Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 20, 2016

Who Taught Kepler?

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Woof! Woof! This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier. I’m writing an article for Master’s blog.

Master is the BibleScienceGuy, and he said I could write about what I did on a recent camping trip. This will be short — Master needs the computer.

I caught another chipmunk!!!
This is my 3rd kill!!!

When we go camping, Master has been hobbling me with a plastic water jug​ tied to the end of my 15-foot-tether as shown in this picture to keep me from running too far away​.

This 8-lb-weight slowed me down till it sprang a leak and lost half the water. Now I can run fast again with only a half-gallon to drag.

My amazing nose keeps me informed of all the chipmunk activities around our campsite. They run around untethered and get into everything. It was up to me to put a stop to it. (Master cannot catch them; he is too slow. He can’t even find them, because he can’t smell them. He has a great big beautiful nose, but despite its size, it doesn’t work very well.)

My catch is in the leaves at my feet

My catch is in the leaves at my feet

I ran down the trail from our campsite dragging the jug through the woods behind me and caught one of the sassy little critters.

I stood over my kill looking at Master through the woods hoping he would leave the campfire and come see my work. Finally he and Missus came.

They were very excited for me and said what a good job I did. Master told me that I glorify my Creator by doing very well what He well-designed me to do.

I was so proud and very pleased with Master’s praise! I am very good at catching chipmunks. You have to be very fast and very quick to catch these shifty little varmints. I kill them instantly so they don’t suffer. I’m a lean, mean, chipmunk-catching machine.

I carried the chipmunk back to camp in my mouth

I carried the chipmunk in my mouth

I buried the chipmunk and Missus took me back to our camp. I immediately ran back to get my chipmunk. I dug it up and carried it back to camp in my mouth. I reburied it twice more.

There are still way too many chipmunks in that campground. I’m going to fix the problem next time we camp there.

You can read about my other kills if you want on Master’s blog. Master wrote about my catching a big black squirrel that got in our house in Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel. He wrote about my first chipmunk kill in Taunting Kepler.

Even though my Wirehaired Vizsla playmate Sanna is almost three times my size now, I am ahead of her on kills, 3-0. I will show her how to do it next time I visit her.

The Creator designed Sanna to point and retrieve birds; I don’t think He designed her to catch squirrels and chipmunks like He designed me to do. So I think I will stay the Chipmunk Champ.

Master sometimes asks people, “Who taught Kepler how to catch chipmunks and squirrels?” Nobody ever taught me how to do it. I just know.

Master tells people, “The Creator built this capability into Kepler’s DNA. Imagine the complexity of that coding job! No human has any idea how to write that code in the DNA.” (Don’t ask me about DNA. I don’t know. But that’s what I hear Master tell people.)

I'm wearing my superhero cape

I’m wearing my superhero cape

Master says that asking
“Who taught Kepler?”
is a question like many of the questions God asked Job some 4,000 years ago. The Creator used such questions to demonstrate His profound wisdom to Job:
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
When they crouch in their dens
And lie in wait in their lair?
Do you give the horse his might?
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,
Stretching his wings toward the south?
Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
And makes his nest on high?”

(Job 38:39-40; 39:19,26-27 NASB)

I feel like a superhero when, as Master says, I “do very well what God well-designed me to do.” Missus even made me this superhero cape that I’m modeling here with Master. This is how I glorify my Creator — by doing very well what God well-designed me to do.

Here are questions to think about that I got from Master.

Questions to Ponder
  1. How do your pets glorify their Creator?
  2. How do you glorify your Creator through tasks He has given you to do?
  3. Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Read the prequels on our puppy Kepler:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

Read the sequel on Kepler:
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy (with video)

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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
“for the defense of the gospel”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday January 20, 2016 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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  1. I guess the Creator didn’t design those three chipmunks to climb trees fast enough to survive. Evolution in motion, only the fast ones survive.

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    • Thanks for reading and commenting, but this is not an example of “evolution in motion, only the fast ones survive.” There could be many reasons other than speed affecting the result of the chase.

      Macro-evolution, the change of one kind of animal into another kind, is the theory with which I disagree. The death of slower chipmunks has nothing to do with chipmunks changing into another kind of animal.

      Kepler’s chipmunk kill is a result of Adam’s sin, not the Creator’s original design where God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good (Genesis 1:31). Animals were not originally created to kill each other, but Yahweh cursed all of creation as a result of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden:
      For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. (Romans 8:20-22)

      Eventually at the restoration of creation to its original state, the wolf will live and graze with the lamb without killing and eating it…and terriers like Kepler will play nicely with chipmunks and squirrels. (See Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:17-25.)

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      • “Master told me that I glorify my Creator by doing very well what He well-designed me to do.”

        “Kepler’s chipmunk kill is a result of Adam’s sin, not the Creator’s original design where God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good”

        These two statements contradict each other. What is the message you are trying to get across? You are leading other readers to think that the message is dog kills 3 chipmunks = proof of God. If that is the case then we logically have to say:

        Dogs killed 30 Americans last year = proof of God
        Smallpox killed 400m people last century = proof of God
        People murdered 14000 Americans last year = proof of God

        All doing what they were designed to do.

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        • All of creation was cursed by its Creator following Adam’s sin (Genesis 3:14-19; Romans 8:18-25). Capabilities originally designed by God for good purposes have been turned to destructive purposes. The ability to pick up a hammer and pound a nail or pound someone’s head was designed by God. The choice as to how to use that ability for good or evil is in the human being. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  2. What a cool post! I read it out loud to my family and they loved it! I never thought about dog’s instincts being proof of God… Great logic!

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    • Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing with others. I appreciate your encouraging words.

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