Bible And Science 1

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What Is The Current Status Of The Assumed Bible/Science Conflict  ?

 

 Dr. Johnson C. Philip

 

Lesson 1  

The Problem 

Everyone knows that we are living in a period of explosively growing scientific knowledge. Tens of thousands of scientific journals are published all over the world to report scientific discoveries. In spite of this large number, these publications are struggling under the weight of information sent for publication.  

SCIENCE is the result of man’s quest for truth. The dazzling performance of science and the resulting technology has made science a synonym for truth in our generation. Many have been quick to use this atmosphere to attack the Bible in the name of science. These people claim that Christians have always been anti-scientific.  

An example quoted frequently is that of Galileo Galilee. The Church forced him to renounce his scientific discoveries. This, they claim, is an example of the “warfare” between Bible and Science. Further, many of them claim that the twentieth century science has completely disproved the Bible, and that the theory of evolution has completely negated the possibility of creation.  

Most people don’t know that many arguments brought against Bible or Christianity are artificially forged by people interested in discrediting Bible. Even in the case of Galileo, many historians of science have demonstrated that, it was the scientific and political community that punished him. The reason was pure professional jealousy that was aggravated by Galileo’s uncontrolled sarcastic speeches and writings. The Bible was an innocent victim in this drama.  
   

The Historical Background:Attacks directed against the Bible are not new. Since this is the only book in the world that teaches the total depravity of man — who cannot in any way save himself — this book has received much opposition for thousands of years. However, this opposition gained momentum only in the last two hundred years.  

A key factor that united the critics is the Theory Of Evolution. The opposition was divided before Darwin proposed his theory, but his hypothesis gave them a common ground to come together. This coming together had a snowball effect with each anti-Bible movement strengthening the other. Today thousands of organizations and publications around the world are devoted to some kind of attack or other against the Bible. This is the reason why even in the most unlikely place you keep hearing that “Science has discredited the Bible”. It is only a propaganda, and not a fact, and you will discover that as you continue with this course.  
  

Present Situation Of The Attacks:The Theory Of Evolution has infiltrated education systems all over the world. This hypothesis is being taught as a fact in schools at an ever earlier stage. Almost all textbooks — science, commerce, humanities — have been written with this theory serving as the foundation.  

Rationalist and atheistic organizations and publications have come up everywhere. More and more influential writers and thinkers are spreading the message. Various movements, even if not directly teaching atheism, are joining hands with atheistic philosophies for their selfish goals.  

The world of knowledge (research, publications, textbooks) and the world of communication (periodicals, radio, TV, movies) are now dominated by these people. They aggressively use their authority and position to propagate their views, but do not allow anyone else to present the other side.  

Young people brought up in this atmosphere know only one side of the picture — that science and evolution have discredited the Bible. They are never told that there is another side to this picture — a shocking one indeed. They are never shown the two sides and therefore they are deprived from choosing the one that better fits the facts.  
 

Response of Christians:   The situation definitely needs a response from Christians. After all, when there is such an aggression against them, they cannot remain silent. Over the years, the community has split up into three groups.  

One group of Christians continues in their commitment to the Bible with no question whatsoever about its reliability. They were never affected by all this noise, and they have never tried to see any of the sides. They are not at all interested in the question and therefore they lead quite stable lives. However, they have one handicap — usually they are unable to help or sympathize with another believer who might be struggling with these problems.  

The second group consists of those people who have clearly understood that both sides stand upon conflicting grounds. But they are not interested in studying the subject further. They usually take refuge behind statements like, “scientists teach evolution while Bible teaches creation. I believe in the Bible.” This is spiritual escapism, and these people — due to their awareness of the real conflict — remain in a perpetual state of tension. After all, no person can continue to believe peacefully in two mutually conflicting ideas. When a seeker approaches this kind of a person, he is told to behave in the same way — run away from your problems, lest it start troubling both of us.  

The third group consists of seekers. They don’t want to run away. They want to know the truth. They believe that knowing the truth will only strengthen them and make them more secure in their faith. Usually they are able to find a believer or writer who belongs to this very group — sometimes in the past these people struggled with their faith, then saw both the sides, evaluated them, made their choices, and are now fully assured about their stand. These people, since they intimately know the emotions of a searching soul, are able both to sympathize with the inquirer and also to guide them in their quest for truth.  
 

