PMW 2019-026 by HowToReligion.com
HOW CHRISTIANITY CHANGED THE WORLD THROUGH HUMAN SANCTIFICATION, WOMEN’S RIGHTS, SLAVERY, AND SCIENCE
It’s a lie when people say “secularization civilized Christianity”. No, it didn’t. Quite the opposite. Christianity civilized secularism and other pagan religions. But with the secularization of society, many of the vast influences that Christianity had in civilization are disregarded and/or rejected. This post isn’t only to educate those who are unaware about Christianity’s history and influence in the world, but to inspire Christians today to start, or continue, the work that Christ began. “Without Christianity’s teaching that the Logos is a person, the philosophy of human rights to which we subscribe to today would have never established itself” – Luc Ferry, atheist. Continue reading
PMW 2018-090 by Henry Richter (Creation Ministries, Intl.)
I am constantly amused by the ongoing vigorous efforts by many scientists to find some sort of life at places other than the earth. Daily in the media, there are conjectures about microbes in deep lakes on the Saturnian moons Enceladus or Titan. Or maybe the source of organic type compounds on Mars. And on and on.
Let’s approach this from two angles: how does life originate? And how does life survive, advance and propagate? Continue reading
PMW 2018-08 by Cody Guitard (Creation Ministries, Intl.)
I remember the first time I saw the movie The Day After Tomorrow.1 I was fairly young, with a wild imagination, so when our community experienced a hailstorm shortly after, I thought we were about to experience another ice age. (I even started planning how my family and I would survive.) Now, years later, with a more informed understanding of the science behind the (actual) Ice Age, I am convinced that there is no reason to fear we will experience another ‘big freeze’. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what caused the Ice Age, and that only the biblical creation model explains it. This has resulted in some (I think unwarranted) panic and confusion on issues like ‘global warming’ and whether or not the earth is heading into another ice age as in the above movie. Let’s put those worries to rest. Continue reading
PMT 2018-006 by Jonathan Sarfati (Creation Ministries, Intl.)
Gentry note: The sovereign God and his all-controlling plan are the bedrock foundations to the postmillennial hope. Those who deem impossible the postmillennialist’s expectation for the positive outcome of history neglect his power and wisdom. The God of redemption is the God of creation. He does wondrous things and no one can stay his hand or disrupt his plan. Thus, I often engage the theme of creation when I am dealing with the concept of new creation in redemption.
I found this article by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati to be helpful in combating the evolutionary attack on the Genesis creation account.
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
PMW 2017-093 by Lita Cosner (Creation Ministries, Intl.)
Introductory note by Ken Gentry
Postmillennialism is deeply interested in moral and cultural issues. This is because postmillennialism expects Christ’s victory in history, which necessarily involves righteousness and cultural stability. Yet we are witnessing the apparent collapse of Western Civilization. How does this comport with the postmillennial hope?
I will make only two brief comments in answer to this question. In a later article I will flesh this out more fully.
First, we must remember that postmillennialism does not claim either that historical progress will be witnessed relentlessly day-by-day. It is like our own personal sanctification: kingdom progress has ups-and-downs. We have come a long way since Nero’s persecution. Postmillennialism cannot be disproved until the Last Day, if its expectations do not appear by then.
Second, the current radical decline in common sense and morality could well lead to people turning to God in desperation. The absurd direction of contemporary culture cannot continue. Perhaps God is allowing this in order to demonstrate our need of him for personal morality and cultural stability. God often chastened Israel to bring her back to him. On a larger scale, he appears to be chastening the world by allowing the implications of absurdity to dominate the unbelieving worldview and its ridiculous culture.