Archive for January, 2021

I’m an Anaturalist

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Daniel

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How many of us have heard the claim from naturalists: “Science says that all of reality can be accounted for by natural explanations” ?

Besides that fact that their claim is the fallacy of reification, I’m skeptical. Actually, I’m more than skeptical; I’m an anaturalist

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An anaturalist doesn’t make any positive claims; we simply lack a believe that natural forces can account for purpose, space, time, matter, logic, math, beauty, truth, induction, information, magnetism, nuclear forces, reason, stars, planets, comets, water, life, DNA code, biological sex, biological reproduction, consciousness, minds, morality, justice, hope, love, altruism or the scientific method.

Less broadly, anaturalism is a rejection of the belief that “nature-done-it”. Those who have faith that nature can generate, produce, cause-to-emerge, and substantiate foundational elements of reality can do that if they want, but let’s be honest…don’t call it science. It’s the religion of naturalism…

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God is Working in 2020-2021

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2020 and 2021 seem to be back to back crazy years.  It seems these days what news we read provoke readers to be angry, upset, sad, etc as see the world is getting all messed up.  This isn’t just the media being negative and biased (there is that).  Objectively we see in the US an increase of murder rates, violent crimes, etc.  Other metrics I imagine tells us something similar.  But I want to share a Good News for the Christian, that in the midst of everything, God is still working.

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The Church during the days of Corona Virus: Encourage Someone that God is Working in 2021

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition and Things you can do on Church on Sunday in 2021.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Encourage Someone that God is Working in 2021.

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VerseD: Isaiah 55:1-2

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”
Isaiah 55:1‭-‬2, ESV

We should drink mightily of the water of the Holy Spirit, the fountain of Life,  and eat abundantly of the Word, reading Scripture and partaking in the Son of God, all to the glory of the Father.

VerseD: Psalm 139:13-14

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:13‭-‬14, ESV

Our God created us, so we know that from conception into death and beyond He knows us and is capable of all things to and through us by His Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Psalm 24:10

Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory! Selah
Psalm 24:10, ESV

We can rest in the knowledge and hope that God is our sovereign King who controls the universe and has pardoned our sins through Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
Matthew 5:7, ESV

With the difficulties of life, when we show mercy to a hurting world lashing out at each other, they can see the hope of Christ’s mercy through us.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:18

as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18, ESV

It is clear that things in this life (and universe) don’t last forever, but we have a hope for eternity because of Christ’s death and resurrection.

VerseD: Isaiah 55:6-7

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord , that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬7, ESV

God has not abandoned us. We abandoned Him. We have until Christ’s return to repent of our sinfulness and put our faith in the One who has continued to seek after us.

VerseD: Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord , and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 55:22, ESV

God does not promise no trouble in life. “Cast your burden” implies problems. Rather, He uses our difficulties and our reliance on Him to shine His light to this hurting world.