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Christians and Science

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Andy Stanley and the 7000 Who Have Bowed Their Knees

According to the Christian Post, over 7000 leaders have gathered at Catalyst Atlanta with Andy Stanley. That’s 7000 leaders who have bowed their knees to the spirit of oneness, a false spirit masquerading as the Holy Spirit. Stanley paraphrased the prayer of Jesus in this way:”Father, I pray that they will all be in oneness … Continue reading

Michael Dowd’s “Marriage” of Science and Religion

Michael Dowd’s “Evolutionary Christianity” is a perfect example of unfaithfulness to God and his Word. His book is entitled Thank GOD for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World.  Dowd is acknowledging that he is blending science and religion in a marriage. This is the language of love. He is … Continue reading

Will You Be Found Faithful? Caring About the Heart of God in an Age of Apostasy

  My new book will be released nationwide on September 29, 2015. It will also be available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and other online book sellers. Did you know you don’t have to abandon God to be unfaithful to Him? You just have to ADD other lovers! This is what the ancient Israelites did. … Continue reading

God and the Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution was a direct consequence of the Protestant Reformation. While some would argue that it was the result of the Enlightenment, the truth is that the Enlightenment was a direct consequence of the revolution in science caused by Christianity. This revolution wasn’t spontaneously generated. Like most revolutions it was birthed out of rebellion. The … Continue reading

The False Religion of Naturalism

THE POINT OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO ARGUE THAT NATURAL EVIDENCE POINTS TO A SUPERNATURAL EXPLANATION FOR THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE.  For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.  For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, … Continue reading

The Truth of the Bible vs. the Myth of Global Warming

The Daily Mail just published this story about Al Gore’s global warming claim: Myth of Arctic Meltdown I thought the “science” was settled.   The only science we can trust is the science that doesn’t conflict with the truth found in the scriptures. I  [Wisdom] was there when he set the heavens in place,     when … Continue reading

My Philosophy of History

As I’ve shared in another post, Hegel had a philosophy of history. He believed that history was the progression of the consciousness of freedom. He thought he saw evidence in history that there was an upward trend in the spread of freedom. Yet when something didn’t fit in with this upward progression (such as the terrors … Continue reading

Why Virginia Heffernan is Right to Side with the Scriptures Over Science.

I would like to stand by Virginia Heffernan, a Harvard-educated, former staffer for the New York Times, Slate, Harper’s and The New Yorker, and now a national technology correspondent for Yahoo News, who recently wrote a column entitled, “Why I Am a Creationist.” Because of her stance, she has received derisive and mocking criticism from … Continue reading

The Christian Foundation of the Scientific Revolution

The story of how science advanced seems to have been obscured in the record of history. I can’t tell you how many times I debate atheists who are uninformed about how the growth of science came about. They seem to think the Scientific Revolution was an outgrowth of the Enlightenment period, but the truth is … Continue reading

Are Christians Stupid?

Atheists often treat Christians like hillbillies, incapable of intellect, reasoning skills, or logic. Is this a fair assessment of Christians, or have Christians been the leaders in producing intellectual discourse? Last month I purchased a used library book entitled, The American Intellectual Tradition, A Sourcebook, Volume I:1630-1865,  published by the Oxford University Press and edited by David … Continue reading

Books

Why am I WAITING for “Shalom?”

"They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven . . ."
(1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10a)

The word "shalom" in the Hebrew has many meanings which indicate restoration, renewal, friendship, peace, safety and so on. At one time, God placed his creation in a perfect garden--a place of safety, security, provision and peace--and we disobeyed God, losing 1) our relationship with God and 2) paradise.

Since that time, we've attempted to bring back both of these losses in our own way. Religion is our attempt to gain back our relationship with God, and politics is our attempt to gain back paradise.

The solution to both of these losses is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet the world refuses to believe the good news! Instead they try to attain the restoration--the shalom--in their own way through their own effort.

I believe that the kingdom of God is restored in the hearts of men as they receive Christ's finished work, but the kingdom of God doesn't come physically to earth until Christ comes.

Any effort to bring about the promise ahead of time in our own strength is akin to Abraham going to Hagar for fulfillment of the promise instead of waiting with Sarah for the birth of the promised child through whom the nations of the earth would be blessed.

The evangelical church is rushing en masse to bring about shalom through their own effort, power, and influence. Men like Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, Jim Wallis, and Donald Miller are losing their faith in the promise of Christ that he would prepare a place for them and they're attempting to restore paradise now.

I want to let it be known that I'm WAITING for shalom. I won't be a part of their dream. They are moving ahead of God rather than waiting on God and they will create another Ishmael as a result.