Originally posted 9/27/2014
The Comfort Zone with Ray Comfort - 'I'm an Atheist': Stephen Hawking
Listen: Can We Be Good Without God? by David Anderson - Creation.com Media Center Atheists not only can, but must be (at least to some extent) good without believing in God—even if they hate God with every inch of their being. If they are really made in the image of God as the Bible teaches (Genesis 1:27), then that fact must have some results. They, like all of us, are fallen (as explained in Genesis 3), but even so must still have an in-built sense of the reality and the importance of right and wrong.
Originally posted 9/9/2014
The following is from Compelling Truth:
Faith vs. science. Is there a contradiction between faith in God and science?
Faith in God and belief in science will never contradict if God, in fact, exists and is the Creator of the universe. If God is the Creator of the universe, and there is ample evidence that He is, then science is just knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths about His creation. If God doesn't exist, then faith and science will contradict since science is the search for facts about the cosmos. For those with faith, however, science can be one of our greatest forms of worship.
Science is mankind's attempt to understand how the world works. The scientific method is one of the greatest tools to accomplish this. It starts with a question about the world. Then background research, a hypothesis or educated guess about the research, an experiment, analysis to determine if the hypothesis was correct, and the report of the results. If the hypothesis was correct, the cycle is finished. If not, another hypothesis is put forth, and testing begins again. The scientific method infers that a provable fact will be repeatable and verifiable—that other scientists will come up with the same answer if their experiment is performed in the same way.
Read more: http://www.compellingtruth.org/faith-vs-science.html
Ken Ham: Science Confirms the Bible
The Bible is not at odds with science (or reason). Science actually confirms the Bible.
The relationship between faith and science -- Creation Magazine LIVE!
Description: What is the nature of the relationship between faith and science? Can the apparent separation between science and faith ever be eliminated? Many scientists are convinced that evolution happened, does that mean it did? Join the discussion.
Famous creation scientists – From Newton to Sarfati -- Creation Magazine LIVE!
Description: Is it true that no ‘real’ scientist can be a creationist? Many of the founding fathers of modern science were Bible-believing Christians, as were many of the lesser known scientists who expanded our scientific knowledge. This episode examines the lives of brilliant men of science who were also men of God.
Science and Faith by Paul Taylor - Answers in Genesis
Faith vs. Reason by Dr. Jason Lisle - Answers in Genesis
Deceitful Terms—Historical and Observational Science by Troy Lacey - AIG
Science and the Bible: Should There Be a Conflict? by Roger Patterson - AIG
The Bible Is a Textbook of Science by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ICR
It’s Not Science by Don Batten - Creation.com Article Podcast
Description: Since, they say, creation fails their definition of ‘science’, it is therefore ‘religion’, and (by implication) it can simply be ignored. But what is science? Many attempts to define ‘science’ are circular. The point that a theory must be acceptable to contemporary scientists to be acceptable, basically defines science as ‘what scientists do’! Listen here.
Why Biblical Creation is Good Science by Dr. Stuart Burgess
Description: Prof. Stuart Burgess (BSc Eng, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FRAeS) has taught engineering design at Cambridge University and Bristol University in the UK. ...
Originally posted 4/30/2017
The following is from Answers in Genesis:
Atheism: An Irrational Worldview by Jason Lisle
Atheists are “coming out of the closet” and becoming more vocal about their message that “there is no God.” Professor Richard Dawkins (Britain’s leading atheist) is encouraging those who share his views to express their opinion. Author of The God Delusion, Dawkins says he wants to “free children from being indoctrinated with the religion of their parents or their community.” Will Christians be prepared to “give an answer” to the atheists’ claims?
Materialistic atheism is one of the easiest worldviews to refute. A materialistic atheist believes that nature is all that there is. He believes that there is no transcendent God who oversees and maintains creation. Many atheists believe that their worldview is rational—and scientific. However, by embracing materialism, the atheist has destroyed the possibility of knowledge, as well as science and technology. In other words, if atheism were true, it would be impossible to prove anything!
