The posts at Silence of Mind are relatively infrequent, but they are always interesting. silenceofmind‘s latest, How Molecular Biology Proves the Existence of God, proved to be especially good. argues that the code contained in the DNA molecule proves the existence of God. lays out a carefully reasoned and orderly argument. Here is his conclusion.
So where is God in all of this scientific palaver?
Well, when we pull down our genes and take a close look we see coded information that is used to manufacture products specifically spelled out by that coded information.
That undeniable, scientifically proven fact demonstrates the existence of intelligence. (from here)
Where do I disagree with ? It is a small but significant detail in semantics. Here is how I briefly described ‘s accomplishment in a comment on his post.
All silenceofmind said is that the ordered nature of DNA — the presence of a code required to grow a life form — logically suggests that an intelligent being is responsible for creating the code. That is an exercise in logic, not a science experiment. (from here)
Since equates the code in DNA with scientific proof that God exist, he questioned my comment. Therefore, we had this exchange.
reached the correct conclusion, and he used information provided by science, but science cannot support his conclusion. Here must rely upon logic.
We use science to model cause and effect relationships. God is a spirit. He is not subject to the laws of His own Creation. Thus, God is outside the realm of scientific study. Nobody conducts reproducible experiments that directly involve God. Scientists study God’s Creation.
Why is this important? Christianity does not depend upon science. Proof of God’s existence does not depend upon science. Science, to be conducted fruitfully and ethically depends upon Christianity.
Long before men studied science, God expected our ancestors to know of Him. The Apostle Paul put the matter in no uncertain terms.
Romans 1:18-23 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
So are we to hate and despise every unbeliever? Are all unbelievers going to Hell? Let’s hope not, but that is for Jesus to decide. We don’t have the competence to judge each other. We are just suppose to love other Christians and help non-Christians to become Christians.
The Bible makes it clear is that those who receive the Gospel have a greater obligation to believe than those who do not (Luke 12:48). Nevertheless, the Bible also makes it clear that we have no business judging each others souls. Jesus is our judge (Matthew 25:31-46 and John 5:19-23).