Lee Strobel: Science Points Toward Existence of a Creator
By Alex Murashko
Contrary to what many scientists believe, science points toward a creator of the universe instead of away from God, says best-selling author and Christian apologist Lee Strobel.
Speaking at a two-day Christian apologetics event at Saddleback Church in Southern California, Strobel kicked-off the series of weekend messages given by five different apologists by talking about The Case for a Creator.
“There are some scientists that will tell you that the evidence of science points away from a Creator. That it disproves the existence of a Creator,” said the atheist-turned-Christian and former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune. Strobel continued by giving an example:
“Jerry Coyne thinks so. He’s a University of Chicago professor of ecology and evolution. He said in USA Today: ‘Science and faith are fundamentally incompatible … Science helps religion only by disproving its claims.’ But is that true? Does science point away from a Creator?”
He then explained to the more than 3,500 people in attendance at the church and an online audience: “I used to be an atheist just like Dr. Coyne is an atheist, but I came to a far different conclusion after my investigation of the evidence. I concluded that science, when done right, points powerfully and persuasively toward the existence of a Creator who just happens to look a lot like the God of the Bible.
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“In other words, I believe that science affirms Psalm 102:25: ‘In the beginning, you [God] laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands,'” Strobel said.
Three areas of science have pointed “powerfully toward the existence of God,” especially with discoveries made over the last 50 years, he said. The areas in which Strobel focused on during his message were cosmology (the study of the universe’s origin), physics, and DNA.
“For centuries scientists believed that the universe always existed, it was eternal, it was always there. But thanks to persuasive, philosophical arguments and scientific discoveries just over the last several decades virtually all scientists are now convinced that the universe had a beginning at some point in the distant past,” he said…
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