We understand that God created nature and much of nature is quantifiable. And, we, as Christians understand and typically work within the natural laws which God created, but we are not naturalists. We understand there are laws of physics; laws that God created. However, we also understand that God is sovereign. God is no more bound to the laws of nature than our Federal government is bound by the laws of a city.
Our journey within the Spirit requires the supernatural act of regeneration. That’s not an allegory, it really happens. Jesus said, “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.” (John 3:7) This requires us to believe in something beyond naturalism; it requires supernaturalism.
When a person dies their body decays so naturalism says that the entire physical result of death is decomposition. But science can’t measure what happens after death. And, because they can’t “see, measure, repeat” what happens they declare that death is the end of it. Amazingly, these same scientists embrace all matter of foolish ideas with no consideration that, perhaps, they should look into Jesus with that same openness. If only they would read and believe John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.“
When we receive Jesus our lives are no longer limited to only “see, measure, repeat” but our lives also include “ask”, “seek” and “knock” (Matthew 7:7). We are supernaturalists and in Jesus, we are not limited to the natural course of the world. The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to tell each of us, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 ESV)
Therefore, let’s face each day with peace, confidence, and humility for there is no life better than to be known by Jesus.