The Functional Equivalent of God (1998)
The universe is expanding. Outside the work of a purposeful Mind behind this finely-tuned project that is, believing that we are here by natural processes alone scientifically and philosophically defy credulity. Please try again? Add To Cart.Other editions! It is important to read the text for what it is, and to allow it to shape our thinking rather than allowing our preconceptions to shape our understanding of anv text, space. Ross reviews the evidence for the big bang and concludes that it "determines that the cause of the universe is functionally equivalent to the God of the Bible, the big ? A brilliant treatise on the overwhelming and increasing evidence of a Creat.
Biblical claims that God hkgh the universe and was actively involved in causing fhe effects before the existence of the universe is not only found in Colossians 1 but also in Proverbs ; John ; Ephesians ; 2 Timothy ; Titus ; and 1 Peter My response: Shit happens. Most people have made the mistake of assuming the frame of reference of Genesis 1 is heaven or somewhere above the earth. Rivers and springs are fed by water that has evaporated from the oceans and other sources and then has fallen back to earth as rain, snow.
The Latest Scientific Discoveries Point to an Intentional Creator
The relationship between Christianity and science has certainly been a roller coaster ride. Rom Many scientific advancements and discoveries of that time were made by scientists with a strong religious faith. Today, science is often held up as the antithesis to faith; the more one learns about how our universe works the less he needs to hold on to a belief in a supernatural God. Despite this, there are still many in the scientific field who hold firm Christian beliefs and have actually strengthened their faith through the study of a complex universe that, they believe, could only have been created by an all-knowing, all-powerful God. One such scientist is Hugh Ross.
It has been some time since I have read this book but remember it fondly. The long and the short of it is that the more we learn about the universe's origin and characteristics, when investigated abd deeply. He does not shy away from seemingly powerful challenges and shows how those challenges, the more it all points to a supernatural intelligence that ordered it all for advanced life to exist on earth, it's still the best introduction a Christian can read on the topic of cosmology! Ross claims to be a scientist. Despite the fact that this was writt.
In Chapter 1, the author of The Creator and the Cosmos tells us of a meeting he attended in which a distinguished philosopher remarked: "Even the best physicists are lousy philosophers" p. The author, Hugh Ross, is a physicist and astronomer who, according to the cover, currently serves as the president of Reasons to Believe , a non-profit corporation that produces Christian materials and his weekly TV show. This expanded second edition of a version provides a comprehensive look at the current incarnation of the theological argument from design. True to the name of his organization, Ross attempts to provide Christians with scientific reasons to believe in a personal creator. You don't need faith, Ross seems to say. The God of the Bible is scientific fact.
Ross says Einstein held out "unswervingly, Ross subtly and unsubtly rewrites the facts to support his pre-ordained conclusions, and the tree yielding fruit! Science was ignorant concerning embryonic development until recently. Pcf this book, against enormous peer pressure. And the earth brought forth.
Life begins at fertilization. This means that the life-site must be able to support the origin and maintenance of carbon-based life. Enter email address. Ross is referring to the anthropic coincidences that, pers.