Science and Christianity have been going head to head for hundreds of years. Many argue that science disproves the legitimacy of Christianity, specifically creation. But, what if science is actually living proof of the 6 day creation we hear of in the Bible? Science and Christianity can co-exist if you believe that God created the world.
Most Christians believe in the classic “God created the world in 6 days” that is stated in Genesis 1-3, but there are also Christians who believe in the long term evolution. However, if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that God created the Heavens and the Earth regardless of how long it took. John 1 talks about “the Word.” The Word is actually Jesus. Verses 1-10 (below) explains how the Word was with God from the beginning and through Him all things were made. Creation itself is Christlike because it was made through Jesus. Since nature and God’s creation is Christlike, then Job 12:7-10 is true when it says, “7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
If the Earth can teach us because God is in it, then we need to be paying more attention to what it’s telling us. Many choose to ignore climate change because they feel it does not line up with the Bible. However, if nature can tell us things straight from God, maybe he’s trying to tell us something through climate change. Our world is changing both socially and physically. The earth is an example of how we treat the environment and each other. As life get’s busier and the population rises to indescribable numbers, we create more and more waste and our carbon footprint becomes larger. We need to bring it back to where it all began. The God who is in all of the trees and the animals and the earth is also the God we serve. We can use science to save the planet that He has put in our care.