Time and time again I have heard people say, “Well the the more advanced we get in our scientific abilities, the more we see that God couldn’t exist.” First off, that’s totally wrong. Over the thousands of years of scientific discovery, no scientist has been able to make a concrete argument that eradicates the need for an intelligent Creator. On the contrary, science compliments Christianity. It shows us the need for a Creator even more with each discovery.
Science Started In Part Because of Religion
Often times, the beginning of scientific discoveries in the beginning began as people were searching for more information on the Creator of the universe. They wanted information on Who could have designed such a place as Earth. Astrology began as young scientists wondered at the gods in the heavens. The church even supported programs that worked to make instrumental scientific studies. The scientific world, while full of people who say it now discounts science, owe many of the world-changing discoveries to the desires of religious people yearning to learn more about the Creator.
Copernicus, the creator of the mathematical heliocentric theory that shows planets revolving around the sun, was Catholic. He felt that science had no oppositions to God.
Einstein, while not convincingly Christian, confidently believed that there was no possibility that nature created itself. He denied atheism, but never really grasped the God of the Bible.
Sir Isaac Newton, the great scientist who discovered calculus and the many laws of gravity and motion firmly believed in a Creator God. He marveled at the order and complexity to the universe. He questioned certain Biblical texts, but never denied the existence of a Creator God.
Modern Discoveries Scream Design
Daily I find articles of new discoveries that just scream design to me. The complexity of the cell points to the idea of an intelligent being. Some scientists say within the cell there is “a well-choreographed dance among the microscopic structures housed within living cells.” How could something this detailed and structured come about by macro evolution?
The seemingly simple lobster shell is structured with material that no man can rival in both weight and strength. Engineers and scientists are working to replicate this “armor” to put to use. One researcher even mentioned it looked like “guided” architecture. Once again, nature did it best, but that couldn’t have been by chance right?
As scientists are able to dig deeper into the cell, they continue to find out just how complex it is. Every organelle and structure works together and is dependent on each other to accomplish their job. This lead us to the idea of irreducible complexity developed by Michael Behe. This idea says that because everything in a system relies on each other, one will not work without the other. Thus, there is no way that they evolved because it would have been a step-by-step process. All parts must have been placed together at the same time. A Creator and a Creation, as outlined in Genesis.
Where Does Science Take Us?
The list of evidence goes on as does the finger that points science towards Christianity, or at least the God of the Bible. But it’s important to remember that science is a means of bringing people to know the true God and Creator of the universe, but it is not a way of salvation. That comes through the relationship we create with Him. The fossil discoveries that are enamored with how well they were preserved say it must have been rapid burial, maybe a flood? The complexity of the seemingly simplest of organisms, or the conscience in a human. They all point to a Creator. All of this science doesn’t point us to a naturalistic view. It points to design. It points to God.