A scientific Jesus may be a hard image for even Christians to accept. An inspiring Jesus, a sacrificing Jesus, a healing Jesus and a loving Jesus—these images we accept easily. But a scientific Jesus? Spiritual seeker Steve Salt writes about this radical view. He begins:
“ ‘You will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.’ Jesus’ statement uttered over two millennia ago is the impulse for the theology he taught. It also happens to be the underpinning of all scientific enterprise. Revealing fundamental truth is the incentive of religion and scientific endeavor. The resulting discernment encourages freedom to express mastery over life’s perplexities…
“Jesus’ life was profoundly scientific. How so? He looked deep into reality, past the obvious objects of physicality and into the creativity of Mind or God. ‘Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe,’ wrote Mary Baker Eddy. ‘He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause.’
“Known today as Savior to millions of followers, Jesus’ motivation of ultimate truth-telling and love-giving was the basis of his healing work. He backed up his words with proof. Whether impacting one life through curing physical and mental disease or changing the course of thousands by providing sustenance where no food was available, Jesus’ works were the evidence of his deep understanding of reality and its underlying spiritual elements.”
There is so much more to Salt’s perspective of Jesus as scientist, including how he put this view into practice for himself. As a result, Salt experienced healings of headaches, injuries, stress, financial issues and other challenges. If you want to learn more about his views Read More here.