Sermon Notes May 1, 2022

An Unsteady Truce: The Bible and Science

“How to Bible” 

Nature of Science

 1. Science is the attempt to ____________________ knowledge through empirical  verification. In other words, what science can know is primarily available to us through our ________   senses. 

2. The Bible does not pretend to position itself as a textbook on _____________________________. 

3. Three ways (in Western culture) of looking at reality:

      (a)  There is the ________________________ way, which is largely descriptive and explanatory. 

      (b)  There is the _________________way, which is primarily concerned with method. 

       (c)    There is the __________________ way, which is concerned with what a thing is for and does it work. 

About Creation, the Big Bang, and The Flood 

4. Genesis says two main things about creation. That God __________________ and it was ___________________. 

Genesis 1:1,31, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  31God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.” 

5. Do you take the Bible literally?  If so, that means you take the Bible the way it was _______________________. 

Genesis 1:27;2:7, “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. 2:7Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into His nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

 

6. The theory of evolution calls for mutations and leaps that almost require an intelligent Designer ____________________ the process. 

Genesis 6:19-20, “You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.”   

7.  The real  conflict isn’t between a Scientist and a Christian. The conflict is between the Bible and the philosophy called _______________________, which says, “Nature is all there is.”