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   There’s a lot of discussion today about how we can learn anything (shareable) about God and, further, if so, can science provide help in this.

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   Astronomer/evangelist Hugh Ross believes we can, and he summarizes it under this heading:

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Can Science Access God?

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Can Science Access God?

Hugh Ross, PhD

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   Astronomers can and do directly observe cosmic history, from a split second (10-34 seconds) after its beginning to its continual expansion ever since. Physicists have successfully produced a number of theorems confirming that space and time have not existed eternally but rather originated when the universe came into being.

   Such discoveries prompted astrophysicist Fang Li Zhi and his physicist wife, Li Shu Xian, to write, “A question that has always been considered a topic of metaphysics or theology–the creation of the universe–has now become an area of active research in physics.” Physicist and Nobel Laureate Arno Penzias remarked, “Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, one with a very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life, and one which has an underlying (one might say ‘supernatural’) plan.” Cosmologist Edward Harrison acknowledged, “Here is the cosmological proof of the existence of God–the design argument of Paley–updated and refurbished. The fine-tuning of the universe provides prima facie evidence of deistic design.”

   The scientific invasion of theological turf goes farther. Research in anthropology, astrobiology, biochemistry, genetics, geophysics, paleontology, and the origin of life yield an abundance of biblical relevant and theologically significant findings. When asked what evidence persuaded him to abandon his public advocacy of atheism and acknowledge God’s existence, philosopher Antony Flew responded that it was revelations from scientific research on the origin of the universe, the fine-tuning of the universe for life, and the origin of life.

   The Bible likewise asserts that nature’s record provides unequivocal evidence for God’s existence and personal attributes. According to Psalm 97:6, “The heavens proclaim his righteousness and all the peoples see his glory.” In Romans 1:20 we read, “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.

      [The above has been taken almost verbatim from Hugh Ross, Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey Through Genesis 1-11 (RTB Press 2014). Individual citations for many of the comments above would have taken much space, so we omitted them. We apologize for that. But all are included on the 40+ pages of notes in the above book.]