In our local paper there has been some back and forth discussion re: Bible vs science and today there was this post (in quotes). I was looking for some strong Ideas to help with this discussion. again thanks for any ideas.
[i:047676d231][b:047676d231]Faith based on the Bible, which is totally accurate[/b:047676d231][/i:047676d231]
"I read with interest the letter by Mr. "Issues of Faith", atheism should be fully discussed" (People’s Forum, Dec. 4). Mr. brought up several valid questions.
Does an intelligent designer exist and how does one know? In our scientific world, we seek concrete answers, however from our perspective, we cannot determine absolute truth. Almost everything in life then is a matter of faith because as individuals we cannot possibly test or observe the entire universe and what we learn in our lifetime is extremely small compared to all there is to know. In reality, our knowledge about the universe comes from other sources, and therefore we must trust those sources to communicate truth.
The true nature of mankind is fallible. Therefore, not all information from other people is unbiased or even true.
This problem can be especially multiplied when it comes to science. We look at scientists as unbiased seekers of truth about the physical world. However, truth from science is limited by the scientist, along with the processes and instrumentation he uses to investigate the world.
For instance, to say the big bang is a fact of science is to misstate what science can and cannot do. The big bang taken back to its ultimate beginning must assume either the universe created itself out of nothing or that it has always existed in one form or another. Neither alternative can be directly tested or observed for they do not exist in the present. Therefore, they are outside the realm of true science and must ultimately be accepted by a process called faith. True science is limited and fallible and those who accept it as truth will find their faith empty in the end.
According to the Bible, God made the universe and all that is in it out of nothing. Is it a greater leap of faith to believe God created universe or that it created itself?
Biblical faith is not taking a leap into the dark hoping against hope that the "apparent" differences between science and the Bible are not true. On the contrary, it is a faith placed in the infinite sovereign creator—Jesus Christ—who is the intelligent designer. This faith is based on his communication to us—the Bible, which is accurate in everything it touches on, including science."
Thank you in advance for any information