|Giant termite mound. Northern Territory. A masterpiece of design.|
The title is a bit misleading because the argument for us all ends just after we pass from this life to the next.
Then we will be very much aware of our Creator.
Much is written in Science journals and Christian apologists books about this subject.
From both camps it is a fascinating study and occasionally people change camps depending on persuasive argument and when moving to the Christian position I believe the Holy Spirit plays a part in that.
Faith v Science are really two different disciplines.
Science is based on examining this world,fossils,dna, geography etc.
Faith is based on the Bible.
I believe there is knowledge in the Bible that has also been uncovered by science.
Scientific knowledge usually begins with a Hypothesis and scientists then search for physical evidence to back it up.
A generally agreed paradigm is what transpires if evidence is good and overwhelming and very demonstrable.
The Law of Gravity is a generally universally agreed Paradigm.
Christians should have no problem with that bit of science.
Evolutionists come with those who have different theories as to how evolution works.
Non Christian scientists usually are working on an overall paradigm that evolution happened somehow but they can differ on the mechanics of it.
Christians who feel their faith being threatened by scientific discovery usually read as much as they can to make sure they are in the right camp.
Much has been written to help that cause and many Christian organisations exist to this end.
For the Christian it really comes down to whether they believe the Bible or not.
A passage where you could end the whole angst about this subject is the first 3 verses of Hebrews 11.
In particular verse 3.
|Hebrews 11:1||Now faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.|
|Hebrews 11:2||For by it the saints of old won God's approval.|
|Hebrews 11:3||Through faith we understand that the worlds came into being, and still exist, at the command of God, so that what is seen does not owe its existence to that which is visible. (Weymouth Translation)|