Is there a God? This question has been asked throughout history in every language. It is an important question that every man and woman eventually asks.
When we look at the stars or all the nature around us, it is hard to imagine it without a creator. Every work of art must have an artist. Has modern science proved otherwise?
There have been many significant scientific discoveries over the last century. Many point to these discoveries as an argument against God saying that everything is random acts that came together perfectly to create the world around us and all the life within it. While much of the science seems credible, it is difficult to take it that far.
At first science and faith seem to be on opposing ends pulling against each other. I wrestled with this as I heard scientific discoveries that seemed to oppose that of a Creator. One of the best books that I read on the subject is called The Language of God. Francis Collins explains from his scientific perspective how science and faith go hand in hand.
Ultimately, what became clear to me is that either path requires faith. We have faith when we lean in to the unknown. Faith is acting on something even when we don’t have all the answers. If someone says there is no God that is an act of faith. Even if all the scientific theories were accurate, it still leads us to an unknown in the very beginning. It is an act of faith to live by this belief. Faith in what?
What if there is a Creator who set it all in motion? This requires faith, but we know what or Who we are placing are faith in. This leads us to ask the other question. Perhaps it is the question some are avoiding if they choose to place their faith in science.
If there is a God, what does He require of me?