Should Christians Trust or Reject Science?

Episode 296 Show Notes 

From the Show

Believing in God is believing in a person, a personal God, the Father the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God. That’s different from knowing the secondary causes. So, for example we know that God is the ultimate cause of this world’s existence, that all things hold together in Christ. We know that from Scripture, but we don’t know from Scripture all of the means that God used. He said, “Let the earth bring forth its own fruit…” He plants these seeds and then they grow. He doesn’t create ex nihilo every new apple tree.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. I have a brother who is an atheist. He saw this pastor on television that Adam being 6,000 years old. But there is archeological evidence that some Stonehenge in Turkey is something is over 10,000 years old. I don’t know how to answer this.

2. I’m so confused on hearing the Holy Spirit or feeling his leading. when people say ask the holy spirit to help you, I don’t understand because to me, I don’t know when its him. Am I focusing too much on it or should I just not worry about it?

3. Me and my wife are parents of two young children, and we live in a neighborhood with a few gay couples. We're navigating how to share the love of Christ with them, but also trying not to take sin lightly. If we invite this gay couple over for dinner, do we send the message to our kids that we condone this kind of lifestyle, even if we say otherwise? Do you have suggestions on how to balance loving our neighbors and teaching our children about the seriousness of sin and depravity in this context?

4. I have been reading Judges 11, the judge Jephthah. He promised to sacrifice the first thing that came out of his house. It looks like he scarified his daughter to God. I would appreciate clarification on that.

Resources

The Gospel Driven Life by Michael Horton

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Keep the Faith

10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

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