A simple, valid argument for God’s existence


Young people are being tested in our naturalistic philosophical atmosphere. They are being led away from their belief in the existence of God by a fairy tale called evolution. Is there a sound, valid argument for God’s existence?

Yes. Here it is:

  1. God created all things or evolution is true. (This is called a strong disjunction. Both cannot be true.)
  2. Creation implies there is a God.
  3. Evolution implies only two possibilities: either humans are born from apes, or apes are transforming into humans.
  4. Humans are not born from apes. No example of this has ever been proven.
  5. Humans are not transformed from apes. No example of macro-evolution has ever been documented.
  6. Evolution, therefore, cannot be true.
  7. Creation, therefore, is true.
  8. Therefore, God exists.

The argument is true and the premises are valid, which means the argument stands on its face and must be accepted as logically proven fact.

This argument was published in the 1970s by Thomas B. Warren during a debate with Dr. Antony Flew, the prominent 20th Century philosopher. As a result of this debate, Flew gave up his proposition, “I know there is no God,” and became an agnostic (or one who does not know if there is a God). Later, Flew admitted belief in a Supreme Being.

There is no logical alternative to this argument. In addition, there are other proofs for the existence of God in the argument for design, the Teleological Argument, the Ontological Argument, the Aesthetic Argument, the Moral Argument and the Cosmological argument.

Evolution is false on its face. It cannot be proven, only alleged. I challenge any evolutionist to refute this argument or present a logical argument that PROVES evolution is true. No evolutionist alive can. Period.

 

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Thinkers


Choices are important. But choices are a product of what we think. If our thinking is ordered by God and his word, then we will have lives ordered and ruled by God. If our thinking is influenced by the world and by the evil that is in the world, then our lives will be disorderly and finally ruined.

The apostle Paul told his young friend Timothy what God’s word was designed to do. He wrote, “But the aim of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith,” (1 Timothy 1:5 NET).

William Barclay, in his commentary of 1 Timothy 1:5 wrote there was “a picture of those who are true Christian thinkers,” in this passage. Christian thinkers, Barclay wrote, base their thinking on faith. Faith comes from hearing God’s word and doing it (Romans 10:17). Faithful Christians understand the value of God’s commandments because that is their primary thought process. King David wrote, “With all my heart I seek you. Do not allow me to stray from your commands! In my heart I store up your words so I might not sin against you,” (Psalm 119:10-11 NET).

Barclay continued by observing the Christian is “motivated by love.” Paul said the goal of the commandment (or instruction) is love from a pure heart. If everything I do is motivated by love, my thinking will be ordered accordingly. My ability to live without resorting to sin is practically assured. Certainly, I’ll never be perfect, but I will have come a long, long way toward becoming more like Jesus!

Let’s not forget the value of a good conscience trained by the word of God. That good conscience is like armor plating in the tempest of a world filled with temptation and sin. Learning God’s word can keep us from falling victim to the tempter’s wiles (Ephesians 6:11).

Last, but certainly not least, is a sincere faith. This is not faked faith. It is not hypocrisy. It is a life lived in sincere devotion to God and his word. Remember, David wrote, “With all my heart I seek you.” This is faith unfeigned. Devotion is not one of the world’s favorite things. In fact, if the current political scenario has shown us anything, it is that devotion to the truth and to right has been discontinued for lies and hypocrisy. The one who orders his thinking in accordance with 1 Timothy 1:5 will find life on earth rewarding and eternal life much more desirable.

Communication


William Starke Rosecrans had little formal education but read every book he could get. He won an appointment to West Point on the strength of his reading and impressed a congressman who had retained an appointment for his own son but gave it to Rosecrans instead. Rosecrans graduated fifth in a class that included the famed James Longstreet and D.H. Hill.

Rosecrans took over the Army of the Cumberland and defeated Confederate General Braxton Bragg at the Battle of Stones River. After the battle, Rosecrans drove the Confederates out of Tullahoma, Tennessee all the way south of Chattanooga to a small creek called Chickamauga.

