PMW 2018-047 by Jason Lisle (Biblical Science Institute)
Gentry introductory note: Postmillennialism entails a full-orbed biblical worldview. The argument for postmillennialism begins in the Creation Account. A proper view of creation is necessary for a proper view of eschatological hope. Furthermore, the biblical worldview rooted in the orderly creation by God is able to justify the laws of logic, which are so necessary to rationality. This article by Dr. Jason Lisle is helpful for understanding the significance of the biblical worldview in supporting the laws of logic.
We saw previously that the Bible can make sense of laws of logic and their properties, and that the three laws of thought are rooted in the nature of God. However, non-biblical worldviews cannot make sense of laws of logic or their properties. As one example, consider materialism: the belief that all things that exist are physical and extended in space. It is quite obvious that materialism cannot make sense of abstract laws because abstract things are non-material, and the materialist does not allow for the existence of the non-material. But really, any worldview that denies the Bible cannot make sense of the existence and properties of laws of logic. Why should there be abstract laws that govern all correct reasoning? Who decides what these laws are? Why would such laws be universal, and invariant? Even if a person were to presume that laws of logic existed and had all these properties, how could that person possibly know that laws of logic are such? What are some possible ways in which the non-Christian might attempt to account for laws of logic? Continue reading
PMW 2018-030 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
Many Christians accept the Big Bang model of creation, believing that the sudden creation of the universe comports with the Genesis account of creation. But Big Bang cosmology fails to match up with the biblical view of the origins of the universe. In this brief notice, I will quickly point out four major problems facing the Big Bang model, as viewed from a biblical standpoint. Continue reading
PMT 2018-024 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
Perhaps one more study from Exodus might be helpful in encouraging our reaching out to all creation with God’s salvation. Let us consider the tabernacle and its reflection of creation. Worship and creation belong together, because created the world to bring him glory.
God’s people in God’s world
We must understand that Israel is the continuation of the redemptive seed line begun in Genesis (Gen. 4:26) with Seth and who as a people dominate the Old Testament revelatory record. That seed line continues from Seth through Noah (Gen. 5:4–32) to Shem (Gen. 10:26), then is narrowed to Abraham (Gen. 11:10–12:3). Abraham’s family will carry the redemptive seed through the Old Testament all the way to the birth of Jesus (Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:36–38), the Savior (Matt. 1:21) who is “God with us” (Matt. 1:23). Continue reading
PMW 2018-003 by Gary Bates (Creation Ministries, Intl.)
Postmillennialism entails not simply a “world” view, but a “universe” view. That is, it involves the entirety of creation, including the whole universe from the smallest atomic particle to the farthest flung galaxy. Consequently it impacts the question of UFOs. This helpful article from Creation Ministries, Intl. provides important insights into the question.
Many people, Christian or otherwise, struggle with the notion that the earth is the only inhabited planet in this enormous universe. In short, is there life on other planets?
Those who believe life evolved on the earth usually see it as virtual ‘fact’ that life has evolved on countless other planets. Discovering life on other planets would in turn be seen as confirming their evolutionary belief. Continue reading
PMT 2018-002 by L. Michael Morales (Tabletalk)
God created man in his image and then came and dwelled with him in Eden. Due to man’s sin, God expelled him from Eden. But God lovingly and mercifully returns to dwell with man in the tabernacle, based on sacrifice and forgiveness. After Jesus’s death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, the tabernacle/temple reality begins gradually unfolding in the world through the process of new creation in Christ. Postmillennialists expect the gospel-based new creation to expand and envelope the whole world. This article from Tabletalk magazine provides remarkable insights into the relationship between the original creation and the tabernacle, then the new creation. It is insightful and may easily be adapted to the postmillennial hope, especially when we realize the new creation exists now (2 Cor. 5:17).
PMT 2017-088 by Jason Lisle (Biblical Science Institute)
[Gentry introductory note: As one who is committed to the biblical worldview, I am not only a postmillennialist but a Six-day Creationist. Both of these positions flow directly from Scripture. Creationism is not only an important issue in itself, but also an excellent apologetics tool. Dr. Jason Lisle has begun a new ministry called “Biblical Science Institute.” Dr. Lisle is a Van Til presuppositionalist and an excellent scientist, being an astrophysicist. I highly recommend it to those interested not only in Six-day Creation but also apologetics.]
Friends of the Biblical Science Institute, thank you for your interest in defending the Christian Faith. In our second month of operation, we have a number of exciting new faith-affirming resources. We were able to document the August 21 Solar Eclipse; this was the first transcontinental eclipse over North America in 99 years. We traveled to the path of totality to experience this amazing event first hand, and have compiled an online video to share this experience with you. We hope you enjoy it! We are so grateful that the Lord granted us traveling mercies, and clear skies. We also posted a new web article describing eclipses and their relevance to creation. Continue reading
PMW 2017-063 by John Woodmorappe (Creation Ministries, Intl.)
[Gentry note: Postmillennialism affirms the impact of God’s kingdom on this world. It also recognizes the original creation not only set up this world, but becomes a paradigm for its redemptive renewal through the new creation principle. It also affirms its eschatological hope by means of a confident commitment to of God’s revelation in Scripture. Consequently, the Reformed postmillennialist is committed to Six-day Creation as revealed in Scripture. This article is helpful for reminding us of the dangers of Darwinism.]
Review of The Darwin Effect: Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism, and Sexism
This work covers the effects of the Darwinian revolution on 19th and 20th century thinking. It is striking how pervasive and harmful this effect has been. Because this work is so rich in diverse topics, I focus on only some of them and concentrate on developments in the latter part of the 20th century.
Darwin was not simply a product of his time and culture. To the contrary, he effectively steered his culture. His ideas were aggressively promoted and they transformed societies. Moreover, the interactions of Darwinism with so many different strands of human thought were, and are, much too pervasive to be dismissed as ‘misunderstandings’ or ‘misinterpretations’ of Darwinism. Continue reading