Questions regarding the origin of the universe are not purely philosophical
There are those who make assertions that there is no evidence for the existence of God. Others claim that the universe exists by purely naturalistic causes.
Are these claims true, and is there credible evidence to believe in the existence of God and that intelligence is a crucial and absolute necessity for the beginning of the universe?
There have been two problems with attempting to set forth these principles:
One: many of the non-theists, particularly those in the 18-29 age group, notoriously refute the questions of why the universe exists, based on the aged and impeached argument that questions for the origin of the universe are entirely philosophical, and not scientific.
Two: The problem in seeking to make a scholarly answer to these questions, due to the fact that all the material tends to become overwhelming to the reader. Continue reading “An Impossible Universe”
Every year of our lives, we are faced with circumstances that sometimes appear impossible to overcome. We have two choices: we can become discouraged and give up, or we can trust in the Lord–who has the ability to overcome any difficult circumstance.
We see this ability demonstrated over and over again, by the lives of real people–in the Old Testament. David, though he was a man who failed miserably in many of the decisions that he made during his life, the Lord was still faithful to keep the promises that He had made to this imperfect man.
Some of the ways in which the Lord brought about the fulfillment of His promises–are truly miraculous. Though some obstacles were clearly impossible for men, with God nothing is impossible. Continue reading “How God Keeps His Promises, Despite Impossible Circumstances”
“70 years,” God told Israel–they would be captive in Babylon. They departed Babylon–precisely on the 70th year (Prophecy 195).
Exactly 70 years after the command to rebuild the second temple at Jerusalem, Jesus predicted this temple would be destroyed (Prophecy 301).
In 70 A.D., Titus destroyed the second temple at Jerusalem. Jesus had predicted its total destruction, just 38 years before, by the words: “not one stone shall be left upon another.”
The first temple was destroyed on August 9th
The second temple was also destroyed on August 9th.
David predicted in Psalm 118 that the Messiah would arrive on the earth and come to the second temple.
Jesus arrived at the temple in Jerusalem, on April 6, 32 A.D, precisely the date that Daniel the prophet had predicted His arrival in Chapter 9 of the book of Daniel–700 years before (Prophecy 309).
The facts surrounding the first two temples at Jerusalem, are truly stunning. We observe a supernatural engineering of time, events, people, and circumstance–placed in order, so that the building and destruction of the first two temples in Israel would be conducted according to a specific plan that God had determined. As-if the Creator of the universe was purposely designing these events so that He might show the world His ability to control and orchestrate every event of history–to fulfill His plans and purposes for mankind. Continue reading “The Incredible Prophecies of the 4 Temples at Jerusalem and the Messiah”
The Bible demonstrates knowledge that originates from outside time–describing events which would not occur for hundreds of years.
John narrates one of these stunning details, which David had recorded–nearly 1,000 years in advance. Psalm 22 stands as a compelling example of specific details about an event that Jesus believed was written for Him. While on the cross, Jesus understood that He was fulfilling the Old Testament prophecies from Psalm 22.
When we read the entire description Psalm 22, it is impossible to deny that David is describing a person who is being crucified: Psalm 22:16b “They pierced My hands and My feet…” Continue reading “The Transcendent Knowledge of the Bible”