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God and the Bible

  • What is the Bible?
  • Is the Bible true, and if so, what does that mean for science?
  • Who is God? What does God look like?
  • Can you be a scientist and believe in miracles?
  • If God made everything, who made God?
  • Why do we bother thinking about where everything comes from? Why does it matter?
  • Scientists
  • More Questions?
  • What is the Bible?

    The Bible is a book written by lots of different people. It is full of songs, poems, stories and tales from real life that Christians believe tell us the truth about who God is and what he has done.

  • Is the Bible true, and if so, what does that mean for science?

    The Bible is book full of songs, poems, stories and tales from real life. Christians think the Bible tells us the truth about God, teaching us that he wants to be our very best friend, and that he made the whole world.

    Science is a way of finding out more about the world, like how things work and where they came from. So many Christians who believe that the Bible is true and that God made everything think that science is a really exciting way of learning more about how God did that.

  • Who is God? What does God look like?

    The Bible tells us lots about what God has done, and what he is like. But we really have no idea what God looks like! We know that God is kind, loving and very strong. We know that he made everything. But the Bible also tells us that no one has ever seen God, except when He came to earth as a human, Jesus. That doesn’t mean that God has always looked like a human, it just means that this was the best way for him to help us get to know him well. After all, most of your best friends are probably human, right?

    For now, what God looks like is still a mystery. It might even be too amazing for us to imagine, but it’s fun trying! What do you think he looks like?!

  • Can you be a scientist and believe in miracles?

    God didn’t just make the world and then forget all about it. He is busy at work in the world every day. He keeps everything working in the way it is supposed to - rain falls down not up, the sun rises for daytime and sets at night, and you can stand on the ground but not on water! Scientists learn lots about what normally happens through the natural processes God has put in place.

    But sometimes God chooses to do things that are different from these natural processes, or speed them up. When He does this, it can be surprising, unexpected and very special. These events are what we call miracles. Using science to learn about what normally happens doesn’t mean that you can’t believe that these miracles happen too. Lots of scientists believe in miracles!

  • If God made everything, who made God?

    Christians believe that God wasn’t made by anyone. They think that God has always existed, that He is the one who started everything and is still making things today. So that means that God is very special because He’s so big and clever that He imagined and makes everything!

    The Bible says that God is so big and clever and special and different that He didn’t need to be made, He just is. That can be hard to understand but lots of Christians think that science is a special gift from God to help us to understand a bit about how He works and what He has done.

  • Why do we bother thinking about where everything comes from? Why does it matter?

    People love to ask questions. We love mysteries and we love finding out answers to our big questions!

    Some of our biggest questions are about ourselves and the choices we make - who we are, whether we should eat the last cookie, what we want to be when we grow up and how we can make our hopes come true.

    To think about these sorts of questions we need to think at least a little bit about where we have come from. That might mean exploring small questions like how much we’ve grown over the last year, or really big things like who the first human was and how the universe started.

    Thinking about where everything comes from is an important part of learning more about ourselves!

  • Jennifer Wiseman

    Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astrophysicist and a Christian. 

    Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler lived from 1571 to 1630 he was an astronomer, mathematician and a Christian.

    Althea Wilkinson

    Dr Althea Wilkinson is an astronomer and a Christian.

    Andrew Davidson

    The Revd Dr Andrew Davison is a theologian, scientist and Christian. 

    April Maskiewicz Cordero

    Dr April Maskiewicz Cordero is an evolutionary biologist and a Christian.

    Bob White

    Professor Bob White is a geophysicist and a Christian.

    Francis Collins

    Dr Francis Collins is a geneticist and a Christian.

    David Wilkinson

    Revd Professor David Wilkinson is an astrophysicist, theologian and a Christian. 

    Deb Haarsma

    Dr Deborah Haarsma is an astronomer and a Christian.

    Ernest Lucas

    Revd Dr Ernest Lucas is a theologian and a Christian.

    Gillian Straine

    Revd Dr Gillian Straine is a physicist, theologian and a Christian.

    John Bryant

    Professor John Bryant is a geneticist, bioethicist and a Christian.

    Jonathan Moo

    Dr Jonathan Moo is an ecologist, theologian and a Christian. 

    Roger Abbott

    Revd Dr Roger Abbott is a theologian a scientific researcher and a Christian.

    Simon Conway Morris

    Professor Simon Conway Morris is a palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist, and Christian. 

  • More Questions?

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