Last week we discussed the laws that govern aerodynamics, dear ones, and today we’re going to outline the principles that work within those laws. Remember, friends, that my purpose in this series is to glorify God in His intricate, beautiful, design for our universe. Order does not come from disorder, chaos can not form laws, explosions do not create but destroy. Within the sciences we see a clear picture of the creation, while glimpsing the majesty of the one who created. These evidences, while fascinating, are not intended as an apologetic to the lost, rather an encouragement to the born again. If you are reading this and are lost, it’s important that you know an ascent to knowledge of God can not save you, you must repent of your sins and put your faith in Christ alone. If you have any questions about salvation, or about aerodynamics, please feel free to ask! I’m no expert in either topic, but will do my best to answer.
The four principles of aerodynamics are actually really basic and easy to understand. The application of it, on the other hand, was way over my pay grade. The four principles are weight, lift, thrust, and drag. Weight, in this equation of elevation (see what I did there?) is in reference to the gravity pulling down on whatever device is attempting to fly. Lift is the second principle, and it acts against the weight, by moving more pressure under the wings, and less pressure above. You encounter this with kits on a nice windy day. The third principle is thrust, which is the motion in energy needed to move things forward, such as planes. With kits you are the thrust as you run, on a plane the propellers are the thrust. The final principle is the drag, which is something to stop the motion of the plane, or in our example the kit. These principles combine to allow the Laws of Motion give flight to man. The order of Gods creation is truly an awe inspiring science to study!
While we can in no ways copy the magnificence of bird and insect flight, we have managed to thrust massive molds of metal through the air by controlled explosions. Without the understanding of aerodynamics we would still be enjoying trains. The men who put these principles to good use did not create them, but merely understood them. There is one Creator, whose mind far exceeds our own, and whose sovereign will put things in motion. Last Monday I explained how there are certain consequences when we attempt to break the laws of gravity. In a similar way, if the principles of aerodynamics are ignored it would mean disaster for any onboard a plane.
Likewise, God, the writer of the Laws, has set down for man the Ten Commandments. As with other laws, there are consequences to breaking these. God, the righteous and just Judge, will hold us all accountable on the day of judgement for our law breaking. Lying, stealing, lustful or hateful thoughts, idolatry, coveting, and blasphemy to name only 7 of the 10. How many times a day do we break these Laws? If God is a just Judge, and He is a just Judge, He can not let any lawbreaker go unpunished. So, the Just and the Justifier, condescended to become man, He entered His creation as Jesus Christ, completely God and completely Man. He lived a sinless life, and died in the place of us wretched sinners, to pay the debt we owed. Now we must repent of our sins and place our trust in the finished works of Christ crucified. Like I said at the beginning, please feel free to ask me any questions you might have. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.