To make sense of a created world, one would need to start with the creator. At least that makes sense to me. For example, my children often draw pictures that I hang in my office. These pictures are thought through and make sense to them. Often, though, I need to ask them what they have drawn because it is not clear to me. The picture I posted here may, or may not make sense to you. I know it is my son and I fishing, but I wouldn’t have known that unless I had asked the author about it.
I bring this up because I watched a History Channel documentary the other night titled “Proving God.” The two hour program was devoted to using science to help prove there is a God. But, does it really make sense to use science to find God? After all, God is the creator of everything, including science. So, while the created world would point to a creator, and it does, one would not automatically be able to locate God through science. God is not bound by His creation. In order to prove God, they would need to start with God as the starting point and then look for ways creation shows He exists, not the other way around.
I am not a scientist, so I have a limited understanding of all of the complicated processes they used. I just had a few things I thought were worth mentioning here.
1- They showed that the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus chapter 14 could scientifically have happened, even if it would have been an extremely rare occurrence. They found that given perfect conditions, the wind could push the water back and then have it fall down abruptly on Pharaoh’s army, as the Bible states. This event was too perfectly timed to be simply a coincidence, which shows that this story is legitimate and something only God could have done.
2- One of the scientists said that the church has admitted they were wrong about creation and that the big bang happened. I don’t remember ever seeing that in the Bible. They also say that God, or the “big banger”, essentially started the creation of the universe and then watched it all fall into place randomly. This is counter the Genesis account, where we do see God specifically designing everything, including people. God was hands on with creation and put everything together with detail and perfection.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry hose one by one and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. – Isaiah 40: 26
3- Can science give purpose or meaning to life? The answers to life’s meaning and the significance of mankind is far too elaborate to be limited by some scientific method. Something else must provide purpose and meaning for our lives; it cannot come from inside of us.
4- Even with the empirical evidence, it is hard to discount personal experiences. Ask believers around the world how God has worked in their lives and you will get testimony of His work in their lives. Is everyone crazy? How about miracles? When someone is healed from a disease, is that a result of their body just healing itself or is there a healer?
I believe that science will never be satisfied with what they find because they will never be able to disprove God. They do these studies and only prove that the Biblical accounts are real, which then complicates their science further. The bottom line here is that no scientist will ever really make sense of the created world without acknowledging that there is a Creator.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. – John 1: 10