Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 20, 2021

Science Begins with God

(3 Minute Read. 20Jan2021)

Did you know that many scientists are irrational and illogical?

You may think that claim is quite a stretch, even for a creationist like me. But this article will explain why it is true.

The word science literally means knowledge, and knowledge begins with God.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)

Which of these two positions is irrational and which is rational?
– Believing the universe and all it contains was created by God
– Believing the universe and all it contains is the result of random chance evolutionary processes

Many scientists and atheists think belief in creation is irrational. But if the universe, including man’s mind, is the result of random chance, how can conclusions of human brains be trusted? How do you know the thinking processes have “evolved” correctly? Belief in a randomly evolving universe is logically self-refuting.

Logic and reason only make sense in the Biblical worldview where there is a rational Creator Who made both man and his mind. Truth, knowledge, logic, understanding, and reason are only possible within the Biblical worldview. Those who acknowledge the existence of truth are implicitly borrowing from the Biblical worldview.

Scientists strive to understand how the universe works. They look for patterns or laws that describe its operation. This search for truth makes sense in the Biblical worldview because the Great Creator ordered His creation (as describe in Genesis 1) and upholds it by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). “Laws of science” are the result of the Creator’s work: He thought them up; He set them up; He holds them up.
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth, by understanding He established the heavens. (Proverbs 3:19)
He upholds all things by the word of His power. (Hebrews 1:3b)
In Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17b)

Man’s scientific search for truth is based on his brains and his senses. Because these were created by God, man can rely on his sensory information and on mental deductions from that information.
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.
(Proverbs 20:12 ESV)

Scientists work to distinguish truth from error, but this presupposes the existence of truth. There is no foundation for truth in a randomly evolving universe. In that setting, what is deemed “true” one day may be “false” the next. Truth only exists by fiat of the Great Creator.
For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is God!), who formed the earth and made it (He established it; He did not create it empty, He formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the LORD, and there is no other. I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right. (Isaiah 45:18-19 ESV)
The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. (Psalm 119:160)

Without the universe being grounded in the Great Creator, no one can have any basis for confidence in observations or deductions. Nothing can be known with certainty about a randomly evolving universe. In reality, science is not possible except within the Biblical worldview.

Without the Creator, the process of reasoning is not available to prove anything — including whether He exists. In fact, even if one somehow “scientifically” showed that Biblical creation is wrong and somehow “scientifically” proved the random evolution of the universe, no rational basis would even exist for trusting those arguments.

The enterprise of science depends implicitly on the truth of the Creator God as revealed in the Bible. There is no getting around it!

Questions to Ponder

1. Do you regularly thank God for your Creator-given ability to think and reason?
2. Do you regularly thank the Creator of Truth for the senses He gave you to make observations and discern truth?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

For Christ and His Kingdom. Soli Deo Gloria. Alere Flammam Veritatis.

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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday January 20, 2021 A.D.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

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  1. Please keep me on your distribution list. I forward your posts to many of my friends. I need to send you my list for the day when I am no longer in this world. Your forever friend, John J. & Charlene Walker P.S. We used to attend First Alliance Church when you did.  The former pastor and his wife live just a few blocks from us and we have visited back and forth some.

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    • Thank you, John, for forwarding the BibleScienceGuy articles. I appreciate your friendship and encouragement.

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  2. Another great article! I especially appreciate this sentence: “Belief in a randomly evolving universe is logically self-refuting.” Thank you so much for the work you do.

    As for the questions, I had never considered thanking God for the ability to think and process information. But I’m going to start.

    Thanks again,


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    • Thank you, Gwennon, for reading and commenting. Your encouragement is heartening.

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  3. Great post.

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