At first glance, science and religion seem like two totally different and opposite worlds. Scientists are always supporting their claims with evidence, while religious people need faith and nothing else. But is this really true in all cases? This article doesn’t aim to undermine either of the two areas, but only to provide a deeper understanding of the “Science vs God” subject.
First of all, God is by definition the source of life and of all that exists. Of course, you would say that humans created a lot of interesting stuff like robots, computers, smartphones, etc. But actually, humans only manipulated the matter that already existed from the very beginning. Nobody can create a single atom out of nothing.
Creation itself points to a Creator
Science claims the Big Bang Theory in order to explain how the Universe first came into existence. But nobody can provide a scientifically and irrefutable answer of what triggered the ‘bang’, why the singularity had so much matter, and what existed before. Of course, using Einstein’s General Relativity we can conclude that all matter, time, and space were once much closer to each other, and the further expansion means the Big Bang itself. Nobody denies the scientific theory, but the truth is that it has plenty of flaws. Furthermore, it doesn’t explain where the laws of physics came from. Common sense tells us that they also need to have a beginning, and science seems to skip this part. The laws of physics are also infrangible, which points to order and intelligent design.
Or we can put it this way: if someone claims that his smartphone appeared as a result of pure luck, and not requiring the effort of brilliant minds, you would think he’s crazy. The same stands for the creation of the Universe, and life itself – a supernatural creator is needed, one that transcends time and space. He himself is the creator of time, space, matter, and laws of physics.
Where did the Creator come from?
Another well-known argument that atheists and non-believers are pointing out is that saying that creation has a creator is no different from saying that creation didn’t need any creator at all, because you can’t explain who or what created the creator himself. The fact is that we’re talking about God who is the primordial Creator, and that has no beginning and no end. He’s beyond time because he created it along with the Big Bang. The Big Bang itself points to an external cause beyond space and time, which means something supernatural and incomprehensible for the human mind. Therefore, it’s almost ridiculous to think that God can be limited by time.
Furthermore, just for the sake of argument: if the Creator/God had another ‘creator’ , then that second creator himself needs another creator, and so on, to an endless amount of ‘creators’. This doesn’t make sense because the first creator by definition has to be uncreated and eternal. What’s the use of the Creator himself making many other successors for him? He’s the supreme being, and therefore it’s illogical to ask what or who created him.
The Big Bang Theory is supported by the Bible
While some dare to claim that the teachings of the Bible are contrary to the Big Bang Theory, the truth is that it actually supports it. Despite of its name, the Big Bang was not an explosion, it’s simply the expansion of spacetime that started 13.8 billion years ago. The Bible speaks about this expansion in a rudimentary way, calling it “the stretching of the heavens”. It is mentioned not once, but several times: Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 51:13, Job 9: 8, Jeremiah 51:15, Jeremiah 10:12.
Science has irrefutably proven that the Universe is constantly expanding, and the discovery was first made by Edwin Hubble a century ago. The Bible is the only holy book in the hands of mankind that speaks clearly about the expansion of the Universe long before scientists discovered it. How could people from centuries or millennia ago know this fact, if a far more intelligent being didn’t inform them?
Faith is everywhere
Some atheists are saying that faith is absurd by itself, and therefore God is just a man-made story. But everybody has faith in something without needing evidence. The simple fact of waking up and making plans for the day means that you have faith. You don’t need proof that it will all go well, you just hope it will. When you meet a friend or go to the cinema you don’t need evidence that your friend will come and your chair will not have any nails on it. You just have faith without evidence, and you do it daily in various events.
The same can be applied for the faith in God: it’s like trusting a friend that he will arrive at you only because he said so. Except that the Bible has numerous compelling answers that God is real.
Why are we conscious about our existence? Why are we waking up each day in the same body? Why are we asking ourselves age-old philosophical questions like “why do we exist?” or “who created me?”? Why do we all have an inner feeling about what’s good and bad? Why do we have that feeling of guilt when we do something forbidden, and why are we feeling good when we do a good deed? These are all connected to the consciousness that lies within each one of us. Science cannot respond to all of these questions, and cannot really define consciousness. But the Bible can: consciousness is the voice of God in the human soul. Since we are all created in God’s image, we somehow know what’s good and bad.
Why do we have feelings? Why do we love, why do we hate, or why do we feel sorrow when someone betrays us? Why do we feel mercy, gratitude or anger? Science cannot measure these feelings since they have no mass. How can something exist without mass? You may have already guessed that the Bible has a compelling answer.
You can’t understand everything
It may sound frustrating and absurd for some people, but the truth is that it’s ridiculous to try to understand God in his fullness. He’s the supreme being and the one that created matter, time and space. Atheists should stop thinking that they could ever understand such a being, because if they could, that being wouldn’t be God anymore. You can’t try to limit the creator of the Universe to your own mind and laws of physics. God is beyond creation since he is the Creator Himself. Many scientists are falling into the trap of thinking they can explain everything. Man cannot create matter, time or space out of nothing, and he never will. Creation is far too complex, atoms have different and unpredictible behavior, and they can be divided into smaller particles which by their own can be divided in even smaller particles, and so on endless times.
The conclusion is simple: it’s ridiculous to believe that science can deny that beyond the laws of physics, something else exists. That ‘something’ is the cause of the Big Bang, and therefore of time, space, matter, and laws of physics. That ‘something’ even left a signature in the human soul, the consciousness. Everything in our Universe happens for a cause, and science with its regular tools cannot grasp what the primordial cause is.