Materials: Science and Religion (Documents)

A Biblical Perspective on the Philosophy of Science

Philosophers of science have moved away from the belief that science brings us absolute truth. Three models for the relationship between science and religion are described. The third model takes both sicence and the Bible as valid sources of truth." ...heart and intellect must bow before the great I AM" (SC 110).

Leonard R. Brand

Affirmation of Creation

A statement from the Geoscience Research Institute, based at Loma Linda University, affirming evidence of intentional design in nature and the Bible's account of creation in six days.

L. James Gibson

An Affirmation of Creation – Report of the Organizing Committee

Final report of the organizing committee of the Faith and Science Conferences to the Annual Council (2004).

An Orphan in the Cosmos? An Adventist Reflection on the Creation-Evolution Debate

This lecture was the keynote address at the North American Division Faith and Science Conference, 2003. It is a theological reflection from an Adventist perspective on the interaction of faith and science; its benefits and dangers.

Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Beginnings: Are Science and Scripture Partners in the Search for Origins? – Book Review

Here is the summary of a book which shows respect for both science and religion. The book demonstrates that the two disciplines can be mutually enriching. Issues in biology and paleontology are discussed in connection with the biblical account of origins.

Chicken Soup, Self-Organization and the Origin of Life: A Test

How can the origin of life be explained without a creator or intelligent designer? Is the spontaneous formation of a living cell under proper conditions inevitable?

L. James Gibson

Creation Debate in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventists have always taught that God created the world in six days. In recent years, however, theistic evolutiion has gained entrance into the church. The article traces the history of these developments and the church's response to it.

Gerhard Pfandl

Creation in the New Testament

When we discuss creation we normally turn to Gen 1 & 2. This article shows that the New Testament contributes a lot to the creation debate and contains fresh insights that supplement the Old Testament understanding of this doctrine.

Ekkehardt Mueller

Crucial Questions of Interpretation in Genesis 1

The creation account in Genesis 1 raises issues of serious theological and scientific interest. Is the 'earth' in Gen 1:1 the same as the 'earth' in Gen 1:2? What is the deep that was covered with darkness, and how should we understand the relation between the light in Gen 1:3 and the subsequent creation of the heavenly bodies in Gen 1:14ff? Did the Bible writers really believe that the firmament was a solid vault? These issues are discussed in this article.

Randall W. Younker

Darwinian Apologetics: Big Questions, Inadequate Answers

Darwinism is commonly presented as if it is supported by abundant empirical evidence while evidence is lacking that life resulted from a process involving more than natural laws and chance. Although denied by Ayala design in nature is well supported by evidence and while belief in the creation does not provide all the answers, it does provide some very good ones.

Timothy G. Standish