“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”
— G K Chesterton
William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith (www.reasonablefaith.org):
American churches are filled with Christians who are idling in intellectual neutral. As Christians, their minds are going to waste. One results of this is an immature, superficial faith. People who simply ride the roller coaster of emotional experience are cheating themselves out of a deeper and richer experience by neglecting the intellectual side of that faith. They know little of the riches of a deep understanding of Christian truth, of the confidence inspired by the discovery that one’s faith is logical and fits the facts of experience, and of the stability brought to one’s life by the conviction that one’s faith is objectively true.
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life:
Television, the Great Life-Waster
Television is one of the greatest life-wasters of the modern age. And, of course, the Internet is running to catch up, and may have caught up. You can be more selective on the Internet, but you can also select worse things with only the Judge of the universe watching. TV still reigns as the great life-waster. The main problem with TV is not how much smut is available, though that is a problem. Just the ads are enough to sow fertile seeds of greed and lust, no matter what program you’re watching. The greater problem is banality. A mind fed daily on TV diminishes. Your mind was made to know and love God. Its facility for this great calling is ruined by excessive TV. The content is so trivial and so shallow that the capacity of the mind to think worthy thoughts withers, and the capacity of the heart to feel deep emotions shrivels. . . .
John Piper, “Preaching as Worship: Meditations on Expository Exultation:
Turn off the television.
It is not necessary for relevance. And it is a deadly place to rest the mind. Its pervasive banality, sexual innuendo, and God-ignoring values have no ennobling effects on the preacher’s soul. It kills the spirit. It drives God away. It quenches prayer. It blanks out the Bible. It cheapens the soul. It destroys spiritual power. It defiles almost everything. I have taught and preached for twenty years now and never owned a television. It is unnecessary for most of you, and it is spiritually deadly for all of you.
From Hank Hanegraaff’s book “Fatal Flaws”:
Creationists and Christians should be greatful of the candor of doctrinaire evolutionist Colin Patterson when he admitted:
For over twenty years I thought I was working on evolution … [But] there was not one thing I knew about it … So for the last few weeks I’ve tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people. Question is: “Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, any one thing that is true?” I’ve tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists and all I got was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, “Yes, I do know on thing — it ought not to be taught in high school.” … During the past ten years … you have experienced a shift from evolution as knowledge to evolution as faith … Evolution not only conveys no knowledge, but seems somehow to convey anti-knowledge.
Buy Hank’s book and read more of the story: Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know.
- Colin Patterson Revisits His Famous Question about Evolution
- November 1981 Presentation at the American Museum of Natural History (audio CD and transcript) (This article is almost unbelievable!)