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Who Made God? (Again)

| May 21, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  If God created everything, then who created God? The Christian answer to this question is that nobody created God because He is the one self-existent, uncaused, uncreated, eternal Being. Only things that come into existence need a cause, but God never came into existence. He has always existed and will always […]

What Is the Age of the Earth?

| May 19, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There is much debate among Christians about whether the universe was created in six literal days about 10,000 years ago, or whether the universe came into existence about 13.5 billion years ago, and the earth about 4.5 billion years ago, through the creative acts of God. Who is right? We just […]

#10 Post of 2013 – How Do We Know the Universe Hasn’t Existed Eternally?

| December 9, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt For those of you who look to science to answer every question, cosmologists are pretty unanimous in agreeing that our universe is not eternal, and in fact begun about 14 billion years ago. You may not like this answer, and so go running toward alternative cosmologies to escape the standard big […]

Has God Dealt Justly with the Human Race? Part 1

| January 21, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt So many people complain that God, if he exists, is a tyrant who expects too much of human beings. To ask that we trust only his Son for salvation is unfair and exclusive. How do Christians respond to these accusations? Pastor R. C. Sproul once spoke about God’s fairness in his […]

Which Evolution Debate Will Soon Be History?

| June 6, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt In a recent USA Today article, the headline read “Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history.”  The first line of the article is, “Noted paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history.”  What do we make of this article? The first thought that should come to your mind […]

What Is Nothing?

| May 23, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt There seems to be a lot of confusion over the word nothing, when scientists and philosophers are talking cosmology.  Philosophers, when speaking about the origin of the universe, will ask questions like, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” or “Did the universe come from nothing?” When philosophers ask these questions, they have a […]

What Is the One True Christian View on Evolution?

| June 27, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Trick question!  There isn’t one, despite what some people will tell you.  You see, the issue of exactly how God brought forth life on earth is just not something that is part of the essential teachings of Christianity.  What are the essential teachings of Christianity?  Those doctrines that were elucidated by […]

Is Intelligent Design Creationism? – #7 Post of 2010

| December 23, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Many journalists confuse the Intelligent Design (ID) movement with young earth creationism.  Some of this confusion is nothing more than intellectual laziness, but some of it is caused by ID opponents repeating the assertion over and over again as a rhetorical strategy. Here is an interview excerpt from Thomas Lessl, a […]

Does Genesis 2 Contradict Genesis 1?

| October 11, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt A common misunderstanding of the Book of Genesis is how chapters 1 and 2 are related.  Specifically, chapter 1 claims that land animals were created before Adam (see Gen. 1:24-26), but chapter 2 seems to claim that Adam was created before land animals (see Gen. 2:19).  Is it possible that these […]

Is Hawking’s Theory about the Creation of the Universe New?

| September 22, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt I was discussing Hawking’s recent book with a regular blog commenter who mentioned that Hawking’s ideas on the creation of the universe were new and that he hadn’t had time to look into them.  This got me thinking about whether Hawking really was on to some new formulation of physics that […]

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