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The Rainbow

Bristol (England)-based wildlife filmmaker Sam Rowley, 25, captured this stunning image of a circular rainbow with his drone during a camping trip near Invergarry in Scotland, the United Kingdom on 21 August.  A circular rainbow is known as a “glory.” The rainbow is a beautiful God-designed natural phenomenon.  The first rainbow was seen by Noah [...]

God’s Trinitarian Creation and Institutions

From eternity past God has always been a relational God.  His trinitarian nature is revealed in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He communed within Himself when He made man - "Let us make man in our image" (Gen 1:26).  God designed the whole creation as relational and often trinitarian as well.  For example: the space-time-matter [...]

A Biblical Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recently John Piper wrote a short insightful book[1] in which he lists six areas where he thought God's sovereign purposes were being fulfilled through this COVID-19 pandemic.  I list those areas below in italics and then follow with my own thoughts. 1.  A Graphic Picture of Sin. God is giving the world ... a physical picture [...]

Is Old Earth Creation Reasonable? (Part 2 of 2)

  As stated in Part 1 of this blog, a Christian's salvation does not depend on whether he or she believes the earth is old or young.  However, this issue IS one of authority.  It boils down to whether we believe in the supremacy of Scripture or the supremacy of science.  True science is totally compatible [...]

Is Old Earth Creation Reasonable? (Part 1 of 2)

A Christian's salvation does not depend on whether he or she believes the earth is old or young.  However, studies show that those who hold to an old earth position (they define as older than 12,000 years) do not strongly support biblical inerrancy[1]. The issue boils down to whether we believe in the supremacy of [...]

Why Does Creation Matter?

What we believe about creation matters for several reasons.  Most importantly,  it reflects one's position on the authority of God’s Word.  Do we hold man’s theories or the Bible as a higher authority?   We need to understand that the debate about origins is a contrast of worldviews or belief systems - secular or Christian.  It [...]

Biblical Economics

We're hearing much in the news these days about socialism versus capitalism.  Jesus talked more about money and personal finances than any other subject.  That's because it's a heart issue. The Bible says "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matt 6:21).  But even on a national scale, there are many [...]

Medical Ethics – Part 2

God has always shown special care for the weakest members of society.  Jesus under-girded His Gospel message with miraculous healings and acts of compassion (Matt 14:14, Luke 7:22, Luke 11:1-46).  Today, technology has advanced to the point where we are often forced to make difficult ethical decisions when it comes to medical acts of compassion.  [...]

Medical Ethics – Part 1

There are many ethical issues concerning the value of life and medical practices which are tied directly to whether one comes from a creationist or evolutionary worldview.  The creationist view draws directly from Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created [...]

What About Natural Selection?

Natural selection, as defined by Darwin, and endorsed by so many people, is a substitute for God's amazing purpose and design in Creation.  It misrepresents the real cause of the earth's biodiversity.  Purpose and design are inseparable.  In engineering and architecture, designs of machines and buildings always have a purpose.  God's purpose for the biodiversity [...]