Blake's Notes

Month: June, 2014

16. Outside the Bible

Critics of the Bible claim that it is written by biased, religious zealots who are interested in promoting their religion rather than conveying truth.  To these critics, verses like 2 Timothy 3:16 which confirm the reliability of scripture are the equivalent of an individual making an audacious claim and then assuring you that they can be trusted.  According to these critics, if we really want to know the truth, we should look outside the Bible for more balanced sources as to the truth of history. Read the rest of this entry »

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15. God and Black Holes

If God exists, could we discover him like we discover any other object in our universe?  Could scientists analyze the data and physicists proffer theories that would make his existence known like any other object such as black holes, quasars or planets?

If God exists, he is different than a black hole in that he is a person.  A person has consciousness and will and they behave in intentional ways that are unlike the way that nonliving matter behaves.  A person’s behavior is less predictable. Read the rest of this entry »