Scientist Thought God Was A Fairy Tale Until He Read The Bible

Scientist Thought God Was A Fairy Tale Until He Read The Bible

After years of thinking God was just a fairy tale, a respected scientist comes to truly know who God is after he reads a Bible that was given to him.


In Josef Chaloupka’s world, everything is evidence-based. “If there is some exact scientific evidence with which you can prove something, you prove it,” he says.

Ever since he was a child, Josef loved science and math. He was always interested in how things worked, which led him to study at a technical university. “I chose Automation Management as a branch, which was a combination of robotics, programming, electronics, and I have stayed in this field practically until today,” Josef explains. “I really like to design new algorithms which can help us recognize different signals, and I love teaching a lot because I like to pass on the scientific knowledge I gain to students.”

One day, in front of the university that Josef works at, two men were passing out Bibles. What happened next completely changed Josef’s life.

“I was happy to take the Bible from them because I wanted to read what the whole story of Jesus is about,” he shares. “I had always thought the story of Jesus and how he was raised from the dead was a fairytale. I wanted to read the Bible mainly so that I could talk with other Christians, because when you want to debate with someone, it is necessary to have all the information.”

But as soon as he started reading the Bible, Josef found out quickly that what he found in scripture was completely different than what he had thought before. “I began to find out it has a very logical structure and it’s not just a fairytale, that God is totally different from what I ever imagined. I also found out that Jesus was in this world for totally different reasons than I had originally thought,” he explains. “I was surprised how kind he is and how different he is from how I defined him, and I began to seek Him.”

Josef explains how transformational it was when he truly started seeking God. “At the moment I decided to really seek him, I was completely transformed inside. At that moment, it was as if I was struck by lightning. When you’re struck by lightning, you feel extreme pain. Of course, in my case, it was not so. On the contrary, I was struck by absolute peace and rest. Since that moment, I have known, know with a capital K, that God really exists.”

In the world of science, Josef explains that some people don’t think science and faith can exists together. But he believes that the complexity of the world just proves that there is a God. “Today there is a whole range of excellent scientists who have reached the edge of their research and found out there is really something more. That all the world systems, whether physics, chemistry, or biology, are so complicated, complex, and intelligently created that behind this intelligent design, there must definitely be an intelligent creator,” he says. “For me, personally this intelligent creator is our God, Jesus Christ.”

May Josef continue to seek God and use his faith and his platform in science to shine a light to others!