A rigorous study of physics reveals the magnificent design of the universe, from quarks, leptons, and bosons, to the myriads of galaxies, strengthening a Christian Worldview. However, you may be thinking, “True, but that’s still not proof that the Bible encourages studying physics.” Admittedly it is a bold claim, so allow me to step you through to the conclusion of that bold claim.
A. God’s Word is Truth. Adrian Rogers, a highly respected pastor/teacher, eloquently articulates five reasons for the authority and veracity of the Bible:
- because of its scientific accuracy;
- because of its historical accuracy;
- because it reads as one book;
- because it has accurate prophecy; and
- because it is the Book of the Ages – despite man’s efforts, the Bible still exists.
B. The Bible, God’s authoritative and true word, tells us:
- God created all things.
- Genesis 1:1 (NASB), “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
- John 1:3 (NASB), “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”
- Jeremiah 32:17 (NASB), “Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm!”
- Colossians 1:16-17 (NASB), “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
- Revelation 4:11 (NASB), “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
- God’s creation reveals Him and His glory.
- Psalm 19:1 (NASB), “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”
- Romans 1:20 (NASB), “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made.”
- God’s works are studied by those who delight in His works.
- Psalm 111:2 (NASB), “Great are the works of the LORD; they are studied by all who delight in them.”
In conclusion, the Bible, God’s Word, encourages believers to study the works of the Lord. Physics is a way to do just that and, by engaging in the process, reinforce faith in a Christian Worldview. Therefore, we will rigorously study God’s works and delight in them by engaging in physics!
Walt Jurek has served as Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics at the United States Air Force Academy teaching Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Aircraft Design, and Project Management; as Adjunct Professor of Science at Grace School of Theology teaching Physical Science to online students around the globe; as Adjunct Instructor of Physics at LeTourneau University; has taught Physics to more than 59 homeschool students since 2008; and has tutored scores of students in Physics, Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (math for non-STEM students), Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Calculus.