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If you would like to be able to defend your faith in Jesus Christ and have more confidence to talk about the things of God openly and naturally with others, you're in the right place. 


It begins not merely with the latest scientific discoveries, but rather, being confident that all the treasures of wisdom, knowledge and truth itself are hid in Christ. Once you are, sharing your faith becomes easier and more natural, and much more comfortable. Col 2:3 


Macroevolution (changes in kind) has proven to be false. However, According to their kind  

in Genesis (10 times) has proven true and confirmed. Darwin's Primary Axiom has proven false, and Big Bang cosmology has become bizarre and absurd. So, where do you place ultimate authority—God's Word, or man's? Choose God's Word, it's true and confirmed. Col 2:8 


When you see unbelievers as God sees them, how lost and helpless they are, how absurd and foolish their silly little arguments really are, your hesitation to share Christ with others will be gone, and honoring Christ and defending your faith will become your joy and privilege. 

 

A settled confidence that Jesus really is who He claimed to be, God Incarnate; that your Bible really is God's Word as it claims to be; that the precious Holy Spirit really is the Partner, Helper and Faithful Guide that Jesus claimed He would be are the starting blocks.


With a good start, running your race to win becomes easier, and much more productive.


            On The Origin of Information

How could science have missed it all these years focusing on the  building materials  and not the  blue prints?  Focusing on the paper the instructions are printed on and not the instructions themselves? Information has no weight or mass. Ergo, it could not have come about from the interaction of matter and energy.


Because information is the undisputed foundation of all life processes, it can be stated unequivocally  information is the critical factor in the origin of life.  All efforts to explain any life process in terms of physics and chemistry alone is delusional. This is the problem confronting well entrenched evolutionary dogmatists preaching a fictionalized form of neo-Darwinian synthesis under the mantle of science. The origin of information refutes the myth that life came from a random, unguided, natural process. Books don't, and you are much more complicated than the entire New York public library.


In the beginning, God Created (He spoke into existence) the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
In the beginning was the Word (the rational principle of divine reason, mind, wisdom). John 1:1
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast t hou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Psalm 104:24 
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps
broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew. Proverbs 3:19-20

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A basic fact: There are about 5 billion people on Earth who need Christ, and God is making His appeal through you. 

  • There are 1,600,000,000 Muslims who are wrong and need Christ.
  • There are 1,100,000,000 atheists/agnostics who are wrong and need Christ
  • There are 1,000,000,000 Hindus who are wrong and need Christ.
  • There are 800,000,000 Chinese Traditionals who are wrong and need Christ.
  • There are 488,000,000 Buddhists who are wrong and need Christ.
  • There are 300,000,000 Primal-Indigenous who are wrong and need Christ.
  • There are 120,000,000 African Traditional & Diasporic who are wrong and need Christ.
  • There are 100,000,000 more of various beliefs who are also dead wrong and desperately need Christ. 


For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.    2 Peter 1:16


The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.   Psalm 19:1-4

In covenantal apologetics there is no clear boundary between apologetics and evangelism. As Scott reiterates throughout his work, apologetics ought to be understood first and foremost as persuasion; persuading men and women of the truth of the Gospel. Covenantal apologetics seeks to take the truth of Scripture as the proper diagnosis of the unbelieving condition and challenges them to make sense of the world they have made, given that it is based on a fundamentally irrational construct. Given any fact or experience it asks the question as to the validity of the presuppositions behind that fact or experience which make it possible.
The Course of Your Life is a framework to help you apply the word of God to people’s lives prayerfully and intensively. The course seeks to revolutionize hearts and minds by focusing on who God is, what he has done in Christ, what his plans are for the world and for us and how that generates a whole new agenda for the course of our lives in making disciples of Jesus. Practically speaking, The Course of Your Life is an in-depth, topical Bible study designed for small groups of (ideally) 8-10 people, with helpful video input. It covers biblical content in a way that the material applied to the group can be very flexible to best fit the people you are trying to ‘encourage’.

Dr. John Sanford, a retired Professor from Cornell University, shows in Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome that the "Primary Axiom" is false. The Primary Axiom is the foundational evolutionary premise - that life is merely the result of mutations and natural selection. In addition to showing compelling theoretical evidence that whole genomes can not evolve upward, Dr. Sanford presents strong evidence that higher genomes must in fact degenerate over time. This book strongly refutes the Darwinian concept that man is just the result of a random and pointless natural process.

Genetic Entropy
the Mystery of the Genome 

Genetic Entropy presents compelling scientific evidence that the genomes of all living creatures are slowly degenerating - due to the accumulation of slightly harmful mutations. This is happening in spite of natural selection. The author of this book, Dr. John Sanford, is a Cornell University geneticist. Dr. Sanford has devoted more than 10 years of his life to the study of this specific problem. Arguably, he has examined this problem in greater depth than any other scientist. The evidences that he presents are diverse and compelling. He begins by examining how random mutation and natural selection actually operate, and shows that simple logic demands that genomes must degenerate. He then makes a historical examination of the relevant field (population genetics), and shows that the best scientists in that field have consistently acknowledged many of the fundamental problems he has uncovered (but they have failed to communicate these problems to the broader scientific community). He then shows, in collaboration with a team of other scientists, that state-of-the-art numerical simulation experiments consistently confirm the problem of genetic degeneration (even given very strong selection and optimal conditions). Lastly, in collaboration with other scientists, he shows that real biological populations clearly manifest genetic degeneration. 
 
