3-Week Series: Double Blessing

Sermon Illustrations

Our faith in the God of Creation is NOT blind or without reason. As Believers we don’t need to fear looking at the evidence around us. Allan Rex Sandage is the leading Observation Cosmologist in the world by pretty much all accounts. He spent his career quantifying the expanse of the universe, finding quasars and solar systems, looking at what can be seen through the most powerful telescopes on our planet.

When he was about 60 years old, he spoke at a conference in Dallas, Texas on Science and Faith. Everyone thought they knew which side of the argument he would be on because Sandage was known to be an atheist. But in a talk on the Big Bang Theory, Sandage said that at 50 years of age, he had come to believe in God, and had since become a Christian. (Now, this produced a big bang all across that auditorium!)

Sandage was asked, “Can a person be a scientist and a Christian?" Here’s how he answered that question. "Yes. As I said before, the world is too complicated in all its parts and interconnections to be due to chance alone…”11

The leading Observational Cosmologist in the world … a Scientist who spent most of his life studying the vast expanse of the Universe … can attest to the truth of our TEXT today: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard… Psalm 19:1-2