Deuteronomy 11:14

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13 If you will only heed his every commandment that I am commanding you today—loving the LORD your God, and serving him with all your heart and with all your soul— 14 then he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, and you will gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil; 15 and he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you will eat your fill. 16 Take care, or you will be seduced into turning away, serving other gods and worshiping them, 17 for then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain and the land will yield no fruit; then you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving you.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

This passage was instrumental in creationist palaeontologist Stephen Godfrey's acceptance of scientific explanations of biological diversity. He saw that the science of Meteorology would explain the events of v.17 differently, just as biology explains the origin of species differently, and yet nobody thought Meteorology was in conflict with the Bible, or fussed about "Theistic Meteorology"! Neither Meteorology nor Evolution necessarily denies the hand of God by studying natural causes and effects. (Further discussion of the analogy: Is Meteorology analogous to Evolution?)


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