Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life

Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life

October 13, 2014 | ChristianNews.net | By: Garrett Haley

A prominent chemist who was recognized this year as one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world says most scientists do not understand how evolution could explain the existence of life.

Dr. James Tour is a well-known professor at Rice University, specializing in chemistry, nanoengineering, and computer science. Over the last 30 years, Tour has authored over 500 research publications, and he was recognized as one of “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org. Tour has also received awards and recognitions from the American Chemical Society, Thomson Reuters, Honda, NASA, and others.

In a video released in late 2012, Tour explained that he has had extensive experience studying the origin of life.

“I will tell you as a scientist and a synthetic chemist,” Tour said, “if anybody should be able to understand evolution, it is me, because I make molecules for a living, and I don’t just buy a kit, and mix this and mix this, and get that. I mean, ab initio, I make molecules. I understand how hard it is to make molecules.”

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

You Can Answer The Harshest Critic You’ll Ever Face

Dear Michael,

Let me tell you why every church needs to care about apologetics—about defending the faith—other than that Scripture commands it, Jesus and the apostles practiced it, and it works. (I’ll set those points aside for now.)

Ask yourself a question: If you had Jesus standing beside you at this moment—not spiritually present, but really, physically there—would it have an impact on how you live?  Do you think your conduct would be different? Would it affect your sense of peace and confidence in God’s control over your life? Would it rid you of timidity and fill you with boldness?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Jesus Sweat Drops of Blood

Q. The New Testament says Jesus sweat drops of blood when he was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Is that just a figure of speech?

 That’s what I thought when I was a skeptic. Then I started my research for The Case for Christ. I went to California to interview Dr. Alexander Metherell, a physician, research scientist, and expert on the crucifixion of Jesus.

“This is a known medical condition called hematidrosis. It’s not very common, but it is associated with a high degree of psychological stress,” he told me.

“What happens is that severe anxiety causes the release of chemicals that break down the capillaries in the sweat glands. As a result, there’s a small amount of bleeding into these glands, and the sweat comes out tinged with blood. We’re not talking about a lot of blood; it’s just a very, very small amount.”

Monday, 1 September 2014

How Parents Can Serve The Lord

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me..." 
 Matt. 25:35-36
 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me."
Mark 9:37

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?

Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel, August 26, 2014
Q. Why does God allow tragedy and suffering?

A. You see it all over the news: wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes – as well as senseless shootings, acts of terror and wars. In addition, there is the everyday pain in individual lives: illness, abuse, broken relationships, betrayal, sorrow, injuries, heartache, crime and death.

People are suffering all around us. And many ask, “Why? Why did God allow this?”

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Heaven is for Real

Revised on May 2nd at 11:44pm.
10 Reasons Why Heaven is For Real is Dangerous

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
John 3:13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

Here are a couple apologetics on Paul's experience with a vision of heaven:

  1. Unlike modern charlatans, who claim trips to heaven and visions of God, Paul gave no sensational, detailed description of what he saw or experienced in heaven but mentioned only what he heard. And even that consisted of inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. What he heard was in a language unlike anything on earth. Though the apostle understood what was said, there were no words in human language to convey what he heard, nor would he have been permitted to speak about it even if that were possible. The veil between earth and heaven remains in place. What God wants known about heaven is revealed in the Bible; as for the rest, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God” (Deut. 29:29).
  2. Or, while Paul had ample opportunity to tell others what heaven is like, he opted not to do so. As noted earlier, that was because he was forbidden to speak of his unusual revelation in any detail, and words were inadequate to describe what he saw.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Does the Bible Promote Slavery?

A myth propped up by secular skeptics is that Scripture sanctions slavery. Nothing could be farther from the truth. First, it should be noted that far from extolling the virtues of slavery, the Bible denounces slavery as sin. The New Testament goes so far as to put slave traders in the same category as murderers, adulterers, perverts, and liars (1 Timothy 1:10).
Furthermore, slavery within the Old Testament....read more at equip.org

Exodus Chapter 21

These laws relate to the fifth and sixth commandments

21:1-11 Laws respecting servants
These laws explain the moral law, and the rules of natural justice:
  • The servant in the state of servitude, was an emblem of that state of bondage to sin, Satan, and the law, which man is brought into by robbing God of His glory, by the transgression of His precepts.
  • Likewise in being made free, he was an emblem of that liberty wherewith Christ, the Son of God, makes free from bondage His people, who are free indeed; and made so freely, without money and without price, of free grace.
21:12-21 Judicial Laws
  • God, who by His providence gives and maintains life, by His law protects it.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

To Find Meaning and Purpose

I used to believe that I was a product of mere chance. Anyone could have taken my place at birth, but I happened to be the autonomous one conceived by my parents. This is the view I had on life. One based in a universe that happened by time plus chance. Christianity rejects this. It insists that each individual person exists as a being created in the image of God, and that therefore each person is an ongoing entity with dignity. With Christianity there is purpose and meaning in life. Without God there is no purpose or stature on which an individual can find meaning.

Fredrich Nietzsche, German philosopher who said ‘God is Dead’, said “But all pleasure seeks eternity – a deep and profound eternity.”

Francis A. Schaeffer replied to this by saying, “With no personal God, all is dead. Yet man, being truly man (no matter what he says he is), cries out for a meaning that can only be found in the existence of the infinite-personal God.”

Aldous Huxley’s “drug soma” suggests that we should give healthy people drugs and they can then find truth inside their own heads; for that final experience that would give one meaning to life, in the next trip trying to find truth in one’s own head but left in despair with no way to be sure, trying to find meaning without reason through a blind leap of faith in non-reason.

American journalist Lee Strobel said, “You don’t have to commit intellectual suicide to come to the conclusion that there is an intelligent designer because today science is pointing more directly and more powerfully toward a Creator than any other time in the history of the world.”  

Friday, 10 January 2014

Science Doesn’t Say Anything—Scientists Do

-By Frank Turek

You can’t put honesty in a test tube.
 “Science” doesn’t say anything—scientists do.

 Those are a couple of the illuminating conclusions we can draw from the global warming e-mail scandal.

“You mean science is not objective?” No, unless the scientists are, and too often they are not. I don’t want to impugn all scientists, but it is true that some of them are less than honest. Sometimes they lie to get or keep their jobs. Sometimes they lie to get grant money. Sometimes they lie to further their political beliefs. Sometimes they don’t intentionally lie, but they draw bad scientific conclusions because they only look for what they hope to find.

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