How can you be a scientist and believe in God?
Q: I don't see how anyone can be a scientist and still believe in God. Why believe in God, when science can explain everything that happens? I'm in high school, and I hope to major in medical research when I get to college. -- J.K.
A: Your interest in science shouldn't keep you from believing in God -- not at all. Over the years some of the most gifted people I've ever met were not only brilliant scientists, but also had a strong faith in God.
When I asked them about this, almost without exception they said that their scientific research actually had strengthened their faith in God. To them, the whole creation is a witness to God's power and wisdom. Even the human body, they pointed out, is a witness to God's love and concern. To believe that everything happened by chance, they said, takes far more faith than believing in God! The Bible says, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen" (Romans 1:20).
But let me point you in another direction. Yes, we see God reflected in the world He created. But most of all, we see Him in Jesus Christ, who was God in human flesh. Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus -- His life, His death, His resurrection. And when you do, you'll not only realize that God exists, but He loves you and wants to come into your life.
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Don't let pride or anything else keep you from Christ. Instead, commit your life to Him, and then ask Him to guide you and fill you with His love and compassion and joy. Christ, the Bible says, is truly "the power of God and the wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:24).
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