Question 4. Is the pursuit of science incompatible with faith in God?

No. We believe that God created a universe with its own order which we can explore by scientific investigation. Yet scientific investigation and the Christian faith differ in their goals and approaches. While science proceeds by theorizing about and testing the universe, the Christian faith is primarily concerned with knowing God who exists above and beyond the creation. The Christian faith values all efforts to understand the universe that God has made. We are guided by the conviction that all truth comes from God.

Gen 1:1-3 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind swept over the face of the waters. Then God said “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Jn 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.