Science, a Gift From Christians

“…when He appointed the foundations of the earth, then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him…”

— Proverbs 8:29-30

In Proverbs 8:22-31, there is a creation poem. Creation is described here as something that is not accidental. The Creator is not a blind force, but rather an intelligent being. The Word has been eternally generated by the Father. His first creation was wisdom. And this of course is the wisdom by which all other things have been created.

Now this contrasts marvelously with all of the heathen conceptions. In those schemes, caprice is supreme and accident and fortuitousness are involved, and blind forces work through a compulsion of necessity. But God, through His wisdom, has established laws and the whole world is an ordered process. Without the Christian concept of an ordered universe with God-given laws continually operating in the same way, science would never have come into existence.

Modern science was born in the 1500s and 1600s when a Christian worldview was dominant. And yet this same science, having turned its back upon God has adopted the materialistic and atheistic view of evolution. One of the things that is seldom discussed in evolution is the fact of the impossibility of physical laws ever arising by blind chance. You would not have laws operating always the same way throughout all of the universe continually the same, but you would have everything working by accident and continually changing. On the very premises of evolution, science would never have come into existence.

Our Heavenly Creator, all praise is due to You. We glorify You—the One who flung the stars into existence, who merely spoke and created all things. Help us to lift up our eyes and behold Your glory…