Reasonng involves using the laws of logic. These include the law of non-contradiction which says that you can’t have A and not-A at the same time and in the same relationship. For example, the statement “My car is in the parking lot, and it is not the case that my car is in the parking lot” is necessarily false by the law of non-contradiction. Any rational person would accept this law. But why is this law true? Why should there be a law of non-contradiction, or for that matter, any laws of reasoning? The Christian can answer this question. For the Christian there is an absolute standard for reasoning; we are to pattern our thoughts after God’s. The laws of logic are a reflection of the way God thinks. The law of non-contradiction is not simply one person’s opinion of how we ought to think, rather it stems from God’s self-consistent nature. God cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13), and so, the way God upholds the universe will necessarily be non-contradictory.
RATIONAL REASONING WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT THE BIBLICAL GOD.
Read more: https://answersingenesis.org/world-religions/atheism/atheism-an-irrational-worldview/
See: The Bankruptcy of Atheism - One Way Jesus
Morality and the Irrationality of an Evolutionary Worldview by Dr. Georgia Purdom and Dr. Jason Lisle - Answers in Genesis
Morality: The Secular Response by Bodie Hodge -Answers in Genesis
What Defines Your Moral Consciousness? God or Society? by David Rives - DRM
“There Are No Moral Absolutes” by Ray Comfort - Living Waters
God & Natural Law by Dr. Jason Lisle - Answers in Genesis
Self-Refuting Skepticism by Roger Patterson - Answers in Genesis
Confessions of a Former Atheist by John UpChurch - Answers in Genesis
Living a Lie? Are atheists building a worldview on Christian principles? By Roger Patterson - Answers in Genesis
Atheism Is Religion by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge - Answers in Genesis
Humanism Recognized as a Religion by US Government by Ken Ham - Answers in Genesis
Dear Atheists...Are you tired of it all? by Bodie Hodge - Answers in Genesis
The following is from Answers in Genesis:
Evolution: New Science or Old Mythology? by Bryan Osborne
From a big picture perspective, the evolutionary worldview is the idea that all life on earth has a common ancestor. That somehow life spontaneously jumped into existence around 3.5 billion years ago and changed over long periods of time, increasing in complexity and diversifying into all the variations of life seen today. To be more specific, some use the phrase molecules-to-man or electron-to-engineer evolution. Or my favorite definition: “from the goo to you through the zoo” evolution. But ultimately, evolution is an attempt by a pagan religion to explain life without God.
This attempt to overthrow God as Creator is nothing new. Actually, the idea of evolution is quite ancient.
The Mayan culture, which began around 600 BC, incorporated a form of evolution into its religion. They believed the rain-god created humans by modifying previous creations; rivers were changed to fish, then to serpents and finally humans.
The Greeks were teaching about evolution as early as the 7th century BC. But it appears they borrowed many of their evolutionary ideas from the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Indians. For example, one ancient Hindu belief in India suggests that the universe spontaneously evolved, and like a seed it grew and diversified into everything that exists over billions of years. Sounds familiar.
Read more: https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/bryan-osborne/evolution-new-science-or-old-mythology/
See: Top Ten: Myths About Evolution - Answers in Genesis
See: The Myth of Human Evolution - Institute for Creation Research
Top Myths Stealing Students From Their Faith - Crosstalk (VCY America)
Answers Magazine Audio « » Is the Bible’s Cosmology Borrowed from Pagan Myths?
Evolutionists Are So Inconsistent by Paul Taylor - Creation Moments
Is Evolution Compatible with the Bible? - Is Genesis History?
What does the Bible say about creation vs. evolution? - GotQuestions
Created or evolved? Where do we come from? Find your answer to the vital creation vs evolution question - Creation Ministries International
Evidence For The Creator Is Irrefutable by David Cloud - Way of Life Literature
Originally posted 2/1/14
The following is from Compellingtruth.org:
How is belief in God different than belief in a Flying Spaghetti Monster?
In 2005, Bobby Henderson wrote a sardonic letter to the State Board of Education of Kansas to protest the attempt to teach intelligent design in public schools. Henderson said in his letter, "Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel."
Since that time, many atheists have used Henderson's argument, asserting that belief in the God of the Bible is no more rational than belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. However, the comparison of God to the Flying Spaghetti Monster suffers from a number of logical and practical faults.
First, it commits the logical fallacy of faulty analogy. While analogies can be useful in arguments, not all analogies are created equal. A faulty analogy assumes that, because two unlike things may be similar in one respect, they will automatically be similar in other respects. It assumes connections that just aren't there. The creator of a faulty analogy is saying, in essence, "Accept my argument because of these superficial similarities between what you are proposing and my fictitious comparator."
