In my American Heritage Dictionary the word “science” has this definition: “The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena.” Thus a “scientist” is one who supposedly has “expert knowledge of one or more sciences.” He/she has, through observation and experiments, come to certain conclusions in an area of natural phenomena. The “theory” may be TRUE, or it may be FALSE. One thing is certain though, if their findings and theories contradict the truth of the Word of God, is it definitely FALSE SCIENCE.

One of the most controversial subjects in the scientific world is “the origin of species”; in other words, where did living species (including human beings) come from. The Christian, who believes in the infallible and unerring Word of God, need only read the first chapter of Genesis for the answer to this question. In the very first verse of the Bible we read, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (NKJV). No one was there when the heavens and the earth came into existence, but the humble believer in the Bible knows that “God was there, and God is the One who brought the universe into existence.” We read throughout the chapter that God created all “sea creatures” and “birds” (verses 20-22), all “land animals” (verses 24-25), and finally He made “man” (26-27). We read that He did this in a few days! We also read that He made them “each according to its kind” (verse 21, 24-25). There have been many scientists who have believed God’s Word and, in their observations, and investigations of the natural world they have found nothing to contradict the Bible. The Institute of Creation Research lists 31 such scientists and their particular field of science, including KEPLER (astronomy), PASCAL (hydrostatics), BOYLE (chemistry), NEWTON (calculus), FARADAY (electromagnetics), KELVIN (thermodynamics), and MENDEL (genetics). These teachings advance TRUE SCIENCE, and it is “of God.”

On the other hand, there are those who reject the Bible and they have made conclusions, based on their observations, investigations, and experiments, that contradict the Holy Bible. This is FALSE SCIENCE and thus is it “of Satan.” The most well-known example of this is the “theory of evolution” which was made popular by Charles Darwin. He rejected the belief that God created all species “according to its kind.” In his view sea creatures, birds, land animals and man have all “evolved over the course of generations through a process of natural selection.” This is a blatant denial of what we just saw from the book of Genesis where we learned that God created sea creatures, birds, land animals, and man in a matter of a few days. What is most troubling is that Darwin’s “theory” is just that, a THEORY. He himself would have admitted that he was not able to “observe” the so-called “process of natural selection”; in other words, he was never able to prove, through observation or experimentation, the theory that he advanced, for HE WAS NOT THERE WHEN THEY CAME INTO EXISTENCE! In that sense his teachings must be accepted “by faith,” faith in one man’s theories based on his own intellectual conclusions.

We could cite many more examples of what we can call TRUE SCIENCE, which is “of God,” and examples of FALSE SCIENCE, which is “of Satan,” but we have neither the time nor space to do so. Let me repeat, if a teaching contradicts the Bible it is FALSE SCIENCE. Mr. R. C. Sproul, a believer in and teacher of the Holy Scriptures, once said, “If something can be shown to be definitely taught in the Bible without questioning, and somebody gives me a theory from natural revelation—that they think is based off of natural revelation–that contradicts the Word of God, I’m going to stand with the Word of God a hundred times out of a hundred.”

In closing, let us take to heart the warning that the Apostle Paul gave to Timothy in 1st Timothy 6:20, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE FALSELY SO-CALLED” (KJV). The NKJV ends that verse by saying, “contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge.” False science is indeed OPPOSING and CONTRADICTING TRUE SCIENCE and the acid test is this: If any scientific teaching contradicts the truth of Scripture it is FALSE SCIENCE and must be avoided/rejected. We (believers) should not even give ear to those who advance their diabolical theories! Instead, we need to “keep (guard) that which is committed to our trust,” which is the Word of God. Paul sounded out a similar warning in Colossians 2:8, “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and NOT ACCORDING TO CHRIST.” Any “philosophy” that comes from the fertile imagination of man’s wicked heart, which is “not according to Christ,” must be rejected out of hand. Its source is “demonic and worldly,” instead of “godly and Christ-like,” and will result in us being deceived and robbed of the truth that is edifying and that results in us being conformed more to the image of Christ.  (398.1)  (DO)