From time to time I run into people who believe that God is part of the world, or the world is part of God. This is pantheism – something movies like Avatar and religions like Eastern mysticism teach. Others believe that God and matter are co-eternal (Mormons, Greek mythology, etc.) or that good and evil… Continue reading Creation Ex Nihilo: Worldview Implications (Samples)
One of my favorite books on apologetics and worldview is A World of Difference by Kenneth Samples. I’ve mentioned it here on the blog from time to time; while I was recently flipping through it again, I re-read a helpful discussion of the Christian, biblical view of knowledge (Christian epistemology). I’ll summarize it here: 1)… Continue reading A Christian View of Knowledge (K. Samples)
In one section of his excellent book, Seven Truths That Changed The World, Ken Samples explains how human beings differ from animals. It might seem like a no-brainer to some, but this is important to remember when evolutionary theories are creeping into Christian circles and churches. (Note: as usual, I’ve edited this list to keep… Continue reading How Do Human Beings Differ From Animals?
In Western culture, one popular worldview is that of naturalism. Naturalism is the worldview that believes, in a word, that nature is all there is. This worldview “regards the natural, material, and physical universe as the only reality.” Naturalists say the cosmos is a closed system of cause and effect; nothing is beyond nature, there… Continue reading The Worldview of Naturalism
In his excellent book, Without a Doubt, Ken Samples provides a brief list of Scripture texts which attest to the deity of Jesus Christ. This list, as Ken notes, is incomplete, but it is a good start. Here are some texts you may want to study for the next time you encounter a proponent of… Continue reading Biblical Support for Christ’s Deity