Does graduate science study

Lead everyone away from God?

 

For one PhD in biochemistry

The direction was “to.”

 

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Many Christians fear science, believing that scientists consider God to be irrelevant to things that really matter. But to a growing number of scientists, as well as  philosophers, the opposite is true.

Here’s one scientist, now at reasons.org¹, who is not only a Christian but a scientist who’s working hard to show how science, far from being an “enemy,” is very supportive of belief in God.

Here’s a brief account from Reasons To Believe:

                                 Dr. Fazale Rana
       Executive Vice President of Research & Apologetics
                                      .     .     .

I watched helplessly as my father died a Muslim. Though he and I would argue about my conversion, I was unable to convince him of the truth of the Christian faith.

I became a Christian as a graduate student studying biochemistry. The cell’s complexity, elegance, and sophistication coupled with the inadequacy of evolutionary scenarios to account for life’s origin compelled me to conclude that life must stem from a Creator. Reading through the Sermon on the Mount convinced me that Jesus was who Christians claimed Him to be: Lord and Savior.

Still, evangelism wasn’t important to me – until my father died. His death helped me appreciate how vital evangelism is. It was at that point I dedicated myself to Christian apologetics and the use of science as a tool to build bridges with nonbelievers.

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence – evidence that is being uncovered day after day – for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture.

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¹ reasons.org is website of Reasons To Believe, an excellent place for people who wonder about the complexities of science in the 21st century and how they affect historic Christian faith. We heartily recommend it.