This is one of my favorite topics. As the challenge against Christianity is gathering momentum so does my desire to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in” me…(1 Peter 3:15). I firmly concur with Erwin Schrodinger who posits:
I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very different. Sure, it gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of the beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity: Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously.
At creation God’s input was informational: He spoke and it stood fast,” (Ps. 33:9). No other being can or has ever done that! Judging by the way it is fine-tuned this universe, God’s creation, is nothing other than a product of a divinely intelligent mind not a random, serendipitous occurrence.
Science does not contradict Scripture, per se. But it is some scientists who insist on attempting to pit science against Scripture. However, the fact that man can do science confirms that God exists. Professor Lennox argues that “…the entire enterprise of science – a created system of material governed by mathematically predictable laws – gives clear evidence that some kind of divine intelligence or mind best explains the rational intelligibility of the universe.” To raise a question such as “Who created God?”, as Professor Lennox further asserts, is to assume that one is indeed talking about a created God who, of course, is not the God Scripture talks about. Concerning this One the Bible says “From everlasting to everlasting thou art God, (Ps. 90:2). Besides, those who expect Christians to account for where God came from must show that they can account for where the universe came from, and they should also account for the rationality that lies behind scientific axioms.
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him. Without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…..” (John 1: 1-5.
This light continues to shine on…..