by Wes Moore

For many, the teachings of modern science have completely shaken their confidence in the teachings of the Bible. From the Big Bang, to Noah’s ark, to the dinosaurs, they can’t see how the Bible could be true in light of all the scientific “evidence.”

Some Christians, so swayed by modern scientific claims, have even tried to rearrange the Bible to fit with science’s shifting theories. But is this necessary? Is our faith in science really supported by the evidence?

Below I’ll list and answer four of the most common questions about science and the Bible. Hopefully, by the end of the article, you’ll have a new appreciation for the validity of God’s book.

1. Doesn’t the Big Bang prove the Bible isn’t true?

To properly evaluate the Big Bang, first you need to understand that there are two types of science. Observational science is based on observable, repeatable events in the present. Origins science is not based on observation, but takes present facts and develops theories to explain those facts. Origins science is heavily influenced by the scientist’s worldview. The Big Bang and creation as taught in the Bible are both origins science because they deal with the past.

The Big Bang has many weaknesses. Even secular (non-religious) scientists are beginning to question the validity of this theory. Visit www.cosmologystatement.org to read “An Open Letter to the Scientific Community” signed by 218 scientists and engineers.

Here are some well known problems with the Big Bang model:

–       “The known laws of physics fail to describe how the singularity [the spec of matter at the beginning] could exist.” [1]

–       The law of cause and effect is violated. The Big Bang provides no answer for the cause of the explosion. [2]

–       When matter is created an equal amount of anti-matter is created. But “the visible universe is comprised almost entirely of matter—with only trace amounts of antimatter anywhere.” [3]

–       Though galaxies in the distant universe should appear in the early stages of development (because we are seeing them billions of years ago), “images from the Hubble Deep Field show fully formed galaxies in the early universe.” [4]

The Bible provides a scientifically sound explanation of our origins given by an eyewitness: God. [5]

2. Don’t scientific dating methods prove the Bible isn’t true?

The Bible teaches only thousands of years (about 6,000). Secular science teaches billions (about 14 billion). They both can’t be true. So, is the world really billions of years old or only thousands?

There are many physical processes that can be used to calculate the age of the world, most of which contradict secular science. If we measure the amount of salt in the sea and calculate the net increase in saltiness per year, we can work backward and determine the maximum possible age of the oceans (not the actual age), sixty-two million years, many times less than the billions reported in science textbooks. [6]….

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