Are the Bible and science in agreement? Let’s see what a leading scientist had to say about the issue. Dr. Robert A. Millikan, a scientist at the California Institute of Technology, received renown for measuring “e,” the charge on the electron. After years of researching the properties of cosmic rays, Millikan presented his discoveries to a group of scientists. As he concluded his talk he said, “So, gentlemen, perhaps the Creator is still on the job.”
History has produced many great men who have made some remarkable discoveries. Consider the achievements of men such as George Washington Carver, Albert Einstein, Johannes Kepler, Sir Isaac Newton, Samuel Morse, and Louis Pasteur. Many of these men attested to the reality of an Almighty Creator God.
The Bible is a story of God’s purpose in history and thus, is not a science textbook. However, it is always accurate in its representations of science. Many relatively modern scientific discoveries were described in detail thousands of years prior in the inspired words of Scripture. Here are a few examples:
- The precision of movement in the universe (Jeremiah 31:35)
- The suspension of the earth in space (Job 26:7)
- The earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22)
Let’s make some deductions from these discoveries. If the Bible is right about these proven scientific phenomena, then we may conclude that it is also right in what it says about the creation of the universe and the God of Creation. The Bible says God is personable enough to be known, tender enough to be loved, and awesome enough to be worshipped, and He created us for this purpose. He’s also big enough to manage your problems and faithful enough to lead you safely through your trials. So go ahead and trust Him—He’s still on the job.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God Whose ways you may not understand at the time. — Oswald Chambers
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.