Intelligence Squared is an organization that stages Oxford like debates around the world. How do you know the truth? Do we rely on “Intelligence Squared?”
Most people trust in science to bring forth truth. But scientists know their truths are with a lower case “t,” and may well be modified or abandoned over time.
Many believe the Bible is the standard of truth. But, most scientists believe the Bible is a myth, and tend to worship the human mind. That is called idolatry. As Steven Hawkins says, we can figure out how the universe came into existence without God. I find many atheists don’t want God in their lives so that they don’t need to feel guilty for their sins. Richard Dawkins finds it absurd to believe that if there is a God, God would care about what he does with his genitals.
Truth cannot contradict truth. Scientific truths must harmonize with religious truths if they are, indeed, both TRUE! So, how do we know?
7 Oct. 2017 (My thoughts over the night)
Reliable data and reasoning will take us along ways. Then the feelings of the heart must resonate with a given truth, and we can experiment to validate. For me, I hold to the scripture, “Whoso treasureth up my word shall not be deceived.” (JS-Matthew 24:37) Treasuring for me means, we hearken to the voice of the Son of God with rejoicing.
I believe God’s Truths are with a capitol “T” and don’t change over time. Jesus said, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” (John 7:17) Here is a grand key to KNOW; we can experiment on His word and taste the fruit of that experience. To ask to know His will for our lives, and then to do it is the key. There we will partake of the fruit of the “tree of life,” which will be most delicious to the soul, and we will KNOW of its goodness.
On the other hand, Satan is incredibly subtle and will come in any door he can to deceive. As an example of subtlety, “Intelligence Squared” held a debate around the veracity of the statement, “Science Refutes God” with leading experts on each side. They failed to recognize at the outset of their debate that, as is documented in Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Chauncey C. Riddle’s book, Think Independently, a false premise was assumed over the last century by both scientists and historians that to do good science or good histories, one must exclude God or things spiritual. Naturally, their science without God with Satanic subtlety evolved to refute God, and more and more Americans are swinging that way. In Chapter 2 of my book, I develop the scientific method including God, as was the case with most of the early scientists beginning the reformation era. Everyone should read Chauncey’s book “Think Independently”. I have copies.
The false attitude now is that science is now more enlightened. In another debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox, Dawkins says, “We can explain all the different species of life with evolution. You don’t need God.” However, Lennox points out that the miracle of the resurrection is a well attested historic fact by non-Christian historians. Dawkins responds, “You are reading a different set of historians than I.” That is the fundamental problem, Dawkins ignores the data that doesn’t fit his paradigm. What they both miss is that science has now demonstrated irrefutably divine design in the DNA: see the video “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” This destroys the Darwinian evolutionary model.
There has to be a harmony between true science and true religion, and that is one of the main messages of my book, “It’s About Time”.
As Hugh Nibley points out so profoundly, if you study ancient civilizations, you find that temples were the center of religious activities, as it was their archetype of things in heaven. There were hundreds of them. But historians and archaeologists ignore them because it does not fit their evolutionary paradigm. The book 1491 points out that the America before Columbus had much of enlightenment and advanced civilizations. Those facts were suppressed by John Wesley Powell and his colleagues, because it didn’t fit their evolutionary model. They wanted to treat the American Indians as savages, so that they could do what they wanted with them, to them, and take the land from them. Their attitude was that the Indians were less evolved as hunter gatherers, and so let us help them advance to our level of civilization!
The New World Order has the attitude that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are outdated documents with our more enlightened and advanced Governments, social and economic systems. Because our founding fathers used the Bible more than any other book in developing those documents, the atheistic NWO is targeting Patriots and Christians in their planned takeover. I can show you this is not a conspiracy theory; it is a conspiracy fact for those who care to look at the facts.
Answers To these Problems
We can prove God, and the answer to all of these problems is Christ. As Lehi counseled his sons toward the end of his life, around 580 BC: (2 Nephi 2)
24 But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.
25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.
26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
28 And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit.
You The Believer
Christ has targeted you as a believer and has promised that He will gather you as a hen gathers her chicks out from among the wicked if you will hearken to His voice, call upon Him in mighty prayer, and humble yourself before Him. He has done everything for you.
Let us be valiant in our testimony of Him. There is nothing more important that we can do than live and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
David W. Allan
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