God or science? Yes please, both!

God or science?  Yes please, both!

Have you ever studied inside your fingers? The fine, strange lines and patterns on our fingers are best seen through a magnifying glass. And think; Natural science proves that no one on earth has the same fingerprint, not even identical twins. Every person – even in this way – is unique and special.

Isaac Newton, considered one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians of all time, was also fascinated by the sight of his fingers, and he said it this way: “If there had been no other evidence, the thumb alone would have convinced me.” Of the existence of God.”

No contradiction

With Isaac Newton, there was no contradiction between science and the existence of God. On the contrary, he thought it clear that this world, with this beautiful diversity of forms and movements, could not arise from anything other than the universe. The perfect and free will of God, who sees to it that all things are governed. From this source flowed the laws that we call natural laws. For seventeenth-century naturalists and philosophers, it was clear that there was no point in talking about natural laws if you had no legislator.

Search for the truth

Georges Lemaître, a Belgian physicist and astronomer who died in 1968, was the first to discover that the entire universe was expanding and that it must therefore have started from something, which was later called the “Big Bang.”

Lemaitre also believes that the search for truth is the highest form of human activity, and that the search for truth is something unique about being human. For Lemaitre there were two sources of truth: 1. scientific truth through nature, and 2. Declaring the truth in the Bible.

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Science doesn't explain everything

The cornerstone of all science is that everything has a cause, but how all matter and all matter in the vast universe could have come into being – in the “Big Bang” – from nothing – science has been unable to explain. Nor has science been able to explain exactly how life itself arose from lifeless matter.

Human consciousness

Science cannot say what is the origin of human consciousness, without simply referring to electrical impulses between different areas of the brain. That the Creator, the first cause of all that is created, is consciousness, should be able to give us a hint. Many prominent scholars suggest that consciousness exists because God is consciousness.

One of the most fundamental characteristics of human consciousness is the need to be loved. Children are actually at risk of permanent injuryOne From losing loving care while growing up. Love, meaning to love and be loved, is absolutely essential to us.

Sense of humor and conscience

Humor is another unique trait of us humans. We've all experienced how a safe, lovable baby can burst into joyful, contagious laughter. A sense of humor is an invaluable human resource and a wonderful quality for all ages and stages of our lives.

That our consciousness is also equipped with a conscience is indisputable, and is important for our moral evaluations.

Dread and longing for perfection

Another essential thing in human consciousness is the ability to feel awe. When we contemplate the indescribable, in nature and in the sky around us, a feeling of reverence and confrontation with something powerful often arises. We are in awe.

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In addition, experiencing the finest man-made works of art – whether architecture, visual arts, music, dance, drama or poetry – can also help give a kind of reverence or awe and give us a sense of longing and longing for something perfect. Many point out that in this way God has placed in us the longing for Himself.

Will justice be fully achieved?

Regarding perfection, Jesus says to his disciples: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Be perfect, just as your Father is perfect (…) for he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.”

Evil and injustice characterize much of our world, resulting in unimaginable human suffering. Will justice ever be “fully served”? In our consciousness, the longing for justice is a prominent feature. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”

Life on Earth is an initial stage

Life on earth is referred to in the Bible as a kind of pre-existence in heaven: just as the little bird inside the egg is equipped with both eyes and wings, but cannot use them yet before the egg hatches, so are we humans. They have an incredible amount of unrealized abilities and potential, which only the continuation of life – in the Kingdom of God – gives all meaning to it.

A criminal was nailed to death for the crimes he committed. But next to him hung Jesus, the Son of God, who was innocently punished on behalf of humanity. When the criminal turned to Jesus with this prayer: “Remember me when you come into your kingdom,” he was met with grace and love from Jesus, who gave the criminal this answer: “Indeed, today you will join me in Paradise!”

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Science cannot answer everything

Science has come a long way, and it is constantly exploring new areas of the world that surrounds us. We can be happy with it and enjoy its fruits in countless areas of life. However, as I touched on earlier, it is impossible for science to provide answers to everything.

The Bible says in the Prophet Isaiah: “O God, you are the God who covers you.” However, it is also said (in Romans) that what one can know about God is openly before us: “God Himself has made Himself open. His invisible being, His eternal power and divinity, have been seen and known by His works since the creation of the world.”

God does not force anyone

But God does not force anyone to believe. Then we would be like pieces in a computer game, pre-programmed to do “the right thing.”

We humans are so much more than that. As mentioned earlier, with our fingerprints we are unique and unique individuals, and we are personalities endowed with conscience, awe, humor, a longing for love – preferably also a longing for justice and perfection – and not least the ability to make our own fingerprints, important choices.

What better choice than what is stated in Romans 12:1? “Offering the body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.”

Sven Malo, Risa

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