Science, Christianity, and The Bible

Science, Christianity, and The Bible

There are some who are trying to tell us that science and the Bible cannot agree. That, Christianity and the Bible are in complete opposition to science. There really could be nothing further from that thought.

Just what is the meaning of “Science”? The word itself means knowledge. The Bible cannot be in opposition to “Knowledge” because that is what is within the pages of God’s Word – the Bible. There must be some thought put to having knowledge.

There is a so-called knowledge which endeavors to tell us that the earth, and the universe in which we reside; as well as the occupants of this world and universe are products of an accidental explosion, without any order, and all of this just happened to come forth out of the chaos. Is that real “Science”? Is that “Knowledge”? Real science would acknowledge that there is order in the universe. The order allows the true scientist to figure out the time of the morning “sunrise”, and the setting of the evening “sunset”.

Real science can give you the dimensions of an archaeological discovery of an ancient city wall, and tell you that it had a maker, and can sometimes even discover who that maker was. Real science can tell you that 1 + 1 = 2, and that if there was no order to this universe they would not be able to tell you anything of any real significance.

Could a tornado hit a scrap metal yard, and a car just happen to pop up out of the chaos? What would the chances of that be? I have heard the figures on that, but it is so astronomical, there wouldn’t be enough room for anything but zeros in this article. So there would be absolutely no chance of that happening. How about a house being built by that same tornado as it swept through a forest? Probably the same amount of zeros. Where is the science – the knowledge – in evolutionary thought. It seems to truly be without thought.

Let’s think about this thing called SCIENCE. True science recognizes that there is order to the universe. True science knows that 1 + 1 = 2, and 2+2=4. It also knows that it takes a builder to build a wall or a house; and true science will truly recognize that there was a builder, designer for something so much more grand, beautiful, and larger as this universe; and all that is in it. True science would recognize the grandeur of the human body; its design, its many vessels throughout, the muscles, the eyes, the ears. Not recognizing a designer is to deny sense, sensibililty and true science.

The true scientific mind will recognize the truth. Science will rely on the evidence, and all evidence for the universe and all that is in it is clearly to the clear thinking, and knowledgeable mind; there is a Creator. He designed it and everything within the universe. He designed the earth, and all life upon it; and He designed and made one special creation in His own image. That is man.

In my mind it is a bit unclear why some of those who are made in their Creator’s image want to say that their Creator does not exist. They try to throw out the Creator for the lie. They want to rule their own lives, and never have to answer to anyone, but themselves.

The Bible, Christianity and Science fit quite well together. As a Christian I recognize that there is order in the universe; and recognize that houses are designed by designers/architects, and built by builders. I know that, because I have helped build a few, and worked on remodeling others, and it does not happen by accident. To say anything else would just be clear foolishness.

The Bible tells us that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7). That tells me that science, ie., true science must begin with God. If you begin anywhere else it is faulty science. Science will not give you knowledge of the Bible, but the Bible will give you knowledge of science. In this previous sentence it could really be worded like this: “Knowledge will not give you knowledge of the Bible, but the Bible will give you knowledge of knowledge.” Strange right? But nevertheless correct. Do not fall into the trap of interpreting the Bible with science; interpret science with the Bible.

If you are searching for truth in science, then you must begin with God. Remember, “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1). Beginning anywhere else will lead to grave and dangerous error; and it could be at the expense of your God – given eternal soul.

I once met a man, an atheist, who was highly educated. I introduced myself, and told him what I was doing, making visits as the pastor of a small town church, and meeting some people; and I started to question him of what he believed about God. His answer somewhat surprised me. “Haven’t you realized that the geological evidence clearly proves that the earth has no creator”, not necessarily verbatim, but close. He proceeded to say he did not believe there was a god of anykind. My answer was, “You mean to tell me that you can believe that the house you live, the one you are standing in now, could’ve just popped up here by accident?” Do you know what his answer to that was? “That has nothing to do with it.” Then he proceeded to tell me of his education, his major in geology, and his degree in geology; as though that should be proof enough. It really did not do anything profound for me. He asked my degree of education, to which I responded, “NO college”. I do have enough sense to know that it takes a Designer to build something so vast and wide as this universe, and its living inhabitants. Christians do not despise education, nor science; true science.  All science must begin with God.  Anything else, science, religion, or education that begins with man, or earth, or anything worldly will fall short or truth.  That is SCIENCE; that is BIBLE; and that is what I believe as a CHRISTIAN.

