I believe that God and science are not mutually exclusive. I believe that the Bible is man’s best understanding and interpretation of God at that particular time and place, and if we limit our understanding of God to the parameters set forth in the Bible, then we limit our understanding of God. If God is truly God, then he or she is neither limited to the Bible’s interpretation nor to our understanding.
No matter how many times I look at the Mona Lisa, no matter how many of DaVinci’s writings I’ve read, no matter how many books I read about him, will I ever truly know and understand this artist? Probably not, but can I gain an understanding of him by looking at his work, his writing, and what others have written about him? Certainly.
We live in God’s Mona Lisa; we are God’s Mona Lisa. Doesn’t our exploration into the created world lead to a deeper understanding of the one that created it? That voyage of discovery is science.
I have heard Albert Einstein credited with saying that he wanted to explore scientific realms to figure out how God did it, and whether he said it or not, I am sure that is a feeling shared by many scientists, along with modern day seekers and wonderers. Seeking God can lead us to amazing discoveries.
What about when science contradicts God, many may ask. I only wish to point out that at one time we believed that the earth was the center of the universe, the world was flat, and Pluto was a planet. We only know a tiny fraction of what can be known in our observable universe. All we can see is the upper left hand corner of an incomprehensible connect-the-dots picture, and we try to make sense out of it, but we can’t see the whole page; yet. I have faith that one day when mankind is privy to the entire canvas, we will see God in it.
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