You might like to see this article about a problem that evolutionists have.
Various topics that I wanted to make noise about. Some are vitally important, some are a bit of fluff. Atheism, Christianity, Conservatism, Leftists, God, the Bible, the lie of evolution, scams, spam, software, whatever. בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ.
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One of Joe’s cases involved a brand-new Christian called Bill D. During an alleged alien abduction he cried out “Jesus, help me!” and the encounter immediately stopped. When Joe contacted other MUFON investigators to see if they had had similar cases, they would only agree to talk to Joe if it was ‘off the record’ for fear of their careers. The truth was they all knew of similar accounts of abductions being stopped by people praying, singing hymns or calling on the name of Jesus. But because it was ‘religious in nature’ and not ‘scientific’, the evidence was being deliberately ignored and actually hidden. Joe’s CE4 group knew there must be more cases with which they could expose the deception. A local newspaper, Florida Today, reported on CE4’s initial findings. The story went viral via the press and internet, and suddenly, lots of people were contacting CE4 sharing similar testimonies. This research of Joe’s was pivotal in helping me and others create awareness in the Church on this widespread phenomenon.Read the rest of "Lifting the Veil on the UFO Phenomenon" in context here, and you might like the half-hour video, here:
An atheist created a case against Easter and Passover holy days.
He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"
The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays!"
The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."
The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."
The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day.
"Court is adjourned."
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat (Genesis 8:4).
And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land (Jonah 2:10).
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay (Matthew 28:6).
These three verses of Scripture speak of three great events of history, widely separated from each other in time, but each involving a mighty miracle. Each testifies of God’s creative power, as well as His judgment on sin and His grace in salvation. The accounts tell of three remarkable specially prepared—yet temporary—domiciles and the amazing experiences of their occupants. Each record has been bitterly attacked by unbelieving skeptics, but the accounts are true and the events were real.Read the rest of "The Resting Ark, the Grounded Fish, and the Empty Tomb", here.
Why do all four Gospels contain different versions?You can read "Inscriptions on the Cross", here.
Does this indicate error?
By no means. Both Luke and John tell us that the inscription on the Cross of Jesus was written in three languages, Greek, Latin and Hebrew. It is therefore a reasonable assumption that three of the Gospel writers each chose to quote a different language, and that one writer chose to quote the words common to the other three.
DefinitionsIt is eminently logical for you to continue reading "Using Popper's Falsfication Method to Disprove Resurrection Alternatives".
Sir Karl Popper, the late philosopher of science, devised a falsification criterion that can be used to disprove theories. It is derived from the modus tollens rule of inference, which is of one of these two forms:
The falsification criterion devised by Karl Popper is an example of form 2 of the modus tollens. It is as follows:
1) Theory T predicts that O will not be observed.
2) O is observed.
∴ T is false.
Here are a couple examples that are used by the police to either prove or disprove one's innocence in a crime:
1) If suspect S is guilty of a murder, then he will not have an alibi for the time of the murder.
2) S has an alibi for the time of the murder.
∴ S is not guilty of the murder.
1) If person P was not involved in a crime, then he will not know any details that were not released to the public.
2) P knows a detail that was not released to the public.
∴ P was involved in the crime.
Disproving Resurrection Alternatives
For the last 2000 years, ever since Christianity began, anti-Christians have been looking for ways to explain away the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus by various means. It is important for us to be able to refute these alternative theories, as Christianity stands completely on the death and bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:14-18). Thankfully, as I will demonstrate, the alternative hypotheses that have been proposed can be disproved easily using the Popperian criterion. If you need a refresher on all the details of the Betrayal, Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, they can be found in Matthew 26-28, Mark 14-16, Luke 22-24, and John 18-21.
If you're ready to pursue the rest of this philosophical exercise and see more of why we say that atheism is irrational, you can read the rest of "Atheism: A House Built On Sand"."Relativism is the concept that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration... The term often refers to truth relativism, which is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths." -Wikipedia.org____________________________
Many atheists claim that truth is relative, meaning they reject objective and absolute truth.
And in fact, to hold this position is consistent with the atheistic worldview.
...But is relativism a reasonable worldview?
"Here Comes The Storm..."
A worldview without real truth is a house built on the sand!
Observe the mental chaos that ensues when we critically examine atheistic relativism...
1. If relative truth is true, then it is false; to call it true is to appeal to absolute/universal truth.
Note: As we shall see, objective/absolute truth is true, and MUST be true...
2. The person that claims no truth denies the truth of their claim.
Note: A person who claims "there is no truth" is making a truth claim - which can't be true if truth doesn't exist!
3. The person that claims no truth can be certain of nothing.
Note: How can one hold certainty, if nothing is true?
4. The person that is certain of nothing isn't certain of it.
Note: This is an absurdity of a worldview without certainty.
5. The person that claims no truth denies the law of non contradiction, as the law of non contradiction states that something cannot be both true and not true at the same time and in the same way.
Note: The human mind is inherently bound by non contradictory thought processes. Have you ever tried to imagine a "square circle"? Your mind will flip from square to circle, but never to both at once. And truth is foundational to this logical thought process.