Let me start by saying this: God and science can coexist. That may come as a shock to many people, but it’s true. God created all things, including science, which means that science must be a part of God. I know that some Christians lump all scientists into a group of God-hating atheists, but that simply isn’t true. There are many modern scientists that are Christians and use science to prove the existence of God. I think that when you really look at everything in nature and how complex and intricate and amazing it is, there’s no way that there isn’t a creator behind it all. God has to be there in all the little details that make everything what it is. For some reason, videos won’t embed in this post, so here is a link to one that I wanted to have.
Furthermore, God created us in his image, and since God is a creator, that means that we are too. Genesis 1:27 – “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” We are given these incredible minds to invent and create and expand and all these gifts are given to us by God. Therefor, as long as we have the right intentions, anything and everything we create is by God through us. This includes science and technology. Of course not everything has good intentions. The most obvious corrupt form of media is porn. Porn is clearly not healthy and should not be considered to be from God. But that is because porn is not created for the glory of God. There is sin in the world and a part of us and so we can create things that are not a part of God’s will. But if we align ourselves with God’s purpose for us and dedicate what we are doing to him, then the results will be honoring to Him. And why shouldn’t we create? He gave us this gift and we should use it and thank him for it.
It does seem though that technology has an evil side to it. But I think that may be because of how it is mainly used by the society that we live in today. Our culture is not centered on God, and so more corrupt thoughts are easier to permeate into our society. Technology may be good, but it is used poorly. Cell phones distance us from those around us, computers give us access to filth, and modern weaponry in malicious hands takes the lives of too many people. But what about all the good that they have done? Cell phones connect us to people far away. No more snail-mail; communication is instant and it makes the world a smaller and more connected place. Computers also allow us to communicate, but also to expand our minds. They make our jobs so much easier and allow for new kinds of creative expression. And weapons, although advanced and deadly, have been around for forever. Even God invoked the use of weapons to protect his people. When used defensively against those who aim to harm you, weapons are very good to have.
So what I’m trying to say is that technology is not inherently good or bad. It all depends on who is using it. Something could be designed for a good purpose but be used irresponsibly, just as something could be designed for evil and be turned back against itself and used for good. It all depends on who the person is using it. I believe that if we do everything for God and give glory to Him, our intentions will be pure and our technology will make our lives the best that they can be.