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Free e-Book Giveaways: Cold-Case Christianity by Jim Wallace


Davic C. Cook Books is giving away the Cold-Case Christianity by Jim Wallace. He was a former L.A. County homicide detective and former atheist who embarks in a journey to disapprove Christianity. In his investigative journey, he uses the same skills and strategies to resolve the criminal investigation of the the cold cases. All his investigative findings and evidences lead him to abandon his atheism and believe the gospel accounts of Jesus Christ. Continue reading Free e-Book Giveaways: Cold-Case Christianity by Jim Wallace

Sabbatum Excerpt: The Fine-Tuning Argument Against the Odds of Life Emerging from Non-Living Matter


The fine-tuning argument for God is strong and getting stronger, as the astonishingly precise balance of physical constants is continually clarified by science. For many folks, such as Antony Flew, the inference to God has become irresistible. But Flew’s third major reason for abandoning atheism is perhaps the strongest of all—the impossibility of life emerging spontaneously from non-living matter. Even given a universe hospitable to living systems, one that is tuned to the “life-station,” there remain insurmountable odds against life forming anywhere, even given the 15 billion years since the Big Bang. In the early 1980s two scientists, Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe, calculated the odds of life emerging from non-living matter to be one in 1040,000. To put this enormous figure in perspective, consider that the number of atoms in the known universe is 1080—a paltry sum by comparison. Moreover, consider the fact that statisticians, as a general rule, consider any “possibility” less than one in 1050 to be impossible.

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Spiegel, James (2010-01-21). The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief (pp. 47-48). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.

 

Saturday Quote: Richard Wurmbrand on Atheism


“The cruelty of atheism is hard to believe when man has no faith in the reward of good or the punishment of evil. There is no reason to be human. There is no restraint from the depths of evil which is in man. The Communist torturers often said, “There is no God, no hereafter, no punishment for evil. We can do what we wish.” I have heard one torturer even say, “I thank God, in whom I don’t believe, that I have lived to this hour when I can express all the evil in my heart.” He expressed it in unbelievable brutality and torture inflicted on prisoners.” [1]

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Reference:

[1] Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1967), 34.

Sunday Terminology: Atheism


Atheism in the Greek αθεος [1], meaning without God is a position that denies the existence of any deity. It is the opposite of theism which believes in the existence of God. Atheism simply rejects the belief that there is no need for a supernatural being to justify the existence of this universe. “Atheism views the universe as “all there is” – there is nothing beyond it – and atheists believe the universe arose purely by chance, without any intelligent cause whatsoever.”[2] They also believe that God is man’s invention, hence devil does not exist either. Atheism views that absolute moral values do not have their independent existence by which we live. So, morality is either determined by the given situation or is relative.

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Footnotes:

[1] αθεος first appeared in the Epistles to the Ephesians 2:12 on the 3rd century Papyrus 46 (P46) in the New Testament, referring to those who were living without God. Nevertheless, this word is not found in the Koine Greek Version of the Old Testament.

[2] Norman Geisler and Joseph Holden, Living Loud: Defending your Faith (Nashville: Broadman and Holman Pub., 2002), 72. Print.

Saturday Quote: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Atheism


Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

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Edward E. Ericson, Jr., “Solzhenitsyn – Voice from the Gulag,” Eternity, October 1985, pp. 23, 24.