October 13, 2019
Exactly how old is the Earth? Did God create it, literally, in six days? Exactly how was it made? How did God create life? When did man arrive on the scene? On the actual sixth day? Science attempts to answer these questions, and myriad others. The purpose of the Bible is not to give us all the answers to all of these questions; God uses scripture to reveal Himself to us… to reveal His nature to us.
Science points to an “Old Earth” theory, and yet Biblical genealogy points to a “Young Earth” theory. Can these two views be reconciled? What about the question of Evolution? Scientists (painting with a broad brush, here) attempt to answer these questions, it would seem, after removing God from the equation. As Christians, what do we do with that? The Bible is not a science book, to be sure. It is not a book where we find all the answers to our scientific questions, questions about how the world works.
However, 2 Timothy 3:14-17 tells us, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Can science and faith coexist? Are they mutually exclusive? Is it possible for a person of faith to be involved in the arena of science, particularly the biological sciences in academia? Teri is our very special guest, this morning. Teri is a Biology professor, and she’s going to shed light on these questions, and more. This is definitely not your usual Sunday morning message.