In the Beginning: Science and Genesis 1-11. “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?“ Psalm 11:3.
In the Beginning: Science and Genesis 1-11
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?“ Psalm 11:3
As medical doctors we are skeptical of the claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the origination and complexity of life and we therefore dissent from Darwinian macroevolution as a viable theory.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
“Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
Jan 23 – IntroductionJan 30 – Introduction
Feb 6 –No ClassFeb 13 –Introduction/Gen 1:1 Feb 20 – Gen 1:2-10Feb 27 – Prayer Meeting Mar 6 – Gen 1:11-19Mar 13 –Gen 1:20-25 Mar 20 –Gen 1:20-25 Cont’d Mar 27 – Easter Break Apr 3 – Gen 1:26-31Apr 10 –Gen 5 Apr 17 – Gen 7:1-20Apr 24 –Gen 7:1-20 May 1 – Gen 7:21-24 May 8 –Gen 9:18-19 & 11:9
Gen 10:25 May 15 – Overview (Final Class)
In the Beginning:
Science and Genesis 1-11
Lakeside Community Chapel
“…is the belief that religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises. Proponents of New Atheism argue that recent scientific advancements demand a less accommodating attitude toward religion, superstition, and religious fanaticism than had traditionally been extended by many secularists.”
Evolutionist Philosopher Daniel Dennett:
Darwinian evolution is “a universal acid; it eats through just about every traditional concept and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view.”
That worldview is Materialism
“the tenets of organized religion are nothing more than the “delusions” of humankind needed to sustain our desire for pageantry and meaning.”
“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”
“The ultimate proof of creation is this: if biblical creation were not true, we could not know anything (italics his)! This proof can be stated in a number of different ways, but what it really comes down to is this:”
“…only the Christian worldview (starting with a literal Genesis) can rationally make sense of the universe. Only if biblical creation is true can we have genuine knowledge about anything.”
“The argument is that the Bible’s account of origins (along with its other accounts) must be true. Only the God described in the Bible can provide the foundation for the things we take for granted.”
“Without God’s Word, we would not have a good reason to believe in the preconditions of intelligibility: the basic reliability of memory and senses, laws of logic, uniformity of nature, morality, personal dignity and freedom, and so on.”
You are the product of random, natural processes that did not have you in mind.
There are no absolutes!
24-hour days? And what about the Gap theory -billions of years passed between Gen 1:1 and 1:2?