Did you know that the blood clotting is further evidence against evolution?

Did you know that the blood clotting is further evidence against evolution?

A few days ago, I had minor surgery. Even these minor surgical procedures require preoperative tests, such as the coagulation test (or clotting test, if you will). The reason for this test is to identify whether the person’s blood has the ability to clot, and, therefore, to figure out if the person can be subjected to moderate bleeding without any risks for his or her life. As we know, coagulation is the process by which the liquid blood becomes solid in cases of bleeding, to prevent the body to bleed into death. What happens is that when a person suffers a cut, that is, whenever there is disruption of a blood vessel, a […]

What is happening in Brazil? Persecution of Christians, just as it’s been happening since the beginning.

What is happening in Brazil? Persecution of Christians, just as it’s been happening since the beginning.

Whenever I see minority groups of Brazilian society organizing themselves to attack Christian symbols, without any fear of retaliation, of aggression, or anything else from society, I feel an enormous strength in my faith. In what other religion can someone attack its most sacred symbols and people and absolutely noting happens to him or her? And please keep in mind that we’re talking about a nation that is said to be mostly Christian. In the last Census (2010), 64.6% of the population identified themselves as Catholics and 22.2% as Protestants. Paradoxically, Christianity has been under attack in Brazil. Las Sunday (Jun., 6th, 2015), there was a march in São Paulo […]

Do all religions lead to God?

Do all religions lead to God?

In the so-called post-modern world, it is very common to hear that there are no absolute truths and that everything is a matter of perspective. What is true for you may not be for me, they say. In this line of thought, we see many people arguing that all religions lead to God, since all of them could be considered true. Similarly, they also say it would be intolerant to argue that there was only one true religion, and that among the many religions only one would truly lead to God. This is where we have the first problem: some people are confusing truth with intolerance. Tolerance does not mean […]

What do science and philosophy have to say about the existence of God?

What do science and philosophy have to say about the existence of God?

When it comes to the 21st Century debate on science and religion, the answer to the question “Does God exist?” depends upon how one will position oneself in relation to the most profound existential human questions in life. In order to help people to answer these questions, Christian apologists investigate what science and philosophy would have to say about the claims of Christianity. Keeping this purpose in mind, apologists use the methodology of investigating what science and philosophy have to say about the characteristics of the cause of the universe to compare those with the main characteristics of the Christian God: atemporal (uncaused), non-spatial, immaterial, all-powerful, intelligent, personal (meaning being […]

Do you know the Amish?

Do you know the Amish?

My family and I had the rare opportunity to have lunch and spend the afternoon with an Amish family. The contact with the Amish family was possible due to the fact that we have a great friend who was Amish for years and nurtured a good relationship with the community we visited. Without her, we wouldn’t have been received with the openness with which we were. Even though I have already had some contact with the Amish in the past, only at this meeting God provided an opportunity for deeper interaction with them. It was possible to talk in more details about the culture and worldview of such a discreet, […]

Does salvation depend on our free choice? (Time, Free-will, Trinity, Love, and Salvation)

Does salvation depend on our free choice? (Time, Free-will, Trinity, Love, and Salvation)

The way I see Christianity, all the concepts are correlated in a perfect system. In today’s chat, I would like to state my opinion on such a delicate subject, which is basically the relationship between God’s omniscience (He knows who will and who won’t be saved) and our freedom to choose or not the salvation. Before exposing my opinion, I’d like to make it clear that I fully respect those who think differently about the subject of predestination. My intent is not to change their opinion, but to show how Christianity is the most articulated worldview that exists, so that even when dealing with sensitive issues, we can still use […]

Should Christians let their kids celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians let their kids celebrate Halloween?

Today is October 31st, the day of Halloween. For this reason, we’ll talk about a question that Christian parents are always wondering about: “should I let my children celebrate Halloween?” I would first like to make it clear that I understand that you’re the one who knows what’s best for your children—and I respect your opinion. That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t worry about kids. I want to positively influence God’s people on such delicate topics. So, I’d like to make a deal with you: read this short text, pray about what will be said—and make a decision about how to handle Halloween. That said, let me begin by explaining […]

Isn’t it intolerant to say that Christianity is the only true religion?

Isn’t it intolerant to say that Christianity is the only true religion?

When I say that what is most striking in Christianity is not the culture, the history, the church, but rather the fact that Christianity is the ultimate truth, I always get questions like: “Aren’t you to be considered intolerant for saying that?” Before answering this important question, however, we must try to understand what those asking this question really mean by intolerance. This is important because in the overwhelming majority of cases, the view that Christianity is intolerant in based upon a misleading conception of what tolerance really is. Let’s see. Tolerance is not thinking that anything you say must be true Being tolerant is not taking anything that is […]

Is it possible to be a scientist and a Christian at the same time?

Is it possible to be a scientist and a Christian at the same time?

Most of the leading scientists of all time were Christians. Amazingly enough, few people know that. In the universities I visit to deliver talks and lectures, It’s very common for me to get questions like: “Is it possible for someone to be a scientist and a Christian at the same time?” Or even more troubling, some students ask questions like: “If Christianity is true, why are scientists atheists?” Because of the atheistic ideology in schools and universities in nowadays, it is understandable that many young people do not know that being a Christian was and is the norm when it comes to the greatest scientists in the history of mankind. […]

“My teacher defends the Big Bang. Does it make him an atheist?”

“My teacher defends the Big Bang. Does it make him an atheist?”

Almost any book written from Antiquity to the middle of last century will be unanimous in affirming that the universe was never created, having always existed. Some people, however, believed that the universe was always the way it is. But even those people would affirm that the matter out of which the universe was made was eternal. This is what the Greeks thought. Plato, in his work (specially in his book Timaeus) describes how Demiurge fashioned the material universe after the model of the Ideas. According to this tradition, both Demiurge and the mater he used to fashion the universe were eternal, that is, were uncreated. In other words, Demiurge […]