Here’s a sampling of the signs, with some added commentary.
- “God said ‘It is good.’” Now God is certainly glorified when we study what he has made and give him the credit for it, but God actually said that it was “[very] good” (Genesis 1:31) to refer to his original creation before sin! This world isn’t “good” anymore (Romans 8:22)—it’s cursed and broken because of sin (though remnants of beauty still remain).
- “I love God and science.” So do I! And so do the many PhD scientists we employ at AiG. But this person is likely using “science” as a synonym for “evolution,” which ignores the clear distinction between historical and observational science.
- “Faith Action Network has faith in science.” Science is a great tool, and the ability to do science (e.g,. in a rational universe and laws of nature that remain constant) is a gift from the Creator. But our faith shouldn’t be in science because science won’t save us. Only Jesus Christ, the God-man who died in our place and rose again, can save us.
- “Science is God speaking.” Apparently this person forgot about the Bible, which is actually God’s Word to us! And she also forgot that sinful man’s fallible, changing interpretations of the evidence are not the same as God’s authoritative, unchanging Word.
- “Thank God for evolution.” Well, we certainly don’t have God to thank for the idea of evolution—that belief comes from men and women who are ignoring God’s clear Word. It’s actually their religion to attempt to explain life without God. And, even if you do compromise God’s Word and accept the idea of evolution, why would you thank God for it? It’s a process that involves millions of years of death, suffering, extinction, and disease! It makes God the author of death and suffering, yet the Bible makes it clear that death is the result of sin (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12) and death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26).
Certainly Christians can love science—many do! But loving science doesn’t mean we should accept the fallible interpretations of man when God’s Word clearly tells us what happened in the past. God was the eyewitness to the past—and he’s more than an eyewitness; he’s the one behind the past! Because he doesn’t lie to us (Titus 1:2), we can trust his Word.
Learn more about this topic at What Is Science?
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.