Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Trailer

June 19th, 2010 | Add Comment | Movies Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Trailer |  Facebook

The official trailer for NARNIA’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader has recently been released. Check it out here.

The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

June 9th, 2010 | Add Comment | Apologetics The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God |  Facebook

I found this video to a rather helpful explanation of a popular argument for the existence of God. The argument is known as the “Cosmological Argument.” It’s a little complex at first, so you may need to watch the video more than once to best understand it.

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Changing the Rules

June 8th, 2010 | 8 Comments | Bible Changing the Rules |  Facebook

The straightforward, literal reading of Genesis 1-3 has proven to be a stubborn obstacle for those who embrace the “millions and billions of years ago” myth. To get around it, some evangelicals try to change the rules of interpretation in the first chapters of Genesis. After all, if the biblical creation account wasn’t meant to be taken literally, then those who insist upon a literal, six-day creation aren’t just wrong, they are doing violence to authorial intent.

Go to the Grace to You Blog to hear John MacArthur discuss this topic.

The Incomprehensible

June 5th, 2010 | Add Comment | Theology The Incomprehensible |  Facebook

Herman Bavinck, The Doctrine of God | “God’s revelation in creation and redemption fails to reveal him adequately. He cannot fully impart himself to creatures, inasmuch as in that case the latter must needs be God. Accordingly adequate knowledge of God does not exist. There is no name that makes known to us his being. No concept fully embraces him. No description does justice to him. That which is hidden behind the curtain of revelation is entirely unknowable.”

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (Romans 11:33)

Richard Dawkins Duped and Fooled

June 3rd, 2010 | 4 Comments | Atheism Richard Dawkins Duped and Fooled |  Facebook

There is an interesting video over at Christian Research Net, in which Richard Dawkins admits that Intelligent Design is a “possibility” and that nobody knows how life originated.

The Logic of a Supernatural Origin

June 2nd, 2010 | Add Comment | General Topics The Logic of a Supernatural Origin |  Facebook

John MacArthur, Creation Day 5 | Now my friend, R.C. Sproul, is part theologian and part philosopher. And I appreciate him for his theology, but I really appreciate him for his philosophy. He is actually a funny philosopher because he can make people look so foolish that you can hardly help but chuckle. Now Sproul says there are only four options for the origin of the universe. You only have four.

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Are Accidental Thoughts Accidentally Reliable?

June 1st, 2010 | Add Comment | Apologetics, Atheism Are Accidental Thoughts Accidentally Reliable? |  Facebook

C.S. Lewis | “If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents–the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts–i.e. of materialism and astronomy–are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It’s like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milkjug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset.”

The Bible’s View of Abortion

May 31st, 2010 | Add Comment | Abortion The Bible’s View of Abortion |  Facebook

Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Evangelicals for Life | The God who has revealed Himself in His inerrant Word reveals Himself as the God of life. To choose Him is to choose life; to depart from Him is to choose death (Deut.30:15-20). He is the God who says that we are not to murder our fellow human beings but to love our neighbour as ourselves (Ex.20:13; Matt.22:39). He is also the God who makes it clear that life begins at conception, not at quickening, the end of the first trimester, or birth. Each of us – whether king or commoner, corporate giant or servant – has been formed by God in our mother’s womb (Job 31:13-15). The recognition of this truth is meant to arouse compassion for our fellow human beings.

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Secular Humanism: The Option of the Intellectual Coward

May 30th, 2010 | Add Comment | Apologetics Secular Humanism: The Option of the Intellectual Coward |  Facebook

R.C. Sproul, Defending Your Faith, p. 156 | “The secular humanist somewhat naively wants us to deny the existence of God, presume our beginnings to be the result of chaotic chance (rending both our origin and destiny meaningless), and yet still calls us to fight for human rights and dignity. If ever there was a ‘striving after the wind’ (see Eccles. 1:14, 17), this is it. Secular humanism rests on pure sentimentality; it merely feels good to protect human rights and dignity. But such persons are intellectual cowards. They don’t have the stomach to go where their atheism drives them: full-fledged nihilism. Instead, they choose to blissfully live on borrowed capital. Why does human dignity matter if we are all cosmic accidents? The very source of human dignity comes from the dignity of the Creator, from our having been created in his image. Indeed, the secular humanist is in a compromised position.”

There Are No Ordinary People

May 29th, 2010 | Add Comment | Regeneration There Are No Ordinary People |  Facebook

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory | “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would strongly be tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”