Was reading an article on the multi-billion dollar machine that scientists are desperately hoping gives them more ‘actual’ evidence for the big bang theory, check out this paragraph:
What will we learn from it? Scientists hope the £4.4billion project will help them to understand how the universe was created and find “missing” particles which are thought to exist but have never been observed, including the Higgs boson, nicknamed the “God particle”. It could answer the question of what causes mass, or even surprise its creators by revealing the existence of a fifth, sixth or seventh previously unknown dimension of time and space.
Thought to exist, but have never been observed? Even surprise its creators by revealing the existence of a fifth dimension? All this sounds more like faith to me!
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Heb 11:1
I sat beside a Japanese molecular scientist once on a flight to Russia a few years ago. She was explaining to me, as best she could in non-technical terms, what they did with these massive machines explained in this article. They are convinced they will find another element, or particle that will unlock the mystery, because as it stands now, there is nothing to hang their ‘faith’ on. I asked her what they would do when they found it, because the question will still remain, “Ok, now where did this come from?”. Something from nothing, that’s their worldview, and they are happy with that? ‘They consider all other theories ‘unscientific’. This is faith, pure and simple, and in my view, unreasonable faith.
Jesus said, speaking to the skeptical Jews, “Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.” John 3:11
I don’t believe something comes from nothing. It’s not reasonable, it’s not science. I embrace the scientific method in my defense of the gospel. Jesus was a man, He came to earth, undeniably documented within and without of scripture. He was much more man than a man, He had the nature of God, because only a non-created being can create (water to wine, deaf to hear, rise from the dead, and much much more). We have to, using the scientific method, come to some conclusion about this history changing character. I choose reason.
Don’t let science scare you. It is simply a method of study. Too often facts are thrown around to denounce our Christian faith, but when you dig deeper, you find those facts have been manipulated to fit a scientific faith. Christianity is the most reasonable belief system on the planet, I would switch the moment someone convinces me otherwise. I simply cannot believe this world came from nothing, in the words of Spock, “That would be illogical Captain.”
Two more days with the crew from NYC here, been a great time of fellowship and productive work. Thank you all for praying with us!
Bruce & Deb