Proving God

I recently viewed a DVD from the History Channel entitled Proving God. It looked at the possibilities of reconciling science with faith, and whether or not science might one day be able to prove (or disprove) the existence of God. It talks about the possible discovery of the Theory of Everything (TOE), where some hope to find “the God Particle” to explain gravity, nuclear forces, chemical interactions, electro-magnetism, quantum mechanics, and life itself.

It explained the science behind the proton collision of the Large Hedron Collider (LHC), and the possibility of being able to explain the Big Bang Theory, and what was before the Big Bang. Some hope to be able to either replace God with science or produce evidence of God. To many, evolution offers the best scientific explanation of life. Still there’s much debate about whether or not everything happened by chance, or by necessity. Stephen Hawking as said, “… the universe can and will create itself.” We don’t need God. Others favor the Theory of the Fine-Tuned Universe, with God is the architect.

Of course, science cannot prove God, but He is certainly suggested. So how does one go about trying to find quantifiable proof of a Creator? Is there tangible evidence of God on earth? Can we use science to prove that God exists and that the Bible is the literal Word of God? One suggestion was to find the lost Ark of the Covenant. It was a central treasure to the Jewish religion, and therefore to Judeo-Christian truth. Some believe that it’s locked away in an obscure part of Ethiopia, and they are even trying to do DNA testing on people there to try to trace them back to the nation of Israel. Of course, even discovering the Ark of the Covenant would not constitute enough evidence for some people to see the physical proof of God.

Well, this video sets out to use scientific investigation to prove whether or not certain miracles of the Bible could have occurred. Although we will examine this further below, we first need to discuss the concept of a miracle. What is a miracle? The dictionary defines a miracle as being an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.

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