Why Science works with Christians:
Science works the best in Christianity because The Christian world view is based on absolute truth. Science needs absolute truth in order to be science. The World view is based on “My Truth” — My Truth is not a foundation that science can be practiced under.
Definition of Science:
“the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.”
For example Science: in particular biology says a Man cannot be a women. The Christian World View supports this absolute truth but the World View says your feelings are above science: biology thus ignoring the science.
Should you support Science as a Christian?
The Christian World View as always supported science and has produced some of the most famous and intellectual well known scientists in the world. The only science Christian’s oppose is the one where man tries to be God and his ego begins to use science as a tool to damage, edit, and alter the world science is supposed to observe and study. When men think they can be Gods on earth and begin to harm us as a whole species rather than help us understand Gods creation and push us towards a better life. Science can create (and they do) viruses and lethal creations or even alter our food, which they do. Science can also help us, here’s a list of Christian Scientists:
Christian World View by Pastor Voddie Baucham:
FAMOUS CATHOLICS AND CHRISTIANS IN SCIENCE:
Robert Boyle 1627 – 1691.
•Said that a deeper understanding of science was a higher glorification of God. Defined elements, compounds, and mixtures. Discovered the first gas law – Boyle’s Law.
Antoine Lavoisier 1743 – 1794.
•A Roman Catholic (before Christian’s split out from the Catholic Church) believer in the authenticity of the Holy Scriptures. A founder of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen’s role in combustion and respiration; discovered that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen;
George Washington Carver 1864 – 1943.
•A Protestant Evangelist and Bible class leader whose faith in Jesus was the mechanism through which he carried out his scientific work. Improved the agricultural economy of the USA by promoting nitrogen providing peanuts as an alternative crop to cotton to prevent soil depletion.
Alessandro Volta 1745 – 1827.
•A Roman Catholic who declared that he had never wavered in his faith. Invented the electric battery; wrote the first electromotive series; isolated methane for the first time.
Blaise Pascal 1623 – 1662.
•A Roman Catholic theologian. Pascal’s wager justifies belief in God. Devised Pascal’s triangle for the binomial coefficients and co-founded probability theory. Invented the hydraulic press and the mechanical calculator
Leonhard Euler 1707 – 1783.
•The son of a Calvinist pastor. Wrote religious texts and is commemorated by the Lutheran Church on their Calendar of Saints. Published more mathematics than any other single mathematician in history, much of it brilliant and groundbreaking.
Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867.
•A devout member and elder of the Sandemanian Church. Discovered electromagnetic induction; discovered the first experimental link between light and magnetism; carried out the first room-temperature liquefaction of a gas.
Charles Babbage 1791 – 1871.
•A Protestant devotee who devoted a chapter of his autobiography to a discussion of his faith. The father of the computer, invented the Analytical Engine, a Turing Complete computer in 1837 – the first general purpose computer.
James Clerk Maxwell 1831 – 1879.
•An evangelical Protestant who learned the Bible by heart at age 14. Transformed our understanding of nature: his famous equations unified the forces of electricity and magnetism, indicating that light is an electromagnetic wave. His kinetic theory established that temperature is entirely dependent on the speeds of particles
Ernest Walton 1903 – 1995.
•A devout Methodist, who said science was a way of knowing more about God. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics after he artificially split the atom and proved that E = mc2.
Gregor Mendel 1822 – 1884.
•A Roman Catholic Augustinian abbot. Founded the science of genetics; identified many of the mathematical rules of heredity; identified recessive and dominant traits.
Arthur Compton 1892 – 1962.
•A deacon in the Baptist Church. Discovered that light can behave as a particle as well as a wave, and coined the word photon to describe a particle of light
Charles Barkla 1877 – 1944.
•A Methodist who believed science was part of his quest for God. Discovered that atoms have the same number of electrons as their atomic number and that X-rays emitted by excited atoms are ‘fingerprints’ for the atom.
Ronald Fisher 1890 – 1962.
•A devout Anglican: made religious broadcasts, and wrote religious articles. Unified evolution by natural selection with Mendel’s rules of inheritance, so defining the new field of population genetics. Invented experimental design; devised the statistical concept of variance
Bernhard Riemann 1826 – 1866.
