Richard Dawkins claims “The gospels are ancient fiction” in his book The God Delusion. He also says that the “four evangelists”, that would be Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, never met Jesus and he seems very confident about this despite the evidence against it! These statements can be convincingly argued against, as we do in our reliability of the Bible article, but Bernard Howard has written a more comical take on this.
He has written a conversation on the Gospel Coalition website titled – If Richard Dawkins is right – that pictures what could have happened if Richard Dawkins is correct. A snippet is below but we recommend… Continue reading
As the atrocities that recently happened in Paris still very fresh in our minds it causes us to question why something like this can happen. Everyone’s worldview has to reason with this reality as there is no denying that evil was clearly present in Paris. However, this poses a particular problem for atheists whose worldview doesn’t have an objective moral standard!
Former French atheist, Guillaume Bignon, points this out in a Premier Christianity blog – French ex-atheist: only God can make sense of the evil in Paris. Guillaume makes many good points that we believe society, in general, is ignoring as we continue to shut the door to God.… Continue reading
From time to time, we ALL need a little perspective! This recent time-lapse footage (see below) from the International Space Station helps to provide that.
Watching this footage, we can’t help but be struck by this amazing planet we call earth and the staggering beauty of its terrestial surroundings – surely it’s impossible for us to be randomly floating through space without any purpose, any creator, or any direction on a big lump of rock due to an explosion billions of years ago?! Think about all the life that is delicately sustained on this rotating planet – surely there is some kind of ‘force’ holding everything together? Think about it… Continue reading
Three scientists, for the first time, have tracked the complete development of an animal, a millimeter long C. Elegans worm. From the first cell division they documented the whole process to its final adult form, detailing the whole cellular process. This may appear a simple process but with each cell having 100 million base pairs of DNA it is anything but simple!
What is amazing about their findings is that from the very first cell division there is decision making! This means there must already be an understanding of the final target for each of the decisions throughout the cell divisions to happen. The final cell is different to the… Continue reading
In our fallen state we often cannot grasp the full creative power of our God! Our eyes are darkened and we only get glimpses of God’s glory in our troubled world. We know how finely tuned the our planet and universe is but we are still learning how enormous our universe is!
Looking up at the stars at night gives us a peek at God’s awesome creation. Ever tried to count the number of stars? The billions of stars and even galaxies only leaves us in awe of our universes magnitude. Whether you look at the complexity in our human bodies or seemly never ending galaxies we keep finding only… Continue reading
Issues surrounding the existence of objective moral truth causes much discussion! World-views usually direct our stance because for an atheist there is no basis for objective morals but as Christian’s we know God has written His moral standard on our hearts which our conscience bears witness to:
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another (Romans 2:14-15)
For an atheist, we are… Continue reading
Steve Maltz is a UK author of many books. The purpose of this blog is to take a closer look into – How the Church Lost the Truth. The title should immediately grab our attention as it is deliberately provocative – what do you mean the Church has lost the truth?! But as we as take a closer look this will be explained.
This is not a chapter by chapter review – we simply want to cover the main points the author raises.
The book starts looking at what he calls, “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. God gives His clear instructions to His chosen people but… Continue reading