Science Proves the Existence of God

Many people today have fallen prey to the notion that objective science disproves the existence of God.  This opinion no doubt arises from the misconception that the natural laws formulated by scientists provide a clear explanation for how the universe evolved into its current state by purely natural means.   This is not only a false statement, but in fact, the opposite is true: the scientific laws as we understand them today actually prove the existence of God.

            The proof of God’s existence is neither glamorous nor difficult to comprehend.  It is based on a very fundamental principle that can be easily understood by scientists and non scientists alike. However, since the line of reasoning is very simple, it often appears trite when it is presented.  This is actually a good thing. This makes it easy for the “common” person to accept it, but it also provides the intellectuals ample opportunity to laugh it off and ridicule it.  I think God designed it this way on purpose.  God is easily found by those who look for Him (Matthew 7:8), but he clouds the judgment of those who purposefully resist so that they are not forced to see the truth against their will (Matthew 13:13-16).

            The way we know that God exists is through entropy. Everything in the universe around us is constantly disintegrating and wearing down.  This has always been obvious, but in modern times the scientists have given a specific name to this trend.  They refer to it as The Second Law of Thermodynamics.  Since the universe naturally tends towards disorder, then why is there any order in the first place? If the universe were eternally left to its own devices, then “order” would never have been created because the entropy trend would be constantly be erasing it wherever it might have sprung up.  However, instead of a universe stagnated in a perpetual state of heat death, we see a beautiful world filled with complex organisms and a magnificent sky above us filled with millions of brightly burning nuclear furnaces.  The Bible says that “the heavens declare the glory of the God… there is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard,” (Psalm 19:1,3).  There is simply no scientific explanation for this fact other than the existence of God*. Science tells us that the break down in order is relentless, so therefore God must have interfered with the natural laws at some point in the finite past.  One of my physical chemistry professors in college simply admitted to the class that he did not know the answer to “the entropy problem.”  One thing is certain: the laws of nature must have been violated. Another way of saying the same thing is that the universe is an open system.  An outside power has created complexity in a cosmos that is constantly disintegrating.  Whatever force is responsible for this can obviously be called “supernatural” since it has the ability to overrule nature. You can call it by some other name if you wish (many call it a singularity**), but the implications are the same. There is a force at work in the universe that is so powerful that even the second law of Thermodynamics cannot defeat it.

*My scientific definition of “God” is a force that overrules and dwells outside of the laws of nature.  This is really the only scientific definition of God you can come up with. This definition is admittedly vague because science cannot describe God in natural terms since He is supernatural.  Science cannot say what He is, only what He is not.  My argument above only proves that God exists and that He has interacted at some fundamental level with the physical universe at some point in the past.  It does not prove that He is the God of the Bible, or that He sent His son to die on the cross for our sins (although I believe in both), or even that He is a “he”. A few general answers concerning the nature of God may perhaps be inferred from His creation itself, but for the most part our only hope to learn more about God is from direct revelation initiated by our creator.  Thus we are entirely dependant on Him for the answers to the fundamental questions of life.

**According to my computer dictionary***, a singularity is “a hypothetical region in space in which gravitational forces cause matter to be infinitely compressed and space and time to become infinitely distorted.”  The big bang theory, which is an attempt to extrapolate our expanding universe backwards to its original creation, includes references to a singularity. This does not solve the problem, since a singularity is in itself a very big problem. By including singularities in their models for the creation of the universe scientists are admitting that a “supernatural” explanation is required. Many of them are still arrogant enough to believe that their finite brains will some day unlock the secrets behind these phenomena. Unfortunately for them, however, the supernatural cannot be explained by the natural because it does not obey our rules.

***Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to “Science Proves the Existence of God”


  1. 1 Kirth Gersen October 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Common misconceptions of the 2nd law of thermodynamics, like the one in this post, are commonly used as “support” for why evolution is supposedly “impossible” as well. A university-level course in engineering thermodynamics, allowing an understanding of how the Second Law actually applies to physical reality, quickly dispels quaint (and ultimately inaccurate) generalizations like the one used here.

    Science does not, at present, disprove God — any claims that it does are false, or at least premature. However, the use of glib mischaracterizations of science as “proof” of the existence of God are equally reprehensible.

  2. 2 Daniel Schilling October 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    “The proof of God’s existence is neither glamorous nor difficult to comprehend. It is based on a very fundamental principle that can be easily understood by scientists and non scientists alike. However, since the line of reasoning is very simple, it often appears trite when it is presented. This is actually a good thing. This makes it easy for the “common” person to accept it, but it also provides the intellectuals ample opportunity to laugh it off and ridicule it. I think God designed it this way on purpose. God is easily found by those who look for Him (Matthew 7:8), but he clouds the judgment of those who purposefully resist so that they are not forced to see the truth against their will (Matthew 13:13-16).”


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