Many atheists love science. I would go so far as to say that in some cases, science is their god. It’s the god that says they’ll never be accountable to the Creator on Judgment Day.
Perhaps because of this, some people would say that Christianity and science are incompatible. I’m not among them—I think science is great. God has blessed us with numerous wonderful things through science.
It’s interesting to note who some of the scientists were that made discoveries that are woven tightly into the fabric of our lives today.
Sir Francis Bacon was a devout Christian, and even though he was more of a philosopher than a scientist, he invented the scientific method. He believed that God revealed Himself to us in two books—Scripture and creation.
Probably the greatest scientist of all time, Sir Isaac Newton founded calculus and dynamics. He described science as “thinking God’s thoughts after him,” and he studied the Bible daily.
Dozens of other branches of science were founded by Christians, including:
- Antiseptic surgery: Joseph Lister
- Bacteriology: Louis Pasteur
- Celestial mechanics: Johannes Kepler
- Chemistry and gas dynamics: Robert Boyle
- Computer science: Charles Babbage
- Electrodynamics: John Clark Maxwell
- Energetics: Lord Kelvin
- Field theory: Michael Faraday
- Hydrostatics: Blaise Pascal
- Oceanography: Matthew Maury
The faith of the Bible is based on facts and reason. It’s only because of the Bible and a Christian world view that we have science at all.