annoyed Christian attorney if that means some will enjoy heaven more than others? My answer was no, because at the end of the day, those receiving crowns will lay them at the throne of Jesus (Revelation 4:10-11):
“the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
As we close the year 2022, my wife and I were surprised to learn that her Sunday Study “The 5 Crowns of Heaven” is our #2 most viewed post for the year.
From the study:
There are five types of crowns mentioned in the New Testament that will be given to qualifying believers after the Rapture. These crowns are identified as
- the Incorruptible Crown (or the Victor’s Crown) in 1 Cor 9:24-25
- the Crown of Rejoicing (or the Soul Winner’s Crown) in Phil 4:1 and 1 Thes. 2:19
- the Crown of Righteousness (For Those Who Love His Appearing) in 2 Tim 4:8
- the Crown of Life (or the Martyr’s Crown) in James 1:12 and Rev 2:10
- the Crown of Glory (or the Elder’s Crown) in 1 Peter 5:4
Click HERE and HERE for two Studies on the crowns.
Our steadfast focus, like that tiny tireless ant, should be leading people to Jesus.