August 2, 2012

Is it Possible to be a Scientist and a Christian?

It is possible for anyone to become a Christian through faith in Jesus Christ who gave His life and rose again from the dead for all men.  The best known verse in the Bible, John 3:16 makes it clear, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  “Whosoever” means anyone. No one is excluded regardless of race or profession. No sin is too great for Him to forgive. No questions are too challenging for Him to answer. One does not have to commit intellectual suicide to become a Christian. There are many brilliant and renowned scientists who unashamedly profess their faith in Christ. Faith is not irrational, it is supra-rational. It doesn’t go against reason so much as it goes beyond reason. Faith is not a blind leap in the dark. We have substantial and empirical evidence for faith. In fact, I think it takes less faith to believe that there is a God than it does to be an atheist. The evidence is overwhelming and while there are scientists who are atheists there are many who are Christians.


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