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“SEEKING GOD” IS A DANGEROUS UNDERTAKING …

There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion (Man’s search for God) suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us?

DEFENSE MECHANISMS IN NATURE

How could such an unusual habit evolve to reveal the warning colour pattern so perfectly? How did the insect know it was there, and could be menacing?

MORAL CAUSALITY PLUS FREE CHOICE

We see too much evidence in contemporary American life indicating that the American form of democracy is being undermined. It is being slowly secularized and deprived of its religious and spiritual foundation. There are too many attempts in the Western World to preserve the inviolability of human rights after surrendering or denying their ultimate Divine source.

THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSALITY

Does deep insight, great clear rational thinking, great courage, great duty, great faith, great love demonstrate the priority of nothing? It is prepos­terous to argue that the most profound thoughts, sentiments and actions of man argue the priority of nothing.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST PRINCIPLES IN THE MIND OF A CHILD

Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE SHOULD BE BASED ON REASON

One should never retreat from reason. One should use reason, and use it accurately and aggressively. A faith which is not preceded by reason is a weak faith and is vulnerable to devastating attacks and to subversion.

OF FLOWERS AND THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE (C. 1958)

Unfortunately, increase in factual knowl­edge has not resulted in greater recognition of God. Rather it seems that man has felt that by explaining something he has eliminated the need for a God.

CONCORD BETWEEN SCIENCE AND FAITH (C. 1958)

Once the scientist has exercised faith in the Creator of the universe this faith can only grow as a result of his or her studies.

LABORATORY LESSONS (C. 1958)

The Bible is proved scientifically accurate, even in its many small details …

MAN HIMSELF AS EVIDENCE (C. 1958)

I believe in God because He has given me moral judgment … Though our ideas may differ, we argue for our “rights” and assume that fairness and justice are not meaning­less words to our adversaries.

SOILS, PLANTS, AND A 4000-YEAR-OLD EXPLANATION (C. 1958)

Jesus was a first-rate Agriculturist.

WONDERS OF THE SOIL (C. 1958)

The soil is a world of wonders all by itself, but only scien­tific study brings that out.

THE VALIDITY OF [CHRISTIAN] RELIGION (C. 1958)

The Biblical statement, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it,” has proved itself to be very true. Man’s thought pattern is hard to alter. He is to a large extent a product—and some­times a victim—of his upbringing.

THE UNIVERSE UNDER CENTRAL CONTROL (C. 1958)

Popular conceptions are often misleading. It is, for instance, generally believed that science is like a brilliant and talkative old man who knows all the answers. Instead, science is like a young man who asks a lot of questions. He does much thinking and pondering. He attempts to keep careful, classified notes. The typical scientist is never satisfied that he has the final truth on anything at all.

NATURALISM MUST BOW TO THEISM (C. 1958)

THROUGHOUT all the ages of human history man has asked three profound questions: Whence came I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Many hundreds of books on metaphysics have dealt with these questions. The riddle of existence is an age-old problem. The thesis of this chapter is that theism provides the most satisfactory answer to a rational mind.