There are a lot of people in this day and age that seem to think that God, or at least religion, and science are completely incompatible with one another. That one strictly requires faith, but not backed up with facts and evidence, and the other strictly requires facts and evidence, but not supported by any faith.
That is 100% erroneous and unrealistic. And I will explain just what I mean in a moment.
First, let me introduce you to Marcelo Gleiser, an Astro-physicist who has won the Templeton Prize, a prize given to those who have “made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.” The prize also gives out $1.5 million, which is more than the Nobel prize gives.
Gleiser recently told Agence France Presse that “Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method. Atheism is a belief in non-belief. So you categorically deny something you have no evidence against.”
He also told Yahoo News: “I’ll keep an open mind because I understand that human knowledge is limited,” sort of taking a Socratic approach to knowledge and understanding that we truly know nothing.
Gleiser also points out that “everybody wants to know how the world came to be… Science can give answers to certain questions, up to a point. This has been known for a very long time in philosophy, it’s called the problem of the first cause: we get stuck.”
He also says that those who believe the universe and everything that exists was literally created in six days “position science as the enemy… because they have a very antiquated way of thinking about science and religion in which all scientists try to kill God. Science does not kill God.”
And I have some things to say about this. First, a good number of scientists are atheists and devote their careers to finding out more about the universe, yes, but with the particular point of trying to disprove God or suggesting that there is an answer as to how things came to be that do not include God.
People like Neil DeGrasse Tyson come to mind as such scientists (and I would include Bill Nye the Science Guy, but he only has a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical science, soooo…). But both of these guys often try and insist that God is 100% not real, cannot possibly be real, and that science already has proven that He is not real, when nothing could be farther from the truth.
So we certainly have good reason for not being keen towards scientists who try to prove God does not exist using evidence that does not allude to that in the slightest. If anything, the more we find out about our universe and the more complex we see it to be, the more it goes to show that it couldn’t have come from a massive cosmic accident and that it had to have been specifically designed this way, as it works in perfect synchronization with everything else.
The more we find out about DNA, while scientists try and prove evolution using it, we see more and more evidence of the complexity of the creation and the intricate design by an omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient being, who is the only being who could possibly have created such a thing.
But it is precisely because of this that I also have to agree with Gleiser when he says that science does not kill God. If anything, it further goes to show that God does, indeed, exist.
But now, allow me to return to something I said earlier and the explanation I promised for it. In the beginning, I said that people seem to think God and science are incompatible with one another; that one strictly and exclusively requires faith but with no evidence and the other strictly and exclusively requires evidence but no faith. Like I said, that is erroneous.
From what I just mentioned about DNA and other things, it does not require blind faith to believe in God. We see, every day, His creation at work. Everything we see, touch, smell, hear, taste, etc. is proof of God’s creation. The further we investigate the things we see, and even do not see with the naked eye; the things we can touch and cannot touch; the things we smell and cannot smell; the things we hear and cannot hear; and the things we taste and cannot taste, the more we can become convinced that the theory of everything coming from nothing by pure chance (which is nothing but a mathematical calculation of probability) is ludicrous.
Seeing just how everything works, discovering what composes every little thing in the universe does more to PROVE God’s existence than disprove Him.
What’s more believable and requires less faith? Believing that an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent being created everything or that everything we know of this universe came from nothing and it was all a massive coincidence that it all works as it does and there are no complications with it that would disrupt the entire universal ecosystem?
Personally, I think it requires more blind faith to discover more and more about the universe and think that God is definitely not real.
But that’s just one part of the equation. There’s also the notion that “the other”, or science, requires nothing but evidence and no faith. Again, that’s completely wrong.
The scientific method REQUIRES a hypothesis. What’s a hypothesis if not some sort of belief or faith that something will be the way one thinks it will be? Science REQUIRES faith to work to its fullest extent, otherwise one would find it much more difficult to use the scientific method.
Not to mention that science is not always correct about its evidence. Take the brain, for example. Neurobiologists are constantly finding new things about the brain that they thought were in other places in the brain. The information they previously had about the brain, including the evidence, was not 100% correct.
So how can one be 100% sure that God does not exist when one can’t be 100% sure of the brain’s functions in how it works? How can one dismiss the idea of a higher being existing when we know so exponentially little about the universe we live in? We haven’t even fully explored the Earth yet, at least when it comes to the oceans!
