SunRidge Community Church
Hasn’t Science disproven God?
With all the discoveries made about the natural world, is there still a need for God? Isn’t science at odds with what the Bible says? We’ll talk about the big ideas behind these questions and what the universe can tell us about God.
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  • SunRidge Community Church
    1190 Stevens Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G1, Canada
    Sunday 10:00 AM

Sunland Movie Night!

GROWN-UPS drop your kids off at 6pm for pizza, popcorn and a movie in the SunRidge auditorium! Pick-up will be at 8pm.KIDS wear your coziest PJ’s, bring a blanket, and invite your friends if you would like. We will be watching Elf!Be sure to let us know you're coming!

https://www.sunridge.org/events/2018/11/9/sunland-movie-night

16th Annual Community Christmas Dinner

For the past 16 years, SunRidge has had the pleasure of hosting a Christmas dinner where we can share a delicious meal, play some games, and sing some carols with many different members of our community. We are very excited to host this event again this year and rally as a church family to bless those around us!Young or old, we need all hands on deck to make this evening a success. There are many different ways to help - check out our website to sign-up!

https://www.sunridge.org/events/2018/12/1/16th-annual-community-christmas-dinner

With all the discoveries made about the natural world, is there still a need for God? Isn’t science at odds with what the Bible says? We’ll talk about the big ideas behind these questions and what the universe can tell us about God.

The real conflict is not between science and theology, but between naturalism and theism. Top scientists are to be found on both sides of the worldview divide.
- John Lennox
Theism
The universe is not all that exists
Ultimate reality is God, not the universe
The universe requires both bottom up and top down explanation
The universe gives evidence of God

Naturalism
The universe is all that exists
Ultimate reality is mass/energy
The universe explains itself ‘bottom up’
The universe gives no evidence of God
1. The COSMOLOGICAL Argument

The evidence of a BEGINNING

Whatever begins to exist has a cause
The universe began to exist
Therefore, the universe has a cause
2. The TELEOLOGICAL Argument

The evidence of FINE-TUNING
3. The BIOLOGICAL Argument

The evidence of INFORMATION

"The DNA in all forms of life contains information in digital form that functions much like a software program… We know from experience that software comes from programmers. We know generally that information in whatever form we find it—whether inscribed in hieroglyphics, written in a book or encoded in radio signals—always arises from an intelligent source."
- Stephen C. Meyer
4. The RESURRECTION
The EMPTY TOMB
The EYEWITNESS Accounts
4. The RESURRECTION
The EMPTY TOMB
The EYEWITNESS Accounts
The BIRTH of the Church
1 Peter 3:15
In your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect

LIVE Generously

Our heart is to partner with our local and international community, supporting their good works and meeting their needs.We invite you to partner with Sunridge Community Church in prayer and finance so we might continue these good works in our communities.

https://www.sunridge.org/partner
Let's Talk About It
Hasn’t Science disproven God?
SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

Shawn spoke on the topic of the relationship of Science and God at the Gathering. Wherever you are at in wrestling with this topic, take some time to appreciate how God was looking out for us, giving us insight through the Bible on our way to scientific discovery.

1. People in early times believed the earth was supported and resting on something. Now read Job 26:7. What Scientific discovery does this agree with?

2. Before the telescope was invented, people believed they could count the stars. Even the great astronomer Johann Kepler numbered the stars at slightly over one thousand. What modern scientific discovery was the Bible pointing people to? Read Jeremiah 33:22

3. What did mankind believe in ancient times about the earth in terms of shape etc. What Scientific discovery was the Bible pointing to?
Read Isaiah 40:22

4. God gave this instruction to the Israelites, forbidding them to eat the flesh of any animal that had died a natural death. Read Deuteronomy 14:21. What was God helping us to avoid that we would scientifically prove later?

5. The Bible is the only book of the ancient world to order this. What is the scientifically proven practice that God was giving people? Read Leviticus 13:45-46

6. What Scientific discovery was the Bible pointing people towards in regards to water and potential issues? Leviticus 11:29-36

7. What Scientific discovery was the Bible ahead of its time on regarding sewage? Deuteronomy 23:12-13

8. What has been proven about circumcising babies on the 8th day. See God’s instruction far before it was understood: Read Genesis 17:12

Now read the following:

“The full meaning of that command has only been recently understood. Doctor Russel J. Thomsen writes: One simple aspect of Gods command to Abraham helped prevent excessive bleeding with circumcision of the newborn. That was the instruction that the rite should be done on the eighth day of life. Modern medicine has come to understand the mechanisms at work in the clotting of blood. Of major importance in blood clotting is prothrombin, a compound made in the liver and the precursor of the active clotting agent thrombin. It has been well established that within a few hours after birth prothrombin becomes relatively depleted and does not become replenished by the infants liver until about the eighth day of life.”

The Bible is not a science textbook, nor has ever claimed to be...but God has given us glimpses into the Universe and loves hearing our wonder – our complements – for what He has made. Much of this wonder has come through our scientific exploration, mining the depths of the Incredible Things God has made.

9. Take some time to pray out what you think is a marvel!