Ten Principles of Creation and Science
One morning at a Church while teaching the fifth graders about God, I asked a simple question: "When you look at a tree outside and consider it, isn't it evidence that the almighty power of God brought it into existence?" (I had earlier pointed out to the students the cars in the church parking lot. They know that the cars did not just happen. They had been manufactured somewhere by the hands of man.) To my surprise, one of the boys spoke up almost immediately and confidently said: "I bet it wouldn't be too hard to make a tree, if you knew how!"
But, such is man's dilemma! Man may study God's creation all he wants, but he can only do a rather miserable job of trying to duplicate it. This is illustrated quite nicely by William Paley's classic example of the watch. If one were to happen upon a watch lying in a field, it would not be logical to suppose that the watch came into existence in the field all by itself. There had to be a watchmaker somewhere. In the same way, the world around us shows the careful handiwork of the Mind of God.
Due to tremendous advancements in molecular biology, biochemists who are look at the atomic fabric of life are now finding that Paley, if anything, oversimplified the design = Designer argument! So-called "nature" is far more complex than the works of man which try to duplicate what God did from the beginning!
In my studies of both science and Scripture, I find at least ten basic principles that must be borne in mind. When one keeps these principles in mind, many of the apparent problems that arise between science and God’s Word evaporate.
What are these basic principles of science based upon faith in God?