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How Can We Use Science and Philosophy to Argue That God Exists? (Video)

How Can We Argue that God Exists from Science is Religion and Science Are Opposed to Each Other?

Christians Can’t Argue That God Exists. Can They?

It’s commonly assumed that to believe in Christianity is to give up science and philosophy. Some Christians go beyond a mere personal belief and seek to convince others of the truth claims of their worldview. They want to argue that God exists. Can this be done? Wouldn’t one have to give up science and philosophy to argue for God?

How Can We Argue that God Exists from Science is Religion and Science Are Opposed to Each Other?

Dr. Doug Groothuis says no. In fact, he maintains that both science and philosophy can be used by the believer to argue for the existence of God. It must be admitted that some Christians debate about the validity of this approach. Some say that belief is purely a matter of faith and that to offer evidence or argument is to go contra-faith. Unbelievers say that Christianity destroys science and philosophy, and so using them to try and prove Christianity is impossible.

Watch this quick video or read the transcript below to get Dr. Groothuis perspective on this question. You can also grab his free video by clicking the graphic at the bottom of this blog post to hear him discuss the use of logic in apologetics.

Video Transcript

We can argue that in a variety of ways. You can argue from big bang cosmology that the universe began to exist a finite time ago and that’s best understood as “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” We’ve found that the universe is very carefully fine-tuned for life. The best explanation for that is that it was fine-tuned by a tuner. There’s a mind behind the universe.
At the microscopic level we’ve discovered the existence of molecular machine and the informational natural of DNA and so on. And those entities and processes are best understood, not as the result of unguided causes, but as the result of a designing mind.
So those are several areas that we can appeal to. That doesn’t, certainly, tell us everything we need to know about God. But it does dethrone atheism and pantheism as well. And it sets the table for further investigating Christian truth claims.
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2 thoughts on “How Can We Use Science and Philosophy to Argue That God Exists? (Video)

  1. I was very happy and encouraged to find others who know that science and philosophy should be used in apologetics since God created both. I continually use Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research and God or absurdity for articles and information by creation sciencetists and apologists and I’m happy to find you guys and listen Dr and I have been thinking about starting a blog regarding apologetics using presuppositional an evidential methods of apologetics. I would ask that you would pray for me concerning this and perhaps lead me to receive more information or from you guys. sI continually use answers in genesis on the institute for creation research and god or absurd is the 4 articles and information by creation scientists and I’m happy a to find you guys I’m listening to doctor Groothoius and I have been thinking about starting a blog regarding apologetics using presuppositional with evidential methods of apologetic. I would ask that you would pray for me concerning this and perhaps give me some information regarding your ministry. Soli Deo Gloria.

    1. Hi Scott… thank you for the kind words. Credo Courses exists to help bring serious Christian scholarship to the average believer. In your endeavors to start your own blog I would encourage you to study theology deeply before you begin. Your apologetics will only be as good as your theology. Get a good foundation under you to begin with and you’ll be much more prepared to engage apologetically.

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