It feels like many Christians are afraid of science. They think science either will, or does, disprove Christian beliefs. But is this a legitimate fear? One of my favourite (intentionally spelled that way) authors wrote: Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. The thing is, if you recognize the quote, you know this is exactly the opposite of the way we Christians should feel.
Who’s afraid of science?
If you’re Christian, are you afraid of science? Why or why not?
Does your local church seem to be afraid of science? Is it ever talked about, like in sermons? In discussions about some of the events in the Bible?
Do you know how your denomination feels about science? For instance, what do they teach about creation? Was it six literal days, even though that means people walked with dinosaurs? Were Adam and Eve real people, or just an analogy?
What about the flood? Did it really happen? I so, was it worldwide, as the Bible says? Or was it only a local flood?
In other words, does your church bend the Bible to fit science? Or the other way around, do they bend science to fit the Bible? Or is it all just kind of kept in the closet and the two are never mentioned together? Or maybe science is only brought up when it agrees with beliefs about the Bible? Maybe, in the worst-case scenario, science is only brought up to prove a point about a belief, especially when the belief is in conflict with the Bible?
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