“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
I have been Pastor of Noddfa Baptist Church (Abersychan) for 18months, in this time I have had the privilege of meeting many people from the community. Several conversations have been had and many over Science and Faith. A common idea among our mission field (and the western world) is that Science has disproved God. Thus Christians are perceived as naive, old fashioned and uneducated. People feel that a choice must be made between “Science” or “Faith”. A view supported by much of modern media, mainstream government education (upto key stage 4) and supported by people such as Richard Dawkins who have made millions of pounds off of such popular contention.
My concern is that many in our community reject God and His church because of this popular view, without truly having an understanding of either the Bible’s teaching or Science.
So, to combat this, I organised a meeting for the community with the intention of breaking down some of these fallacies. Guest Speaker, a dear friend of mine, Dr Chris Pegington P.H.D Genetics, former Lecturer and Researcher at Cambridge University, respected author, a Creationist, Pastor and Missionary in Austria and South Wales (UK).
The talk was intended to highlight some of the errors in such theories that are taught as fact and to prove you can be a scientist and a Christian. In fact most of the world’s leading scientists throughout history have been Christians, driven to study creation to find out more about the creator.
The popular notion that the academic world is fundamentally atheist is simply nonsense, according to the “100 Years of Nobel Prizes”, a review of Nobel prizes awarded between 1901 and 2000 (this is modern Science here), it reveals that (65.4%) of Nobel Prizes Laureates have identified themselves to be Christians. Overall, Christians have won a total of 72.5% of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, 65.3% in Physics, 62% in Medicine.
Christians are not naive to Science, many of us love it, we simply see beyond it. We are not limited to just the physical measurements, but understand the significance of the mind behind it all. Science is possible because of the rules and order found in nature, rules that would logically refute the argument chance and matter appearing from nothing. In fact the entire argument against the Bible requires more faith to believe in than what we have as Christians.
The Bible teaches us that the world is cursed and this can be supported quite easily, turn on the news and see it for yourself, bad stuff happens! A cursed world would then of course provide evidence (to some degree) that would go against the truth of God. The Bible tells us to love the weakest (Matthew 25:35-40), it teaches us that God Himself left the glories of Heaven to become weak for us (2 Corinthians 8:9). So of course a cursed earth would tell a story that the strongest survive, so let the weak die “its natural”. What a dangerous precedent this teaching proclaims, not only because of its impact on society, but how it contradicts the very truth of what makes us human, a propensity to love and to care sacrificially for others, a propensity that defy’s the selfish gene, a propensity that is unnatural, because it is supernatural.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
You can hear the talk FREE below
If this talk has managed to knock down a barrier to faith for you, or at least has given you the understanding that there are other explanations to why you are here. If you now believe that there is “creator”. Then the next question is what are you going to about it?
If you have any questions feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org