Science Cannot Escape That It Begins With The Biblical Definition of Faith

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   5/4/2012

The world of science is constantly trying to understand the world in which we live.  Theories are proposed, research is conducted and conclusions are drawn.

Yet the numerable conclusions drawn by the scientific community throughout history that have been proven incorrect make it difficult to put much faith in modern science.

The problem with science is that it begins with an assumption. Before any theory can be proposed or any research can be done, a scientist must make an assumption. 

The greatest myth of modern science is that science is a 'neutral' tool that can be used to discover the world and answer questions without bias.

Science begins in the mind of people. It is a collection of reasoning about the existence of the world under study.  Science cannot begin outside the assumptions of our own thinking, or put another way, it is impossible to remove the ideas of the existence of the world from the mind of a scientist. 

We have no research that was done before the world existed or from outside the world in which we live in.  Because of this we are limited and forced to make assumptions about the world in which we study.

Does God Exist?

The first assumption that exists in the mind of all scientists is “does God exist?”

A scientist may say, I don’t know let’s find out, but the research that they begin with will always reveal the assumed answer to this question.  Science is therefore always biased and never suggestive unless it could be done by someone other than a person.  Science alone is not worthy of our trust. 

The very thought that the world puts tremendous faith in the conclusions of science, despite their history of errors and direct conflicts with the Word of God, reveals the world’s willingness to believe in our own intelligence above God’s. The audacity of this claim is staggering.  What this assumption really means is that we can be our own sovereign gods. 

With each new conclusion that is against the knowledge that God, we are holding our heads up and declaring that our intelligence gives us the authority to determine our own path apart from God's influence. 

But each new conclusion that the scientific community comes up with that is worshiped by the world is nothing new at all, it is as old the first man that thought he knew something.  And just to show us how foolish our boasting is, God predicted before we even existed that we would do this very thing.  (1 Cor. 1:20-21)

Science Begins With Faith

Science begins with faith, because faith believes in what is invisible.  The very idea of science is to understand the invisible forces and energies that make up the world.  To believe the invisible forces and energies that make up the world is by definition faith.

Science cannot begin without faith and it cannot redefine what faith is because faith is part of the world we live in, just as the Lord tells us.  

“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. “ – Hebrews 11:3

The world was made out of things that are invisible and is held together by natural forces and energies and we have no choice but to but our faith in.  This is how we understand the world, by faith. 

And it is this very understanding the God created the world that has created the reasoning to explore the world, which the entire modern day scientific revolution was built upon.  Without the understanding the God created the world, their would be no modern day scientific community.   

The Lord also tells us the reason the world was created and what holds it all together.

“For in him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  – Colossians 1:16-17

Science is not bigger than God.  Science is a human function that exists within the world that God created.  It is the expression of man to learn about God. The thinking mind of man was created to discover who God is. 

The most important discovery is that the creation of the world reveals that God loves us.

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