Carl Sagan open his book “Cosmos” with the assertion that “The Universe is all there is, was or ever shall be.” Is this true? From a Christian worldview, the attributes which Carl Sagan assigns to the Universe are those of God. From a Christian worldview, God is the one who created the universe, therefore it is not all there is, was or shall be.
Reflecting on Sagan’s statement, apologist John Lennox made the observation, “Statements by scientists are not always scientific statements.” Yet, for most people reading the work of a scientist they assume that they are making scientific statements.
The same can be said of almost anyone who identifies with a group in society. Even Christians. When Christians make statements it is assumed that we are making statements which reflect a Biblical worldview. When we speak with hate rather than love, it is assumed that this is the way of God. When we are dismissive, harsh or coarse with our speech then it raises the question of whether God is like that?
In Colossians 4: 6 Paul writes, “Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” It’s a helpful grid through which to assess our speech.