So Gleiser is right in saying that science doesn’t kill God. Naturally, as nothing can kill God. The problem arises when people use science to further their own agendas that do nothing to advance humanity. The problem with the theory of evolution (and really, there are a LOT of problems with that theory) is that it only goes back so far – to the single living organism that evolves into everything else in the span of millions and millions of years, but it does nothing to explain how that single living organism got there in the first place. If something evolves, it had to have come from something that was already there. And if something living evolves from something else that is living, that previous living thing had to have already been there.
Never mind that the theory does nothing to explain just HOW one species can evolve into an entirely different one (I agree that things can adapt and evolve to better suit their environments, but believing a human can come from a monkey, a monkey can come from a reptile and a reptile can come from a fish, which can come from whatever else honestly takes more faith than believing in God).
So even the theory of evolution HAS TO INCLUDE GOD FOR IT TO BE FULLY EXPLAINED AND MAKE SENSE!
But in any case, the relationship between science and God isn’t antagonistic. One does not hate the other nor does one try to destroy the other. God CREATED everything, and that includes science. God gave humanity the ability to use logic and reason, and thus, the ability to study the things around it.
It is only in man’s sinful nature that we find people who pervert science to further a selfish cause. Those who adamantly insist that God is not real and can’t possibly be do a disservice to science, not to mention to God.
As I said, the more we find out about our universe, the more we discover its complexity and the improbability of it all being the result of a simple mathematic calculation of probability that has no actual power to dictate anything.
Chance does not decide the outcome of a coin flip, it only calculates the probability of an outcome. So chance can’t possibly decide the outcome of the entire universe’s history, only calculate the probability of it all happening. It has no actual power to DO anything. It's not a thing. Those who believe in chance are giving it a power it does not have - they're giving chance the power of "being".
God, on the other hand, has ALL the power to do everything. The dismissal of His existence as being antiquated does nothing to progress science itself or humanity. It only serves to further pervert both.
“All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
As much as the left tries to hide it, Christmas is all about Jesus Christ. As they say, it’s the reason for the season. Unfortunately, they don’t know Jesus and therefore, they don’t fully understand the meaning of Christmas.
If you’re an atheist, or a liberal, or even if you don’t know if you’re saved, though you want to be, this story is for you. You see, there’s one story in particular that you must know about, which foreshadows the blood covenant that Christmas represents – the same blood covenant that followers of every other religion, including atheists and the left, don’t seem to understand.
This blood covenant is really the WHOLE POINT of the Bible. It’s what the entire Bible is about. In fact, Testament and Covenant are really the same word. You have the Old Testament (or Old Covenant) and the New Testament (New Covenant), sealed with blood...
The story I’m talking about is in the OT and it’s the story of David and Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was King Saul’s grandchild and Jonathan’s son.
Pay close attention to this story because Mephibosheth could be you…
Keep on reading to find out...
When King Saul was ruling Judea, David made a covenant with Saul’s son, Jonathan. Jonathan, the Prince, loved David because it was David who had saved Judea and Saul. He was the warrior who fought and succeeded in every single battle for King Saul. Jonathan knew that without David he would have nothing, and he respected David so much as the anointed one, that he gave David his robe and his clothing symbolizing Jonathan’s power and possessions were now transferred to David.
This was a big deal – it was the recognition that, while Jonathan was the Prince, David was the rightful heir to the throne. Jonathan and David sealed this deal with blood – like in those old western movies - by cutting an incision on their wrists and joining them together in blood.
As the story goes, King Saul grew jealous of David’s popularity in the kingdom, so he decreed that David was to be killed. Jonathan alerted David, as he felt much closer to David than to his own father, so David had no choice but to flee for his life.
Soon after, King Saul and Jonathan were both killed in battle. As a result, David finally returned home as the anointed King. By then, every single one of King Saul’s aides had been chasing David to kill him, but now David would become their king. You can imagine the panic among these servants – ‘what is David going to do? Have us all killed?’
Among Saul’s aides was a nurse who was taking care of baby Mephibosheth - she was certain that David would come back to kill the little boy. Running with the baby she tripped and fell on him, crippling him for the rest of his life.
As he grew up, young Mephibosheth would ask his nurse why he was crippled – she would obviously explain ‘because we’re running from David. He wants to kill you and when you were a baby, I fell on you trying to save you’.
You have to understand that this young man grew up FEARING and HATING David. Mephibosheth is a PRINCE who’s barely getting by, poor as he can be in an unknown land, unable to walk – all because of David. That’s what he grew up to BELIEVE.
But David had a covenant with Mephibosheth’s father, Jonathan, which he intended to honor. David wanted to find Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9: 1
David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
Did you notice? David is asking whether or not there’s anybody left of the house of Saul ‘to whom I can show kindness'. Remember, all this time Mephibosheth thinks David wants to kill him.
