Ponders Baptist Church - online
ready always to give an answer to every man that asks
Our purpose is not to engage in the origins debate,
but to end the origins debate. The method is simple: Most people
now believe that a dead, material universe emerged of its own
accord out of nothing. Further, they believe that the full
complexity of living things evolved in a stepwise process over
billions of years from the dead universe, again without prompting.
These are they who are confounded when squishy dinosaur parts
are found inside of unfossilized dinosaur bones. How can that be?

Most of the current debate concerns the prompting part. Where
there is prompting, there is cause, and we may properly label the
cause,
God. If there is no prompting, then there is no God. By
showing that prompting, and therefore purpose and therefore
design, are necessary, the origins debate ends. God wins.

Itís not necessary to bring up the bit about something
spontaneously springing forth from nothing (the modern-day
creation myth, or Theory of Poof). We could take that route, but
we donít need to go there. That would be like trying to convince
someone that toads donít spawn from garden gnomes. Itís too
ridiculous.

All that is needed is to properly frame the evolutionary role in all
of this.

Molecules-to-Man evolution teaches that the most unlikely
transition in the known universe, (dead things turning into the
most complex living things), may escape its statistical restrictions
by breaking up the big improbability into a trillion lesser
improbabilities. Evolutionists assert that the trillion lesser
improbabilities are somehow more likely than that which is not
possible.

Weíre done. The debate ends here. Weíre done because the laws
of probability donít permit altering the odds by subdividing
spontaneous events. QED. God wins.

Now that weíve ended the origins debate and established that
there is a God, all thatís left is to discern the personhood of God.
For that, we recommend prayer. You may skip the study of
statistics and thermal physics and all of those things that use math
to prove God. Academics are not required. However it happens,
those who are able to accept that God exists should logically turn
to prayer.

This is what the Bible recommends:

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of
the wicked poureth out evil things. The LORD is far from the
wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

This means that we should guard our heart before we pray, then
brace for good news.

But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt
find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

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