Can we find harmony between science and the Scriptures?

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Science and Scripture have a common Author, which means that the facts of natural science are in harmony with God’s Word. While scientists may disagree with theologians, the truth is that true science and true religion are not in conflict. While the Bible is not a science book, the truths it contains don’t contradict the natural laws. God presented the account of creation as a revelation of His existence and power (Genesis 1-2; Job 38-39; Isaiah 40:26; 45:12).

Although salvation is received by grace which is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8), it does not follow that faith is illogical or without scientific ground for right reasoning. God gave us enough evidence to build our faith on. God does not expect us to have blind faith that can’t be supported by facts.

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God invited His children to compare His supernatural acts, miracles, and prophecies with the powerless claims of atheistic or pagan religions (e.g., Isaiah 41:21-22). These Biblical supernatural acts and prophecies speak for themselves for there is no such power found in the other religions or philosophies of the world.

Jesus’ life proved that He is Divine. Jesus was sinless (1 Peter 2:22). Even His enemies testified to that (Matthew 27:54). Jesus did supernatural acts of healing all sickness (Luke 5:15-26), feeding thousands of people (Luke 9:12-17), casting out demons (Luke 4:33-37), raising the dead (Luke 7:11-16), and having authority over nature (Luke 8:22-25). And He said, “‘Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father’” (John 10:24-38).

Jesus resurrected Himself from the dead “The Son Himself lays down His life and takes it up again”  (John 10:17-18). And after His resurrection, Jesus appeared to many of His disciples and they testified to His resurrection (Luke 24:13-47). No other man did what Jesus did or claimed divinity and substantiated his claims with such deeds. Therefore, Jesus’ testimony of the truth must be true.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

 


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