“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” – Colossians 1:16
Many would claim that trying to demonstrate the existence of God through scientific means is impossible. According to the Collins Dictionary, science is “the study of the nature and behavior of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about them.” It measures and concludes things about the physical world—a world in which God is not bound. Science is a starting point for discovery that can only exist because of something outside of it. That something is God. Without God, science is meaningless.
The Bible begins with these words: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
The three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all believe in the same one God, who created everything. For Jews and Christians, the name of God is Yahweh, while for Muslims it is Allah.
Muslims believe that Allah created the universe in a big explosion, something akin to the scientific theory of The Big Bang. Like Jews and Christians, Muslims also believe in a six-day creation.
The Qur’an states that “Allah created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six days” (7:54).
However, scientists—especially followers of Darwinism—have constantly tried to prove otherwise. That there was no creation per se, but that everything developed through the process of evolution.
Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), made a post on Instagram in which he thought was making a point in proving that science disputes the idea that God is the creator of the universe.
In his post, Collins purports to believe in the Christian religion, but apparently, does not agree with the idea that God created all things.
Dr. Collins wrote: “The evidence supporting the idea that all living things are descended from a common ancestor is truly overwhelming. I would not necessarily wish that to be so, as a Bible-believing Christian. But it is so. It does not serve faith well to try to deny that.”
Incredibly, Collins seems to have missed the specificity of his statement. In his statement, “all living things are descended from a common ancestor,” he confirms the belief of all three Abrahamic religions. There is only one common ancestor and that common ancestor is God.
The Bible tells us that God put the “breath of life” in everything. References can be found in Genesis 2:7; Ezekiel 37:5,9; Revelation 11:11; and Psalm 104:30. There are also references of God taking away this “breath of life” in Genesis 6:17 and Psalm 104:29.
“By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word of God so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” – Hebrews 11:3
The main problem religion faces is the conundrum of physical versus non-physical, the spiritual realm versus the supernatural realm.
Scientists only deal with matters in our physical universe. But God exists in another dimension. This is a dimension that scientists may never be able to measure, and thus, the possibility and/or the ability for such measurement may not exist.
Therefore, due to the methods employed by science, which are only limited to the physical world, science will never be able to prove the existence of God or His hand in creation.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” – Romans 1:20
Scripture encourages us to look for the clues God has left behind. His fingerprints and footprints are everywhere for those who want to look.