“they are very good Bible students as well, and they have debated every issue you like under the sun, and they are very clever Bible students… you’re dealing with very very clever people, and don’t ever under-rate them, because they’re no fools” Ron Cowie 2015 – Study 11 [49:40] Continue reading
While the names change, a regular creationist argument is ‘Here is a famous person. They don’t believe in evolution. Therefore my rejection of evolution is rational and my interpretation of the Bible is the only right one.’ Sometimes the famous person is a list of scientists who disagree with evolution (Behe, Sanford and the ‘over 1,000 dissenting scientist list’ are the most famous examples). Whatever. The argument is very flawed for a number of reasons. Ironically it is an appeal to authority. Literalists like painting evolutionary creationists as blinded by authority/science. Yet they roll out these appeals to authority when it suits. Yet it gets worse. Continue reading
It is little wonder some literalists avoid Eccl 7:29 as a proof text of a change in Adam. Some however love it – particularly those close to the Lampstand Magazine. For discussion in detail see here.
On 12.08.18, Neville Clark presented a lecture on the subject of demons in Scripture. The crux of his argument is that demons do not exist, and that every reference to them in Scripture is merely a well-established ancient euphemism for mental illness and/or mental disability. While Neville does make a number of valid points in his talk, he overstates the case considerably and leaves a number of crucial issues unaddressed. This paper will examine these, and present an alternative interpretation. Continue reading
Once again The Lampstand Magazine (Oct 2018) has an article proclaiming that evolution is impossible because something is complicated. Obviously they think this rules out evolutionary Creation. However ECs are firmly of the opinion that nothing is impossible for God, complexity is no barrier for Him.
The article wonders “how could blind chance assume that sound even exists and that these vibrations can somehow be detected and translated into meaningful information“. Indeed. But EC is not beholden to blind chance but the infinite wisdom of the Almighty whose ways are far beyond our understanding. Continue reading
It’s not exactly a joy to point out the misleading statements, the irrational claims and false accusations thundered off the platform at Rathmines recently. Why do it? Because sunlight in moderation has health benefits. Rather than build up, the speaker found new ways to further pull down and appeal for division in the community. Thankfully in all the condemnation he provides scriptural tests against which we can test his claims and thereby judge the validity of his strident calls. Its pretty horrendous…some of the most ridiculous and offensive nonsense we have heard. Continue reading
After showing us his cavalier approach to truth and presenting some breathtakingly illogical arguments, the speaker moves on to add false allegations to the mix. Yes, this was a Rathmines Bible school, and a brother misusing the opportunity to build up, and instead engaging in misleading, irrational and misleading rhetoric. In the speaker’s mind, Evolutionary Creationists chuck away bits of the Bible – probably because of too much education! Continue reading