Scientists Stumble over God

Genesis 1 and 2 give an overview of the creation of all things. The Gospel of John (John 1:1-3) points back to Genesis 1 and ascribes the creation to “the Word” – the Son of God – Who is by nature God. John 1:3 states that if the Word did not create any particular thing, then it wasn’t created and does not exist! Initially, science was based on the belief that God existed and created … Continue reading

Are You Just Afraid of Death?

After our webcast, “500 Years after Reformation, Many Protestants Closer to Catholics than Martin Luther,” someone posted this question; “Why do you believe these bible stories; are you just afraid of death?” In view of the fact that the fear of death has tormented humanity from the very earliest of times, that is a valid question. In Hamlet, Shakespeare asked the question of what happens after death with the poetic soliloquy, “To be, or not … Continue reading

Institutional Back Sliding: The Slippery Slope

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) by Pastor Keith Graham The English language has a fine old family of words. One venerable member is “liberality.” The word is synonymous with generosity and big-heartedness. It should bring to our minds those character traits which are the opposite of stinginess, mean spiritedness, and pettiness. Another word sharing the august etymology of liberality is “liberate” – to set … Continue reading

A Brief Response to Hugh Ross

(This originally appeared in the Summer 1999 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 6) by Thomas A. Howe, Ph.D. In his book Creation and Time,1 Dr. Hugh Ross presents a wealth of information relative to the creation-date controversy. This respondent is not trained or equipped to address the scientific arguments and evidence which Hugh Ross, Creation and Time A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy (Colorado Springs: NavPress Publishing Group, 1994) … Continue reading

Creation vs. Evolution: The War of the Worldviews

by Dave Johnson (This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal, starting on page 6) There are those who think that the debate over origins is just so much petty bickering among academics. They could not be more wrong. The creation/ evolution controversy is, in reality, a war between two fundamentally different and opposing worldviews. The outcome of this war will determine the direction of our society in virtually every area … Continue reading

Once Upon A Time… Plus Chance!

(This originally appeared in the September/October 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal) Remember the story about the frog who was turned into a handsome prince by the kiss of a (seemingly fairly desperate) princess? Alas, my good friends, it was only a fairy tale. Frogs, no matter how ardently kissed, do not become princes in real life. Add wishful thinking to the mix if you like, but it’s still not gonna happen. Put a crown … Continue reading