ARTICLE ARCHIVES

The Problem of Pain

*Guest article by Jason Churchill.
“How could you possibly believe in God with all the suffering in the world?” Have you ever encountered a question like this? I was recently asked a very similar question by my sister as we sat across from one another in her living room. “How could you possibly believe in God with what you are going through?”

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Beware of Philosophy!

A colleague of mine once said, “Stay away from philosophy. The Bible says that philosophy is bad and that we should avoid it.” But does the Bible really say that? What exactly is philosophy, and what does the Bible really say about it?

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics

“My back hurts a lot more than it did when I was younger. Well, I guess that’s the second law of thermodynamics at work.” Actually, it isn’t. Misconceptions of the second law of thermodynamics abound, even within the creationist community. Such misconceptions include the idea that the second law (1) is the tendency of any ordered system to go to disorder, (2) is the same as the curse associated with Adam’s sin, or at least began at the fall, (3) disallows order spontaneously arising from disorder, and (4) would obviously make Darwinian evolution impossible. None of these are true. But the second law is relevant to origins and can be powerful when used properly. To understand the second law, we need some background information in the field of thermodynamics.

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What Does “Day” Mean?

Todd and Craig had been exploring and mapping the wilderness for some time when they decided to split up to cover more ground. “You head to the north, and I will explore the south,” said Todd. “We’ll meet back at the campsite in two days.” Craig gave an affirmative nod and headed north. After two days of successful exploration, Todd returned to the campsite on schedule. But Craig was nowhere to be found. Perhaps he had been delayed.

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Evolutionist Math

You have probably heard of evolutionary biologists – those who study biology from the perspective of Darwinism. And you have probably heard of evolutionary geologists, or evolutionary astronomers – those who study their respective disciplines from secular assumptions of origins. But have you ever heard of evolutionary mathematics? What would that even mean?

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One Small Step

Fifty years ago, on this week, human beings walked on the surface of the moon. I have always considered this to be one of the greatest technological achievements of mankind. The ancients could have only imagined what it would be like to leave our terrestrial home. But that changed in July 1969 when men left the Earth and walked on another world. This feat was made possible by the combined efforts of our finest minds, strong determination, and of course, the Christian worldview.

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“To be” or not “to be”

The gap theory is the erroneous belief that there is an unmentioned gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Gap theorists would like to translate verse 2 “And the earth became without form and void…” instead of “And the earth was without form and void.” Can the word really be interpreted this way?

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Formless and Void

Our critic this week is Joel who has responded to my article on the gap theory.  Joel argues that there must be a gap of time between verses one and two of Genesis 1 on the basis of the phrase “without form and void” used in Genesis 1:2.  Although I already refuted...

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A Big Bang – Part 3

In our previous article, we investigated the standard model (the big bang) on scientific grounds. We found that the big bang is not scientific in the sense that none of its major steps have been verified by the scientific method. However, there are things that are reasonable and true that cannot be verified by science. So we must ask, is the big bang reasonable? Are there good reasons to believe it despite its lack of scientific verification?

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A Big Bang – Part 2

The big bang is a secular story of the origin of the universe. It was designed to explain the origin of stars, planets, galaxies, and even the universe itself without any need for God. The big bang is not compatible with the history recorded in Genesis. But if we didn’t have Genesis, would it be reasonable to believe in a big bang? Does the big bang have scientific merit?

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A Big Bang – Part 1

How did the universe begin? In almost all public schools and universities, the most commonly promoted idea of universal origins is the big bang. Is the big bang really a reasonable theory about how the universe began? Can it be reconciled with Scripture? Is it based on good science?

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More on the Bible’s Historicity

Our feedback this week is from Colin who had previously claimed that the Bible was not historically reliable. He continues his case here, along with my responses in purple. He made a lot of assertions and copied various internet links. But did he present any actual evidence for his claims?

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