Can we find harmony between science and the Bible?


By BibleAsk Team

Harmony Between Science and the Bible

Man can certainly find harmony between science and the Bible because they both have a common Author. The facts of natural science are in line with God’s Word. Scientists may disagree with theologians, but 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). And Jesus testified to the truthfulness of the creation story (ex. Matthew 19:4).

God does not expect us to have blind faith that can’t be supported by facts. True faith always is founded on the firm, underlying “substance” of sufficient evidence to warrant trust in what is not yet seen. Although salvation is received by faith 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 wants us to build our faith on evidences. He says, “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18). For this reason, He gave us enough evidence to build our faith on.

The Life of Christ, Prophecy, Miracles…

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. He says, “Present your case,” says the Lord. “Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of Jacob. “Let them bring forth and show us what will happen; let them show the former things, what they were, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare to us things to come” (Isaiah 41:21-22).

Only God knows the future. Therefore, the sure word of prophecy is an amazing evidence to His existence (2 Peter 1:19). Believers obtain their firm convictions concerning the mission of Christ from the way in which His life fulfilled Old Testament Messianic prophecies (Acts 2:22–36; 3:18; 4:10, 11, 23–28; etc.). Thus, prophecies speak for themselves for there is no such evidence found in the other religions or philosophies of the world.

In addition to prophecies, 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 kinds of sicknesses and diseases (Luke 5:15-26), feed thousands of people (Luke 9:12-17), cast out demons (Luke 4:33-37), raised the dead (Luke 7:11-16), and had 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).

Also, Jesus resurrected from the dead. He declared, “The Son Himself lays down His life and takes it up again”  (John 10:17-18). And after His resurrection, He appeared to many of His disciples and they testified to His resurrection (Luke 24:13-47; 1 Corinthians 15:6). No other man did what Jesus did or claimed divinity and substantiated his claims with such supernatural deeds. Therefore, Jesus’ testimony of the truthfulness of the Bible must be true.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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