Naturalistic Science Cannot Accept a Creator | The Institute for Creation Research
 
Naturalistic Science Cannot Accept a Creator

Naturalistic science cannot accept a Creator

There can be no question that God formed "things" in such a way that we can understand much of His nature from what has been created (Romans 1:20). But what place do they hold in understanding truth? Are we to gain insight to the meaning of everything from the study of geology, biology, physics, astronomy, etc.? What relationship does the tangible play with the intangible? When does the "language" of the creation shape the "words" of Scripture? Which carries more weight when they don't seem to agree?

What does God's Creation provide us?

Even though God insisted that His "good" nature was revealed by the creation, there is much about this universe that evidences a lot of "bad." How can we differentiate the original "good" from the fallen "bad?" The overwhelming message in the Bible deals with the redemption of the creation—the age-long plan of God to bring about a "new heavens and new earth" that is in total submission to His holiness (II Peter 2:13). How do we sort out the differences? What does the revealed nature of God furnish that will permit us to evaluate what we observe?

God's inerrant Word is the teacher

All our studies regarding the Creation should flow from how we view Scripture. The higher our regard for the words of the text, the more careful we would be with the interpretation of the text. The more we use other words and passages of Scripture to define and clarify a given text of Scripture, the less we will be inclined to allow human reasoning to alter the obvious meaning of a word or a passage. The farther away from the clear reading and face-value of a passage an interpretation seems to be, the more likely it will be subject to human error and come into conflict with other teachings of God's Word.

ICR is pleased to request your support of our ministry. We are committed to the authority of Scripture. Science will not override the Word! Invest with us in this challenging work.

Cite this article: Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. 2005. Naturalistic Science Cannot Accept a Creator. Acts & Facts. 34 (5).

The Latest
NEWS
Fossil Chromatin Looks Young
What are the odds that a buried animal would still have intact DNA after 125 million years? Researchers publishing in the journal Communications Biology...

NEWS
Inside October 2021 Acts & Facts
How is the Lord’s handiwork on display at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park? Does the universe look old? What can we learn about science and...

NEWS
Two-Volume Series: Restoring the Truth about Origins
The subject of origins continues to attract interest from the public and the scientific establishment. Understanding our origins informs us of who we are...

ACTS & FACTS
Creation Kids: Floods Form Fossils Fast
Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with...

ACTS & FACTS
A Battle for Hearts
Since the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History opened in fall of 2019, tens of thousands of people have walked through our doors. They...

APOLOGETICS
Eating Bugs Isn't Always So Simple
The Lord Jesus Christ deserves glory for why He made Earth’s diverse creatures, and He also deserves glory for the complicated details of how...

ACTS & FACTS
Does the Universe Look Old?
Since distant galaxies are billions of light-years away, some understandably assume that distant starlight must have taken billions of years to reach...

ACTS & FACTS
Hawaii Behind the Scenes
ICR Research Scientist Dr. Brian Thomas and ICR Video Producer Clint Loveness, with help from friends and family, recently shot footage in Maui, Hawaii,...

ACTS & FACTS
Mutation, Design, and Faith
Any alteration in a cell’s DNA sequence is a mutation. These changes can come from copying errors, exposure to chemicals or radiation, or from...

ACTS & FACTS
Another Function of 'Junk DNA' Discovered
For decades, evolutionists suggested that huge sections of our genome (about half) did not actively code for the production of proteins or polypeptides—and...