Christianity is not a political system. Yet God will use whatever the governing authorities in whatever political system exists to restrain evil. Christians can potentially provide the moral guidance for their society and politicians.
Is the Kingdom of Satan real? How do we recognise Satan’s Kingdom? How do we deal with it when we do identify it? Is there a Pax Diabolica which ‘blind’ leaders cannot see?
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview is a book on the philosophy of science by Moreland and Craig in which the epistemiology of naturalism is explored, demonstrating the catastrophe for the atheist who affirms naturalism and denies the independent existence of souls.
German philosopher Immanuel Kant posed three famous questions at the root of all philosophical enquiry in his book Critique of Pure Reason in 1781-1787. What can I know? What must I do? What may I hope? Western luminaries, celebrities and notaries reflecting upon their successful lives often seek to answer these very same questions in one form or another. Unfortunately, these questions are almost invariably left unanswered, or their answers are unsatisfactory. Most will offer an optimism in human reason or progress which is not substantiated by historical experience. Many of the more honest ones will say they have more questions than they did at the beginning of their careers. Dr James Fratzia applies Biblical understanding to these questions.
There is an enormous difference between knowing, being known, and knowledge of God. The essential characteristic of a christian is not theological knowledge, but personally knowing God and being known by Him, a gift of the Holy Spirit, not something which can be educated.
Cosmology is a rich trove whose infinite treasures of knowledge are there to be mined. Ultimately naturalism seeks an explanation that invariably invokes not just one but often several mechanisms to account for life in our cosmos. Unfortunately for advocates of the multiverse and panspermia, these explanations only push the envelope of causation back one step but they are not ultimate realities that exist necessarily.
Fermi’s Paradox : Biogenesis, Abiogenesis and Design explores the apparent contradiction between the high probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, and the lack of evidence of, or contact with, such civilizations. It uses the a scientific and a Biblical framework of the origin of life as the guiding principle for explaining the paradox.
DNA clues to the Origin of Life from the information coded in DNA by aristotle0 concludes as a scientific proof for the existence of God.
Why Is There Life In The Cosmos by aristotle0 compiles the scientific arguments for the existence of the Judeo-Christian God as the Creator.
Hegesias of Cyrene was a Greek philosopher who lived in the third century B.C. He will forever be remembered as the “death-persuader” (peisithanatos). Pascal wanted to jolt his skeptical, French audience back to reality. He forced them to confront what Sirach said long ago, “The decree from of old is, ‘You must die!’”
I suggest in conclusion that it is not a good idea to be totally in control of our own destiny.
The fathers of science as you know were Christians. These include Newton, Kepler, Copernicus, Galileo, Boyle, Pasteur and Mendel. These forefathers of science correctly perceived no contradiction between science and theism
A well written book accounting for the eventual biological deletion of Y chromosome distinctives, and speculative genetics explaining homosexuality and altruism. If he had an opinion consistent with his thesis of genetically determined altruism, Sykes would find it difficult to explain genetically why Jesus died in the place of sinful human beings despite having no other ‘genetic’ copies of his Y chromosome in existence.
Some of the great questions of standard and quantum physics raise significant metaphysical issues, readily apparent to scientists who are Christians.
Searching for the unknowable God. Ask questions, question everything. If in the end, if reason or your heart or something else causes you to conclude that God exists then you have discerned something spiritually. Reason itself requires that one can only say “God might exist”. For through reason alone we cannot say God doesn’t exist (atheism) or that God does exist.
If God does exist, then it is of paramount interest to seek out this being upon whom we depend for our very existence.
Perhaps the New Atheism think that the traditional arguments for God’s existence are now passé and so no longer need refutation?
Dawkins applies his brilliant mind to extrapolate well beyond science. …. Dawkins presents his speculations as proof of his view that ultimately belief in God is a delusion. ….. the scientific method itself which does not permit such certainty.