Science and Faith

Psalm 8:3-4

I’ve never quite been able to work out why some people think science and

Christianity don’t mix. It’s as if they think one disproves the other—and that’s nonsense.

We’ve known for some time of the existence of black holes and that the galaxies of which we are aware probably form only one-tenth of the entire universe. But now we are being introduced to a new class of “black objects.” Hydrogen and helium feature prominently in their makeup, but the number of these objects seems to be the most impressive piece of information. Apparently there are 10 million billion of them.

There’s obviously a good deal more to learn about these failed stars, and there’s a vast amount of speculation as to their value within the universe. But at least it gives the scientists something at which to point their telescopes.

No so long ago, two famous scientists set out to disprove the existence of God. As they examined the laws which govern our existence they amazed themselves by coming to the conclusion that evidence for a Creator was overwhelming.

Their research led them to issue a report which said that the chances of the world being an accident were a mere 10 to the power of 40,000. For those of us who don’t know what this means—even with a calculator—they said it meant that the chances of the world being an accident were “so utterly minuscule as to make it absurd.”

One of the professors said proof of a creator at work was to be found in “masses of evidence of designer activity that is continuing to sustain the universe.”

Belief in a creator is one thing. The next step is to ask ourselves why He put us here and what do we mean to Him? To go through life without trying to get answers is to miss the best exploration (and discovery) of all.

With the Psalmist we exclaim, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is man, that You are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)

Robert Street, It’s A New Day!


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