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

Biblical Science Institute - Apologetic Report

We saw previously that the Bible can make sense of laws of logic and their properties, and that the three laws of thought are rooted in the nature of God.  However, non-biblical worldviews cannot make sense of laws of logic or their properties.  As one example, consider materialism: the...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:00

The Biblical Basis for the Laws of Logic

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Laws of logic are the rules of correct reasoning.  They reflect the way God thinks and the way we must think if we are to think correctly.  Laws of logic are also called “rules of inference.”  Correct reasoning can never violate a law of logic.  There are many laws...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 22:00

The Problem of Religious Language

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The Christian says, “You need to repent and trust in Jesus for salvation.”  The unbeliever responds, “Salvation from what?  Why would I need Jesus?”  The Christian then says, “You need to be born again to be saved from your sins.  Jesus is the...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:00

Science and the Age of the Universe

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When the Bible first mentioned a round Earth, it was right and the secular experts of the day were wrong.  When the Bible first mentioned the fact that Earth hangs in space, it was right and the secular experts of the day were wrong.  The Bible teaches that the number of stars is a...

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Today’s conversation is a continuation of the previous one.  In a previous article, we saw that when the Bible touches on the topic of astronomy, it is right.  In particular, the Bible indicates the spherical nature of Earth, the fact that Earth hangs in space, and that God has...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 20:00

Refuting the Critics: The History of Astronomy

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Our critics this week have commented on the recent article on the History of Astronomy in which we examined the biblical texts that touch on astronomy.  The first critic, Rubin, has clearly been influenced by the near-eastern mythology view – the idea that the Bible is a mythology...

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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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