Blog October 13th – Risen! The Musical -Is there a conflict between Science and Christianity ?” Part 8

Max Panks of the London Touring Cast playing the part of Jesus in Risen! The Musical- New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

Be Set Free – from Risen! The Musical featuring The Original Cast – recorded and produced by Joffy Girling

Returning to the question of whether or not there is a conflict between Science and Christianity I recently read a series entitled “God Is” in “The Word for Today” written by Bob and Debbie Gass and published by United Christian Broadcasters (UCB.) In the next few weeks I would like to take some extracts .

“Many of the world’s greatest thinkers believe that God not only exists but that He created the universe and its inhabitants, So the next time someone tells you that only simple, uneducated people believe in God don’t buy it. Dr Robert Jastrow, founder and director of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies at NASA writes in his blockbuster book “God and the Astronomers”: “The astronomical evidence supports the biblical view of the origin of the world … the details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same…………… Science has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment … What cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter or energy into the universe? Science cannot answer these questions ….

Pierre – Simon Laplace another of the world’s great astronomers said that proof in favour of an intelligent God was infinitely more probable than that a set of writing implements thrown promiscuously against parchment would produce Homer’s “Iliad.” The evidence for God as opposed to the evidence against Him is infinity to one- it can’t even be measured.

Next week Yale physicist, Professor Henry Margenau makes the startling statement “To believe in God is to believe in science.