MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

The Modern Christian–Introduction

July 1st, 2014 Viewed 1137 times

The Modern Christian

One of the catalysts of the creation of this nation was the fact that two very divergent belief systems were rising on the European continent. One of them was the Reformation. Lead by men with famous names like Martin Luther, John Huss, John Calvin, Tyndale and the rest, these men wanted to get the Bible into the hands of the normal people, to let them read the Word of God in their own tongue and to remove from the readings the traditions and false teachings that had spread up in the years since Jesus had left the Earth.

The other was the Enlightenment. This was a strand of people that had taken to science and human understanding to explain those things around them. It was from here that many sought to rationalize the church’s teachings, and it culminated with Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of the Species” where man had finally found a way to define his existence without the need for God.

While Christians have been battling over whether Evolution as it is taught today is in the Bible or not, what they have somewhat missed is that they have not seen the way that the secularists have shaped the way that we think about our world, and have thereby challenged the Bible and its teachings in such a way that we now attempt to understand our Bible and its commands through a modern and secular lens. This is contrary to what the Word of God teaches us about truth, history and reality.

Walk with me this week as we look into The Modern Christian and understand one of the greatest issues that we face as believers in this modern time.


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Just Because Something Could Happen…

March 28th, 2010 Viewed 2079 times, 1 so far today

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The Infinite Monkey Theorem goes something like this:

…a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

This logic is part of what makes up the logical belief in Evolution: the idea being, that given enough time there can be enough mutations—some of which were beneficial—to explain how humans came from primitive life all the way back to the one celled organism.

There is a problem with this logic, however.  It is an appeal to probability.

Funny How They Get It

June 26th, 2009 Viewed 3087 times

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A group of six dozen paleontologists recently paid a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky to see what they presented.

Debating Atheism/Evolution

May 9th, 2008 Viewed 2195 times

One of the things that I’ve seen in many of the debates that I’ve recently entered about the origins of the world and the existence of God is really unfruitful and fails to recognize the complexity of the discussion.

It is rooted in the strong belief of the veracity of their side of the argument.  Very few actually enter into this debate without a belief that they know the truth.  I believe that if those people are present, they’re probably bystanders, watching exactly what will be said.

Where is Elijah?

April 22nd, 2008 Viewed 2624 times, 2 so far today

Torch For some weird reason I’m in a reflective type mood as of late. I think a lot of it has to do with the workbook I’m working through called Experiencing God. (You can find the link to it in my sidebar.) At its core is the premise that God is still at work in the world, and He wants us to join Him in that work.

Ok, pretty good so far, right? Then the screws tighten. He wants to do God-sized things through us, but we’re too busy being busy for God and all the while depending on ourselves rather than him.

Dawkins’ Worst Nightmare?

April 10th, 2008 Viewed 1746 times, 1 so far today

Ken Ham Preaching Ken Ham?

The Saturday Guardian contained an article with the sub-heading, “Dawkins’s worst nightmare takes his literalist Biblical message on a tour of the UK.” The reporter came by train from London to attend my speaking events in Leicester (in central England).

I’ve personally met Ken Ham, and he’s not close to anyone’s “worst nightmare”.  Would an atheist’s worst nightmare be a person, or would it be God?

Science and God

March 5th, 2008 Viewed 2357 times, 2 so far today

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One of the interesting this to me in the whole Creation/Evolution argument is the belief that somehow science is the answer to everything and is the expert on everything. Science, it seems, can tell you both if there’s a God and what happened throughout time, and it should never be questioned.

The strange thing is that this is exactly the opposite of what science is all about.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.