It seems like an odd statement to say, “God made science,” but it’s a necessary statement to make, because the church often acts as though science is a devious force at odds with God. At times it even feels as though the church thinks Satan owns science, which is actually quite a blasphemous thought.
We have to understand that the material world we live in has a lot more going on in it than we are even aware of and that every time we learn a new thing about how existence works, we are not creating new blasphemies, but uncovering a piece of the brilliance of God. Scientific discoveries should dive us deeper into the wonder of the creativity and the knowledge of the Father of all creation.
Scientific wonders are all around us. We are startled by the beauty of the earth and all of its inhabitants. And if we could grow to the size of the universe we’d see even more wonders, giving us a completely different view of everything we know and love. And if we shrunk down to the smallest height possible, existence would be entirely unrecognizable as we’d witness the basic elements of matter at play.
While string theory is just a theory and has a very small chance of ever being proved outside of the math that supports it, it is still an intriguing idea. The theory proposes that if we could shrink down all the way to the base of life, we would find tiny vibrating strings that move in different patterns to create everything around us. String theorists even propose that these strings vibrate into different dimensions that we can’t see with our own eyes at our current size.
This theory takes adjustment for the average person to even consider. Different dimensions? Tiny vibrating strings? That’s a world we can’t even comprehend. Many scientists laugh at the idea, thinking it quite convenient that string theorists can claim the existence of these strings without giving any observational evidence whatsoever—you can’t prove they’re wrong and you can’t prove they’re right.
But whether or not string theory is real, here’s the thing: a base for life does exist and as we continue to learn more about it, we have to realize that we are not looking into some kind of hocus-pocus or witchcraft, but rather that we are looking into the work of God himself. Therefore, the scare is not what we are finding in science, but whether our faith in God is strong enough to be able to know both God and his creation on that level; for when some Christians understand how well his creation works, they think he is no longer necessary to the puzzle and write him off as a superstitious element.
But for the Christian, the scientific puzzle doesn’t work without God. He is not a missing piece, but the finished image of the puzzle itself. To quote the elders surrounding God’s throne, “you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created” (Revelation 4:11). So as we approach the scientific puzzle with faith, we are actually more able to see the fuller image, for, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible” (Hebrews 11:3)—that is to say, that the Christian, in faith, is able to see the visible things around them as the product of the invisible God that made them.