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.

SCIENCE UNDERGIRDED MY FAITH (C. 1958)

Science brings about an insight into the majesty and omnipotence of the Supreme Being which grows stronger with each new discovery.

CHEMICAL LAWS AND GOD (CIRCA 1958)

What is the directing force that underlies the laws of statistics? When one applies the laws of chance to the proba­bility of an event occurring in Nature, such as the formation of a single protein molecule from the elements, even if we allow three billion years for the age of the earth or more, there isn’t enough time for the event to occur. Only by postulating a directional Force with a purposeful end can we account for the harmony and order which have come from chaos.

A LOOK BEHIND THE “NATURAL LAWS” (C. 1958)

If the brightest scientific minds through the centuries have studied to learn, by observations of great complexity, the existence and behavior of the various entities, it must follow that the intelli­gence of the One who designed these in the first place sur­passes the integrated value of human intelligence to date.

SCHOLARLY WITNESSES AND A FEW OBSERVATIONS (C. 1958)

[Natural] laws are of higher origin than the universe in which they operate. There is, to my ordinary, common-sense mind, but one plausible answer, and that is that these laws demand belief in a Lawgiver, which I again call God.

THE GREAT DESIGNER (C. 1958)

The most funda­mental rational reason for my belief in God is one which has been greatly bolstered by my engineering experience. Modern physics shows me that Nature is unable to order herself.

GEOLOGICAL DIRECTIVES (C. 1958)

The conclusion that the universe had a beginning is in accord with the simple Scriptural statement, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” as well as being strongly supported by thermodynamic, astronomic and geologic data.

GLEN CAMPBELL: NO MORE NIGHTS (1989)

Glen Campbell performing “No More Night” at North Phoenix Baptist Church in 1989.

THE REASONABLENESS OF THEISM (CIRCA 1958)

By comparing the evidences for and against Deity it is clear that while neither side is provided absolute proof, the atheistic view requires considerably more faith than the theis­tic view.

TRILLIONS OF LIVING CELLS SPEAK THEIR MESSAGE (C. 1958)

An Organizer of the universe is necessary to the creation of a cell—and to the minds of reasoning men search­ing for a first cause.

THINGS A FRUIT RANCHER’S BOY LEARNED (C. 1958)

Continued study of many organisms, especially in the fruit fly, indicates that most mutations are lethal.