I just wanted to point out that there are many things that science and faith both agree on.
- Aliens: The possibility of Life out there
There are a number of verses in the Bible that allude to other life forms than humans. The most famous mention being in Ezekial 1. Of course, the Bible also seems to assert that humans are special. Hebrews 2:7 says that humans are lower than angels. But the Bible also regals humans as “children” of God and being the only creations in which whom God can actually dwell. It is also said that the whole war in heaven that caused angels to fall was about Lucifer being jealous of humanity. It is also said that Lucifer fell before the creation of humans. We don’t really know.
Scientists have maintained that there could possibly be other life than ours and have used the evidence of other planets to fortify that assertion. It doesn’t seem to make sense that every planet in the universe would be uninhabited but ours. Science has also come up with theories that those life forms perhaps look differently, breathe differently and may have different organs than us. Where science and faith agree and conspiracy differ though is whether any alien life form has visited us.
- The Multiverse
Marvel and DC comics and their affiliated movies have made popular the idea of the multiverse. The idea is that there are multiple universes (alt realities as it were or even that a world exists outside space and time). Hold your tea. Don’t stop reading just yet.
Genesis 1:2 says, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (KJV).
That seems like a world outside space and time.
There’s also some weird stories in the Bible like Enoch who never saw death, yet God took him. While that can be literally thought of to mean that God took him up to heaven or something, it could also mean that God just put him in another world.
Also there’s a weird time difference in the Bible. What exactly does 1,000 years being one day mean? Marvel movies talk about time moving differently in different realities.
And don’t get me started on Revelations… I mean. What if all the beasts already exists and live in another reality and just require a certain condition to breach.
Metaphysics has long supported the idea that alternate realities could be a thing. The Bible does not really contradict that idea.
- Medicine for Wellness (herbs /pharma)
Medicine as we know it started from plants and herbs. While big pharma is out there doing a good job and helping people stay alive. There also still remains herbs and plants that can supplement your doctor’s efforts. I’m not advocating for you to be extra nor to do it without a doctor’s okay. Bring a list to your primary care doctor ; have them research if there’s any interactions with the current pharmaceuticals you’re taking. I think chronic health conditions are a good place to input homeopathy or chinese herbalism or any other form of natural medicine. There are also functional medicine doctors that utilize both medical and other knowlege to treat with holistic picture. Consider those options.
- Geology (Crystals, etc)
Science has discovered the healing power of rocks and other materials found in nature. Urban areas have tried to recreate salt caves because of the dramatic health effects that can be experienced in those places. I know there’s alot of bible verses so rocks may not be your main focus in bible study. However, there’s actually a bunch of verses about rocks. There’s one about God asking Moses to strike a rock so the Israelites could get water to drink. God being characterized as a rock and a fortress. Verses about hiding in rock.
I know you’ve probably never sat down and did a Venn diagram about what do Science and religion agree on … but if you did… What would you add to the list?