In Communist lands the notion is widespread (totalitarian dictators foster it) that modern man—simply because he knows science—can no longer believe in the supernatural, least of all in Jesus Christ. But many professional scientists recognize the cliché “either science or Christianity” as slick propaganda serviceable to dialectical materialists. Since evidence is sparse for such arbitrary dogmas, rationalists understandably speak of science rather than of sheer speculation to bolster their prejudices. Such equating of science and anti-supernaturalism, however, has widely confused the student world and encouraged religious skepticism.
All the more gratifying, therefore, is the bold proclamation of faith in Christ and his Gospel by men of scientific learning and stature. Nothing is needed more urgently than a coordination of the powers of science with the principles of true religion and morality. Science has power to destroy civilization; Christ alone has power to give it light and life. In this issue devout men of science declare their faith in God and in the Saviour.
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