Some years ago, a group of top scientists met in California to hear a talk by the elderly preacher Billy Graham.
This might seem like a strange thing for these men to do, but they knew that science has its limits.
It can put satellites into orbit, crack the DNA code and give us technological benefits that previous generations could only dream of but, for other things, it still has no solutions.
Mr Graham reminded them that science still had no answers to the reality and continuance of evil. Sophisticated advancements somehow get manipulated by unscrupulous people and, across the globe, there are tensions, wars and the practise of evil.
Mr Graham reminded them that death was ever with us. Science can delay it but never stop it.
The truth is that we need God’s word, the Bible, to give us the answers to those problems science never could. In the early chapters of Genesis, it tells about the origin of evil, of sin and death and suffering.
Then, right through to the book of Revelation, we are given all we need to know to experience faith, hope and love.
It is a fact, little appreciated, that many of the most renowned scientists in the western world have been God-fearing men.
At that point where science could take them no further, they have believed Jesus’ words: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies.”