The word “Science” comes from the Latin word scientia meaning “knowledge.” What we call “Science” seeks to recognize, explain, and classify knowledge of the material world. Yahweh, the Lord of the celestial plane and the Earth, is also the God of natural sciences. God, in His Word, encourages man to consider the true sciences. For the invisible things of Him from the foundation of the Universe are clearly examined, being understood by the things that are made, even his everlasting power and Godhead; so that they are without regret. (Rom. 1:20). Scripture also says, “Thy word is Truth” (John 17:17). Hence there is no conflict between true science and the true teaching of the Bible. Yet the scientific belief rests on no more positive evidence than the religious one.
There is one word, that haunts discussion of our astonishing capacity to make sense of the Universe, the word “Logos”. It’s most notable occurrence is in the unusual opening verse of the Gospel according to John: “In the beginning was the Logos.” This has kept thousands of commentators busy, because Logos, which is often translated ‘word’ or ‘reason’, do a lot of work – encompassing the Word that was Yahweh’s command that the Universe should come into being as well as the Word that was made Flesh in the Body of Christ in fulfilment of a Promise of salvation. The Logos is the origin of everything:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into The Kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his Blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of all Creation: For by him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or Principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the Body, the assembly: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:13-18)
God created-energy, time (in the beginning), matter (Earth) and space (Heavens). Yes Agnostics, the Bible starts with the definition for Time-Space-Matter Continuum!
There came about great land masses and high mountains, wide barren places and heaving waters. While we might think of the earth’s magnetic field as protecting us from radiation, it does little to protect us from what is right under our feet. In Earth’s crust, you can dig up a selection of radioactive elements. Our direct knowledge of the earth's interior is minuscule. The deepest we have been able to drill into earth’s surface is 12,262 meters! The core of the earth seems to be a solid lump of nickel and iron, rotating in a sea of molten iron and nickel. Most of the radioisotopes on Earth reside in the core, where the heat from their decay keeps the core molten, the tectonic plates moving, and the dynamo deep in the Earth rotating. This rotation, we are told, functions the same way that winding up a handheld generator does, giving Earth an enormous magnetic field that extends up to 50,000 kilometers out into space. If it were not for radioisotopes, the core would cool, the magnetic field would disappear. This magnetic field is then absolutely crucial for all life on Earth as without it, we would be exposed to the full force of the Sun’s radiation, and our earth would slowly become uninhabitable.
We have exactly the right amount of water so that our Universe has both oceans and habitable continents. Our Scientists think of Earth as a dry rock; So where did this essential chemical, H2O, come from? The undeniable importance of water as a medium for developing life and that the earth's distance from the Sun allowed a surface temperature just capable of maintaining water as a liquid, is in itself so miraculous it can act as a stand-alone factual proof of Divine intelligent design.
The Earth’s tilt of 23.4° is essential for giving us the seasons. If this changed, everything would be affected – temperature, precipitation and life forms. Every one-to-two years, everything is in precise alignment, and we can witness the spectacular event known to us as a total solar eclipse. Coincidentally, while the sun’s width is about four hundred times larger than that of the moon, the sun is also about four hundred times further away. This makes the sun and the moon appear almost identical in size when seen from Earth. The sun having a diameter of 1.4 million kilometers and the moon having a diameter of barely 3,475 kilometers, it seems almost impossible that the moon is able to block the sun’s light. Or does it? It appears that we are simply in the right place at the right time to witness this phenomenon or, we are not really that far away from the moon!
Fertile greenness covered the country and abundant life swarmed in the oceans and swamps with reeds. While Earth may not be the biggest planet in the system, it is the biggest rocky planet in the solar system, and also the most dense. Therefore, Earth has by far the highest surface gravity of any terrestrial object in the solar system. Some Hebrew legends speak of a place called Luz - an underground city near a sacred mountain called the “abode of immortality”. An almond tree, named Luz in Hebrew, grew near it, a hollow in its roots leading down to the underground centre. Today, researchers believe the core is too light and they continue to guess at which elements account for the density deficit beneath our feet. Metals are hidden in the rocks and precious stones in the soil. We had just the right balance of heavy elements and organic molecules — for life to arise. Amber and silver were scattered and secreted. There was metal for tools and forest of lumber. Available was stone for every purpose, for now, Earth throbbed with the vitality of life. Everything was prepared, everything was ready, and now Earth awaited the coming of the human race.