God and scienceBy Marvin D. Kauffman Albany, Ore.
Science is the Christian’s friend. Everything humans discover shows us what a marvelous God we serve. As we try to understand as much as we can, we need to let God be God. Christians have put limitations on God by our interpretation of Genesis 1. In the late ’60s I took a geology class taught by D. Ralph Hostetter. He told us that if some of the things he taught shook our faith, we were free to leave, but he wanted us to remember this: “God is eternal!” So, whether the Earth is 10,000 years old or older is not a problem, because God is eternal. He was there and was in control. So for me, time is not a problem but an asset. It shows us what a great God we serve.
I cannot accept the evolutionist explanation that everything happened by chance, nor can I accept the creationist interpretation of Genesis 1. I believe God created all things and that he holds all things together by the word of his power (Col. 1 :15-17).
When a scientist discovers something about a cell under a microscope or about the universe using a telescope, it reveals what a great God we serve. When humans brag about their discoveries, God is saying, “You humans finally caught on; I knew it all along because I created it.”
This great God loves and cares for each of us. It is foolish for finite humans to think we understand an infinite God.
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