A little more than ten years ago, someone introduced God (Jesus) to me. It permanently changed my life. Before that , I had been believing scientific principles and rejecting everything else.
One of the scientific principles is that every statement or theory considered true must be verified by facts alone , or if a statement couldn’t be verified or be proven false, then we should also investigate the possible error or risk to warn people about what they can be sure and what they can’t. This is particularly important in engineering.
But this belief couldn’t help me live happily. Lack of sound judgment made me unable to understand why I couldn’t live a happy life.
My life changed when someone introduced Jesus to me. I realized how important love, the right relationship between people and the right behaviors were. Then what about the scientific principles? Should I reject or embrace? I have been thinking about that for a decade.
The answer seems to be both of them are important.
Then how could I have both?
When we believe that we were created by someone, then all of us are his children, and he loves everyone and everything, then this belief will psychologically change our attitude and behavior towards other people and ourselves. It’s our unconscious mental response to people and things around us. It’s positive and important especially because human beings have to live more or less a social way of life. The effect of this belief is more psychological than physical.
But if God truly could heal someone who hasn’t been able to stand up for decades just by touching him, if it’s true, then God must have two or more rules that the world has to follow. One of the rules is God decides you could walk or not. The other rule is cause-effect (mechanism, or if conditions met then statement true). When you meet the conditions then you are able to walk, no matter what your wish is because it’s natural law, it’s cause-effect.
Scientific principles can only work when natural law works. That’s why we have those “principles”. If natural law doesn’t work in that area, the importance of scientific principles would fall. For instance, the result in politics and military heavily depends on your rivals’ decisions. And you have little natural law to follow to determine their choice.
My life is physical and emotional. I need both science and Christianity. Then how could I reconcile science with religion? I am trying “dual life”. When it’s about my emotional life, I go for religion. When it’s about my physical life, I go for science. Creation or evolution? One is belief, the other is a theory.