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  • Ned shared from Genesis Record, The: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings by Henry M. Morris
    Eternal God or eternal matter—that is the choice. The latter is an impossibility if the present scientific law of cause and effect is valid, since random particles of matter could not, by themselves, generate a complex, orderly, intelligible universe, not to mention living persons capable of applying intelligence to the understanding of the complex order of the universe. A personal God is the only adequate Cause to produce such effects.
  • Ned shared from Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith by Douglas Groothuis
    The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore-on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certified him "meek and mild," and recommended him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious old ladies.DOROTHY SAYERS'
  • Ned shared from Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith by Douglas Groothuis
    Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger; well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim; well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire; well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I wasmade for another world.
    Note: C.S. Lewis
  • Ned shared from Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith by Douglas Groothuis
    Pascal went to great lengths to expose those diversions that kept people from seeking truth in matters of ultimate significance. His words still ring true. In his day diversion consisted of hunting, games, gambling and other amusements. The repertoire of diversion was minute compared with what is available in our fully wired and overstimulated postmodern world of cell phones, radios, laptops, video games, omnipresent television (in cars, restaurants, airports, etc.), extreme sports and much else. Nevertheless, the human psychology of diversion remains unchanged. Diversion consoles us-in trivial...
  • Ned shared from Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith by Douglas Groothuis
    An honest pilgrim on the path to truth will not recoil from truths that seem distasteful (or argumentum ad horrendum), since what is the case may or may not be pleasing to us.16 Truth should be sought for its own sake, but also in tight relation to the intellectual flourishing of the individual. That is, there should be a conviction that it is best for us to follow truth wherever it leads, whatever the effect may be-and that this is the imperative for anyone with a modicum of intellectual rectitude.
(Knoxville, TN United States)
Mr. Ned D. Ferguson