Does science exclude miracles?

Guy Harrison claims that the more ‘primitive’ people are, the more inclined they are to Miraculous catch of fish

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believe in miracles. He writes, ‘I have traveled in more than twenty countries on five continents, and I have noticed that the less people know about basic science and the normal workings of the world, the more often they see miracles. Even with significant formal education in other areas, people seem predisposed toward miracle belief if they have a weak science education.1

 

The implication is that Bible believers are probably not that well versed in science, because they believe it was possible for Jesus, as the Son of Man, to feed thousands of people with a few fish and bread, to walk on water, to be born of a virgin, et cetera. So educated people claim that miracles are unscientific.

 

Let’s see if Guy’s reasoning holds tight:

  • Science explains how things work, not where they come from. That is why Neil deGrasse Tyson said, ‘The origin of life is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of science.’ 2,3
  • It is logical. In Genesis 1:28 God commanded man to rule over creation. It is the science mandate: find out how nature works and apply those discoveries in technology.
  • God never asked man to investigate origins, since that would have no value. God is the Creator, so there is no need to investigate it.
  • That is why the origin of life, and many other puzzles of nature, remain unanswered by science. Evolution tries to answer them. One way they do it is to call evolution ‘science.’ Evolution is not science. Evolution is an attempt to explain the origin of the universe, of life and the existence of nature as we see it around us. In this attempt they fail consistently.
  • Because God the Creator’s power is unlimited, for Him to let Jesus be born as a virgin, to feed many with little, or to walk on water, is not difficult. If He created the genetic recipes (‘instruction manuals’) for millions of different kinds of organisms and plants, then the other miracles are just as possible.
  • To claim that scientific people don’t believe in the Bible’s miracles, while they have to believe in the evolutionary miracles of life’s origin and other puzzles of nature, is very strange, to say the least.

 

To summarise:

  • Educated people believe the discoveries of science about the workings of nature.
  • Educated people understand that evolution attempts to answer the issue of life’s origins. It is a failed attempt. 
  • Educated people know that if God is the Creator, He created life out of dead atoms. Then the miracles in the Bible are true. A Creator God who fashioned reproduction, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, bioluminescence and the nano machines in cells, can surely resurrect Jesus from the dead.

Guy should change his tune: the educated believe the Bible, the gullible believe evolution.

 

References

  1. Kindle location 936 of 5739.
  2. E Mitchell, Attempts to Trace Life Back to Chemical Origins, http://answersingenesis.org/articles/2014/04/24/tracing-life-to-chemical-origin.
  3. D O’Leary, Origin of Life, Could It All haver come Together in One Very Special Place? http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/03/origin_of_life0828512.html.

 

Can evolution and creation by God be mixed?

In the Church there are teachers, lecturers, pastors and lay people who accept that evolution is science. HS inspired Bible, not DarwinSo, for them, Almighty God used evolution to create in six days (sorry, 600 million or more years). Can supernatural creation and natural evolution be mixed together?

To answer the question, let’s consult the expert in evolution, Francis Ayala who said, It was Darwin’s greatest accomplishment to show that the complex organisation and functionality of living beings can be explained as the result of a natural process – natural selection – without any need to resort to a Creator or other external agent…. The scientific account of these events does not necessitate recourse to a preordained plan, whether imprinted from the beginning or through successive interventions by an omniscient and almighty Designer….1

The title of his essay, Darwin’s Greatest Discovery: Design without a designer, says it all: there was no need for the Creator God. End of discussion. Natural selection (the creative ‘arm’ of evolution) happens naturally. It needs no assistance from God. In addition, evolution has no goal and no purpose. It just happened. It is the complete opposite of God, who designed the heavens and the earth for a reason, for a purpose, for an eternal Kingdom.

Now that we know Darwin banished God, why do some believers claim that God used evolution? The Bible is very clear, Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.2 People in the church believe that God used evolution (even if they are incompatible) because of the persistent propaganda of evolutionists. They label people who oppose evolution as science deniers and backwoodsmen.

The truth is the opposite. There is a paucity of proof for evolution. One rejects science if you believe evolution and then become a backwoodsman. As we will discuss in subsequent blogs, it is important to be aware of the facts of creation and evolution when you belong to a church. God says in Jeremiah 23:1, ‘Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture,’ declares the Lord. In a sense, we are all pastors and teachers. We should be careful not to lead the flock astray.

God has an enemy, the devil. He influences anybody willing to listen to his lies. One of his favourite questions to deceive people is, ‘Did God really create in six days?’ To mix God and evolution is not a solution. It is an insult to the omnipotent Creator. There is a price to pay for insulting God, If anyone is ashamed of Me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.3

Jesus affirmed that God is the Creator. ‘Haven’t you read,’ He replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female.…’ 4 Actually, Jesus Himself was the Creator.5

Conclusion
There is no compromise possible between the Creator God and Darwin. Darwin excluded God as Creator. Evolution destroys God’s omnipotence.

Question: What do you think?

References

  1. FJ Ayala, Darwin’s greatest discovery: Design without a designer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 104 (May 15, 2007):8567-8573, cited by C Luskin, Unguided or Not, How do Darwinian Evolutionist Define Their Theory? August 11, http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/08/unguided_or_not963191.html.
  2. Jeremiah 32:17
  3. Mark 8:38
  4. Matthew 29:4
  5. John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:16
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