Science and the Bible

This meditation is taken from the calendar The Good Seed printed by GBV Germany. The date of the meditation is 30 June 2020.

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God”. Hebrews 11.3

One day during the year 1892 an elderly gentleman was sitting in a compartment of a train reading the Bible on his journey. Next to him sat a young student who was engrossed in a scientific journal. After some time the young man asked his neighbour, “Do you really still believe in that ancient book full of fables and fairy tales?” 

“Indeed I do, and most certainly! You know, it isn’t a book of fables, but the Word of God.”

That reply irritated the student, who retorted: “You ought to learn something about our history. At the time of the French Revolution about one hundred years ago religion was unmasked as a pure illusion. It was only people without any education or culture who believed that God created the world in six days. You should hear what science has to say about this fantastic story of creation.” 

“Well, what do today’s scientists say about it?” inquired the elderly gentleman. 

“Oh, I haven’t time to explain that in detail now,” replied the student. “You see, I have to get out at the next stop. But please give me your address; I’ll send you some scientific literature on the subject.”

The elderly man took out his wallet and handed the student his visiting-card. When he read it, the student felt reduced to the size of an ant. He left the train with his head bowed low.

On the card stood:

Professor Dr. Louis Pasteur

General Director

Institute of Scientific Research

National University of France.

“A little knowledge separates us from God.Much knowledge brings us closer to Him.”

Dr. Louis Pasteur.


It is true that by faith we can understand the marvel of Creation and that the worlds were framed by the Word of God. You might ask, ‘were you there when God created the world?’ No, I was not there, but God was there before ANYTHING was created. This is not easy for the natural human mind to grasp, but I have to accept it by faith. When I accept the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour, then I accept and believe the Word of God, and accept by faith that God was there from the very beginning, before time even began. In fact, the things seen by sight will all go away (2 Pet 3:10-12) but the unseen things will last for eternity.

Published by philiptadros

Writer of various articles on bible topics

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