Do you like science? I love science! Ever since I was a kid the complexity and beauty of our world has fascinated and even terrified me. Fortunately, even though I have grown up, the world still often leaves me in a state of wonder. However, unlike my childhood, today that feeling of wonder is often overshadowed by the realization that I am seeing only a glimpse of the creative Imagination of our God. This experience or understanding is not just held by non-scientist, like me. Just listen to this quote by Sir Joseph J. Thomson.
“As we conquer peak after peak we see in front of us regions full of interest and beauty, but we do not see our goal, we do not see the horizon; in the distance tower still higher peaks, which will yield to those who ascend them still wider prospects, and deepen the feeling, the truth of which is emphasized by every advance in science, that ‘Great are the Works of the Lord’.” —Sir Joseph J. ThomsonSir Joseph J. Thomson
As hard as it is for people like myself to understand, not everyone sees the glory of God when they observe the world. Many people when looking at the vastness of space or at the smallness of particles, become more convinced that there is, in fact, no God. Here’s a quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson which illustrates this.
“The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.”Neil deGrasse Tyson
Isn’t it interesting that two scientists can look at the same world and come to completely different conclusions about the nature of its creator. This disagreement, in recent years, has become something of a big deal. With devoted and vocal people on both sides. But politics and belief aside, this conflict begs the question. Does God exist?
When it comes to answering this question, the Christian community comes at it from four angels. Experience, Science, Philosophy, and History. Evidence for the existence of God can be found in all four.
In these next few posts, I will be doing my best to get into the meat of this question, from an objective point of view.
I decided that if I make an attempt to answer the question, with a direct yes or no, then I would just be one of the thousands of people pushing their opinion. So instead of focusing on what I believe, I think it will be far more productive and fun to talk about the reasons behind the belief its self. Take a tour of the camp, as it were. This way, after understanding where we’re coming from, you can come to your own conclusion.
Also, there is a severe lack of knowledge In the church today. Most Christians can confidently tell you that they believe, but far too few can legitimately tell you why. So as we break down the different Experience, Scientific, Historical, and Philosophical evidence found in our reality. My desire is that this study will cause you to become more curious and knowledgeable about God. As well as, introduce you to ideas, facts, people, and resources, which will benefit you in your spiritual walk. I hope you will join us, as we dive into the wonders and mystery of our universe.
Thank for reading! I will be posting an article about the world of Apologetics every Thursday. On Saturday I’ll be doing a post on Biblical concepts and on Tuesday I’ll be talking about things on my mind. If you would like to keep up to date with all of that, follow above.