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, 10 October 2019 22:00

No Rain?

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We have been exploring common misconceptions regarding origins.  Several such misconceptions pertain to the time between creation and the global flood.  Here we explore the claim that the Bible teaches or at least implies that there was no rain before the flood.  The claim is based...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 22:00

Species or Kinds?

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Sometimes a creationist will say “there are no transitional species” or “animals do change, but one species never changes into another.”  While I appreciate the sentiment, these claims are not true.  In reality, new species do arise over time – a phenomenon...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:00

The Problem of Pain

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Guest author Jason Churchill

“How could you possibly believe in God with all the suffering in the world?”

Have you ever encountered a question like this? I was recently asked a very similar question by my sister as we sat across from one another in her living room.

“How could...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 22:00

Beware of Philosophy!

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A colleague of mine once said, “Stay away from philosophy.  The Bible says that philosophy is bad and that we should avoid it.”  But does the Bible really say that?  What exactly is philosophy, and what does the Bible really say about it?

The word ‘philosophy’...

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 22:00

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

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“My back hurts a lot more than it did when I was younger.  Well, I guess that’s the second law of thermodynamics at work.”  Actually, it isn’t.  Misconceptions of the second law of thermodynamics abound, even within the creationist community.  Such...

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 22:00

What Does “Day” Mean?

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Todd and Craig had been exploring and mapping the wilderness for some time when they decided to split up to cover more ground.  “You head to the north, and I will explore the south,” said Todd.  “We’ll meet back at the campsite in two days.”  Craig gave...

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Thursday, 01 August 2019 22:00

Evolutionist Math

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You have probably heard of evolutionary biologists – those who study biology from the perspective of Darwinism.  And you have probably heard of evolutionary geologists, or evolutionary astronomers – those who study their respective disciplines from secular assumptions of...

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 22:00

One Small Step

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Fifty years ago, on this week, human beings walked on the surface of the moon.  I have always considered this to be one of the greatest technological achievements of mankind.  The ancients could have only imagined what it would be like to leave our terrestrial home.  But that changed...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 22:00

Denouncing Science

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Our critic this week is Jake who is upset that I supposedly denounce science.  Have a look at his message (in purple text) along with my comments.

 Hello Jake,

Jake: You make my head spin. You simultaneously use science to make your point and then denounce it when it disagrees with your...

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Thursday, 20 June 2019 22:00

Animal Death – God’s Fault or Man’s Fault?

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There is something wonderful about having a pet, these cute wiggly little balls of fur that give us unconditional love.  They just want to be near their human, often to the point that they practically jump out of their skin to greet us as we return home from time away.  But we only have...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 22:00

Science vs. Pseudoscience

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Evolutionists sometimes call biblical creation a pseudoscience.  Is such a claim defensible?  Could it be that evolution is in fact pseudoscience while creation makes science possible?

Definitions

Defining key terms is always helpful in any rational discussion.  The Merriam-Webster...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:00

“To be” or not “to be”

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The gap theory is the erroneous belief that there is an unmentioned gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2.  We have already seen that Hebrew grammar disallows any gap of time of between verse 1 and verse 2 because verse 2 is a waw-disjunctive – providing background information...

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 22:00

Formless and Void

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Our critic this week is Joel who has responded to my article on the gap theory.  Joel argues that there must be a gap of time between verses one and two of Genesis 1 on the basis of the phrase “without form and void” used in Genesis 1:2.  Although I already refuted that claim...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 22:00

A Big Bang – Part 3

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In our previous article, we investigated the standard model (the big bang) on scientific grounds.  We found that the big bang is not scientific in the sense that none of its major steps have been verified by the scientific method.  However, there are things that are reasonable and true...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:00

A Big Bang – Part 2

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The big bang is a secular story of the origin of the universe.  It was designed to explain the origin of stars, planets, galaxies, and even the universe itself without any need for God.  The big bang is not compatible with the history recorded in Genesis.  But if we didn’t have...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 22:00

A Big Bang – Part 1

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How did the universe begin?  In almost all public schools and universities, the most commonly promoted idea of universal origins is the big bang.  The idea is that the universe began billions of years ago as a point of infinitesimal size which sprang from nothing and began...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:00

More on the Bible’s Historicity

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Our feedback this week is from Colin who had previously claimed that the Bible was not historically reliable.  He continues his case here, along with my responses in purple.  He made a lot of assertions and copied various internet links.  But did he present any actual evidence for...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 20:00

Pluto and the Young Solar System

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The outer solar system continues to confirm the biblical timescale.  When the New Horizons spacecraft flew past the Pluto system in July 2015, its findings challenged secular expectations.  In the standard old-universe model, Pluto formed about 4.5 billion years ago.  Yet, New...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:00

The Gap Theory

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From time to time, we receive questions about various aspects of Genesis.  One that comes up frequently is the gap theory which asserts that there was an enormous gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.  The gap theory was one of the earlier attempts to reconcile the secular...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 20:00

Is Genesis Historic and Reliable?

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Our feedback this week comes from Colin who believes that the Bible is “historized” fiction and not reliable in terms of science.  Here are his comments in purple text along with my response.

Dr. Lisle: Hi Colin.  I will try to answer your questions here.

Colin> For Dr Jason...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:00

Evolution vs. Science

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Evolution is fundamentally incompatible with the scientific method.  That is, if neo-Darwinian evolution is true, then there would be no rational basis for trusting in scientific procedures.  Conversely, if science is a reliable tool for understanding how the universe works, then...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 20:00

Ultima Thule

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A few days ago, the New Horizon’s spacecraft flew past the small trans-Neptunian object, 2014 MU69.  At a distance of over 4 billion miles from earth, MU69 is the most distant object ever visited by a manmade instrument.  Congratulations to the New Horizon’s team on a...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 20:00

Darwin’s Trap

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When Charles Darwin wrote “On the Origin of Species” in 1859, he employed an ingenious trick to persuade people of evolution.  He linked evolution to natural selection, implying that natural selection was the mechanism of evolution.  This was a clever trap because when...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:00

William Lane Craig on Genesis

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Our critic this week is Dr. William Lane Craig, a philosophy professor and Christian apologist.  Although Craig defends Scripture in some areas, he adamantly denies literal (6-day) creation in favor of the big bang and secular timescale.  Last week he responded to a question posted on his...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 20:00

Understanding Bahnsen… Again

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Our feedback this week once again comes from Peter who is still convinced that I have misrepresented the presuppositional method.  Peter claims that (1) all forms of circular reasoning are fallacious and (2) that the presuppositional method as advanced by Bahnsen and Van Til does not involve...

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