Science and faith are often considered incompatible.
The media portrays one as dealing with facts and hard evidence, while the other is made up of fables and fairytales. But that’s not necessarily the case.
As Eric Metaxas explains on this week’s episode of Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch, the evidence for the God of the Bible in science and archaeology is more astonishing and overwhelming than ever before.
“This is science pointing to God, effectively proving God,” Metaxas, a prolific author of New York Times bestsellers like “Bonhoeffer,” said to Lynch.
“And by the way, God and faith are what gave us science.”
One of the examples Metaxas shares on the podcast and in his new book, “Is Atheism Dead?” is how the Big Bang theory essentially proves Creation because it shows that the universe had a beginning and a point of origin, just like the Bible tells us.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” —Genesis 1:1, ESV
“There’s some kind of a dissonance between faith and science,” Metaxas said. “While quietly over the decades, the evidence has been piling up from science. … It’s about time somebody told the story.”
Archaeological evidence also continues to prove the Bible. Metaxas specifically references the recent discovery of a city seemingly destroyed by a meteorite, which fits the Biblical description of what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah.
Genesis 19 gives an account of these two wicked cities stating, “Then the Lord rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, wiping out all of the people and every bit of vegetation.”
Metaxas offers further evidence during this Fearless episode to encourage and bolster Christians in their walk with the Lord.
“God is revealing Himself through science and through archaeology in ways that previous generations couldn’t even dream about,” Metaxas said. “I think it arms us when it comes to our faith. We approach the subject of apologetics differently because we know how dramatically clear it is that God is real.”
In closing, Lynch shared her heart for seeing people fearlessly believe God is real and true.
“I always want to encourage my listeners that we don’t need to be fearful of the days that we’re facing,” Lynch said. “These are actually pretty exciting times. Science is on our side, and none of this has taken God by surprise. These are all in His plans, and He’s created us for such a time as this.”