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Turning science on its head

In the backbone of atheism, what they say disproves Christianity. But although science has done many great things for this world, it holds no legitimacy when it comes to proving or disproving how we were created.

Every religion that believes in a supernatural being as a creator has its own book: the Bible, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, etc. One could say the unofficial scripture of atheism is the scientific method. Every religious text is biased toward its own religion, and science is no exception when it comes to atheism.

Science does not prove there is no creator. It assumes there is no creator. Say you drop a pen. The law of gravity says the pen will fall to the ground. If you believe in a supernatural being, however, what would stop him from halting the pen in midair if he wanted to?

This would be considered a miracle because it violates the laws of science. If there’s evidence of miracles, though, then scientific law is no longer a closed system (one with no god).

That’s where Christian scripture and prophecy come into play. There were 2,000 prophecies in the Old Testament alone, but let’s just focus on the messianic prophecies (the ones about Jesus Christ). From Christ’s birth to Judas’ betrayal and Christ’s death and resurrection, there are hundreds of Old Testament prophecies that are fulfilled in the New Testament.

Some people have questioned the legitimacy of the messianic prophecies, but manuscripts, like those found in the Dead Sea scrolls, confirm that these prophecies were written 400 to1,000 years before they actually occurred.

Although there are hundreds of fulfilled messianic prophecies, the odds of fulfilling just 48 without fault is 1-in-10^57. According to Borel’s Law on chance, the odds of a physical law being incorrect is 1-in-10^50.

Something’s got to give, and I don’t think it’s the prophecies. Science doesn’t consider the chance of God being real. Scientists will say miracles are impossible, yet there is evidence through biblical examples and prophecy that they are.

Romans 1:20-23, 25 says, “For since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and the Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools… who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever.”

The word of God is out there. Everybody reading this column knows about it. When you really look at the evidence, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t believe in him and what he has done.

The true law is God’s word, not something based on the physical nature of the earth. Besides, science textbooks seem to change every 10 or 20 years, whereas the Bible has stood the test of time.

Today’s science is tomorrow’s joke. Today’s faith in Christ is tomorrow’s eternal life.

Jason Galloway is sports editor of The Crimson White. His column runs bi-weekly on Thursdays.

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