There are so many reasons to believe in the compatibility of science and Christian faith, it is difficult to take arguments to the contrary seriously. That doesn’t stop some from trying, of course. Nonetheless, we have great confidence in how complementary they are. We encourage further reading in this category for those interested in A Deeper Look at the Christian View of Science and Faith.
There are countless scientists, science and faith related organizations and others who offer a great deal of information to support this idea. Speak Life produces many resources including videos, books and other media. One is a series of brief videos called Thorny Questions. We provide three below, with some quotes, for your review.
Thorny Questions: Problems With The Bible – Number 1. It’s Unscientific
“Even our criticisms of the Bible assume a biblical view of reality.”
“Critics will say the Bible was written by iron age goatherders…The bible is pre-scientific , chronologically speaking. It is nonscientific in the strict sense of the word. But, it’s not antiscientific. In fact, the bible gave us the scientific method.”
“The bible gave the west a view of nature, of our human capabilities and of a grand order to the cosmos that birthed science…science was built on that biblical worldview.”
Thorny Questions: Is Faith The Enemy Of Science?
“There is no conflict between faith and science. There is a conflict between faith and philosophical materialism but science itself is not the cause of the battle. Faith and science are friends…Science tells us about matter and mechanisms, faith tells us about the maker and his meaning.”
“Actually, faith supports science. Christians love science. In fact, modern science arose in the Christian west for very good reason.”
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility…The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein
Thorny Questions: Is Science The Enemy Of Faith?
“Let’s explore four scientific truths that fit the faith store far more than the atheistic story.
“Firstly, the idea that everything came from nothing. Scientists now believe in a cosmic beginning…Without God, though, a universe coming into existence is pretty farfetched.”
“Secondly, order came from chaos…What I can’t believe is that we live in a miraculously ordered world without a miracle maker.”
“Thirdly, life came from non-life. But, how do you get life from inorganic matter?…We still can’t make it happen in the lab, yet we’re meant to believe that it happened without trying.”
“Finally, minds came from mindless matter…Brain chemistry seems like one thing, my conscious experience of the world seems very different. How do we go from one to the other?”