-by Tim A. Blankenship

13 thoughts on “Science, Christianity, and The Bible

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  2. Dan,
    The whole truth of your delimma is that you don’t want to believe in ‘God. To say that God is not all powerful, all present, and all knowing is to deny God entirely.
    If you believe in a Creator He would need to be all powerful, and to be sovereign He would need to be all knowing and all present.
    My only answer I can give is if you do not receive His gift of grace you are without hope. Our only hope is found in this “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He arose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas [Peter], then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once…” 1 Corinthinans 15:3-6.
    As long as you are full of Dan you will miss God.
    I have enjoyed this discussion, but I must cut it off with this one. Thanks.
    T.A.

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  3. “God gives mercy to the whole world by not destroying wickedness now.”

    Right – he makes us suffer because he loves us. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, for both a father and an authority figure, as I’ve been trying to say. Only a cruel lord would be as such.

    “Doesn’t the Declaration of Independence say something about, “being endowed by our Creator…”?”

    Yes, it does. I didn’t say that the DoI was infallible.

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  4. Dan,
    There is no doubt that evil is in the world. God is not the author of evil, but He can and will eventually do away with it. God gives mercy to the whole world by not destroying wickedness now.
    Man’s understanding and God’s understanding often stand in shard opposition to the other. Ignorance is not good. TRue knowledge comes from God.
    Doesn’t the Declaration of Independence say something about, “being endowed by our Creator…”? And it is just a man made document that has only been around a little over two hundred years.
    “Forever, O LORD, YOUR Word is setted in heaven.” Psalm 119:89
    T.A.

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  5. Additionally, I just have to comment on this:

    “You let your own understanding blind you to the truth.”

    So to reach truth you must be ignorant?

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  6. Let me get this straight – your God is omnipotent, but allows evil to be beset upon us, unless we worship him and pay him homage. If we obey him and are good subjects though, we get blessings. Is that about right?

    What do I base my morals on though? If I’d have to choose anything, I’d say the Declaration of Independence, as the basis for my morals regarding authority.

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  7. Dan,
    How can you call a “Tyrant” someone who has given His own Son to pay our sin debt. Open your eyes. He is a benevolent, and omnipotent God. There is only one, and you and I are not Him.
    You let your own understanding blind you to the truth. Man’s knowledge contradicts the knowledge and wisdom of God.
    “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1
    I am still want to know what you base your morals on.
    T.A.

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  8. “He is and will continue to do so until all evil and sin has been put away. He is being merciful, and gives us more time for repentance, and trusting His Son Jesus for our salvation.”

    So your God is either not omnipotent or not benevolent? You say he just wants us to repent and worship him, but that was true of all the tyrants in history. (This is where morally bankrupt comes into play. A god that acts like a tyrant would not deserve to be worshiped)

    “The all knowing, all present, and all power of God may be logically absurd to the minds of men, but that doesn’t make it untrue.”

    You don’t understand what a contradiction is, do you?

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  9. Dan,
    Again thank you for your comment. You asked, “Why doesn’t he then?”.
    He is and will continue to do so until all evil and sin has been put away. He is being merciful, and gives us more time for repentance, and trusting His Son Jesus for our salvation.
    The all knowing, all present, and all power of God may be logically absurd to the minds of men, but that doesn’t make it untrue.
    You call this idea “Morally bankrupt”. Whose or what morality do you base that on?
    “For God so loved the world [Dan], that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
    I am praying for you Dan.
    T.A.

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  10. “If we believe in the God who made all things, then why so difficult to believe that He can intervene, in His mercy, love and grace in our affairs, and provide salvation for us?”

    Who knows – maybe this god of yours can do all that. But why doesn’t he then?

    Personally, I find the concept of an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent deity logically absurd, and morally bankrupt.

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  11. Dan, Thank you for your questions. Classical deism doesn’t truly know the God of the Bible. He is God, Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.
    In the Bible we see our Creator creating, until He made man. Then, we are told that He walked with Adam (Gen. 3:8). That is why He was walking in the garden.
    If we believe in the God who made all things, then why so difficult to believe that He can intervene, in His mercy, love and grace in our affairs, and provide salvation for us?
    Our Creator is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient; and He is also Immutable. He cares for our every need for our good and His glory.
    Miracles, answers to our prayers, are only evidence that He does care for us. A miracle is God using the power of creation to accomplish His purposes within humanity. It is really only a matter of how big God is in your sight.
    If you will turn your life over to Jesus Christ believing that He died for your sins, carried them away, then rose again; confessing and forsaking your sins thing will become clearer.
    Thanks again for your questions.
    T.A.

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  12. Just a quick question – are you suggesting that a Creator God (i.e. something along the lines of Classical Deism) is the same thing as the Christian God (where God intervenes in reality from time to time, via prayer and miracles)?

    I agree, the former is consistent with science (although so is atheism). But the latter – the Christian God that is a personal God and answers prayers, performs miracles, etc. – doesn’t seem consistent with science in the slightest.

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