I am always nervous to tackle any kind of apologetics discussion. Do you feel the same? I know it’s the lack of confidence and knowledge, but I’m going to change that. I still may not be able to answer all the questions thrown at me, but I’m working on having a better foundation in my stance of each topic. Today I’m reviewing the idea of how science and faith are connected, and they do go hand in hand.
My faith allows me to appreciate not only the scientific and factual components of the world, but also the artistry and splendour of creation itself. There are still so many things unknown even to the most dedicated of scientists, so something bigger must have had its hand in creating all of it.
Visualize this analogy with me! I first heard of this analogy through the Alpha Youth video series and it made the connection between science and faith easier to comprehend.
“A baker made a cake and a scientist examined that cake. The scientist, upon analyzing the cake, can give evidence about the cake itself: what the cake is made of, how long it took to bake the cake, how long since it was made, if the cake is tasty, etc. However, the scientist cannot answer these questions based on examining the cake: Who made the cake? Why was the cake made in the first place? What is its’ purpose? Only the baker can answer those questions.”
God is the baker in the analogy. There are things in this world that can’t be fully explained with science alone. Faith allows us to have a deeper understanding of the things that we can’t scientifically prove. Faith gives me peace with the things that I will just never know, no matter how much research and investigation I do, but it gives me hope knowing that those things exist or happen for some good reason.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rules or authorities- all things were created through him and for him.Colossians 1:15-16
What are your thoughts about this? I would love to know!
Until next time,