by Bill WaltonThis article reprinted by permission
Some people do not believe in God, and Christ, and the Bible because they are overly impressed with science and scientists.
But the fact is, science does not have the answer to the ultimate questions of life. And there are those within the ranks of the religious skeptics in the scientific community who have been candid enough to admit it.
In his book, Until The Sun Dies, Dr. Robert Jastrow says,
“The universe, and everything that has happened in it since the beginning of time, are a grand effect without a known cause.”
“In science, as in the Bible, the world begins with an act of creation. That view has not always been held by scientists. Only as a result of the most recent discoveries can we say with a fair degree of confidence that the world has not existed forever; that it began abruptly, without apparent cause, in a blinding event that defies scientific explanation.”
And concerning life in the universe, he says,
“At present, science has no satisfactory answer to the question of the origin of life on the earth.” And he admits, “The chemical origin of life is held by scientists as an article of faith without proof.”
Those who are prone to accept without question the unproven theories and dogmatic pronouncements of skeptical scientists need to be reminded that scientists have been proven wrong many times. In the middle of the last century the French Academy of Science listed more than fifty instances of conflict between the Bible and accepted scientific thought. The French Academy of Science has since been proven wrong in every instance.
It is also a fact that scientists can be as blind, prejudiced, and unreasonable as anyone. In the Moody-Lovell debate on the existence of God, Frank Lovell, a scientist and skeptic, admitted he could not disprove that there is a God. But he said he would not believe in God even if it could be proven that Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day after His burial. When asked what kind of evidence it would take to convince him of the existence of God, he said:
“If an orderly sequence of numbers were discovered in the permutations of Pi, that might cause me to believe in God.”
And listen to this candid admission from Niles Eldridge, the paleontologist:
“We paleontologists have said that the history of life supports (the theory of gradual adaptive change), all the while really knowing that it does not.”
And then we have this from Stephen Jay Gould:
“We can tell tales of improvement for some groups, but in honest moments we must admit that the history of complex life is more a story of multifarious variation about a set of basic designs than a sage of accumulating excellence.”
And here is a candid and enlightening observation from Fred Hoyle, an astrophysicist, in his book The Intelligent Universe:
“Orthodox scientists are more concerned with preventing a return to the religious excesses of the past than in looking forward to the truth [and this concern] has dominated scientific thought throughout the past century.”
What is proven to be true, is true. But nothing has ever been proven to be true that contradicted the Bible. Nothing. And many will lose their souls for blindly trusting in false science and biased scientists.
(to be continued…)