The Purpose Of  This Course:  This course has been prayerfully prepared by people in the third category mentioned above. Scholars and researchers all over the world have spent hundreds of thousands of hours in experimental, theoretical, and library research into the relationship between Bible/Science/Evolution. Enough course material is available today to offer University level Bachelors to Doctorate level courses. But since most people are interested only in knowing what is just sufficient for their needs, we are offering this brief six-lesson course for them. If this does not meet your needs, we can always guide you to more advanced courses, books, and library-research.

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48 comments for “Bible And Science 1

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    March 21, 2008 at 2:27 am

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  5. Robert Sowder
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    I hold a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry. My study of science has increased by belief in God. Basic laws govern our universe. It is as though someone sat down and planned everything out. And someone did, God our Heavenly Father. Einstein stated the same belief when asked by a reporter if his scientific knowledge decreased his belief in God. He stated that it had not and that it had increased it because it was as though someone had sat down and planned everything out. If one takes the scientific theory of how things were created the order matches that of the creation story in Gen. It helps to prove not disprove that God created our earthly home.

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    Lesson 1 is almost an eye opener. It helped to understand where I stand in this whole thing. I hpoe by the end of this course I will have a better understanding of how everything fits together,if they do.

  27. Kachiro13
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    I understand the second group of individuals in sense that its wonderful to keep a balance with a universal concepts.Too say these people are in total conflict with themselves is a form of being bias because one must wholeheartedly seek their path;and the first group who chooses not participate in matters that will cause an hardship to there belief, thought and dogma continue their search within parameters of the bible. Science has contribute much to the understanding the principles in the bible and universal wisdom, however Darwin theory of evolution has a tainted twist,I believe that shouldn’t be thought in any institutions on the planet this is something that destroys the moral fibers on our existence. The third group
    for me is evanescent in conveying the messages in the bible. “No offensive”
    The scholars,theologians,ministers have through research compromise there understanding of the creator. Peace!

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  39. Michael Hough
    July 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Firstly thank you for this lesson which brought our attiontion to the subject evolution verses creation.
    One is not always aware of the attacks that the evil forces lunched towards Christianity.
    I would like to comment on some points mentioned in the course.

    Firstly I respect the power of the Holy Spirit who inspired the many authors of the bible books.
    The question I have answered myself by the Holy Sprit is the following:
    Science today sit with the fact that there is a universe and an Earth with all that is in it. They came to an agreement that all started with the big Bang. I fully agree with them! BUT! somebody or somthing has activated the big bang. For sientists that ‘thing’ is energy for Christians it is God.
    I believe that all things have been created by the power of the Word that was at the disposal of the Lord our God.
    One has to take into account that the creation described in Genesis was done by Moses.
    The faith for me in the phisical creation and earth in Genesis is to emphazise the greatness of our God,but the real issue if one makes it applicable to our spiritual life, this change to something else where science has no say.
    The creation in Genesis is the creation of my spritual life. The fact that there was a void in myself and God have found in me a place to rest after I was transfigured from a human being to a spititual being.(as described in Genesis)
    unfortunately the course material forces once almoust immediately to one of the three groups mentioned.
    Well for me with regards to the creation, as recorded in Genesis, was not described or written by scientists but the Holy Spirit. I totally believe that the God almighty have created me to his image i.e. spititualy for it is recorded that we must serve him in spirit.

    God bless and Iam eager to learn!

  40. July 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    like yhe class.joannostrander

  41. July 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    iam a bible sciencenut joannostrander

  42. i am glad to read bible and science i learnt much. iam a professor in historical theology
    September 3, 2010 at 5:36 am

    thanks a lot for what u are doing for humanity

  43. October 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    the course is actually mind blowing.Sir ,I must say you have done good research on this course.Hornestly,when i was in my first year in the secondary school,iand my mates thought Man emanated from apes,ontil I believed the Bible.This lesson has truly revealed alot of mysteries.Thank you,this has actually deepened my faith in christ.

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    November 22, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I find it a rare chance to have studied theology with only an introduction my life has started getting stronger and light is getting more lighter than ever expected thanks the organizers for considering me in this free course

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  46. March 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    It is true that the course is actually mind blowing.Anyhow, I believe that all things have been created by the power of the Word that was at the disposal of the Lord our God. Nobody can not change the power of God.
    The lesson has truly revealed alot of mysteries.Thank you very much for this actually strength my faith in Lord Christ.

    Temesgen

  47. Stephen Mburu
    April 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    am happy to get a chance to study about science and Bible, i believe the study will change my spiritual life, thank you

  48. Chibuwu Kumwenda
    July 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Am interested to study Bible and Science I need to know more about that

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