Faith & Science: Friends or Foes?
… And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make manin our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
God saw that His creation was good, so as part of that creation, shouldn’t we be interested in exploring our world at the scientific level? The past 150 years has been an all-out war in the halls of academia in its efforts to completely deny the idea that all organic life is the result of a metaphysical Creator. Ask any academician who has a relationship with Christ how hostile the scientific community is toward even the slightest suggestion that the created order shows clear evidence of design. If there is strong evidence of order and design, then logic tells us that there must be a designer. This is a serious threat to an evolutionist. Christians who are involved in any scientific field that requires the study of creation, including medicine, know all too well how they must operate with caution around their colleagues for fear of being canceled.
What scientists have been discovering over the last 100 years is nothing less than astounding. Not only do the cosmos show perfection, but the world at the cellular level is not only complex in every sense of the word but contains tremendous amounts of information embedded in each and every cell. This could never have happened by random chance. The complexity found at the cellular level leaves one in awe and wonder. The Creator of the universe beckons us to find him no matter which direction we look.
As the crown of His creation, we have the great responsibility to not only take care of the world around us, but to take care of our own bodily system. The Word tells us that we were fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 149:13) which we should take that reality to heart. Not only do our bodies react to outside stimuli, but they can also be altered with what we put into our bodies as well as how we think. The science of epigenetics shows how our environment can harm us if we are not careful. This leaves humans highly vulnerable to manmade products and ideologies that do not have our best interest in mind. We should never allow our bodies to be used as part of an experiment, our bodies are the temple of Christ (1 Cor. 6:19).
God expects us to become knowledgeable about the spiritual temperature around us before blindly trusting in products and philosophies created by individuals who do not regard human life as sacred.
It is imperative that above all else we trust God over humankind.