One of the things I hear quite often in conversations concerning origins is that “all real scientists have given up belief in God.” For a time, I wondered if that were true. I wondered how science and faith could ever be compatible. But then I was introduced to a brilliant scientist who worked with a creation organization and realized that faith and science are not incompatible. In fact, they dovetail together almost perfectly. Meeting that scientist occurred almost twenty years ago, and since then, I’ve been exposed to dozens of people who work in various areas of science who have a tremendous faith in God. I’ve found hundreds of resources that reinforce that. And I’ve become closely affiliated with at least tow different organizations that attempt to teach the historicity and validity of Genesis as fact.
One of those organizations is Master Books. I have several of their books on my shelves, and am always excited to receive another. And I was pretty excited when I opened the mail and saw On The Seventh Day, edited by John F. Ashton, PhD. Aston has compiled short testimonies from over forty different scientists describing why they believe in God.
Certainly, these men and women go against the flow, at least the flow as described by the popular media and the atheistic element in the science community. However, I’m beginning to suspect that those elements might actually be in the minority, or at least much less of a majority than they seem to present. I suspect that there are multitudes more in the scientific community who keep their lives focused on the Creator as they strive to understand his creation.
Aston has organized more than forty short chapters from believing scientists from all over the world. These scientists come from all sorts of fields, including physics, aerospace engineering, psychology, biology, chemistry, linguistics, information science, math, medicine and more. They come from all over the world, from places such as Australia, Europe, the UK, America, and others. The people and places, and the sciences they represent are as varied as can be, yet all are believers in the same Creator God.