Is Science Standing in Your Way of Seeing God?
Written by T.M. Gaouette | September 23, 2014
Okay, disclosure! I’m not a scientist. Does that mean I don’t have the credentials to write about science versus God? I don’t think so. Because I don’t think that you have to be a scientist to know that God exists. Scientists have yet to prove that God doesn’t exist, and when it comes to subjects like evolution, well, we’re still waiting for the proof that the ape evolved into man. There’s still a gap. A missing piece. That’s why evolution is just a theory and not a fact.
Still, even though science can’t prove God doesn’t exist, and even though science can’t answer questions such as “If nothing comes from nothing, then how can there have been a big bang?” there are millions of atheists. Worse, there are still those Christians who continue to wrestle with the existence of God.
But the truth is, science proves God’s existence. Even in its lack of discovery, it has proven that only He could have created this amazing, complex universe. Think about these truths:
- Science proves that there’s a God. Because science can’t create something out of nothing, it could not possibly have created the universe. Therefore, an un-created Being that has always existed must have created it. 1 Corinthians 2:7 reads, “Rather, we speak God’s wisdom, mysterious, hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory.” This is just one of many examples of scripture that reminds us that God’s existence spans beyond time and that He was not created.
- Science cannot create life. Science can take existing life created by God and experiment on that, whether it be with plant, animal or man’s seed, but science can’t create a seed. God did. Nor can science put life into a body or bring a fully dead man back to life. Guess what? God did!
- Science cannot create a conscience. It can’t create intellect, reason or emotions. It can try to mimic some of these things with the design of super robot experiments, but it can’t create them to an exact match with that of man.
- Scientists are learning more and more that there is a God as they make new discoveries. Psalm 111:2 reads, “Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.” As scientists work to find cures for illnesses or understand how some things work, they are learning how amazingly fine-tuned our world is. Everything about it was made in such a way that it creates and sustains life perfectly. Everything works so well together that only a Being with knowledge and understanding could have designed it. To assume that the universe was created by accident is harder to comprehend than it being created by a God.
- The universe is just too complex to be an accident. This follows along with number 4, but from our perspective. Ecclesiastes 1:5-7 reads, “The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.” I mean, you just have to look at life to realize that it had to have been designed. The natural order of everything is so sophisticated, it’s blatant proof that an Almighty Designer was behind all of it.
- The Bible tells us so. Scripture explains it all. Where science fails to answer, the Bible fills in the gaps. Genesis explains how the world was created and the rest of scripture explains why. If you don’t believe Genesis, then come up with something that makes sense. Scientists can’t.
- Many scientists are themselves believers. What does that tell you? Science is not an enemy of God. It shouldn’t blind you from seeing Him. If anything, it should lead you to Him.
Now, if you’re interested in the deep argument between science and God, but in a more interesting way than a boring academic lecture, then watch the movie God’s Not Dead. Below are a couple of classroom scenes in the movie that touch upon the science-versus-God argument.
Ladies, do you allow science to get in the way of seeing God?