Read more: http://www.compellingtruth.org/Flying-Spaghetti-Monster.html
Note: It sounds like despite his blasphemous sinful past (that would include all of us before we were saved), Kanye has truly been saved. We should pray for him as a recent convert (a "baby Christian") that he would grow in his faith (by reading/studying the Bible & through sound biblical teaching) and not be deceived by false teachers (i.e. TD Jakes, Joel Osteen, etc.), false teaching (i.e. Prosperity gospel, Word of Faith, etc.), false religions/cults (i.e. Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, New Apostolic Reformation, etc.) and that he would not turn to the right or the left and/or turn back but that he would stay on the straight and narrow path keeping his eyes fixed on Jesus (the author and finisher of our faith) and his feet firmly planted in the word of God.
The following is from Christian News Network:
Kim Kardashian Claims Blasphemous Husband Kanye West is ‘Born Again,’ Started ‘Sunday Service’ to ‘Heal Himself’
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is claiming that her husband Kanye West, who has come to be known for profane and bizarre behavior — and who released the blasphemous rap album “Yeezus” in 2013 — is “born again” and “saved by Christ.” The statements were made during an interview on The View this past Friday as Kardashian explained the origin of her husband’s controversial “Sunday Service” gatherings, which she claims is actually “a Christian church.”
Kardashian, whose “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality television show is now in its 17th season, was asked about her husband’s Sunday Service, which has turned into “big weekly events” according to The View host.
The closed invitation-only weekly services, which have attracted David Letterman and other Hollywood celebrities, have also led to festival appearances and pop-up shows in various cities.
Read more: https://christiannews.net/2019/09/15/kim-kardashian-claims-blasphemous-husband-kanye-west-is-born-again-started-sunday-service-to-heal-himself/
Kanye West told Nicki Minaj he's now a 'born-again Christian' - Fox News
Kanye West preaches ‘radical obedience’ to Jesus during Sunday service in Atlanta - Fox News
Is Kanye West promoting Jesus or exploiting Jesus? by Julie Roys - Christian Post
Rapper Kanye West is releasing an album that’s all about Jesus. And social media, blogs, and fan sites are on fire with people praising West—and sharply criticizing him.
Some are mad because of repeated delays to the album’s release. Initially, West had promised that his new album, Jesus is King, would release on Friday. But late Friday, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, wrote on Instagram that the album would drop Sunday after a “few final tweaks to the mixes.”
Now Sunday has come and gone—and there’s still no album.
Read more: https://www.christianpost.com/voice/is-kanye-west-promoting-jesus-or-exploiting-jesus.html
Kanye West asked his collaborators not to have premarital sex'Jesus Is King' album drops Friday - WSLS
Kanye West 'blocked' daughter North from wearing makeup and crops tops 'now that I'm Christian' - Fox News
Kanye West ‘Friends,’ Conversing With Prosperity Preacher Joel Osteen, Invited to Sunday Service - Christian News Network
Rapper Kanye West upset with Kim Kardashian’s revealing outfits - The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus
Rapper Kanye West told his wife, Kim Kardashian, that he no longer likes seeing her wear outfits that are too revealing, especially out in public, after declaring that he's a born again Christian, reports the Christian Post.
The couple’s debate was documented on a recent episode of the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
She said, “Just because you’re on a journey and transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you,” -- referring to his newfound faith in Christ.
1 Timothy 2:9 says, “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety.”
Source: Rapper Kanye West urges modesty, ... - The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus
Why I'm Judging Kanye by Emeal ("E.Z.") Zwayne - Living Waters
“Is Kanye West really a Christian?” I can’t help but wonder how many people have asked that question—either out loud or in their mind—ever since “Ye” famously announced his profession of faith in Christ. Did the question cross your mind? Should it have? And if it did, should you feel a twinge of guilt for even posing it? After all, God should be the only one to judge, right? Hmmm. Read the full article here: https://www.livingwaters.com/why-im-judging-kanye/
The Christian Worldview radio program » Kanye West and the Parable of the Soils
“I was just under the weight of my sin and I was being convicted that I was running from God, and I knew I needed to make things right, so I came to Christ. I came out of darkness into the light.” Most people wouldn’t think this quote would be attributed to rapper Kanye West, one of the best-selling musicians of all time, especially considering West’s sinful words and deeds in the past and his high-profile marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian. But his professed conversion to faith in Christ and his traveling “Sunday Services” have been making as much news recently at his just-released album, Jesus is King, which debuted at No. 1 on the charts. Many are responding to his claims of faith with skepticism...
