But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:00

The History of Astronomy

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The development of astronomy throughout history is a magnificent confirmation of biblical authority.  The Bible is God’s inerrant, propositional revelation to man.  As such, the Bible is absolutely correct in everything it affirms.  This naturally includes its claims about the...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:00

Logic: Enthymemes

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An enthymeme is an argument in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not explicitly stated.  Usually, this is because the unstated claim is obvious.  Enthymemes are perfectly acceptable if used properly.  But sometimes, they can be used incorrectly to draw a false...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 20:00

Dinosaurs – Part 3

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The Bible contains numerous references to “dragons” and other creatures that resemble dinosaurs, such as Behemoth, as well as other extinct reptiles like Leviathan and the flying serpents.  Most of these references are after Genesis 6-8, implying that these kinds survived the...

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Thursday, 01 February 2018 20:00

Dinosaurs – Part 2

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In part 1, we found that we can learn much about the history of dinosaurs from Scripture, even though the term ‘dinosaur’ is modern and therefore not to be found in the ancient text.  Yet, the King James Bible uses the word ‘dragon’ or ‘dragons’ 35...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:00

Dinosaurs – Part 1

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How do dinosaurs fit into the history recorded in the Bible?  Some would say, “They don’t.  Dinosaurs lived millions of years before people were around.  The Bible doesn’t mention them.”  Dinosaurs are often used as an icon for evolution and deep time....

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:00

Refuting the Critics: Geology and the Flood

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The critics for this week have posted on the Biblical Science Institute Facebook page in response to the geology articles here and here.  I will use only their first name in the response.  Note that the second critic (Dan) often quotes sections of the original article before offering his...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:00

The Christmas Star

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What was the star that led the wise men to Christ?  Was it a conjunction of planets, a comet, a supernova, a moon, an angel, or something else?  Opinions abound, but many of them do not fit the details of the biblical text.  What does the Bible have to say about this star?

Background

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:00

Creation 101: Geology Part 2

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In part one, we examined the basics of geology, and found that scientists generally agree on the observational aspects of geology regardless of their respective positions on origins.  Creation geologist and secular geologists largely agree on the composition of rocks, where they are found, the...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:00

Creation 101: Geology Part 1

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Geology is the study of the physical processes of Earth from plate tectonics and volcanos to minerals and rock layers.  The field involves a combination of operational science and origins science.  The operational aspects involve measuring the types of rocks and minerals and where they...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:00

Logic: The Importance of Definitions

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One of the most important tools in logical reasoning is a dictionary.  Correct reasoning requires that we use words properly – according to their meaning.  Failure to use words correctly often results in miscommunication, but it can also result in errors in reasoning.  One of...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 20:00

Appearance of Age

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Does the universe look old?  Was Adam created with the appearance of age?  The answer to these questions may surprise you.  Although Adam was created as an adult, he was not created with any appearance of age.  In fact, the phrase “appearance of age” is an oxymoron...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 22:00

Refuting the Critics: Radiometric Dating

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Often, critics of biblical creation will comment on my Facebook posts.  Some of them have intelligent questions which I am happy to answer.  But many critics simply post unsubstantiated, false assertions or emotionally charged rhetoric that is devoid of any rational content.  It is a...

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“Science has proved that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.”  We have all heard this claim.  We are told that scientists use a technique called radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks.  We are also told that this method very reliably and consistently yields ages...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:00

Is Christianity Irrational?

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Is the Christian faith illogical?  Critics allege this of course.  But surprisingly, many Christians also say that biblical faith is illogical, contrary to reason, and yet that we should hold to it anyway.  Some would say that faith by its very nature is contrary to reason. ...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 22:00

15 Answers to Evolutionist Misconceptions (Part 3)

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We have been exploring the misrepresentations and logical fallacies in the evolutionist article entitled “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense.”[1]  We have seen in parts 1 and 2 that the critic is very unfamiliar with what creation scientists actually teach; this is common among...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:00

15 Answers to Evolutionist Misconceptions (Part 2)

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In part 1 we began exploring the misrepresentations and logical fallacies in the evolutionist article entitled “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense.”[1]  We have seen that the critic is very unfamiliar with what creation scientists actually teach.  In part 2, we see that this...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:00

15 Answers to Evolutionist Misconceptions (part 1)

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Recently, someone sent me a link to an article appearing in Scientific American – a popular science magazine. The article is entitled “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense.”[1] The article was extremely revealing, but not in the way the author probably intended. The article...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 22:00

Logic: Our Moral Obligation

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Logic is the study of the principles of correct reasoning.  To be logical is to think rightly: to draw reasonable conclusions from the available information.  Correct reasoning helps us to have true beliefs, and acting on true beliefs tends to have a far better outcome than acting on...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:00

Creation 101: Genetics

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Genetics is the science of heredity: the study of how traits are passed on from organisms to their descendants.  It is perhaps the most relevant field of science to the issue of creation and evolution.  Which position on origins is most consistent with our modern understanding of...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 22:00

Refuting the Critics #3

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Our conversation today comes from Bret, who has some concerns about parallax, the speed of light, and has criticized me for believing that God created in six literal days. Bret seems to have been heavily influenced by the teachings of Hugh Ross, and asks how there could have been ordinary days...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:00

The Sun, the Moon, Solar Eclipses, and Creation

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Last Monday, the United States of America was treated to a spectacular transcontinental solar eclipse: the first such eclipse since 1918!  We at the Biblical Science Institute traveled to Allensville, Kentucky (which is in the path of totality) to document this wonderful event.  We have...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:00

Refuting the Critics #2

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Our first comment today comes from John, who is very angry at me because I believe the earth is round and have said so publicly. John refers to a podcast in which I was invited to participate as a guest. My interview was posted on YouTube, and in some cases the posters did not enable comments. John...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 22:00

Creation 101: An Introduction

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Often, those who believe in Darwinian evolution have misrepresented what creationists teach. In many cases, this may be inadvertent resulting from ignorance of the creationist position. So, it is often necessary to educate the critic on the basics of creation. All biblical creationists should be...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:48

Refuting the Critics #1

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Often, we at the Biblical Science Institute will analyze and refute arguments posed by Bible-critics. This is part of our responsibility as Christians (2 Corinthians 10:5). The purpose here is not to demean or embarrass the critic, but to show the absurdity of unbiblical thinking for the benefit of...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 00:04

Welcome!

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Welcome to the Biblical Science Institute! This brand-new creation-themed science ministry exists to help you rationally defend the Christian worldview against those who claim that the Bible is unscientific. Critics assert that science has disproved the Bible, particularly the history...

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