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
DAYS OF PRAISE DEVOTIONALS
Spring 2021
...

ACTS & FACTS
Creation Kids: Human Hands
You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with ICR’s special Creation Kids learning...

ACTS & FACTS
Dross and Dilution
The first of seven great signs of Jesus’ deity recorded in John’s gospel is the wedding in Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11). By the time Jesus...

APOLOGETICS
Do the Unpersuaded Have Enough Proof?
At a local Bible conference, a respected seminary professor unintentionally contradicted the apostle Paul. During the Q&A session, he opined that...

ACTS & FACTS
Gunnison's Black Canyon: The Flood Solves Mysterious Missing...
Brian Thomas, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D. The Gunnison River winds westward from the Colorado Rocky Mountains through dry and dramatic landscapes....

ACTS & FACTS
Do We See Complex Design in Mosquito Eggs?
Mosquitoes hatch from tiny eggs and spend a few days filter-feeding on things like bacteria, pollen, and algae. They molt three times as they grow,...

ACTS & FACTS
A Texas-Size Spider Mystery
The delightfully creepy spider belongs to a class called Arachnida—which is distinct from the “bug” class Insecta. Not surprisingly,...

ACTS & FACTS
The Fossils Still Say No: The Fins-to-Feet Transition
One of the alleged greatest transformations in vertebrate evolution is said to be the emergence of creatures that traded fins for feet and transitioned...

RESEARCH
Largest Canyons Were Formed by the Receding Flood
Two newly discovered canyons in Greenland and Antarctica have a lot in common with Grand Canyon. Both canyons are as deep as or deeper than Grand Canyon...

ACTS & FACTS
ICR Upholds the Clarity of Scripture
“The Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God” has been affirmed repeatedly from pulpits. But did you know this important declaration...