•Son of a Lutheran pastor. A devout Christian who died reciting the Lord’s Prayer. Transformed geometry providing the foundation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity; the Riemann hypothesis has become the most famous unresolved problem in mathematics.
Georges Lemaître 1894 – 1966.
•Roman Catholic priest. Discovered that space and the universe are expanding; discovered Hubble’s law; proposed the universe began with the explosion of a ‘primeval atom’ whose matter spread and evolved to form the galaxies and stars we observe today. (Notice how Satan took the physical explanation of how God may have created the universe and erased God from the equation then called it the Big Bang theory)
Isaac Newton 1643 to 1727.
Passionate dissenting Protestant who spent more time on Bible study than math and physics. Profoundly changed our understanding of nature with his law of universal gravitation and his laws of motion; invented calculus; built the first ever reflecting telescope; showed sunlight is made of all the colors of the rainbow
Charles Townes 1915 – 2015.
•A member of the United Church of Christ. Prayed daily. Wrote books linking science and religion; believed religion more important than science. Invented the laser and maser. Established that the Milky Way has a supermassive black hole at its center.
Mary Anning 1799 – 1847.
•A devoted Anglican, spent her spare time reading the Bible. Discovered the first complete specimen of a plesiosaur; deduced the diets of dinosaurs
Willard Gibbs 1839 – 1903.
•Member of the Congregational Church who attended services every week. Invented vector analysis and founded the sciences of modern statistical mechanics and chemical thermodynamics.
John Dalton 1766 – 1844.
•A faithful Quaker who lived modestly. Dalton’s Atomic Theory is the basis of chemistry; discovered Gay-Lussac’s Law relating temperature, volume, and pressure of gases; discovered the law of partial gas pressures.
Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855.
•A Lutheran Protestant who believed science revealed the immortal human soul and that there is complete unity between science and God. Gauss revolutionized number theory and invented the method of least squares and the fast Fourier transform. His profound contributions to the physical sciences include Gauss’s Law & Gauss’s Law for Magnetism.
Francis Collins 1950 – present.
•Atheist turned devout Christian. Invented positional cloning. Took part in discovery of the genes for cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, and neurofibromatosis. Directed National Human Genome Research Institute for 15 years.
Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910.
•An Anglican who believed God spoke to her, calling her to her work. Transformed nursing into a respected, highly trained profession; used statistics to analyze wider health outcomes; advocated sanitary reforms largely credited with adding 20 years to life expectancy between 1871 and 1935.
J. J. Thomson 1856 – 1940.
•A practicing Anglican who prayed and read the Bible daily. Discovered the electron; invented one of the most powerful tools in analytical chemistry – the mass spectrometer; obtained the first evidence for isotopes of stable elements.
Albrecht von Haller 1708 – 1777.
•A Protestant, wrote religious texts and helped organize the construction of the Reformed Church in Göttingen. The father of modern physiology.
Nicolas Steno 1638 – 1686.
•Born a Lutheran, converted to Catholicism and became a bishop. Beatified in 1988, the third of four steps needed to be declared a saint. One of the founders of modern geology and stratigraphy.
Humphry Davy 1778 – 1829.
•Said that God’s design was revealed by chemical investigations. Discovered the electrical nature of chemical bonding. Used electricity to split several substances into their basic building blocks for the first time, discovering chlorine and iodine; produced the first ever samples of the elements barium, boron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and strontium. Invented the safety lamp.
The Problem with Science:
There’s a whole lot of Christian Scientists. It’s interesting to know that majority of these people discovered what they discovered while on the hunt to know more about God. Either that or they straight up said God called them to their work. God isn’t afraid of Science, science provides evidence for absolute truth and God is absolute truth. The problem with science and Christian’s begins where God ends. The moment people begin to grow a God complex. They think they’re god themselves and begin to do dangerous experiments and invent harmful things. They hurt people and even engineer viruses used for chemical warfare. Some scientists even mess with the genetic makeup of food and even human beings altering gods design. The moment science becomes about rebellion, pride, and self preservation is the moment God is removed and wickedness is introduced. This is the science that harms, kills, and destroys societies. It is this science that Christian’s are against but true science in its essence glorifies God.