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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guest post: “The Reformation of Apologetics: Synthesizing Scripture, Science, and the Supernatural”

Guest post: “The Reformation of Apologetics: Synthesizing Scripture, Science, and the Supernatural”

This is a guest post written by Jai Jind, a good friend of mine who researches the relationship between science, supernatural manifestations, and the Christian faith. I’m sure you will like it. Blessings, Tassos Lycurgo The Reformation of Apologetics: Synthesizing Scripture, Science and the Supernatural by Jai Jind Christianity today is in a crisis. In the much of the world, the church is becoming the obstacle instead of the answer. Scientific theories challenge biblical authority; Christian holiness is challenged by heathen hedonism. In the face of these assaults, Christians must respond accordingly and effectively. Christian apologetics is a field of ministry dedicated to defending the faith against objections through means […]

Is Christianity incompatible with quantum physics?

Is Christianity incompatible with quantum physics?

A little over a month ago, I published a text in this blog about the multiverse theory (or parallel universes), in which I said that it was one of the most common subjects people address in the Q & A sessions after the lectures I give on the existence God. There is another subject that always comes coupled with the former one; which is the subject of quantum physics. In today’s discussion, we’ll be talking about quantum physics and how it relates to Christianity. In order to explain quantum physics (or quantum mechanics) in a very simple way, I’d like to ask you to imagine a basketball game. In this sport, there […]

How do I know no one changed the New Testament over the years?

How do I know no one changed the New Testament over the years?

Have you ever wondered or heard someone asking if the Bible we read today would be the same text as the originals? Have you ever heard someone claiming that a person could have altered the New Testament over the years, so it would be impossible for us to know whether what we read today reflects what was written by the apostles and other authors at their time? These questions are very common and, in fact, we should make them ​​not only about the New Testament, but also about all ancient documents. When we investigate ancient documents, what we found is amazing. We found that the New Testament should be considered by far the most reliable text ever […]