Why I Believe – The Conscience

The conscience is a built-in compass

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Have you ever been in a store and felt like stealing something?  The food/toy/whatever looks so good, and maybe it really is as good as it looks.  You look around, and you don’t see anyone nearby.  The door isn’t far away.  You know that you could take it and never get caught.

But you (hopefully) don’t.  Why?  What is this unseen hand that keeps you from taking what you want?  It’s your conscience.  And its very existence is irrefutable evidence that there is a god, that he is your creator, and that he is holy.

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Testing Evolution – What My Results Mean

The elephant in the room

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I wrote a simulator to test evolution, so I could see who was right – my parents, or most scientists.  My parents were right.  Not only is evolution totally incapable of creating a man from an amoeba, but the very process that most scientists think causes evolution mostly causes devolution.  Given enough time and chance, we will devolve to extinction.  Even the research of evolutionary biologists shows very clearly that this is true.

How can this be?  Are my parents smarter than the many great scientists who believe in evolution?  Am I smarter, or do I have some hidden knowledge that they don’t?  No.  My parents aren’t idiots, but they’re not geniuses either.  And the things they know are far from secret – they’re published in the beginning of the best-selling book of all time.

While most scientists believe what their professors taught them about evolution, my parents believe the Bible.  The Bible says that God created the universe and life in 6 days, and then it was finished.  The Bible also says that all creation is “in bondage to corruption“.  It makes no exception for life.

The Bible says that those who willfully refuse to honor the living God – their maker – will, while “claiming to be wise”, become fools.  It even says that God supernaturally enhances this human tendency, by sending on such people a “strong delusion” as punishment.

And this is exactly what happens in real life.

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Why I Believe – The Rebuilding of Israel

This series I’ll probably post to occasionally, rather than all in 1 string.

In this series, I’ll list some of the reasons why I believe in the god of the Jews and Christians.  The list is by no means exhaustive.  The first one I’ll bring up is a prophecy.

“Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when it shall no longer be said, ‘As the LORD lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ but ‘As the LORD lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them.’ For I will bring them back to their own land that I gave to their fathers.”
Jeremiah 16:14-15 (context)

This prophecy is coming true as we speak, despite the best efforts of filthy anti-Semites through the Middle East.  In particular, the way in which Israel was established makes it pretty obvious that God made it happen, because without divine intervention, it couldn’t have.  Here’s what happened:

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