The Latest Scientific
In the 20th century many traveled
the road of science to atheism. Now many of these same atheists are
traveling the road of science and are becoming theists—believers in
God. The latest scientific discovery is
Broadcasting System in billing their 2001 seven-part television
series, Evolution, asserted “all scientific evidence
supports evolution” as does “virtually every reputable scientist in
the world.” That pompous statement lit a fuse that exploded in an
indignant reaction that appeared as a two-page ad in a noted
was signed by 100 scientists—biologists, chemists, zoologists,
physicists, anthropologists, molecular and cell biologists,
bio-engineers, organic chemists, geologists, astrophysicists, and
other scientists. Their doctorates came from such prestigious
universities as Cambridge, Stanford, Cornell, Yale, Rutgers,
Chicago, Princeton, Purdue, Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse, Temple,
and Berkeley. They included renown professors and researchers on the
cutting edge of science.
These scientists wanted the world to know one thing—that evolution,
the purported emperor of science, had no clothes.
Defiantly they asserted, “We are skeptical of the
claim of the ability of random mutation and natural selection to
account for the complexities of life.” These were not
fundamentalists or rabid religious fanatics—they were respected
quest for evolutionary life on other planets, agnostic and atheistic
scientists in the 1960s began to document parameters of tolerance of
properties and forces in the universe within which life could exist.
What a shocking disappointment they experienced. By 1990 they
discovered 100 parameters for life that had to be met in various
parts of the universe in order for life to happen on Earth. The
tolerances of each parameter were so exacting that they could not
have happened by chance.
yeast of doubt began to ferment in the minds of crystallized
atheistic evolutionists. In 1993 scientists and philosophers from
major academic centers of the world gathered incognito in the
relatively obscure village of Pajaro Dunes, California. There they
shared their mutual doubts about evolution. In the discussions they
pursued, a concept began to form—a concept that would challenge the
intellectual world—Intelligent Design. Yes, the universe and life on
Earth was the design or plan of an intelligent creator.
Consequently, the majority of astrophysicists and cosmologists now
agree on over 190 parameters for life that have to exist in the
universe before life can occur on Earth.
The Ripple Effect
(March 2005), the noted periodical of evangelical scholars,
contained an article entitled “The Twilight of Atheism.” The main
point of the article was that atheism is no longer a philosophical
influence in our society.
[See “Atheism and Eternal Torment”]
The April 2005 issue of Christianity Today
featured an article “Thinking Straighter: Why the World’s Most
Famous Atheist Believes in God.” Anthony Flew, one of the world’s
leading philosophers, has changed his mind about God. He attributes
the Intelligent Design concept he encountered in the 1990s as
influential. Yes, the latest discovery of science is God.
In the Christian culture of a century ago that would
have raised no problem. But in the multi-religious culture of today,
some of our best neighbors are Indian, Chinese, Arab, etc. Buddhist,
Hindu, and Islamic places of worship dot the landscape. Today the
question is which god or gods provided the intelligent design for
our universe and life on planet Earth.
The God of Science
Science is a systematic knowledge of the physical or
material universe gained by observable facts. The sacred writings of
all world religions are a system of faith. Yet each does make
statements within the province of science that provide a uniquely
valid test to prove their authenticity. If their scientific
observations are, in reality, superstitions reflective of the
culture in which they were written, these so-called sacred books are
disqualified as the inspired Scripture of God.
If, indeed, the scientific observations of any of
these purported Holy Scripture agree with the facts of science
today, then that Bible is the inspired Word of a true and living
God. Why? The Creator and God of the universe is the God of
science—the author of the scientific laws that govern His universe.
Only the God of science could cause scientific facts to be recorded
in a book—the Bible—hundreds or thousands of years before scientists
Judeo-Christian Bible contains scientific facts that anticipated
scientific discovery by hundreds and in some cases several thousand
years. The following are examples of these remarkable scientific
the Earth Up?
thousand years ago Hindu Scripture recorded the Earth was resting on
the backs of several huge elephants. The elephants were resting on
the back of a very large turtle that was swimming in a sea. Greek
mythology claims that the god Atlas was holding the Earth on his
shoulders. But our Bible says in Job 26:7—"[God] hangeth the earth
upon nothing." What a remarkable statement of fact. The earth is
suspended in space. Nothing is holding it up. Job wrote about the
same time the Hindu Scripture was written. How did Job know this
scientific fact? Only God could have revealed this to Job. The Old
Testament prophets wrote as they were moved by the holy Spirit (2
Peter 1:21). The Judeo-Christian Bible is the inspired Word of God.
Sun, Moon and Stars—Who? What?
Ancient people were afraid of the sun, moon and
stars. They thought they were alive—that they were gods. But over
5,000 years ago, the Judeo-Christian Bible in the first chapter of
Genesis pointed out that the sun, moon and stars were created by
God. Remember, our God states that He is the one and only God. This
proves the sun, moon and stars that He created are not gods.
Eclipses are an example of what people feared. An
eclipse happens when the sun’s light is blocked by the earth or
moon. The moon is bright because it reflects the sun’s light. But
when the earth blocks that light, the moon looks as if it is
disappearing. Also, when the moon comes between the Earth and the
sun, it looks as if the sun is disappearing.
This was frightening to people long ago. Some thought
eclipses happened when the moon was mad at the Earth and turned its
face away. The Chinese believed that an eclipse was caused by a
demon or some huge animal that ate the sun and then would give them
up again. God told Jeremiah (10:2 KJV): "Thus saith the Lord, Learn
not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of
heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." God went on to
reassure Jeremiah that the universe is under His control.
Later scientists learned that heavenly bodies were
not alive and that man need not fear them. Thousands of years before
scientists discovered that the planetary bodies were inanimate, the
Judeo-Christian Bible contained this scientific fact.
The Bottom of the Ocean
Until modern times people thought the ocean floor was
sandy like the desert and saucer shaped—deepest in the middle. This
was even true of the pre-1900 geologists. But in the 1900s
oceanographers found that the sea had many deep valleys or canyons.
The deepest canyons are called trenches. The Marianas Trench in the
Pacific is so deep that if Mt. Everest (29,000 feet high) were
dropped into it, the peak would still be a mile below the water’s
surface. There are also underwater mountains. The Atlantic Ocean
contains an undersea range of mountains 10,000 miles long.
In addition, 3,000 years ago the Judeo-Christian
Bible spoke of the valleys and mountains of the sea. In Psalm 18:15
(NIV) David wrote of God being the creator of "the valleys of the
sea." God asked Job (38:16, NIV): "Have you…walked in the recesses
[valleys] of the deep [sea]?" The prophet Jonah was thrown off a
ship and spoke of falling to the “bottoms of the mountains” in the
sea (Jonah 2:6).
Judeo-Christian Bible spoke of the valleys and mountains of the sea
thousands of years before scientists discovered them.
Which Bible Is Inspired By a Living God?
The Judeo-Christian Scripture made scientific
observations that have been confirmed centuries later by modern
science, while the sacred scripture of other world religions merely
reflected the scientific superstitions of their culture. How could
the Judeo-Christian Scripture anticipate scientific discovery by
3,000 years? It was written by men inspired by the Creator and God
of the Universe—the God of science. Only the Judeo-Christian Bible
is the Divine Revelation provided by our infinite Creator to direct
us on the path to eternity. Therefore, the God of our Christian
Bible is the Intelligent Designer Who created the universe and life
on planet Earth. The time is soon coming when Satan’s deception of
these false gods will be revealed. Then all the families of the
earth will know and worship the true God in His 1000-year Kingdom.