Jason Lisle “The Ultimate Proof of Creation” Lecture at The Master’s Seminary

When talking with non-Christians, I tend to hear time and again, “There’s no evidence that there is a God.”

The problem, as Jason Lisle clearly elucidates, is that everyone views the same evidence through their worldview. There’s no magic atheist evidence and there’s no magic Christian evidence that will sway someone to one side or the other.

Showing a non-Christian that their worldview is inconsistent by not being able to account for immaterial, invariant, and absolute entities (that we all agree exist within reality) will expose the irrational foundation of their worldview.

Thanks Dr. Lisle!

The Domain for Truth

Somehow I never shared this lecture Dr. Jason Lisle presented to the students of The Master’s Seminary on “The Ultimate Proof of Creation” even though I thought I had it posted on here before and have told people to look for it in our blog.  Jason Lisle is a trained astronomer turn Christian apologists has over the years taught on the defense of the Christian faith and also a Christian view of Science.  I have in the past shared other resources from him including his “Nuclear Strength Apologetics Lectures at Heritage Grace Community Church” but I thought it would be good to share as future reference and resource for others a “one shot” summary of Presuppositional apologetics as opposed to a longer series of lectures.  Both have their place.

So here’s the video from Youtube that The Master’s Seminary has graciously allowed to be posted online:

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Goodness Gracious!

God is good. We can see this from several texts in the Psalms and in the gospel of Mark.

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Psalm 119:68 You are good and do good

Psalm 135:3 Praise the LORD, for He is good

Mark 10:17-18 A man ran up and asked him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.’

While this list is not comprehensive, we get a picture that one of the characteristics of God and the way that he acts is his Goodness. The English word from these passages that has been translated to be “good” is the Hebrew transliteration: towb.

This same word is used in Genesis 1 as God describes his new creation. After the first, third, the fourth, and the fifth days, God describes his creation as ‘towb’ or good. Genesis 1:29-31 says, “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-everything that has the breath of life in it- I give every green plant for food. And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning the sixth day.” In fact, since God called his creation “good” twice on days 3 and 6, there is a total of seven “good” descriptors of his creation. As seven is seen throughout scripture as the perfect number, God is bringing extra emphasis on the goodness of his creation. Creation wasn’t just “good” in a trivial sense, it was made to reflect God’s goodness and glory (Psalm 19:1).

We know that later on in chapter 3 of Genesis, it describes Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God’s one command. Sin caused pain, thorns, and death to pervert God’s “very good” creation. Romans 8 confirms this when it says, “creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”

Sin perverted God’s “very good” creation. And God revealed that the curse of sin included death, pain, thorns, and creation being in bondage to decay.

When archaeologists dig down into the layers of earth, what do they find? Fossils of billions of dead things. Fossils of dinosaurs and other animals that had terrible diseases like cancer are found. Some fossils show teeth marks of predators in layers that evolutionists date as having been buried millions and millions of years before mankind walked the earth. Even fossilized thorns have been found in layers that evolutionists date as being 400 million years old.

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But there are Christian teachers out there, who are trying to harmonize clear teaching of scripture with billions of years of bloodshed, suffering, and death. Is this what the Psalmist would relay as a character quality of the Almighty? But that’s exactly what Hugh Ross,  the Rossians, and John Walton would have us believe. To make this work, they have to re-define the Hebrew word “towb” to mean potential or ordered.

It is no small thing to attribute billions of years of cancer, bloodshed, pain, and death with the perfect character of the Almighty. Yet, when Walton and Ross redefine the same word “towb”, which is used to describe God’s character, as inclusive of death, one has to question their understanding of scripture.

Lastly, Isaiah 11:6-9 describes a time when God will restore his perfect creation. God revealed to Isaiah that there will come a time when predatory behavior, harm, and destruction will be a thing of the past. But Ross and Walton would say that predatory behavior, harmfulness, and destruction was a part of creation prior to Adam’s sin. Their interpretation of scripture has serious problems that affect the gospel. If death and destruction and harm were part of God’s very good creation, then why did Jesus have to die a horrific physical death on the cross? Romans 8:21 “Creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay.”

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

We can trust the Good God Almighty about what he has revealed about the past, and we can trust him about the good He plans for the future. Praise Him!!!

Alien Intrusion: Upcoming Film Documentary

Are there highly evolved extra terrestrial beings in the universe? Did they visit earth in the distant past? Did they actually seed life here on the 3rd rock from the sun billions of years ago? Are they watching over us with the purpose of someday returning to rescue us from ourselves?

These questions and more are prevalent in today’s culture. There are ancient cultural discoveries and fossils that are very difficult for the materialist framework to answer, so instead of turning to the Bible for God’s revelation of history, people would rather believe that aliens are the god-like entities of creation/salvation.

About 10 years ago, I bought the audio book, Alien Intrusion. It is one of my all-time favorite books, and I can’t wait to see the movie this week in the theater. I encourage anyone who has had questions about aliens, ancient cultural technology, or any of the questions above to go see this movie.

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Alien Intrusion was first published as a book in 2006 and became an Amazon Top-50 best-seller. The book, written by Gary Bates, was in response to the UFO phenomenon and the people who claim to have been abducted by aliens. A great resource for anyone questioning these strange and fantastic stories, the book was updated in 2010, and is now coming to the big screen as a documentary.

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception, is set to be released on Thursday, January 11 in select theaters, and is 2 hours, 10 minutes in length. It’s narrated by John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), and he hopes this movie will encourage viewers to think differently about this subject and consider other possibilities. The film crew has traveled the world to interview both experts and those who claim to have had some kind of ‘experience’ with UFO’s or aliens.

As an avid sci-fi fan…

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