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Patrick Bickersteth PhD (Dr. Pat B)

WHERE DID WE COME FROM: AND WHY IS THE UNIVERSE THE WAY IT IS? TWO VERSIONS

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SCIENCE VERSION: What does mainstream Science believe? The NASA website, Universe 101 Our Universe (http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_life.html) states the following: “The universe began with an unimaginably enormous density and temperature. This immense primordial energy was the cauldron from which all life arose. Elementary particles were created and destroyed by the ultimate particle accelerator in the first moments of the universe… With the sudden expansion of a pinhead size portion of the universe in a fraction of a second, random quantum fluctuations inflated rapidly from…

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CAN ALL AGREE THE THEOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC VERSIONS ARE INDEPENDENT AND EQUAL?

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Let’s take the argument one step further why Science needs to demonstrate the facts that explain the paths of evolution as it now stands. It is important that they describe the factual characteristics of the currently “missing pieces” in the theory and not simply present a hypothesis about what’s missing. In the absence of those facts, the unexplained gaps could in fact indicate the end of that line or perhaps a surprising mixed-featured creature as in the case of Archaeopteryx,…

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LET KNOWLEDGE BE THE JUDGE

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A question arises whether the supposed rivalry between Science and Christianity is based largely on perception. Considering the matter from outside of the pressures from the official bureaucratic structures of both sides one wonders what it is that makes people see the problem in one way or another. Take these two stories for example: Story #1 In a West African village an unschooled old man, Tamba, was speaking with someone who seemed to be listening but soon obviously seemed to…

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WHY YOU MAY BE WRONG: WHAT NON-BELIEVERS DON’T KNOW ABOUT BEING CHRISTIAN

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Once a Christian but not Really One Now? Never a Christian? So Why Are You not a Christian? It’s a common criticism that Christians are judgmental and hypocritical. And why, therefore, would it be surprising that previous believers are disillusioned and non-believers do not want to associate with this kind of so-called godly individuals? Would you believe though, that this complaint first came from Jesus Christ himself? He observed these same traits in people and condemned them with these words,…

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A “Good Soil” Project For Believers

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Fellow Believers, We are called to represent the Lord because we are His Body. As you may know this means it is with our hands, feet, face mind, mouth and other parts of our physical and mental make-up that we present to the world Who Christ is. This is an awesome task but one on which we must proudly embark because it’s also a privilege. The world is largely loveless, disunited and may be said to be in disarray because…

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God’s Plan And LGBTQ Individuals

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The acronym LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (or transsexual) and queer or questioning. It is also used as a shorter form for a longer one such as LGBTQ2SIA. The additional letters refer to people who identify as having two-spirits (2S) mainly among First Nations individuals; as intersex (I); and asexual or aromantic (A). It is no secret that some if not many Christians earlier on rejected these identities, believing them to be biblically unacceptable. Is there a problem…

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Bible-Based Parenting: The Easy Way Out Is Not The Best Way – Food For Thought

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Many Christian parents have long hung on to and strongly justified their use of physical punishment on children as Bible-centered. Many people however do not realize that the saying: “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is not in the Christian Bible. It is a secular proverb! Other statements about use of the rod however do occur in the OT, such as: “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline…

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WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR DISMISSING BELIEF IN GOD?

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What Is the Scientific Basis for Dismissing Belief in God? And Why Do Many Governments and Business Organizations officially Accept Science but Reject Theology? The answer is: No objective reasons can be given. Scientific research has never shown proof there is no God. As such the results from a survey are intriguing, as described in an article titled: “Eminent scientists reject the supernatural: a survey of the Fellows of the Royal Society” by Michael Stirra and R Elisabeth Cornwell dated…

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Is Love In The Bible An Emotion?

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To begin with, is love considered an emotion outside the Bible? How does psychology describe love? Once passed the technical debate in psychology over what really constitutes an emotion it is generally agreed that an emotion is different from such things as knowledge or an intellectual process like reasoning. Describing emotions however, can get complex. For while there are technical definitions to characterize basic emotions, applying a designation to an actual emotion can sometimes be difficult. As such individual, mixed…

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Christians Must Show Love And Compassion; And Speak Out For Refugees In The United States

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My friend, where do you stand as a Christian in relation to the American government’s Immigration Policies? President Trump wants a “… new legal immigration system that protects American wages, promotes American values, and attracts the best and brightest …” By deduction this policy is the motivation for closing the door to Third World refugees, asylum seekers and Moslems, in particularly who are specifically banned. Is your support for these policies based on a passage like this? “Do not neglect…

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