Christopher A. Coleman Liberty University Apol 104-C16 Critical Thinking Assignment March 16, 2015 As Christ following believers, we understand that the word of God is the only source of absolute truth. The truth of the scriptures guides our thoughts and decisions. Understanding that we know that Jesus is our only hope, it is important to convey that message to non-believers, but not to be influenced by their worldview (Romans 12:2). In order to effectively engage the culture one must understand what the culture believes. One very popular worldview today is secular humanism.
Genesis 1-2 can show us that God is all-powerful and all-loving. As far as Genesis 1-2 goes, it is more important to understand the scripture, rather than prove it to be factual. “Although popular images of controversy continue to exemplify the supposed hostility of Christianity to new scientific theories, studies have shown that Christianity has often nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavor, while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization” (Ferngren, 2). Genesis 1-2 is the cause of much unnecessary tension between the religious and scientific communities. The writers of Genesis 1-2 wrote it in a way that presents the Earth’s creation as a factual account of God creating the heavens and the Earth.
Article Review: The Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century Introduction Dr. Terry Mortenson published “The Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century” on August 5, 2003. In this article he described how scientist formed opinions of the age of the earth and how it was formed prior to the 19th century. Furthermore he discussed how geology was debated between believers and non-believers. Overview Popular scientist of the times developed a theory of the earth’s age and formation without acknowledging God existed and therefore was not a part of creation. Scientist developed many of their own personal opinions about creation.
He sticks to the Bible and does not care what others think about him or his beliefs. Billy Graham is a fabulous role model and I have a desire to have a faith as strong as his. He has proved throughout the years that he stays true to his faith and he has taught thousands of people the word of God. He believes the Bible to be 100% accurate. We both believe the Bible comes from God and that he created the universe and everything in it.
Above all other areas of dogma within Christianity, monotheism tops the list. Monotheism is the belief in one God who rules over all. This one God is the creator, and stabilizer of the universe we reside in. Christianity also believes in the Bible being the only set of scripture inspired by the word of God; Virgin Birth; martyrdom; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; the second coming of Christ; the creation of the world through the one true God; life after death; Hell; Paradise after death; and the Holy Trinity. Above all of these dogmas, the faith in a one creator God who rules the universe is the most important.
Discovery of 51 Pegasi B In October 1995, a discovery was made by Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz that rocked the foundations of the professional planet seeking world. This discovery was that of a planet, 51 Pegasi B. My paper will focus on the path that two Geneva based astronomers took in discovering the existence of 51 Pegasi B. As the first men to find a planet that rotated so close to a star, they challenged the existing notions that planets could not exist in such close proximities to planets. Their discovery prompted astronomers around the world to look in places where planets were not found to exist and allowed us to further examine how a planet can exist at such extreme temperatures.
Berkley would have even held this to be true of himself, and Berkeley, being a Christian brings God back into philosophy and science by positing God to be the Prime perceiver of all things. So what follows? Berkeley, much like his wife and kids, are ideas not of himself but of God who is always perceiving. God insures that our physical world is not vanquished when we shut our eyes or when we are not perceiving it in any way. His wife is really there, insofar that God is always perceiving her, likewise with himself and his
Genesis: The Creation Story The Creation story in the book of Genesis explains the beginning of the universe, earth, life, and humanity. The story helps to set up what would make up the rest of the Old and New Testament. There are many creation stories that are told, some that are very much different than that told in the book of Genesis, such as Hinduism, and Jainism. There are also some stories that are similar to the Book of Genesis, such as: Islam and Sikhism. The Book of Genesis opens with the Creation story, in which God creates the Universe and Earth in a span of seven days.
A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking Written by one of the greatest minds of this century, A Brief History of Time covers the most revolutionary scientists since 340 BC in the fields of subatomic particle physics, theoretical physics, and astrophysics. The subjects of of quantum physics and general relativity are also brought up later in the book as Hawking moves into the subject of the Theory of Everything, or quantum relativity, and the struggles scientists, including Hawking, have gone through to try to understand this and make it into a unified theory. Lastly, Hawking also covers the miraculous four-dimensional spacetime and the scientists who have impacted the field, like Albert Einstein and James Maxwell, throughout the past two centuries to help shape what we now call theoretical particle physics. 340 BC, a greek philosopher by the name of Aristotle began curiously exploring the heavens in a search for an explanation as to what was out there. Aristotle wrote the book On the Heavens that covered two main arguments.
Numerous theories were proposed by scientists or religions to explain the beginning of the universe. They were questioned by people believed for their integrity. The big bang theory was challenged by many too, but it has become the model that the scientific community has widely accepted to explain the birth of the universe as it is backed up by many evidences. According to the theory, there is a finite age to the universe. At the very start, the entire universe was about a size of an atom.