Monday, July 21, 2008

What about the Supernatural?

Many scientists believe so strongly in the power of science to determine all reality that for anything to exist outside nature is, for them, out of the question. Yet we have the inevitability of the supernatural staring us right in the face. We can conceive of but two possible concepts to account for origins, and both are supernatural. Either something is self-existent, or existence somehow occurred spontaneously from nothing. We do not think anyone seriously proposes that existence came into being out of nothing, therefore we will give that concept no more consideration. By purely natural standards, existence itself is impossible because any explanation for it is beyond comprehension. Yet somehow we are here, and things exist. Even though existence defies nature, science, and rational explanation, scientists steeped in naturalism find any admission of the supernatural unacceptable, so they simply ignore the question of ultimate origins. They accept the existence of matter without asking where it came from and divert attention to evolution to explain how matter became living creatures.

It is refreshing to find some highly respected scientists take issue with colleagues who make such exaggerated claims. One of the founding and guiding pioneers of NASA, Dr. Robert Jastrow wrote, “Scientists have no proof that life was not the result of an act of creation, but they are driven by the nature of their profession to seek explanations for the origin of life that lie within the boundaries of natural law.” The ruling elite of science, education, and media have largely smothered such healthy breaths of open-minded honesty. They have usurped the name of science to close the doors against all possibility of the supernatural.


jasmine said...

hey i was wondering if i could know more about the supernatural and all those symbols. and is there such thing as ghost demonds angels god black dogs ect.
from jas and sarah

Anonymous said...


Thank you for your comment. Many people dismiss the supernatural, but it is very real. Just because we cannot see something does not mean it does not exist. We all agree that air surrounds us, but be cannot see it. When it intensifies and becomes wind,we can see the damage it causes and hear it blow, but we still can't see it.

So it is with God. He is very real but we cannot see Him with our physical eyes, but there is evidence of Him everywhere. He is the Creator of life and all that is made is by His hand, including the angels who do His bidding. Romans 8:20 says, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--His eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seens, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

So also it is with Satan and his demons who do his work. We cannot see them, but we see the damage he brings to lives, because the Bible is very clear that he has one purpose--to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10). We know that he uses temptation and lies and accusation to ruin people's lives.

That is why it is best to follow the Lord in obedience to His commands and not give Satan, our enemy, an opportunity to work in our lives by being rebellious.

It is also important to recognize those things which are associated with the supernatural and can cause problems in our lives, such as playing with ouija boards, reading horoscopes, playing Dungeons and Dragons, having your fortune told, using tarot cards. All of these are things which are associated with the supernatural and are not beneficial for those who are following Jesus Christ.

We do not need to be afraid of Satan and his demons, Jasmine. The Bible clearly tells us in 1 John 4:4 that God is greater than Satan. Jesus tells us in Luke 10:19 that He has given us authority to overcome the enemy.

I encourage you to live a victorious life in Jesus Christ, Jasmine, and do not give Satan and his demons an opportunity to trip you up.

If you would like to read more on this topic, you might try to find on Amazon or EBay Josh's out-of-print book, Demons, Witches and the Occult.

Thanks again for sending Josh a comment. God loves you, Jasmine!

Josh McDowell Ministry

Josh McDowell said...

You can download a free copy of one of Josh's books - go to and search "Demons, Witches and the Occult". You'll be able to download a free book. Hope that will help.
Josh McDowell Ministry