Science Can Falsify or Verify God
The question regarding evidence for God’s existence ends up being a question of science. I know, overlapping scientific and theological issues goes against the typical atheist rants. Sorry, but I believe God can be proven with careful, thorough observations of the Universe. The Bible itself makes this claim. We read:
“18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20)
Look & See
Humans ought to look around the Universe and think about what we see. If we find holistic order and apparent design everywhere we look (and we do), the most intellectually honest response is to conclude that there is likely a Creator. This is a reasonable starting point. From here begins the search to find out who this Creator is.
Resistance to Evidence
People who are committed to a god-free explanation must interpret all origins evidence away from design and order. If they already know the desired conclusion, they will not consider well-substantiated premises that lead elsewhere. If you are honest in your search for truth, you will follow the evidence wherever it leads.
Advancement of Technology & the Origins Debate
Prior to Darwinism, no rational theory existed for atheists to rally around. They knew they wanted there to be no God, but they just didn’t know how to get there logically. Published in 1859, Darwin’s Origin of the Species presented the very first theory for atheists to strongly galvanize around, providing them a theory to suit their preferences. In Darwin’s day, humanity did not possess the technology to thoroughly analyze the veracity of his claims. In fact, due to our ignorance at the time, we did not even know the extreme depths to all we were missing. During this period Darwinism provided a completely surface explanation of origins, and although we were not able to scrutinize the claims with a high-powered microscope, many wannabe athiest scientists happily switched over to this en vogue explanation.
Progress of Science & the Cross-Examination of Darwinism
As science progressed hand-in-hand with technology over the next 100 years, did Darwin’s explanation continue to line up with our latest scientific discoveries? If the latest scientific evidence began pointing toward God-engineered origins, would those people who were released from the idea of a God and His morality ever be willing to accept the divine yolk again? More was at stake here than hard, cold, unbiased science. There were serious theological, philosophical, and lifestyle ramifications that added heat to this origins debate.
It is the 21st century. We are now able to delve into and clearly observe the foundational components of our existence: the atomic world, the human cell, the DNA code and its copying mechanism, biological molecular machines, the reproduction systems, and much more. Compared to 1859, we are far better equipped to observe evidence for this theism vs. atheism discussion. Today, the origins debate continues on. What will you choose to believe?
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