3/10/15 Tom 25
Do we have to throw out our common sense to be a Christian? That’s basically what Tom, 25, was asking me in a sidewalk conversation today. “So, as a Christian do you believe in science?” he asked me. Tom is an international student at IIT from Indonesia. He doesn’t believe in life after death, and said he bases his beliefs on science. My answer – “A lot of people think that Christians can’t believe in science. But the opposite is really true – scientists can’t believe in God, at least according to the scientific method. They limit themselves to what can be measured and proven through experimentation. But God can’t be measured, predicted, or controlled like, say, electricity. He has a personality and decides what to do and when He wants to do it regardless of our scientific methods. God created the physical laws that the scientific method is based on, but as the Creator He is above those laws. The Bible says that faith is what is pleasing to Him, which means we need to have a faith relationship with God that doesn’t depend on the scientific method. As a Christian, I am free to enjoy the many benefits of science, but scientists who rule out the possibility of God and His supernatural miracles are not free to enjoy the benefits of faith.” So who is really free? Let’s use some common sense!