Evidence for God from Science Newsletter June, 2011

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News

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Reviews

God is Not "Fair"

God Is Not "Fair"God is not fair! It is the common complaint for the majority of people undergoing intense suffering or loss. If this describes you or if you are still struggling with life's unfairness that happened to you many years ago, Joel Freeman's book God Is Not "Fair" is for you. Written from Dr. Freeman's perspective of being a pastor with a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling, God Is Not "Fair" examines the question of suffering from both the Bible and personal experience. More...

    God is Not "Fair" Book Review
    http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/god_is_not_fair.html

Movie Reviews

Miracle of the Widow DVDDana Chaffin has reviewed three more Christian movies, including Miracle of the Widow, Without a Father and Jerusalem Countdown. More...

    Christian Movie Reviews and Critiques
    http://www.godandscience.org/movie_reviews.html


Christian theology

Eternal Security

For the past ten years or so I have been asked on a regular basis to do an article on eternal security. I have been aware for some time that Google search results are highly skewed to prioritize articles from those who advocate that we have no security of our salvation. I hesitated to do such an article, because it required not only presenting the evidence for eternal security, but also rebutting all the claims of eternal security deniers. The resulting article took over a month to finish and lists more than 400 verses related to eternal security and three dozen verses eternal security deniers claim show one can lose his salvation. I highly recommend reading the article, since it will encourage your faith and give you an appreciation of God's promises and provisions for our salvation. Don't skip through the lists of verses - there are some real gems there! More...

    Once Saved Always Saved? Eternal Security of the Believer
    http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/security_believer.html

Christian suicide?

I got a request from a Christian asking what happens to Christians who kill themselves. One is sometimes hesitant to provide an answer to someone who might be considering suicide. Although suicide is not within the will of God, the act of suicide, like any other sin, does not automatically disqualify a person from heaven. More...

    What Happens to Christians Who Commit Suicide? Do They Go To Heaven or Hell?
    http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/christians_who_kill_themselves.html


Aberrant theology

Judging the Sabbath

Judging the Sabbath, Ronald du PreezFormer Seventh Day Adventist and current Wycliffe Bible translator Wesley Ringer has written a 51 page review of Judging the Sabbath. In this book, Ron du Preez claims that the Sabbath mentioned in Colossians 2:16 refer to annual sabbaths, rather than the weekly Sabbath, allowing Seventh Day Adventists to assert that the monthly new moons and the yearly feasts or appointed times that God gave to Israel indeed foreshadowed the reality that Christ would bring, while insisting that Paul was speaking of a yearly ceremonial Sabbath like the Day of Atonement. This allows them to maintain that the weekly Sabbath was given before man sinned and therefore cannot foreshadow the salvation from sin that Christ would bring. Since the weekly Sabbath is not a shadow of Christ, it must still be kept today. Mr. Ringer's in-depth analysis of the text, along with the what the Old and New Testaments say about the Sabbaths, show this not to be the case, which is why Christians are free to celebrate the Lord's day on Sunday or any other day of the week without condemnation. More...

    A Review of Judging the Sabbath by Ron du Preez
    http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/judging_the_sabbath.html


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