The debate seems to be an endless circle, but is there really an ultimate proof of creation? Dr. Jason Lisle says yes, there is an argument that demonstrates that the Christian worldview must be true, and thus, biblical creation must be true as well since it is an integral part of the Christian worldview. It is powerful, conclusive, and has no possibe rebuttal, and as such, it is an irrifutable argument- an "ultimate proof" of the Christian worldview.
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Release Date Sep 15, 2009
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|Tough Read Jan 7, 2010|
|This book was tough to read because it packed so much in so few pages. I had to reread a number of paasages to be sure I was following and comprehending what was being presented. It expanded my thinking to realize why it is so easy to talk past others, they have a different worldview. Applying logic to do practical critical thinking is difficult, but this book is a great introduction about how to really get your point across about creation. I am ordering more copies for others to read. There are few gems in this world, but I consider this book to be one. It just takes a lot of effort to learn and use logic, but it takes a lot of work to find and polish any gem.|
|Wonderful book Dec 29, 2009|
|This needs to be at the top of any Christians reading list. Well written, and makes a great read.|
|The Ultimate Proof Dec 19, 2009|
|Immediately prior to reading The Ultimate Proof I read Refuting Compromise. It was good. After reading Ultimate Proof, I concluded that it is ten times better. It gives the reason one can refute compromise. I am on my third reading and will read it again when I finish. I have purchased four as gifts. Rich Coyle, Grants Pass, OR.|
|No Absolutes an Absolute Statement, and other logical fallacies Nov 18, 2009|
|The post-modern world is rather fond of saying that there are no absolutes. A logical counter to this is to ask the relativist whether his statement about absolutes is absolute. He is in the difficult position of refuting his own claim whenever he states it. In rational debates this breaks the law of non-contradiction. |
For several years, since reading Christian apologists like CS Lewis and Ravi Zacharias, I have been convinced that there is only one internally consistent worldview, and that is the biblical worldview. All other explanations of reason and existence cut the ground out from under themselves. Either the beliefs themselves are self-refuting, like the man who tried to disprove the existence of air; he was using air as he tried to deny it; or they reduce to absurdities; or they never really deal with the fundamental questions, but rely on borrowed but unadmitted presuppositions from other worldviews. In the final case, we consider their beliefs to be arbitrary, rather than rational.
My explanation could not have been termed with such clarity without first reading Dr. Jason Lisle's new book, The Ultimate Proof. Creationists have plenty of evidence for the biblical history of the world. They have evidence contradicting the evolutionary and uniformitarian theories of origins. Bible-believing scientists are even doing real science all the time (science of observation and technological advancement to improve our lives), just as they have done for thousands of years. None of these things convinces a man committed to a naturalist worldview. But no naturalist can debate against the Bible, for evolution, or conduct science of his own without assuming things that can only be true if the things the Bible teaches are true. This is the ultimate proof, to engage skeptics on their worldview.
This method has several advantages. First, it keeps in mind that the motive for Christian apologetics is to glorify God and to invite non-Christians to be saved. Thoughtful meekness is what the Bible directs us to have when responding to critics. The Bible also teaches that if we do not live consistently with our beliefs, our critics have reason to ridicule us and those beliefs. Consistency is a biblical tactic.
Second, the Bible does give instructions for debate. Dr. Jason Lisle has applied two verses in Proverbs to his debating style. Do not let a skeptic convince you to fight on neutral ground when the question you are debating is inherently about the reliability of your ground as opposed to all others. For a Christian to abandon, for the sake of argument, his belief in God and dependence on the account of the Bible, is to surrender before he has even lifted his sword. But we can do an internal critique of the skeptic's position, making apparent where he contradicts himself or leaves questions unanswered.
Third, and I really appreciate this one, a Christian apologist using these techniques does not need to be a PhD or have memorized an encyclopedia of scientific evidence for Creation. Creation science is valid and interesting, but not every believer is called to that kind of knowledge of the world as he is called to give a reason for the hope that is in him and to preach the gospel to every creature. In my experience, it is great for a philosophical person like me to team up with someone who knows a lot of facts, and to tag-team a discussion. Or I could practice a bit more so that I can have some representative cases of creationism scientifically supported.
The Ultimate Proof is an interesting book on logic and worldviews, exciting as I think of applying it. Think of watching the Discovery Channel and being able to identify the worldview being used, the presuppositions made, and the logical fallacies committed. This book enables you to do that. Or it can help when you're trying to stay focused when witnessing to a friend who doubts the Bible. Learn to find ways to tie all questions into a question of faith: do you accept the ultimate standard of God, who created you - or do you reject Him and therefore all that depends on Him (including your will and rationality)?
To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn
|It was a pleasure Nov 14, 2009|
|I received the book in good shape and in a timely fashion and I would not hesitate to buy from them again.|
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