Jude 3 Apologetics Ministry

Outreach

 Dr. Grysen is available for lectures. Below are links to lecture given by Dr. Grysen
The Kalam Cosmological argument / does science point to God?
http://reasonablefaithspringtexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/reasonable-faith-october-Cameron-Greyson.mp3

Islam.
http://reasonablefaithspringtexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/RFST-April-2013-Cameron-James-Gryson.mp3

Power point for lecture is here
http://reasonablefaithspringtexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Islam.ppt

Helpful Apologetic links.

Creation Ministries International

http://www.creation.com/

Answers in Genesis.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/

Institute for Creation Research.

http://www.icr.org/

Apologetics315, Daily Apologetic resources, Audio lectures, debates, podcasts and book reviews.

http://www.apologetics315.com/

Answers in concise articles.

http://www.allaboutcreation.org/

Creation Science.

http://www.creationresearch.org/

More than 25,000 pages in the field of apologetics and related subjects.

http://www.apologeticsindex.org/

Please convince me, real answers, for a real faith, in the real world.

http://www.pleaseconvinceme.com/

 


Below are the quotes from the power point of my lecture.
The Kalam Cosmological argument / Does Science Point to God?
Making the affirmative scientific case for God.
Cameron J. Grysen Ph.D.
Is there a God?


Earth is spinning at 1,000 mph, orbiting the sun at 67,000 mph.
The sun circles the Milky Way at a speed of about 486,000 miles per hour."
The Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy are approaching each other with a speed of 300,000 miles per hour.

Kalam Cosmological Argument

1.)Everything that begins to exist has a cause of its existence
2.)The universe began to exist
3.)Therefore, the universe has a cause

Possible causes for the universe:
There was an outside source that caused the universe.
The universe is eternal and everything has always existed.
The universe created itself
Nothing exists and all is an illusion (Hinduism and Buddhism)

Genesis 1:1“Barasheet Bara Elohim”
“In the Beginning God Created.”
Bara- to create out of nothing.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Satan’s Modus Operandi:And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath God said”,

Satan wants us to  think God is a liar.

"All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive.“ -G.K. Chesterton

“A correct philosophy must be logically consistent, empirically adequate and experientially relevant; all answers must individually correspond to reality, all answers must be coherent with each other”. Ravi Zacharias

“It’s a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts.”-Doyle, A.C.
Two Types of Science
Operational Science.
Scientific method.
Hypothesis- Theory- Law.
Historical Science.
Historical Science a science based on circumstantial evidence after the fact.
 Hypothesis, Model.
Law of Cause and Effect.

Ex Nihilo. Ex Hulas, Ex Deo
Ex Nihilo creation as described in the Bible
The alternative Ex Hulas, Ex Deo (chain of being). Out of preexisting material.
Example
ACCORDING TO THE EGYPTIANS, THE GODS ARE EMBODIED IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD AND ALMOST INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM IT. IN THE BEGINNING WAS A SWIRLING SWAMP, INHABITED BY EIGHT GODS, FOUR FROG GODS AND FOUR SERPENT GODS. THEY GUARDED A SPECIAL EGG, WHICH EVENTUALLY GAVE BIRTH TO THE SUN-GOD RA AND RA CREATES A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER GODS, ALL TIED TO SOME ASPECT OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD. LAST OF ALL, ONE OF THESE LESSER GODS FORMS HUMANS, USING A POTTERS’ WHEEL, AND RA BREATHED INTO THEM THE BREATH OF LIFE.
 
The first Atheists
Greek philosophers

Stars of Science
Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Boyle, Newton were all Christians.
In a 2003 study, sociologist Rodney Stark identified 52 stars of early science. He found all but 2 of those were Christians.
Proverbs 25:2 (MSG) God delights in concealing things; scientists delight in discovering things.

“For the Glory of God.” Rodney Stark
  Theology: Queen of Science
“Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.- Albert Einstein.
"Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:33), and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning."
Harvard University Original Mission Statement
The three Scoffers
The first scientific arguments for Ex Hulas: James Hutton, Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin.

Uniformitarianism: The doctrine that present-day processes acting at similar rates as observed today account for the change evident in the geologic record.

Catastrophism: The doctrine that changes in the geologic record are a result of physical processes operating at rates that are dramatically higher than are observed today.
 Patterson, R. Geologic Column  http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/ee2/geologic-column

The apostle Peter warns of uniformitarian type thinking in 2 Peter 3:3-6:
“First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come… They will say, "… Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. [uniformitarianism] But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.”

James Hutton “Theory of the Earth”
He said “biblical creationism was wrong because only slow processes, as seen today, can or need be invoked to explain all features in geology.”

Charles Lyell:
“free the science from Moses…”

 Lyell, K (1881) Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart. p268-271. John Murray, London.
Geologic Column
God said all was very good. Was it if this was below the surface?

