Science and Religion

Science has been defined as systematized knowledge, as any branch of inquiry concerned with the observation and classification of facts and the establishment of verifiable general laws. Religion is a system of faith and worship, or the profession and practice of religious beliefs. If by science is meant organized knowledge about the material universe; and if by religion is meant organized knowledge about the Designer and Creator of the universe and about His will concerning the relationships of human beings with one another and with their Maker, and the practice of these principles, there is no reason for conflicts between science and religion. Truth, whether scientific or spiritual, whether measurable or beyond the scope of direct human observation and testing, is consistent with itself i...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.