At Least 1,000 People Accept Christ at Kanye West’s Sunday Service - Movieguide
Kanye West’s Father Asks: What Does It Really Mean to Follow God? - Movieguide
Kanye West Warns Against Media Indoctrination of Children - Movieguide
Kanye West to Speak, Perform at Prosperity Preacher Joel Osteen’s Megachurch on Sunday - Christian News Network
Lakewood Says $300K Payment to Kanye Is False, Rapper Called ‘Friend’ Joel Osteen to Arrange Visit, Concert - Christian News Network
Kanye West Defends Joel Osteen to Standing Ovation During Lakewood Service: ‘God Is Not the Negative Part' - Christian Research Network
Following Joel Osteen Visit, Kanye West Announces Collab With Gangsta Rap Pioneer ‘Dr. Dre’ for ‘Jesus Is King Part II’ - Christian News Network
Kanye West to Team Up With Joel Osteen for 2020 ‘America’s Night of Hope’ at Yankee Stadium - Christian News Network
43:14 Jump to the start of Sunday Service with Kanye West at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. “Now that I am in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me…and in that I am no longer a slave. I am a son now, a son of God. I am free.” - Kanye West
Kanye West defended Joel Osteen. The question is: Is what Joel Osteen teaches biblical or not? Is Joel Osteen a false teacher? Is the Prosperity gospel a false gospel and is the Word of Faith movement heretical?
See: Who is Joel Osteen, and are his teachings biblical? - GotQuestions
Is the Word of Faith movement biblical? - GotQuestions
Description: Is the Word of Faith movement biblical? Does this teaching of false prophets have any biblical merit? Prosperity gospel preachers like Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Fred price, Jan Crouch, Paul Crouch, are commonly associated with the Word of Faith movement founded by E. W. Kenyon, via Phineas Quimby teachings. These teachings by false teachers, have roots in Mind Science, along with the Name it and Claim, health and wealth gospel movements. In this video, Pastor Nelson with Bible Munch explains what the Word of Faith movement is, where it came from, and what the Bible says about the Word of Faith doctrine.
What does the Bible say about the Prosperity Gospel? - GotQuestions
Description: What does the Bible say about the prosperity gospel? Is it God's will for all Christians to be financially prosperous?
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. - Matt 25:31
The following is from GodUpdates.com:
One of the most famous lines from this powerful sermon is when Lockridge describes God in a number of different ways. He says He’s the King of Righteousness, the King of the Ages, the King of Heaven, the King of Glory, the King of Kings, and He’s the Lord of Lords.
There is truly no one like our Lord and Savior in Heaven above. He has given us so many blessings in this life and we could go on and on about His many wonderful traits.
S.M. Lockridge Delivers A Sermon For The Ages
This pastor spent over six minutes passionately talking about our Lord. And it's one of those sermons that will truly set your soul on fire.
Just like Lockridge says, “My King is a sovereign King. No means of measure can define His limitless love.”
What a perfect reminder of how amazing our God truly is. There is no limit to His power or love for us. God will always stand by our side, no matter what. What a blessing to be able to call Him our Father for all of our days.
“He’s the greatest phenomenon that ever crossed the horizon of this world,” Lockridge proclaims. “He’s God’s Son, He’s a sinner’s Savior — He’s the centerpiece of civilization.”
It is said Lockridge delivered this sermon in Detroit in 1976. Yet, his powerful declaration is as true today as it was then. And that’s because, just as we read in Hebrews 13:8, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Who else is yelling amen right now?
Watch: That's My King - sermon by S.M. Lockridge
WHY I AM NOT A MOSLEM by Dr John Barnett
WHY I AM NOT A MOSLEM: In the current news as we hear daily about Islam, we must choose to remember Muslim doctrines obstruct the way to eternal life. They believe the Galilean was a great prophet, but not the Savior of the world. He did not die on the cross but only appeared to do so. He was actually taken up alive to heaven before an embodied spirit resembling him appeared to undergo crucifixion. Since Jesus did not die, he was not raised from the dead. His unshed blood did not atone for the sins of mankind. He will come again to earth just before the Day of Judgment (Anti-Christ?) proclaim that Muhammad was God’s final and most sublime prophet, and lead all of mankind into Islam. Then “the son of Mary” will die like any other mortal man and be raised to life along with everyone else on the last day.
