Jesus and Science

Recently, I received this feedback from a visitor, “I like the idea of a Christian site, however, I think Jesus was not very fond of science himself, preferring the simple people like fishermen, courtesans and tax collectors. So I am not sure about the science of Bible. I’d rather think that either you believe or you don’t. Whether our modern science knows better how and what… I leave it unsaid. The science has been wrong on so many accounts that I guess it is too early to speculate on whether they are right at present. The site looks nice and works well. God Bless You.”

This statement is not entirely accurate, Jesus told his apostles to go out into the world and preach the Gospel to every person (Mathew 28:19,20). If Jesus was only interested in “simple” people then he would have narrowed down the preaching to only those who were “simple”.  Paul the Apostle was not a “simple man” he was well educated. God’s chosen people comes from all walks of life.

Anyway, addressing the science issue, the basic definition states; Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. This system uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena.” Certainly science has it’s limitations when it comes to God, but the question remains, was Jesus against it? Answer: No. Science is a job or hobby or used as a teaching tool for education. It is also used in medicine, in technology, in math, and so on. Man has benefited from science. But not all science is good. At times, it’s used to attack Christianity claiming there is no God who created the heavens and earth. Just some random unthinking process. And certainly science does not have the final say on God’s Word. “Modern science” which I believe the author is alluding to, is evolutionary science. And I agree with a passion, it’s been wrong many times over as it’s has more questions than answers.

A doctor could observe and study a patient and say it was natural section that he acquired very good genes. Another doctor could do the same study and observation, but come to a different conclusion saying it was God who gave the person good genes. Now he might not tell that directly to the patient, but he believes that nevertheless, and doesn’t allude to another conclusion. Having different conclusions doesn’t affect the study one bit, both are familiar on what genes are, and both know at the time what are good genes and what are bad genes. They both don’t have a complete grasp of all the functions and mechanics of a gene, but both agree on the genes themselves not the conclusion. They both agree more study on genes needs to be done.

And lastly, the idea of displaying scientific discoveries which demonstrates what the Bible said, and even teaching about them, is showing how science is confirming God’s Word.

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