Biblical Knowledge and Creation Science

At one time, Christians were the main people doing science. (It was called natural philosophy until the name was changed to science.) Christians and creationists were right at home here. Science operates by laws, and those were given by the Creator. They provide consistency. See how that works out?

Eventually, Christians yielded to materialists. Much of that was through compromise on the authority of the Bible. Secular scientists reject the Bible in favor of naturalism. Both kinds of scientists have worldviews based on their presuppositions.

Universe and Bible, Pixabay / Alex Myers and Maicon Fonseca Zanco
What follows is going to be difficult for some people to accept, even creationists.

Bible-believing Christians actually have an advantage in doing science. Indeed, Psalm 119:130 tells us that God's Word brings understanding. Not only does the biblical worldview rule out time, chance, errors as explanations for observed data, but Christians also have a basis for logic and scientific laws. While secular scientists who make nature their god can indeed do science, it is because the Bible is true — whether they believe it or not is irrelevant.

When people want a Christian to put the Bible aside and be neutral, something Dr. Greg Bahnsen said applies: "They're not neutral, and you shouldn't be." Notice that those who ask upright people to compromise give up little or nothing themselves? Atheists, the secular science industry, the ecumenical approach (Rome does not budge), enemies of Israel — you get the idea. Compromise on the truth of God's Word is a losing proposition.

In science fields and academia, naturalism has the magisterial position (see "Assumed Atheism Harming Religious Students.") Christians are repressed if they are tolerated at all. That is a result of the compromises of Christians of the past. It is ironic that those in evolution and the life sciences are having paradigm shifts that indicate purpose.

Creationists in science fields have been known to work with secular scientists and submit papers with them. This is probably not a problem when studying, say, beetles or something. When they step into origins and metaphysics, the creationist needs to be very careful because the two worldviews are irreconcilable.

The author of the paper featured below has a model to be considered by biblical creation scientists. It can be refined as needed, but he believes there needs to be a starting point so that Bible believers are taking a stand for the truth since secularists are in control.
The scientific community can be bifurcated into regenerate and non-regenerate scientists. Regenerate scientists have put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, while non-regenerate scientists have not. Any attempt to reconcile the worldviews of both groups is folly. The regenerate biblical scientist has access to three levels of knowledge: inherent, learned, and divine. The third being available through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit gives the regenerate scientist an advantage that can and should be used to understand God’s creation more fully. It is important for the regenerate creation science community to develop methodologies for and become proficient in incorporating miracles into their scientific studies. This paper proposes biblically-based scientific philosophies as well as providing suggested mechanisms for the development of a bible-based scientific model for the four major scientific communities (astronomy, biology, geology, and physics). It also gives specific examples of how miracles can and should be an integral part of creation science. A functional approach to science is introduced that can be used to integrate these various methods. The purpose of this paper is to encourage regenerate creation scientists to evaluate their scientific philosophical paradigm.

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