No one really knows why, but at Chickamauga Rosecrans lost sight of the battlefield and moved a regiment out of position causing a gaping hole in the line. It was at that particular moment that Confederate Gen. Longstreet (who had arrived only hours before from Virginia) ordered Tennesseans to attack the vulnerable Union center which rolled the Union army back on the road to Chattanooga in headlong retreat. Had it not been for a defense mounted by Union Gen. George H. Thomas, the Union army might have been destroyed.

Rosecrans showed marvelously gifted leadership abilities during most of the campaign, but at Chickamauga gave up that position to become a spectator. It seems amazingly unlikely that such a gifted leader would join a host of refugees running for safety to Chattanooga, but that is what happened. It is sad that what is remembered is that when the panic ensued, Rosecrans was in the same group of disorganized men hurrying away from the battlefield.

It is supposed that poor communication was the reason why Rosecrans allowed the movement of those troops out of the line of battle. Without a proper system of communications between commanders, it was difficult to make certain divisions and regiments were moved precisely at the right time.

Poor communication continues to be a reason why problems occur in groups like armies or even churches. When people have difficulty talking to one another important things that should be done remain undone. In the church, our work is more effective when we talk to one another kindly, lovingly and plainly.

Good communication is hard work and it takes concentration and cooperation: those are two things that are not easily done. But, if we continue to try to treat one another with brotherly love and compassion and continue to work together united toward the Lord’s desire for the church to grow we can succeed.

A time warp


It is surprising how pain can cause time to lose meaning. The last thing I remembered was Tuesday. When I woke up Friday feeling somewhat better (though completely disoriented by a toothache), it was three days later and I had to look at my calendar twice to make sure what day it was.

The only thing I remember from Tuesday is the dentist telling me a root canal now costs $2,100. I’m pretty sure that’s what he said because sticker shock (which one can get from a dentist these days) will bring one back to consciousness.

These things come to test all of us. But, it still surprises me how fast a small thing can try to convince us it’s a major problem.

This is why it’s important to keep the main thing the main thing. The writer of Hebrews wrote, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,” (Hebrews 12:2a NKJV).

This is the only way to keep ourselves grounded in a world that can easily get turned upside down.

The older I get…


The older I get the less I care about things. I’ve learned to desire less because I’ve learned that happiness doesn’t have anything to do with having things.

Yes, I know the world has (and always will) make possession nine-tenths of life here on earth, but I’m more inclined to agree with the apostle Paul who wrote, “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned whatever state I am to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned to be both full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need,” (Philippians 4:11-12 NKJV).

It makes no difference if I live in splendor or want because that is not what this life is about. This life is about Christ and living, working, breathing in HIM.

This is the hallmark of sanctification — being set apart from the world to the service of God — life in Christ is not about how the world turns. It’s about our orbit around Christ.

Personalities


The apostle Paul taught the creation of divisions in Corinth was a grievous sin (1 Corinthians 1:10).

A distinction was made in the Corinthian church over which preacher was “better.” They had copied the prevailing “reality show” in the Corinthian courts where people followed their favorite “sophists.”

When personalities appear in the church, the Devil knows what to do. He knows a little competition will cause some people to become proud of themselves or others. He knows a little preferential treatment will cause someone’s pride to blow up and hard feelings will inevitably result.

This is why it has never made any sense to me to see preachers create preferences. One would think the very idea of the back-slapping, good-buddy network would engender the same kind of division that plagued the church in Corinth. Yet, it seems the practice is made across the country based on some kind of secret handshake, wink, and nod.

My question is why would brothers in Christ invite the Devil into the church and allow him the freedom to corrupt it by engaging in such a divisive display? If you have an answer, please enlighten me.

All I Need


“But as for me, God’s presence is all I need. I have made the sovereign LORD my shelter, as I declare all the things you have done,” (Psalm 73:28 NET).

The human body requires oxygen, food, and water to live. Nothing more is necessary. The human being needs more. It needs its maker, God.

This is the one many people live without. When they do, they are depriving themselves of the one person that can sustain them for their whole lives.

We pity those who have no food, no money, and no one to help them. When people live without God, they live alone indeed.

No one has to live like that. God is still there. He’s ready to help. Obey the gospel and make friends with God for the rest of your life.