When David learns about Mephibosheth he immediately sends his aides to bring the young man to the palace. Now, pay attention to what went on when Mephibosheth and David finally met:
2 Samuel 9:7-11
“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.” Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.
Did you notice? Mephibosheth grew up fearing and hating David, and all David wanted to do was to BLESS Mephibosheth – because of the blood covenant David and Jonathan had made.
With Jesus it’s the same. If you’re like Mephibosheth – crippled emotionally or spiritually – please know that ALL YOU NEED to be blessed and SAVED is the blood covenant that Jesus made with YOU on the CROSS. It’s a GIFT. All you need to do is RECEIVE IT. Jesus LOVES you and He WANTS TO BLESS YOU! But You have to BELIEVE first…
Angels of Truth
You know how atheists go about life angry at Jews and Christians for believing in God – they mock us, they say we’re idiots or bigots and the nicest thing they say about us is that we’re ignorant.
‘How can anybody believe in something they’ve never seen? That’s dumb!’ they say.
Never mind that they’ve never actually seen an ape turn into a human being. They don't even have one piece of evidence that suggests it ever happened! – but they believe in evolution!
Never mind that they’ve never actually seen the Big Bang, an event that just sort of happened out of nowhere – but they believe in the Big Bang Theory too!
But why are they so obsessed with God? Why don’t they direct their attacks to the tooth fairy? Or Santa? Why the obsession with God himself?
Because they KNOW God exists – they just don’t want to admit it publicly.
As a former atheist myself, I can tell you that every time somebody asked me if I believed in God and I said ‘no’, I wasn’t sure. I said what I was taught to say growing up. I said what was more comfortable to say just to fit in the group I was with. But I wasn’t really 100% sure. Because nobody can be 100% sure God doesn’t exist. Now, the idea that there is somebody who created me and knows my every move and every thought was a little disturbing. And the idea that I was supposed to bow down to the King of Kings was also questionable at the time. But I never believed with my heart that there was no God. I just simply said there wasn't one.
But apart from my own experience, how do we know that atheists KNOW God exists?
Let me explain.
You may be aware that polygraph tests used to be used by employers to test applicants. You may also know that this use of the lie detector was banned in 1988. But did you know that before it was banned some employers used to ask their applicants the question ‘Do you believe in God?’
Just as an example, Brown Trucking Company in Georgia used polygraph tests abundantly before the 1988 ban. The company’s experience with the machine is very telling. They say that in every instance when they asked the question ‘Do you believe in God’ and the answer was ‘No’, something amazing happened:
The lie detector flagged a LIE
That’s right. Atheists are the only ones who would answer 'no' to this question. And their answer was a lie. Every single time. And Brown Trucking used this polygraph test on 15,000 applicants before the 1988 ban.
I’m not surprised because I wouldn’t have passed the test either back when I was an atheist.
This is just one example, but there are many. So many that atheists decided to start a war on the lie detector and indicate that it really doesn’t work – although it’s used by the government. They also question the validity of the results saying that people are likely to be brought up in a culture where there is God and therefore in this particular instance the ‘No’ they give is inconclusive – but to that I say thieves also are brought up in a culture where they KNOW stealing is wrong, and if they lie about stealing, the lie detector will pick it up.
Regardless of the culture, if the lie detector detects you’re lying about not believing in God, then you’re lying. Period.
Atheists KNOW God exists. They know because God has put CONCIOUS in all of us.
'For God’s wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness REPRESS and HINDER the truth and make it inoperative. For that which is KNOWN about God is EVIDENT to them and MADE PLAIN IN THEIR INNER CONSCIOUSNESS, because God has SHOWN IT TO THEM’ (emphasis mine)
God has given us a conscious for us to use. In other words, we were born to BELIEVE.
God has given us CREATION as evidence – seeing the Creation and denying the CREATOR is like thinking the coffee in your cup just sort of appeared in there. That it wasn't beans before, that nobody actually picked up that bean of coffee and nobody transported it to the manufacturer. You can see that coffee in your cup, but you’re denying the existence of the coffee grower, the maker and the transportation company. You see, LOGIC tells us that if you have coffee in your cup, SOMEBODY grew that coffee, SOMEBODY picked it up, SOMEBODY shipped it to the manufacturer and SOMEBODY transported it to the grocery store even if you've never SEEN any one of these middle men in the supply chain. With Creation it's the same. Since there’s creation, there HAS TO BE a Creator.
Who's really the fool?
A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
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