For them Christ is a prophet, but not the divine Son of God who said, "Before Abraham was, I am" (John 8:58).
For Muslims Jesus is not the Savior who died for their sins and said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
Unless Muslims - and all others who deny Christ's deity - hear and embrace the good news that "the fullness of deity" dwells in Jesus (Colossians 2:9), they will be without eternal hope. Salvation is the cure for the SIN virus. What is the irreducible minimum of what salvation is all about? Our mission is to preach the fact that God will forgive all someone’s sins forever. The good news is not that God will fix your marriage, or make your life happier or make you prosperous or make you successful. The good news is that alienation from a holy God which carries the price of eternal damnation can end. And you can be reconciled with God and enjoy His glorious Heaven forever. All your sin having been dealt with. Salvation has two inseparable parts: substitution and imputation. Both are in II Corinthians 5:21
“For He hath made Him who knew no sin to become sin for us”. (SUBSTITUTION) God has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. On the cross, God treated Jesus as if He had committed every sin ever committed by every person who would ever believe. Though, in fact, He committed none of them. That’s the great doctrine of substitution. God unloaded His fury for all the sins of all the people who would ever believe in Him in the history of the world. He unloaded all His fury against all their sins on Christ. To borrow the language of Leviticus 16, Jesus became the “scapegoat”. Scapegoat was guilty of nothing. But the High Priest, as it were, laid all the sins of the people on the scapegoat and sent him away.
“In order that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (IMPUTATION)
That’s the other side of salvation called imputation. The reason Jesus lived a full life was that He might live a complete life fully righteous. That He might live a complete life absolutely without sin, absolutely perfect so that that perfect life could be credited to your account. That’s the backside of imputation. On the cross, God treated Jesus as if He lived your life so He could treat you as if you lived His life. That’s the Gospel. That’s substitution.
In faith, repentant faith, acknowledging our sin, we acknowledge Jesus died and rose again for us. We ask Him to save us from our sins and at that moment, the payment of Christ is sufficient for all our sins and the righteousness of Christ is granted to us. And from then on God treats us as if we had lived Christ’s life. That’s why Paul in Romans says, 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation.” Can’t be, it’s paid for. Jesus says, “Paid for. Paid for. Paid for.” The Father says, “Sorry Satan, can’t see it. All I can see is the righteousness of Christ.” The great doctrine of imputed sin to Christ on the cross and the imputed righteousness to us.
That’s the Gospel message. If you are persuaded that Christ did all that is necessary and all that ever will be necessary to bring you to God, you not only will be saved but know it!
Without Jesus’ being both human and divine, there is no gospel message. The only way salvation works is that it was God who accomplished it! The incarnation of Jesus Christ is the central fact of Christianity. All Christian theology is built on it. The power of the gospel is that God became man and that, by being both wholly God and wholly man, He was able to reconcile men to God. Jesus’ virgin birth, His substitutionary atoning death, resurrection, ascension, and return are all integral aspects of His deity. They stand or fall together.
From WFM-15 - Who Is the Lord–Jehovah or Allah? (011014AM)
In loving memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, [Living Waters is] releasing this special video from a 9/11 survivor.
Angela Braxton was on the 80th floor of one of the Twin Towers when the first plane hit. In this brief video she shares of her terrifying escape from the crumbling building, and how on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack God brought a woman into her life who pointed her to Christ. Angela’s story will encourage you...
Watch: September 11th & God
Where were you on 9/11?
We must never forget the terrorism that violent Muslim jihadists carried out on 9/11. We also must not overlook the fact that this is what Allah commands faithful Muslims to do: to strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers! "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers...” - Quran (3:151)
Never Forget: 9/11 - Crosstalk (VCY America)
On the Anniversary of 9/11, We Must Counter the Enemy Within - PJ Media
Some of my thoughts about 9/11... - One Way Jesus
September 11th & God -One Way Jesus
A Biblical Perspective on Death, Terrorism, and the Middle East - Grace To You
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