Faith Filled Family Magazine November 2016 - Page 102

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Were they mostly academic students or were other people in the population included ? They were mainly university students , although I did find a very likable elderly atheist from New York , named Richard , and of course , there was Professor Lawrence Krauss .
It seemed that many people first receive Jesus between about 12 and 15 years . What ages were your subjects ? What is the significance of that age ? All those I interviewed were 18 or over . The reason for this is that it ’ s illegal in California to interview anyone who is under 18 years , without parental consent .
You present a wonderful picture of the amazing complexity of DNA , the instruction book for our personal growth , or for that matter the growth of anything that has life . Briefly , how much like a monkey is our DNA ? What differentiates species as distinct from natural selection which causes variation within a species ? Believers in evolution maintain that monkeys and humans have similar DNA . But we are also told that we have similar DNA to bananas . So they say that we are cousins with bananas .
Actually , we are closer to pigs than primates , when it comes to our skin . Pigs also have two eyes , two ears , a mouth , a brain , blood , bones , a stomach , a liver , two kidneys , and two sets of lungs just like human beings . I know people who sound like pigs when they are asleep , and eat like pigs when they are awake . Despite all these similarities , we didn ’ t evolve from pigs . We just have a common Maker who used commonalities in many living things .
What a picture that was of Richard Dawkins trying to define the nothing that can create everything ! Even on the Tony Jones Show , Q & A , ( normally very anti-Christian ) they laughed at him . That really bowled me over ! Logic is also a creation of our Lord . The belief that nothing created everything is more than ridiculous . It shows that human beings will grasp at anything rather than face moral responsibility when it comes to God .
The chicken and the egg question was a beauty . What did come first ? The rooster ? An atheist baulks at the thought of male and female being created together , because it sounds nervously like the book of Genesis .
The way you use scripture with natural examples like the fire alarm is unanswerable with logic . How do these scriptures affect you personally ? All scripture is very powerful , but there are a number that give us keys to reach the lost . That thrills me because these are a powerful arsenal in battle . I have read my Bible every day without fail since the day of my conversion on April 24th , 1972 . It ’ s a wonderful habit that every Christian should cultivate : no Bible , no breakfast .
I love that ‘ No Bible , No breakfast ’ comment Ray . The knowledge of scripture is that important . Science originated in a search for repeatable ( proveable ) truth and that arose from the scriptural concept of truth . Why is a strong knowledge of the Bible so important today , when science is also a search for truth ? The Bible says of itself that it ’ s a lamp to our feet and a light to our path . In other words , God directs our paths through His Word . We speak to Him through prayer and He speaks to us through the Bible .
If the Bible says something and science says something else , we trust God ’ s Word . For example , when science says that we are primates , we know better . We know that we are of more value than animals , because we ’ re made in the image of God .
As Christians we need to be intimately familiar with the Scriptures , especially in these days of moral relativism . In this way , we will always know what is right and wrong , and what is truth and what is error .
You speak of humanity being tormented by death . Can you take that a bit further for us ? The Bible tells us in Hebrews 2:14-15 that all of humanity is held captive to the fear of death , until we come to faith in Jesus . He sets the captives free from the power of and the fear of death . Faith is the antidote to fear . However , the inbuilt fear ( conversely , the will to live ) is a powerful tool that we can appeal to , to get people to soften their hearts to the claims of the gospel .
views. Were they mostly academic students or were other people in the population included? They were mainly university students, although I did find a very likable elderly atheist from New York, named Richard, and of course, there was Professor Lawrence Krauss. It seemed that many people first receive Jesus between about 12 and 15 years. What ages were your subjects? What is the significance of that age? All those I interviewed were 18 or over. The reason for this is that it’s illegal in California to interview anyone who is under 18 years, without parental consent. You present a wonderful picture of the amazing complexity of DNA, the instruction book for our personal growth, or for that matter the growth of anything that has life. Briefly, how much like a monkey is our DNA? What differentiates species as distinct from natural selection which causes variation within a species? Believers in evolution maintain that monkeys and humans have similar DNA. But we are also told that we have similar DNA to bananas. So they say that we are cousins with bananas. Actually, we are closer to pigs than primates, when it comes to our skin. Pigs also have two eyes, two ears, a mouth, a brain, blood, bones, a stomach, a liver, two kidneys, and two sets of lungs just like human beings. I know people who sound like pigs when they are asleep, and eat fast’ comment Ray. The knowledge of scripture is that important. Science originated in a search for repeatable (proveable) truth and that arose from the scriptural concept of truth. Why is a strong knowledge of What a picture that was of the Bible so important today, Richard Dawkins trying to de- when science is also a search fine the nothing that can cre- for truth? ate everything! Even on the The Bible says of itself that it’s a Tony Jones Show, Q & A, (nor- lamp to our feet and a light to our mally very anti-Christian) they path. In other words, God directs laughed at him. That really our paths through His Word. We bowled me over! Logic is also speak to Him through prayer and a creation of our Lord. He speaks to us through the BiThe belief that nothing created ble. everything is more than ridiculous. It shows that human beings If the Bible says something and will grasp at anything rather than science says something else, we face moral responsibility when it trust God’s Word. For example, comes to God. when science says that we are primates, we know better. We The chicken and the egg ques- know that we are of more value tion was a beauty. What did than animals, because we’re come first? The rooster? made in the image of God. An atheist baulks at the thought of male and female being cre- As Christians we need to be inated together, because it sounds timately familiar with the Scripnervously like the book of Gen- tures, especially in these days esis. of moral relativism. In this way, we will always know what is right The way you use scripture and wrong, and what is truth and with natural examples like what is error. the fire alarm is unanswerable with logic. How do these You speak o յ䁉)͍ɥɕ́Ёԁͽѽɵѕ䁑Ѡ ))хѡЁЁѡȁȁ)͍ɥɔٕ́ݕəհЁQ ѕ́́!ɕ)ѡɔɔյȁѡЁٔ̀дԁѡЁյ䁥)́ѼɕѡиQЁѡɥ́ѥٔѼѡȁѠ)͔ѡ͔ɔݕȴչѥݔѼѠ)̸)հ͕ѱ$ٔɕ!͕́ѡѥٕ́ɕɽ) ٕ䁑ݥѡЁѡݕȁѡȁ)ͥѡ䁽䁍ٕͥѠѠ́ѡѥєѼ)ɥѠȸ%ӊéݽȸ!ݕٕȰѡեЁ)əհЁѡЁٕ ɥѥٕ͕䰁ѡݥѼٔ́)͡ձձѥمє聹 ݕəհѽѡЁݔ)ɕи)ѼѼЁѼͽѕѡ)́Ѽѡ́ѡ$ٔѡЃa9 9ɕ)́ݡѡ䁅ɔ݅)єѡ͔ͥɥѥ̰)ݔeЁٽٔɽ̸])Ёٔ5ȁݡ)͕ѥ́䁱٥ѡ̸((