Glimpses of God's Eternal Power and Divine Nature Volume 50, Program 25 2/13/2004
Will a study of science undermine my child's faith? Join Michael Farris as he talks about the role of Christianity in science, today on Home School Heartbeat.
Some parents shy away from teaching science because it has become such a battleground.
Though some people seek to use science to disprove Christianity, the scientific method actually stands on the presuppositions of Biblical faith.
In Chuck Colson's book, How Now Shall We Live?, Christianity is shown to form the very basis for scientific thought. Think of this: as Christians we believe that the physical world is real, not an illusion; therefore it can be studied. We believe that nature is good but not divine. We understand that nature is orderly and predictable, and that order can be discovered by the human mind. The scientific method of observation, hypothesis, experimentation, and analysis springs directly from these biblical principles.
Based on these presuppositions, Copernicus developed his theory of the heliocentric universe, Galileo experimented with weight, and Kepler discovered the elliptical path of the orbiting planets.
As Sir Isaac Newton observed, "This most beautiful system of sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being." Romans 1:20 testifies that men can clearly see God's eternal power and divine nature by looking at the world around them.
I'm Mike Farris.
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