Dr. Sanford's findings have enormous implications. His work largely invalidates classic neo-Darwinian theory. The mutation/selection process by itself is not capable of creating the new biological information that is required for creating new life forms. Dr. Sanford shows that not only is mutation/selection incapable of creating our genomes - it can't even preserve our genomes. As biochemist Dr. Michael Behe of Lehigh University writes in his review of Genetic Entropy, "...not only does Darwinism not have answers for how information got into the genome, it doesn't even have answers for how it could remain there." Dr. Sanford has coined the term "genetic entropy" to describe this fatal flaw of neo-Darwinian theory. This fundamental problem has been something of a trade-secret within the field of population genetics, with the rest of the world largely being kept in the dark. Fortunately, this book finally discloses this very serious problem, using language that is for the most part accessible to all scholars and students having a basic understanding of biology.

This new edition of Genetic Entropy includes numerous new lines of evidence supporting Dr. Sanford's thesis. Much of this new evidence is from recently published scientific papers that are now part of the scientific literature. Genetic Entropy is a must-read for any thoughtful person who in interested in science.

Dr. Sanford ends his book by asking two questions. First, if our genome did not actually arise via the accumulation of genetic "word-processing errors" (as is claimed), how did it arise? Second, if our genomes are undergoing relentless degeneration - where can we possibly place our hope for the future?

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 A basic fact:
Evil exists and is evil, God exists and is good. God is sovereign. 

  • God has a good and moral reason for everything He does or permits, including the yet undisclosed reason for the temporary existence of evil. 
  • God did not create evil. He permits it to exist for His glory. All that He creates or ordains to occur is for the ultimate good of those who love him.
  • A sinful finite creature in rebellion against the infinite Holy God is not qualified to judge whether God has a morally acceptable reason for evil.
  • Evil is not something. It has no essence or being. It is the inverse position of God's nature and attributes. Evil is the absence of all that God is.
  • Evil is a proof of the existence of the Biblical God. Without the Biblical God in the paradigm, evil would not exist anymore than a one ended stick.
  • Evil is not sovereign. It operates solely on the basis of God's good pleasure, within the limits of his sovereignty, to accomplish his divine purpose.
  • Evil is not eternal, but time bound. It is a temporary straw-man that God will destroy forever in His good time when it has served His divine purpose.
  • Without the presence of evil, God's glory best seen in His grace, mercy, and unconditional love would have been locked away in His person forever.
  • The paradoxical coexistence of good and evil does not constitute a valid argument against the existence of God. They are antithetical, yet, compatible.
  • At the cross good and evil are seen for what they are. We are seen for who we are. And God in Christ is seen reconciling the world back to Himself.
  • Evil began with Lucifer, God's highest creation choosing to exalt himself above his Creator. Choosing to honor and serve himself above God.
  • The chief end of man is to love God and enjoy Him forever. The chief end of life is holiness (loving and obeying God) which overcomes evil with good.
  • Evil is evil. It is a sin to call evil good. But, when God ordains evil to occur, it is good that it occurs for the fulfillment of His divine purpose.
  • One day very soon, evil will be no more. God will destroy evil forever in His good time when it has served His purpose.

 

In the academic setting of UC Davis, atheist ACLU attorney Eddie Tabash would debate Dr. Greg Bahnsen. But, rather than merely presenting all the various scientific and historical evidences for God, Dr. Bahnsen methodically showed that the Christian God must be presupposed in order to make sense of anything whatsoever! The things we take for granted such as science, morality, and even the very laws of logic used in such debates, only make sense in the Christian worldview with the biblical God at its foundation. 

 

Greg had “pulled out the rug” from under his opponent, demonstrating that only Christian theism could make sense of the debate itself. Mr. Tabash was unable to answer Greg's powerful arguments, and his own arguments for atheism were systematically demolished by Dr. Bahnsen’s keen intellect. With appropriate gentleness and respect, Greg had rationally destroyed the position of his opponent. Christianity had unequivocally triumphed over atheism. And the audience knew it. They chuckled at Dr. Bahnsen’s frequent use of humorous and memorable analogies, and at his quick and clear answers to Mr. Tabash's attacks. 

 

When I first listened to this debate, I was truly amazed at Greg’s arguments and responses; they were both brilliant and thoroughly biblical. I said to myself, “This man thinks and argues like Christ.”  Indeed, the brilliant responses that Christ in His ministry gave to His critics are echoed in Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen.   Dr. Jason Lisle

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A basic fact: In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.  Hebrews 11:3
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  Colossians 1:17

Creation was a succession of monumental, supernatural creative miracles by God; out of nothing other than Himself. Science cannot contribute anything to our understanding of creation since there were no observers, and by definition science can say nothing about the supernatural. Creation cannot be verified by any naturalistic methodologies since creation did not come about by any known naturalistic processes and cannot be reproduced or duplicated in any way. God has given us His record of creation in the Scriptures. Jesus, Himself quoted from the Genesis account of creation. We either believe what the Bible clearly says about creation or we don't. Science can confirm or deny that simple fact. 
(John MacArthur paraphrase)

We hold: creatio ex Deo, ex nihilo. Creation was by God—from God's essential being alone. Meaning, from nothing external to God, out of nothing else other than Himself, which is not nothing! God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them in 6 days approximately 6000 years ago. 


Christ now holds all creation together by His mighty power, not dark matter, not dark energy, not the Higgs boson (God particle.)  Christ, and Christ alone.


Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.  Psalm 1:1-2


                   
He who did not spare his own Son but gave Him up for us all, how 
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will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32