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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Is Creationism is a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?

Watch a debate with Bill Nye the Science Guy, an agnostic who does not believe Creationism is a viable model, and Ken Ham, the CEO of Answers in Genesis, who does believe Creationism is a viable model. You might not realize this, but this is a very important debate. Why? Because as you'll see in Ken Ham's discussion, the worldview you choose, a God-centered or man-centered view, will be the foundation upon which you make life's decisions.  Huge hot topics of our day such as abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, the value for human life, etc. hinge upon the decision you make in your worldview, and it starts with origins because it starts with whether or not God is real and what He says is true. The core to this debate will answer the questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? Is there significance to this life; in other words, does what I do, think and say matter...eternally?

www.debatelive.org

For a post debate discussion with Ken Ham and Dr. Georgia Purdom, watch: www.debatelive.org/answers

Here is a link of answers for the questions posed by Bill Nye that Ken Ham did not have time to answer during the debate: http://www.answersingenesis.org/get-answers/features/debate-answers  This is a great list with comprehensive answers.

This was a great debate that was watched by millions!  One thing it has done is started intelligent discussion among people, as so many have never heard about Creationism except for some biased remarks by Evolutionist educators.  The secularists have tried to shut down discussion with a sort of censorship.  There is much evidence!  As a family nurse practitioner who also took science classes in secular colleges, I have to say that my faith in God and Creationism only grew STRONGER as I learned more about science! The Biology of the Cell course showed the intelligence and intricate design in each tiny cell - it's amazing and almost brought me to tears of admiration at times as I worshiped the Lord while reading and studying my textbooks! When you discover the beauty and complexity of the universe we live in, how can you not glorify an all-wise and all-powerful God?  I don't understand how people could look at that and not see that intelligence must come from intelligence.  There is MUCH intelligence and design and harmony in nature. The homeostasis that occurs in the human body, as one example, is so complex and beautiful.

Here is a link to Answers in Genesis: www.answersingenesis.org


Another great resource is The Institute for Creation Research: http://www.icr.org/

Another great resource is Creation Moments: http://www.creationmoments.com/ 

I have a couple comments I wanted to make after watching the debate. First, people have creation itself, as well as their own conscience, to know there is a God, even without the Bible, so that they are without excuse. He is not only made manifest in observing His handiwork, but the Bible states He is clearly understood. God is not hiding!  The question of the existence of God is not a question of science or knowledge, but rather a question of the human will. The evidence is there, but will you believe it?

Second, Christians know science and embrace it, making predictions and models.  The models and theories are not inspired by God and are subject to change as we study and research more, but God's Word is reliable and preserved and will never change.  That is a constant we can take comfort and confidence in. We find joy in science because God blessed us with His creation, and wants/expects us to study and research it. Christians do exactly that!  He gave us the hunger for knowledge, and I thank Him for it. There is no conflict with embracing the wonders and facts of science and believing in an Almighty God who created it. There is a conflict, however, to think that such a complex world came on by chance. That is not the conclusion of a reasonable person.  What a blessing to have such an amazing place to study, and greater yet, an awesome God to worship! God bless you as you take some time to get your questions answered from these great resources.

4 comments:

  1. I wish I had seen it. A recent poll found that 92% believed Bill Nye "won" the debate. Of course is was a debate between science and myth, of course he was going to win. Unfortunely our educational system is flawed to the point that 45% of Americans still believe in fairy tales.

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    1. You can still see it on www.debatelive.org (see link above). It will be on for a few days, and then after that I think you have to purchase it. See this YouTube video for something interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OFsKQL0vBM. Who was polled in that statistic you mentioned? Watch the debate; you may be right about the science vs. myth, but the myth part is on the part of Nye. Nye was also very insulting to several states, implying that the South is backward. Unfortunately Bill Nye is very ignorant. I hope he came away from it with some enlightenment. See the link for answers to the many questions he brought up. The Answers in Genesis site is a great site.

      Another interesting You Tube video is this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0u3-2CGOMQ

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  2. On another note check it out: http://edwardfielding.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/wash-day-makes-the-front-page

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    1. Great picture! I'm really proud of you. Congratulations on that accomplishment! Front page - that's a big deal.

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