Charles Darwin
LYELL’S ATTACK CHRISTIANITY
"I have lately read Morley's Life of Voltaire & he insists strongly that direct attacks on Christianity (even when written with the wonderful force & vigor of Voltaire) produce little permanent effect: real good seems only to follow from slow & silent side attacks.“…Lyell is most firmly convinced that he has shaken the faith in the Deluge etc. far more efficiently by never having said a word against the Bible, than if he had acted otherwise.”
Letter to his son George H Darwin, 21 Oct 1873
Outrageous Hypothesis
It is doubtful whether in the absence of fossils, the idea of evolution would represent anything more than an outrageous hypothesis… The fossil record and only the fossil record provides direct evidence of major sequential change in the Earth’s biota.  
M. Stanley. Evolutionist. The New Evolutionary Timetable P72 1981

The Darwinian revolution was not merely the replacement of one scientific theory by another, but rather the replacement of a worldview in which the supernatural was accepted as a normal and relevant explanatory principle by a new worldview in which there was no room for supernatural forces.”
Ernst Mayr.

If Darwin’s theory of evolution has little to contribute to the content of the sciences, it has much to offer their ideology. It serves as the creation myth of our time, assigning properties to nature previously assigned to God. It thus demands an especially ardent form of advocacy.
David Berlinski,Ph.D. The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism & Its Scientific Pretensions
Lord Kelvin- The Sun the final piece of the puzzle

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”
Colossians 2:8

The heavens declare the glory of God...
The scientific case for Ex Nihilo
Einstein’s General Relativity
Mathematician Alexander Friedmann- Einstien’s fudge factor
Edwin Hubble
Red shift
How small?
“Big Bang” from a point of singularity
Radiation from space S.E.T.I.

Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson.
Unexplained static
“A ghostly whisper from the original moment of creation.”
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. Ps 33:6
Penzias Quotes

Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, one with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life, and one which has an underlying (one might say supernatural) plan.- Arno Penzias

The best data we have are exactly what I would have predicted had I nothing to go on but the first five books of Moses, the Psalms and the Bible as a whole.- Arno Penzias

Alternative explanations
No explanation other than the Big Bang has been found for the fireball radiation. The clincher, which has convinced almost the last Doubting Thomas, is that the radiation discovered by Penzias and Wilson has exactly the pattern of wavelengths expected for the light and heat produced in a great explosion. Supporters of the steady state theory have tried desperately to find an alternative explanation, but they have failed. At the present time, the Big Bang theory has no competitors. Robert Jastrow.

First Light
Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope say they have detected light that may be from the earliest moment in the universe. 11-2-05
The universe started from a point of singularity but that it expanded at “an almost inconceivable rate.”
Big Bang
“In short, naturalism is on hard times in cosmology; the deeper you go into it, the harder it is to get rid of the God hypothesis.
- Stephen C. Meyer

“This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians. They have always accepted the word of the Bible: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” It seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation.  For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
Jastrow, Robert God and the Astronomers


"Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover. That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact."
Robert Jastrow "A Scientist Caught Between Two Faiths," Christianity Today, August 6, 1982

Kalam Cosmological Argument
1.)Everything that begins to exist has a cause of its existence.
2.)The universe began to exist.
3.)Therefore, the universe has a cause.

Dr. Craig, cause of the Bang
Therefore, the Cause of the universe would seem to have these attributes:
spaceless because it created space
timeless because it created time
immaterial because it created matter
Incredibly powerful because it created everything out of nothing
intelligent because the creation event and the universe was precisely designed
personal because it made a choice to convert a state of nothing into something (impersonal forces don’t make choices).

Science and religion are friends, not foes, in the common quest for knowledge. Some people may find it surprising, for there is a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don’t agree. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if people knew a bit more about science than many of them actually do, they’d find it easier to share my view.  
   -John Polkinghorne.

God’s Word is Truth
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psalms 119:160

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5:
“In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.” John 18:37b

Apologetics
Apologetics…is that branch of Christian theology which seeks to provide a rational justification for the truth claims of the Christian faith. To demonstrate the truthfulness of the Christian faith to unbeliever and confirm it to Believers
 William Lane Craig.

Humanist Presuppositions
“Creationists are disqualified from making a positive case, because science by definition is based on naturalism. The rules of science also disqualify any purely negative argumentation designed to dilute the persuasiveness of the theory of evolution.”
Pennock, R.T. (2001) Intelligent design creationism and its critics, p67

Richard Lewontin
‘We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
Lewontin, Richard, Billions and billions of demons, The New York Review, p. 31, 9 January 1997.

Motivation
“I had motives for not wanting the world to have meaning; consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption ... For myself, as no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation.  The liberation we desired was simultaneous liberation from a certain political and economic system, and liberation from a certain system of morality.  We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.”
(REPORT, June 1966. “Confession of Professed Atheist,” A. Huxley)

Romans 1
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth]in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
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