Science and faith are the eternal cats and dogs of life. Clergymen will always present biblical axioms to controvert and discredit scientific claims, and scientists will likely to return the attack with equally believable findings based on discoveries and breakthroughs to prove that science is indeed the powerful force that binds this world, and not religion. Whatever your side of the coin is, perhaps you will be surprised to know that there is actually a man who was able to cross the line of believing faith and sticking with his scientific beliefs without creating a war within himself. Hugh Ross, a Canadian Catholic who is also an astrophysicist who studied the Bible and science, is the probably the only man in this revolving planet who have suggested the idea that everything science points out to through modern discoveries are concluded by the Bible. Before you beg to disagree, below are some of the assumptions of the man who claims that science compliments the Bible right under our noses:
• Hugh Ross assumes that the universe is billions of years old and is not as young as science teaches. He based this assumption from the size of the universe and various other astronomical discoveries to prove this beyond any reasonable doubt.
• Dr. Ross says that the Garden of Eden from the Bible is not free from death, suffering and degeneration just like what was said in the book. He believes that death and degeneration has been in existence since the beginning and has continued for billions of years. In his lectures, he also mentions that the sins of the world which caused the great flood were not responsible for the physical changes in nature.
• Hugh Ross advocates that the nature has the accurate understanding of God’s plans. He says that the plan of salvation which was stated in the Bible can be seen through the observation of the universe today. He also believes that nature is the seventy-seventh book of the Bible. This simply means that the nature or science is not a separate belief but a part of the Bible, simply known as the conclusion.
These are some of the bold assumptions of Dr. Hugh Ross who chooses to believe that nature and science is all part of the Bible and God’s plan for the world. Through his self-founded institution Reasons to Believe, he conducts lecture to create a revolution by awakening minds and hearts that there should not be a waging war between science and faith, but complimentary areas of life that can be analyzed in connection with one another to explain and understand the world in a better light.